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Company Dancers

Kloé Dean

Kloé Dean, the founder, choreographer and dancer of Myself UK Dance Company is a passionate and creative performer from London, UK. Kloé, also a member of Boy Blue Entertainment, has performed in numerous productions, showcases and competitions around the world. She has an array of dance credits including a European tour with Compagnie Kafig Choreographed by Mourad Merzouki as part of 7 Steps, Worldwide Street Dance Sensation 'Blaze - The Show' and professional cast member of London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

 

Kloé has presented her own work at many platforms including; Alliances Urbaines 2014 in Paris, Breakin Convention at Sadler's Wells London as well as TV appearances on Channel 4, CBBC, ITV, Sky 1 and BBC for the Queen’s Coronation celebration at Buckingham Palace 2013.  Kloé also features in the summer 2014 O2 Campaign ‘Think Big’ advert and the films ‘All-Stars’ and ‘The Harry Hill Movie’. 

 "I have created Myself UK Dance Company in the hope that I can inspire the world, entertain and make people feel something special and personal through what I create and what they experience when watching the work we perform. I am so blessed to have such a great team of dancers, they are such hard workers and are so talented, I am extremely grateful." Kloé Dean

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Aleta is a professional commercial and hip hop dancer, choreographer and teacher who has achieved great success in her career to date.

 

A choreographer and resident teacher at the world renowned London’s Pineapple Dance Studios, she is well connected to the industry with a CV that boasts credits from the likes of O2, NIKE, Basement Jaxx, Red Bull, All Stars The Movie, CIARA, COLDPLAY, Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, Got to Dance, XBOX, Sky1, BBC, KISS TV, Channel 4, E4 & Bluey Robinson.

 

An accomplished dancer and performer, her main styles include, Commercial Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and Locking, with additional experience of Popping, House and Waacking.  She also has experience of Graham and Cunningham techniques. Aleta's style is influenced by commercial Jazz Funk, intertwined with hip hop techniques and grooves. With its current, edgy feel and a real emphasis on musicality, Aleta's style of choreography has fast become popular amongst dancers in both the UK and Europe.

Aleta Thompson

 "Being a member of the group since early 2010, during this time, I have not only experienced a huge personal growth, but also witnessed the growth of the company during that period. I have been fortunate enough to share in some amazing experiences, like representing the UK at the World Hip Hop Championships, touring the UK and Europe with B Supreme, Performing at Breakin’ Convention at the renowned Sadlers Wells - to name a few. It’s with pleasure that I continue to be a member of one of the UK’s leading all female hip hop companies." Aleta Thompson

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Chloe Miles

Chloe Miles has always had a passion for the Arts, ranging from art and design to music and dance. The main elements that drew Chloe to dance were the freedom of expression and having the ability to show and entertain any audience through the use of movement.

 

She regularly took part in multiple dance classes from ballet to house but particularly excelled in hip hop and urban forms of dance practice. She quickly found her calling in the professional dance industry, leading from a successful study in a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Dance Level 3. Chloe has since graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance Urban Practice at the University of East London.

 

Chloe has a vast range of performance experience including; The Great Seaside Special at The Princess Theatre, Street Fest London, Icon The Show,  Nike, The International Hip Hop Festival 'Breakin Convention', Miss Caribbean UK Beauty Pageant and many more.

 

Now a member of Myself UK Dance Company, Chloe pushes and continues to progress in all aspects of performance and self ability. She believes that a strong work ethic, 100% commitment, positivity, determination and drive will help you reach your goal and ultimate dream. After all, if you dream big and aim high, anything is possible.

 "Since being a member of Myself UK, both Kloe Dean and the other ladies have given me a large amount of confidence and support in improving all styles of dance. I also feel that Kloe has given me the necessary tools and training to progress onto various platforms and opportunities for my future career in the dance industry." Chloe Miles

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Cynthia Lacordelle

Born in Paris, Cynthia Larcordelle has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She started as a ballet and modern jazz dancer. Then at 14 years old, she was introduced to hip hop dance by her Uncle, who continued to train her.

 

Since then, she has been very passionate and determined to make a living out of her love for dance. Cynthia is a versatile dancer with great experience as a performer, freestyler and teacher. 

 

In 2013 she decided to move to London to pursue her career as a dancer. She is now part of Myself UK Dance Company as well as her own company ‘Venus and Mars’ and also continues to train and perform as a solo dancer. Cynthia’s motivations are her family, her goals in life, and the love for movement. 

