Mandy originates from Glasgow, Scotland and trained at London school of Musical Theatre and The London Studio Center. Graduating in 2004, Mandy has spent over 14 years performing, choreographing and teaching across the globe. Her career has spanned over various genres and production types including Theatre, Film, TV, Fashion Shows and Music Videos.
As a teacher Amanda has had the privilege of teaching in some of the best dance educational Institutes. Her former position as Head of Dance at the MGA academy Edinburgh, lead her to then take the role of Foundation course co-ordinator and senior lecturer in dance at Urdang Academy London.
Since then, she has been teaching freelance and performing in New Zealand and the UK before settling in Barcelona where she is the Associate Head of Dance at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. With her forte in Jazz dance, she teaches Jazz Technique, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Conditioning, Partner work and Audition Technique.
Colin Sinclair was born in London and is an all round artiste. He has studied Dance, Design and Film Making. His vast creative experience and talents know no boundaries. To him life is its own stage.
1983 – 1986: Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts, London. Graduation 1986
2001 -2002: New York Film Academy (Film Making Studies) Diploma 2002
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SINCLAIR ARTS THEATRE COMPANY — 2011 – PRESENT 2015: All Night Long (Musical Drama) Writer / Director / Choreographer / Producer
2012 / 2013: Cinderella – A Musical Fairy Tale (Stage Musical) Writer / Director / Choreographer / Producer)
2011: Kisses and Lies (Stage play – Drama) Writer / Director / Producer
2011: Founder and Artistic Director of ‘The Sinclair Arts Theatre Company
2000 – 2010 2010: Guys and Dolls: Choreographer and Co-Producer
2009: Chicago : Choreographer and Co- Producer
2006: Festival Danza Aberta (La Coruna, Spain) / Solo Guest Artiste
2006: Spin Lady Luck, Spin (Dance Film) Writer / Director / Choreographer / Producer
2005: Mise en Scene (Visual Reality Show) Choreographer / Director / Concept
2004: Upper West Side (Dance and Video Production) / Choreographer / Director / Concept
2004: Fame Academy (RTL 2) / Dancer
2003: The New Disciples (Film) Writer / Director / Producer
2001: SK Kölsch – Tod eines Tänzer (Nester Film GmbH) / Solo Dancer
2000 – 2002: Cast member of German Musical ‘Tabaluga und Lillie’ Dancer / Performer / High Flying
DWC Limited – Dance World Cup Judge
Debra originates from London. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts and Royal Academy of Dance where she gained a BPhil (Hons) Ballet Philosophy and Contextual Studies. She has performed for choreographers such as Geoffrey Cauley at Opera North, Amir Hosseinpour Dance Company and Wayne Sleep. Debra gained a Post Grad Cert in Education and became Head of Dance at Jersey College for Girls. She was a teacher and examiner for GCSE, A Level dance and GCSE and A Level Theatre Studies. She also taught students from age 4 – 19. Many of her students have gone onto to dance in leading roles in the West End and appeared in popular tv shows. Her choreography credits include :- Sound of Music, Sweet Charity, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver, Yerma by Lorca, Good Person of Schezewan by Brecht, Daisy Pulls It Off,
A Midsummer Nights Dream and various other musicals and showcases.
She has appeared in the television series Bergerac and Fitness adverts.
In 2012, for the most talented and gifted children I founded the Academic part of La Sylphide Ballet School. Here, the students are working in a professional system, Vaganova metod, between 5 and 12 hours per week of classical, contemporary and character dance classes.
The students are anually tested through evaluation exams with teachers from Moskow, Tbilisi, Kiev and St Petersburg.
My students obtained full scholarships to study at the Ballet Academy Kozlova in New York, Academy of Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, Dance Academy Zurich, English National Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, USA, Staatliche Balletschule Berlin, Basel Ballet School, Kiev Choreographic Institute, Russian Ballet College, Sorrento Campus Summer School, National Conservatory Dance School Lisbon, Portugal. Moreover, some of my students were accepted to complete their studies in the schools of the highest professional level: Bolshoi Academy, Moscow, Staatliche Balletschule, Berlin, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille, Zurich Ballet Academy, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, Royal Ballet School Birmingham.
