Contact Louise//

9 Lightburn Avenue, Ulverston,
Cumbria, LA12 0DJ

Tel: 01229 586377

Mob: 07796936398

E-mail: louise@danceconnect.org.uk

Equity Member: M00147080

 

Louises Biog//

I began dancing locally at the tender age of 3. I shuffled around to the music and I became hooked. Tap every Saturday and ballroom dancing with Alan Adams at the Coronation Hall. I auditioned for the nationally acclaimed ‘Dance for Joy’ group which luckily rehearsed at the Ulverston Victoria Lower School on an after- school basis. I was so so pleased that I got in I knew that this was special. Enid Hobba (Founder of the group) was an extraordinary woman with a vision for creative/ educational dance. I admired her so very much; she was from the old school of teaching, strict. It is true to say I was scared of her and so were many of the other dancers. I definitely wasn’t a favorite I tended to shy away from the front even though I had always been thrust forward to the very front early on. I danced with the group from the age of 11- 16yrs.

I was picked to travel to Germany when I was 16 and toured various school and theatres performing in Pegnitz and Nuremberg. I had a great experience I knew that this was all I ever wanted to do; it was what made me happy. At 16 I was still performing on stage regularly with the local amateur dramatic society which I loved, I had performed in Oliver, The King and I, The Merry Widow and many more it was great fun! This meant I always got the chance to be on stage. I was involved in everything and anything performance wise, Cheerleading for Ashley’s factory(which now has closed down), singing and dancing comps in Morecambe and Blackpool (which I often won). I was a member of the Ulverston town band for a while too I played the cornet and began piano lessons.

My life was all about dance and performance it was all that mattered I know I drove my parent’s nuts! Luckily at 17 I auditioned for The Cumbria Collage of Art and Design in Carlisle it has now been named The University of Cumbria. I got a place, a dream course with attention seeking performers like myself I was home. My 2 years spent there was amazing I truly had the time of my life, the course was a B-Tec in Performing Arts. My tutors were Ali McCaw and Grace Kirby they were wicked and such characters. Art College opened doors to a new place, one with excitement and opportunity. I later got chance to go back to Carlisle in 1996 where I played Jack in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at The Sands Centre alongside the white power ranger and Carlisle’s national treasure Donald Scott. Happy days.

After Carlisle I won a scholarship for The Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama in Nottingham, a place were I seriously had to up my game to survive the place was oozing with natural talented dancers and performers. I spent 3 years in Nott’s, worked hard and gained my 3yr Musical Theatre Diploma, A.I.D.T.A Modern dance teaching certificate, L.A.M.D.A exams and an my L.N.B.S in drama. Great I was ready to conquer the world!!! Or so I hoped. and I’m still trying!!! Hee!!Hee!!!

Best wishes
Louise.


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