 

 “ Being in Myself gives me more fierce determination. Each day, you become stronger and more confident. " Cynthia Lacordelle

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Originally from North East Lincolnshire, Devon Young has trained in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, graduating at The Urdang Academy in London, covering all genres of dance as well as singing and acting. Two of her specialisms are hip hop and commercial/jazz.

 

In her early teens Devon competed nationally in Street Dance becoming the U16 Champion before concentrating on a professional career in the performing industry. As well as being a company dancer with ‘Myself UK Dance’  Devon also dances with 'Four Corners Dance Company' and has also trained with 'Zoonation'. She also has representation from 'Regan's Management' London, Manchester and Cardiff Offices.  

 

Devon has a great love for fitness, which she applies to her dance training.  Her favourite dance performance to date was performing for 'NIKE' at their GTM event, modelling and dancing in their 2015 sports clothing range. Devon also loved performing on Britains Got Talent 2015, working with Brian Friedman.

 

Devon is a very committed, strong minded and confident performer. She is looking forward to what the future holds.

Devon Young

 

"Joining Myself UK Dance has brought me new challenges and experiences in my passion for dance with an amazing group of girls. Led by the fantastic Kloe Dean, forever inspiring me with new techniques and fantastic choreography. I have definitely grown as a performer". Devon Young

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Ellen Hunter

Ellen Hunter has been dancing since the age of three in a wide range of styles, from ballet and tap to hip hop and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap and modern throughout this time and has worked extensively both with children and with young adults with learning difficulties in a performing arts context.

 

As a dancer, she has performed at the World of Dance in Los Angeles, Lake Garda in Italy, and at a variety of London venues including Stratford Circus, Rich Mix, Shaw Theatre, Street Fest and the Olympic Stadium. She has acted regularly at the South London Theatre, and has sung in the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and in many other venues across London and the South East. She is thrilled to be a part of Myself UK Dance Company.

 

"Myself UK Dance has given me the opportunity to train and perform with a group of strong, determined and incredibly talented women, inspiring me to strive for progression and perfection, both on a personal level and as a company" Ellen Hunter

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Georgina Newell

Georgina Newell (G),  is a London-based hip-hop dancer, who Graduated from Nottingham University in 2011 with a 1st BA Hons Degree in Geography. Georgina admittedly spent the majority of her student life in the dance studio.

 

Since graduating, Georgina has immersed herself in the dance world, training with the industry’s leading professionals in both London and Los Angeles. She has a BADC certificate in stage combat/fight choreography (BADC) and   an aerial background in gymnastics and trampolining, having spent much of her childhood training and performing at a national level.

 

Georgina first began street, contemporary, jazz and funk styles at Suzi-Earnshaw Theatre School (SETS) and Herts Youth Dance Co. and has built a vast range of performance experience to date including; Capital FM Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Vault Festval, Street Fest London, Icon The Show and many more.

 

 

"Myself UK with the backing of Kloe Dean and a supportive network of strong female dancers has given me a new level of confidence within hip-hop and provides me with top-class training in a variety of styles, whilst allowing me to stay true to myself and my own style." Georgina Newell 

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Jazmyn Raikes

Jazmyn Raikes, from South East London, started dancing at the age of eleven, participating in regular after school classes led by Letitia Simpson.

 

Jazmyn went on to perform in the dance group 'Rough Dymondz' whom performed at various schools and community events throughout London, as well as Laban, Ministry of Sound and The Indigo O2. In 2009 Jazmyn joined all female dance group 'Nova' where she began to train more intensely in various hip hop styles such as Popping, Locking, Krump and House. Jazmyn learnt foundations of contemporary, jazz and ballet while studying a BTEC National Diploma in dance at her sixth form, achieving a Distinction.

 

She joined Myself Dance Company and Abyss Dance Crew in late 2011. This allowed Jazmyn to take her training to another level and gave her many new experiences within the industry such as featuring in a scene from Allstars The Movie and performing at notable events and venues across the UK and Europe. These include:  International Festival Breakin Convention at Sadler's Wells Theatre London, Lezarts Urbains in Brussels and Dance Festival Alliance Urbaines in Paris.

 

"Auditioning to be in this company in 2011 was one of the best things I’ve ever done! There have been so many great experiences, but it’s an amazing feeling, knowing that the best is yet to come!" Jazmyn Raikes

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Joanne 'AJ' Daniels

Dance has always been AJ’s first love and will continue to be her main passion. Growing up AJ began training in various hip hop styles such as; Lockin, Poppin, B Boyin and also foundations of Lindy Hop. Sunanda Biswas & Yami Lufvenberg were her first teachers and they taught her valuable foundations of original hip hop styles, which enabled her to develop throughout her blossoming career and adapt to various other dance styles she encountered.

