• Meet Iona Waite, Company member

    Iona Waite began attending dance classes at her local community centre at the age of 9; a year later she joined ACE Youth and has been an integral member of the company ever since. Following a foundation course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she went on to achieve a BA Hons at the […]

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  • Meet Tom Tindall, Company member

    Tom started his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, completing a BPA(Hons) and postgraduate course with Verve. During his freelance career Tom has worked and performed internationally for companies such as 2Faced Dance Company, The Middleton Corpus and Southpaw Dance Company. Coming from a background of breakdancing Tom also continues to perform commercial […]

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  • Meet Chris Radford, Company member

    Christopher Radford is originally from Birmingham and started dancing as a member of ACE dance and music’s youth company, under the direction of Gail and Ian Parmel. He continued on to Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, in which he completed the foundation and degree course receiving first class honours. After graduating in 2014 […]

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  • Meet Kayleigh Price, new Company member

    Originally from Manchester, Kayleigh trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduating with a First class Honours in 2013, also being awarded the performer of the year. She then went onto train with Verve ‘14 with choreography by Gemma Nixon & Jonathan Goddard, Lea Anderson, Ben Duke and Jamaal Burkmar. As a performer Kayleigh […]

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  • Meet Sorna Condevaux Ndoye, new Company member

    Sorna Condevaux Ndoye is 20 and from Paris, France. She began practising karate in 2003 and by 2012 earned both a black belt and a Silver medal at the French Karate Championships. Shortly after this, Sorna decided to dance and started her training in Paris at the IFPRO Rick Odums studying jazz, Horton, Graham and ballet. […]

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  • Meet Simone Frederick Scacchetti, new Company member

    Simone Frederick Scacchetti, born in Turin in 1993, started his first studies at the school “IL GABBIANO espressione in movimento” (2000-2010) under the direction of Franca Pagliassotto and Erika Tiso. In September 2010 he moved his studies to Switzerland to attend the professional academy of “Ecole-Atelier Maurice Béjart” directed by Michelle Gascard. There he studied classic and modern […]

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  • Meet Kassichana Jameson, new Company dancer

    Kassichana was born in South East London. She graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2017 where she worked with Katja Heitmann, Hannes Langolf and Joan Cleville. In 2016 Kassichana was an apprentice for Carlos Pons Guerra – DeNada Dance Theatre, performing in the piece ‘Mariposa’. Kassichana has worked with Jamaal Burkmar Dance, […]

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  • Iona Waite wins inaugural Dance Hub Grant

    ACE Education Officer and Company dancer Iona Waite will be winging her way across the Atlantic in January to attend the prestigious International Association of Blacks in Dance conference taking place in Los Angeles at the end of that month. Thanks to one the first Developing Practice grants to be awarded by the Birmingham Dance […]

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