Vivi Bayliss in the house!

ACE dance and music are very pleased to have work experience student Vivi Baylis with them all week. She’s been helping out in the office and taking part in our classes. Here she tells us how she’s found it so far…

Hi, my name’s Vivi Bayliss and I’m on work experience with ACE dance and music for the week. I applied because I’m a passionate dancer, interested in choreography and I wanted to increase my knowledge of how a professional company works. Although I haven’t had much experience of Afro-Caribbean dance, I really like the music and I’m keen to explore as many dance styles as possible. It’s exciting to see how dance is evolving. I’ve really enjoyed my placement so far. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful and I’m getting so much out of it. I’m taking part in office work and evening classes so I can see what a typical week is like at the company. I think that practical experiences, such as this, are vital if you want to pursue a career in the performing arts, as it’s important to have an edge in such a competitive industry. I’m really excited about joining the ACE Youth class on Thursday but also a little nervous. When researching the company before my placement, I realised the high profile they have as a young company. I can’t wait to see how they train but I just hope I can keep up!