 

The most exciting and important part of AJ’s career is performing and sharing her knowledge of these styles with the younger generations. As well as performing, AJ enjoys teaching after school sessions and workshops in secondary schools throughout London. AJ’s biggest inspiration comes from the friends and students she has in the dance industry. Seeing the outcome of all the commitment and hard work they put in really inspires her to continue her journey in dance.

 

AJ believes that dance is a universal language and hopes to experience this across the world.

 

"Being in Myself is like training to be in the army of elite dancers, or a superhero group filled with all female marvel characters. 

We train hard, practise hard and represent for females in hip hop". Joanne AJ Daniels

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Laura Powney grew up in South Yorkshire, initially training in modern and classical styles from the age of five. At the age of twelve, she joined the ‘Nikki Lynam School of performing Arts (NLSPA)’ where she fell in love with Hip Hop. While training at NLSPA, Laura gained some amazing performance experiences which included the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent with Dance group ‘ICE’ and EDFPA festival in Disneyland Paris. 

 

At eighteen Laura left her home town to train for a year at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where she gained a Foundation Certificate in Performing Arts. Laura subsequently moved to London at the age of nineteen to study for a BA (Hons) degree in Dance (Urban Practice) at the UEL, developing her skills in various styles such as Popping, Locking, House and Dance Hall.

 

Since being in London, Laura has performed at numerous events including Streetfest 2015 & 2014, ICON 2013, The Queens Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace and NIKE. One of her most life changing experiences was volunteering in Ghana in 2015 with 'Awareness Through Dance'.

Laura Powney

 

"Since Joining Myself UK Dance in 2014 I have not only increased my knowledge of dance styles, but also developed my freestyle and performance skills. I have found Kloe Dean to be a perfect mentor and role model who positively represents strong females in Hip Hop.

I enjoy working with the company and look forward to our future projects" Laura Powney

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Melissa Bravo, from London UK, studied at performing arts school, The Brit School. Here she trained for two years in Musical Theatre.’ She was given many opportunities to perform at shows such as BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night, and at venues including The Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, and Leicester Square Theatre in the West End. Melissa then went on to further her training at The Urdang Academy on the Musical Theatre and Dance Foundation. Most recently Melissa received a Drama and Dance Award to study at Bodywork Cambridge Performing Arts.

 

Melissa’s skills include Hip-Hop, Commercial, Breakin, Basic Acrobatic Skills, Jazz, and Contemporary. Melissa became a member of "Myself UK Dance"  in 2011, and has been a part of various ventures with the company in and around the UK & EU.  She has performed the lead role in Myself's production 'ICON' at Stratford Circus, London, as well as performing internationally with the company at 'Les Alliance Urbaines' in Paris, 'Lezarts Urbains' in Brussels and 'Spin Off Festival' in Amsterdam. 

 

Melissa is fast approaching her way into the industry with credits which include NIKE, Disneyland Paris, All Stars The Movie, Olympic Torch Relay Dancer, Breakin’ Convention, Got to Dance, McDonald's and BBC. 

Melissa Bravo

 

"Being a member of the company has allowed me to explore and develop a multitude of aspects in myself, not just as a dancer but, as a performing artist". Melissa Bravo

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Rosie Wilson Sidlauskas

As one of three, Rosie Wilson-Sidlauskas - a triplet - took to dance at an early age to give her and her siblings a creative outlet for their explosive energy, training in Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

 

In her teens she discovered hip-hop dance styles and went on to travel to Germany (2008) and Amsterdam (2010) representing England at the Hip-Hop European Championships. After this she continued nurturing her talent and moved to London, training on the Foundation Degree at IRIE! Dance Theatre with the London Metropolitan  University (2010 – 2011); here she discovered a deep passion for traditional African dances and Caribbean folk dances. Later that year she enrolled at WAC Arts in Professional Musical Theatre (2011- 2014) and doing this course opened Rosie up to acting and singing which, in turn, improved her dancing.

 

In 2012 she became a member of Myself UK Dance Company and this has given her many opportunities as a performer, including: Breakin’ Convention 2012, 2013 & 2015 (Sadler’s Wells); Festival Alliances Urbaines 2014 (Paris);  Nike 2014 (assist Choreographer for Kloe Dean), Spin Off Festival 2015 (Amsterdam), and many more.

 

 

"I stay with Myself UK Dance Company as I keep on expanding with other strong females. Kicking all limitations aside!" Rosie Wilson Sidlauskas 

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