Simon Barnum has toured the world with pop sensation Atomic Kitten, and has worked for acts such as Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Cascada, Michael Buble, and Take That to name but a few. He continually works as the Assistant Choreographer on major projects such as; Girls Aloud "Out of Control Tour", Cheryl Cole, Joe McElderry, and the X Factor!
Simon will be joined by Ellisha Peart at the Headington School and Cranford House Academies. Ellisha is a dance teacher and choreographer for the Messy Jam Dance School in Oxford which she owns. Ellisha has worked with a vast range of professional artists including Kanye West, Prince, Calvin Harris, Gok Wan and Fergie. Ellisha is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe work, pas de deuz, contemporary, Matt Mattox, rock 'n'roll, lyrical hip hop, drama and singing.
Other dancers will be added as we near the start of the academy - click here for more on our dance coaches.
The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups, progressive stretches and fun filled, energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that all the students come away with new moves and routines, new friends and a better knowledge of dance within film.
This fun and inspiring course will culminate in a small performance during the final session so that the students can proudly showcase all they have learnt to a small but enthusiastic audience.