Also, La Sylphide Ballet Academy students through the partnership program with Ukraine Kiev State Choreographic Institute have the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized state diploma, diploma of professional ballet dancer
In 1999 I opened the ballet studio for children, La Sylphide Studio Dans, for all children who like the movement, the classical and modern dance.
Now the school has over 150 pupils.
In 2009 I opened a new studio in the North of Bucharest for the children who are not living near the center and now in this branch they are happily dancing over 100 pupils.
Every year they are preparing a dance performance and they are participating in different dance manifestations organised in Bucharest and arround.
From 1995 till 1999 I was ballet master and choreographer at Scuola di Danza ‘Kinderballet’ in Italy. I trained pupils aged from 6 to 20 years old for classical dance, contemporary dance and modern dance. The trainees were periodically tested through ballet shows that took place on the stages of the local cultural institutions. The best pupils were trained to participate in different ballet contests and festivals such as: International dance contest in Bologne, National ballet festival in Salerno, National ballet contest in Bari and National ballet festival in Fasano.
For six years, from 1987, I was ballet master and assistant choreographer of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Rijeka, Croatia.
There I put on stage various performances such as: Salomé – musical mix; Carmen (G. Bizet), The Merry Widow (F. Lehar), Snow White – musical mix, Histrian Sketches (B. Stoianvics), Giselle (A. Adam) and various choreographies for national and international dance competitions
Ms. Lorelei Bari is a dancer and teacher whose experience leads to remarkable results. Her continuous desire for improvement, for information and for assimilating the newest directions in ballet and dance
pedagogy prompted her to choose the MA module of the program offered by the Palucca Academy.
From the beginning of her career, she discovered her inclination and aptitude for teaching, which she has cultivated through a sustained activity in both the ballet companies in which he worked, and in the schools where she gave ballet classes. When she founded her own ballet school, she conceived a program and her own teaching method, through which she targeted the formation of dancers with multiple professional and well consolidated training.
Her method, which is based on the Vaganova method is tailored to the age and particularities of individual children that she trains. Her communication skills, her capacity to adapt to the mental and emotional level of her students, and her ability to stimulate their interest in dance were the main ways that she used to achieve the expected results: the recognition, through national and international awards from prestigious competitions, the opportunity for her students to obtain full scholarships in schools of the highest professional level.
The consistency with which she followed her pedagogical and artistic goals was always stimulated by a creative spirit and critical and analytical skills, which have enabled continuous improvement of her working methods.
Director and choreographer of the company Equilibrio Dinamico (EDC) and the training program Ed Ensemble;
Artistic director of the international project Experimental # FOCUS contemporary dance, in 2015 sponsored by the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese circuit – Regional Consortium for Arts and Culture, recognized by MIBACT.
In 2011 she founded in Puglia EDC, immediately choosing to be a reality that had a contemporary repertoire, created exclusively for the company. Equilibrio Dinamico boasts Italian premieres signed by the international choreographers of B. Uyttenhove, J. Pokorny, M. Kass, C. Bugnon, I. Kirov and M. Blazquez, R.Buscarini.
The productions by R. Ferrara have been programmed in different festivals and dance seasons including Italy, Mexico City, USA, New York, Albania, Kosovo, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, Singapore, India, Brazil, Japan.
In February 2014 she graduated in Modern Literature – Theatrical Culture at the University A. Moro, Bari discussing the experimental thesis “Tarantism as a therapeutic rite”, this study saw Ferrara as a speaker in the University Conference “La memoria who lives”.
In September 2014 the ED Ensemble training program was born, aimed at young students wishing to have a complete knowledge and awareness of theater-dance and contemporary dance, activating a network of schools that intend to disseminate the ongoing research ofcontemporary art.
Choreographer freelance, following numerous awards creating different productions for dancers who comes from important academic realities such as: the Conservatory of Valencia, Academy of Dance Teatro alla Scala, School of Dance Teatro S.Carlo, English National Ballet, Compania National De Dance of Madrid_Nacho Duato, American Ballet Theater NTC. For the 2016/17 academic year he is a lecturer for the Department of Contemporary Dance – Ateneo della Danza – professional school of the Ballet of Siena under the artistic direction of M. Batti.
