Zoe solanki

With 12 years dance teaching experience behind me working with all ages from 2 years to adult including amateurs and professionals, I am very confident in my craft. I am a qualified dance teacher with the ISTD, I have a full clean driving license and a DBS check.  My teaching experience includes the styles contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, tap, street dance, and ballet. 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019: Dance Teacher for adults at !Audacious Church.

2018-2019: Dance teacher for Dance Force United in tap and modern. 

2018:  Dance teacher for Acton Ballet School, adult ballet.

2014-2018:  Dance teacher for Fancy Footwork with children aged 2 to 16 in tap ballet and modern.

2012:  Dance teacher for The Heights Dance School with children aged 7 to 13 in tap and modern.  

2011-2012:  Dance teacher for B-Tech and HNC and Degree Dance at Manchester College

2011:  Contemporary teacher at Centre Pointe Vocational College

2011:  Contemporary teacher for pre-vocational students at York Ballet Scholars 

2010/2011:  Dance Teacher for senior graduate class at KS Dance
2009-1010:  Community dance workshop teacher for Magdela Opera working with vulnerable children aged 7 to 9
2008/2009:  Dance Teacher for New English Contemporary Ballet Associates
Nov 2009:  Chesterfield residency teacher/choreographer (workshops with GCSE dance pupils)

Nov 2008:  Chesterfield residency teacher/choreographer (workshop with GCSE dance pupils)

2007/2008  Special Needs Teaching Assistant at Dovelands Primary School, Leicester

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHY EMPLOYMENT/AWARDS

2019:  Choreographer for !Audacious Church dance team

2019:  Competition choreographer for Dance Force United

2017:  Choreographer for short film Dark Souled Creatures

2015:  Choreographer for short film The Puppet Masters

2012:  Guest choreographer for Yat Sen Chang, former principle of English National Ballet

2012:  Choreographed ‘System of a Dance ‘at 3MT Fringe Festival Manchester    

2011:  1st prize Student Choreography at KSD

2011: Choreographed 3 contemporary group pieces at York Ballet Scholars

2010-11: 5 contemporary solos for The International Cecchetti Competition

2010: 1st prize Student Choreography at KSD

 

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2013: Intoto Dance Company, pieces by Ben Duke, Neville Campbell, Jorge Crecis

2012: Dancer in ‘White Chalk Diaries’ with Peter Grist and Company

2012: Guest dancer for Espinosa Dance Project programme 4

2012: Performed ‘Morning Mist’ with Ampersandance

2011-12: Performed own choreography ‘System of a Dance ‘at 3MT Fringe Festival

2012:  Attended Phoenix Dance Company workshop

2011: Company Dancer for Duguid Physical Theatre Dance Company

2011: ‘WWW.’ with Anima Dance Company       

2011:  'Allegro Dance Tour' with Allegro Dance Company

2011:  Contemporary solo 'Roosh Kama' with Kate Simmons Dance

2011:  'La Sylphide (solo role: Effie)' with Kate Simmons Dance

2011:  Created Duet and Pas de Trois in 'Protect Me' with Peter Grist and Company

2010:  Created a solo in 'GAP Project'’ associated with Contact Theatre Manchester

2010:  'Westend to Broadway' with Kate Simmons Dance

2010:  'Nutcracker' with New English Contemporary Ballet

2009:  Created duet 'Frontier' at Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Dance Base with NECB

2009:  'Science On Stage' at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall with NECB

2009:   'Something About Others' New English Contemporary Ballet School end of year production

 

 

VOCATIONAL DANCE TRAINING

 

2012-2013:  Intoto Dance Company at London Studio Centre

Trained in:  Graham, Cunningham, Realease, Limon, and Contact Improvisation, Ballet, Jazz, and Singing.

Teachers:  Sue Booker, Leesa Phillips, Lyndsey 

 

2010-2012: 2 year professional dance course at Kate Simmons Dance

Quals:  ISTD level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Ballet, Tap, and Modern.

Trained in:  Graham technique, Advanced Ballet, Pointe work, Classical pas de deux, Jazz, Tap,      Spanish Dance, and Singing

Teachers:   Kate Simmons, Gillian Hurst, Emma Briggs, Linsey Kidd, Peter Parker, Tracey Baxter, Tracey Moss

 

2009 -  2010:  Foundation year at New English Contemporary Ballet School

Trained in:  Cunningham, Released Based technique, Partner work, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Singing.

Teachers:  Niall McMahon, Benoit Egloff, Belinda Basu, Jamie Thompson, Martine van Santen, and Amy Skeoch

 

1998-2008: Training at Susan Robinson School of Ballet

Trained in Ballet – Advanced Level, Jazz and Tap