SYYDC Dancers

My name is Hannah and I have danced for 9 years. Dance is so special to me as I can be free to express myself through so many different steps and styles. I love the freedom that dance gives me and that’s why I do it so much. I am so pleased to be a part of SYYDC and looking forward to working and learning from different artists and performers, but most of all building friendships with the rest of the amazing company.

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My name is Lauren and I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I wanted to join South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company because I love to perform and have never been part of a company before. I am the youngest in the group, but I won’t let that stop me, I am enjoying this amazing opportunity.DSCF2636

Hey, my name is Mikey Pape, as a dancer I always wanted to be a part of something bigger and when I heard about SYYDC I know I had to audition, growing up I always focused on street and hip-hop when I got to college I discovered ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. Stepping on a stage to perform is what I live for, joining SYYDC will help me continue doing what I love with new performers, my ambitions is to tour around the UK and international then after touring open a studio start my own company and teach dance. DSCF2614

My name is Abbie Hellewell I am 13 years old and have been dancing from the age of 6. I enjoy doing lots of styles of dance in particular, street dance. I joined the company to experience new styles of dance and to develop my street style to help make me a unique dancer. I love dancing because it gives me a way to express who I am in a way that words can’t.  My ambition is to be a performer and dance on stages across the globe. I am also interested in developing my skills as a choreographer or have my own dance studio.DSCF2631

My name is Wil and I’ve been dancing since February 2016. I dance because I love it, and love how the power of movement can make an audience feel. Pushing your body to its limits is what excites me about dance and I am looking forward to working towards professional level to find out what my limits are as I develop as a dancer.DSCF2616

Hi, my name is Amelia and I only took up dance this year, it’s something I am very passionate about and was encourage to audition for the company. I wanted to join the South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company because I love how creative and expressive dance can be and I am looking forward to developing as a dancer and performing with the company. DSCF2623

My name is Jess and I have been dancing for more than 10 years and have never looked back. Dancing has become my passion and after many auditions I have finally been given a chance to train like a professional with the South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company. I am excited to work with different dancers and professional artists to help improve on my dance technique and performance within a range of new and interesting dance styles. Being part of South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company means the world to me.DSCF2625

My name is Jacob and since the age of 4 I have been dancing lots of different dance styles from Ballet to Contemporary, tap to modern dance. My ambition is to dance professionally in the West End or travel the world performing on cruise ships. I am really excited to start working with SYYDC as being part of a company is a new experience for me. DSCF2626

My name is Ruby and I started dancing when I was 4. I am a contemporary dancer but also enjoy doing street dance. I have performed at many dance competitions across England and I currently part of the High Storrs Dance Company at school. I really wanted to join SYYDC because I want develop my dance skills and gain more dance experiences in other styles. DSCF2607

My name is Grace, I have been dancing since I was a little and just love it so much! I am inspired by the dancers and choreography of the backing dancers and dance troupes that tour with singers and bands. I wanted to be in this dance company because I want to succeed in having a professional career in dance and thought it would be an amazing experience to learn lots of different dance styles and meet new people with different talents.DSCF2608

My name is Pearl and I have been dancing since I was 8 years old. I love dancing because I feel like I can express my emotions when I’m moving and it keeps me calm. I wanted to join the South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company because I want to explore more dance styles, work with professional dancers and meet new people. DSCF2600

My name is Diand I have been dancing since I was 4 years old. The reason I wanted to join the youth company is because I become a different person when I am dancing and it is somethingI am passionate about. I also want to be a better dancer and explore different dance styles.DSCF2602

My name is Charley and I have been dancing since I was 4 years old. I was inspired to audition for the youth company because I want to train in lots of different styles and go to stage school. I really enjoy dancing and want to do it as a career and being involved with a company like this will be a great experience of working with professional artists and performing in professional theatres.DSCF2599

Hi I’m Nigel and I am a Hip-Hop/Street dancer. I am a long term member of a street dance crew called Street Kingz who have travelled across England and performed at lots of dance competitions like FRESH. I auditioned for South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company because I am interested in different areas of dance such as choreography and contemporary dance. I want to experience as many different dance styles as possible and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in with all the workshops and choreography’s.DSCF2592

My name is Kenan and since the age of 6 I have been dancing and performing along with gymnastics and acting. Being part of SYYDC is a great opportunity for me to build up my experiences within the dance and performing arts industry. I am ultimately excited to perform on stage with this company in 2018.DSCF2613

My name is Stephen I am 17 years old and I have been dancing since I was 11. I really found a passion for dance when I was 15 and joined the Northern School of Contemporary Dance CAT scheme whilst also training in other different dance styles. My ambition is to go to university and study dance, after this I would like to get a PGCE and teach dance. My long term goal is to have my own dance company. I wanted to join the South Yorkshire Youth Dance Company because I want to represent dance in South Yorkshire and feel being part of a new company like this would be a valuable experience in helping me achieve my future goals.DSCF2606

My name is Niklas and I am 12 years old. I started dancing when I was 5 doing mostly ballet, which I absolutely love, and later started doing gymnastics. I love performing and making up routines so when I heard that South Yorkshire were auditioning for a youth dance company I went for it! Now I am in the company I can’t wait to start and I am going to work really hard – dancing just makes me happy.DSCF2617

My name is Shannon and I have been dancing since the age of 4, starting out with tap and now I do street dance. My motivation for auditioning for SYYDC is that I get to learn new styles and meet others on this journey. I wanted to join SYYDC as it’s a new experience and a great way to be ready for the professional world of dance.DSCF2634

My name is Evie and I have danced since I was 3 at Lisa Thornley’s School of Theatre Dance. My ambition is to be a zoological veterinary surgeon, but I have a huge passion for dance so would like dance to be a strong back up option. I wanted to join SYYDC because it would be a good opportunity to improve on my dance technique and great experience of working with a new group of people and professional dancers. DSCF2611