In 2012 she enters in the list of five choreographers chosen for the WDA / World Dance Alliance Europe – director J.Fontano (World Dance Organization) and in the same year he won the Agorà-danza d’autore Contemporanea Award, staged at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome .
She studied and perfected herself between Italy and abroad with the great exponents of international contemporary dance through the Roma Dance Educational, Eastman Intensive / repertoire Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in “Sutra”, at deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp,Intensive Gaga (Batsheva) at the Teatro Regio of Turin, Intensive Hofesh Shechter Company at the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona.
Her training allows her to get in touch with the study of the Kylian and Forsythe repertoire and with dancers and choreographers coming from NDT and other impressive realities on the contemporary scene such as Batsheva, Vertigo, Cullberg Ballet, Random Dance Company, Zappalà Danza Company, Spellbound .
The base of her training, she remembers the study of Limon technique and repertoire with Betty Jones assistant and collaborator of Dr. Lulu Sweigard, founder of the method at the “Juilliard School” of New York and Fritz Ludin choreographer and Limon reconstructor; for classical dance the Maestro Ioan Iosif Girba (First Opera dancer from Bucharest); for the Graham technique the dancer Ernesto Valenzano (Béjart Ballet) where later she will be her dancer for the BBC, a company she directed herself.
As a young interpreter, she was selected for the Biennale Danza College Project for the 2016 Dance Biennale taking part in the creation “Venice” of the Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat (June 2016).
Always with Gat will be her dancer for the special project / residence workshop Ravello Festival for the creation “Estro” (August 2016).
In the period 2016/17 she has been a guest at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, art direction
Prof. Gregor Seyffert; where she created the creation “The theory of everthing” awarded at the International Dance Festival TanzOlymp in Berlin.
In 2018 the creation “Nature is Speaking” is hosted by the artistic director Sergei Vanaev for the BallettGala of the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Germany.
In March 2018, under the direction of Marcelo Santos de Oliveira, she won the choreography prize for Solo Tanz Theater in Stuttgart with the creation “Equal to Men”; on this occasion, she was awarded the Residenza prize at the Theater of Augsburg (Germany) by the director Ricardo Fernando.
Currently a guest teacher and choreographer between Italy and abroad.
Sheila Benito Hernández
Bailarina 2011 hasta la actualidad
Bailarina en sala Luz de Gas
Bailarina de Dancehall en los clubs Pacha y Boombastik
Bailarina del Spot Publicitario de Cruïlla Bcn
Profesora de hiphop en el New Generation de España
Bailarina para el cantante Tai Andrey en el videoclip de Safari
Bailarina para la cantante MS NINA y Lady Pink
Coreografa y bailarina para en cantate Negro Joya
Coreógrafa y bailarina de un Tour en varias ciudades de China
Profesora en las escuelas de danza Urban Dance Factory, Boggietown, Itaca y EvaGris, etc
Bailarina para el anuncio ‘ Carrer de Sants’ en Barcelona
Bailarina de varios videoclips como ‘el tiburón’ del cantante Henry Mendez y ‘clean’ y ‘rave’ de GhettoSoulja
Bailarina de la fiesta Notorious en sala Apolo y para la fiesta Hex en sala Under
Bailarina de una edición en el programa televisivo Operación Triunfo a cargo de Gestmusic
Bailarina en la serie online de danza Difficult Exsistence.
Bailarina para la XBOX 360 kinect a cargo de Somostuimagen
Colaboración en el reportage de danza para el programa “APM?”
Actuación en el Dancehall Queen International
Participación como bailarina en el Snap Festival de Barcelona
Bailarina de las compañias de danza Tanu’s Mother y Di Chicass
Bailarina en los eventos como War da Killa y Dhqueen contest
Participación como bailarina en el reportaje de Pioner
Ganadora de diferentes campeonatos de danza urbana en categoria profesional con Tanu’s Mother y Supernenas
Formación de danza en China, Alemania, Liverpool, Alicante y Barcelona.
Formación de Dancehall en la compañía Di Chicass y One love .
Formación de jazzfunk con Maximo Ita en la escuela Company
Formación de todos los estilos de danza en la Urban Dance Factory.