Samantha is the director of The Space Dance Studio in Hull and has been for 6 years, she is a dance artist that has worked in many areas of Hull and East Riding as well as around the UK and also in New York for the past 12 yrs. Samantha has a BA Honours degree in Performing Arts – Dance, PGCE and an MA in Choreography, She also has a diploma in Child Psychology, Alexander Technique, Yoga and Person Centred Counselling.
Samantha has been dancing since a very young age, performing in shows as well as competing up and down the country for many years in many different dance styles. Samantha can teach many styles of dance from Ballroom and Latin to Contemporary, Street and Musical Theatre. The Space Dance studio has achieved many goals, the latest being performing at Her Majesty's Theatre and Drury Lane at London's West End as well as taking 20 children to perform in New York in 2016 and 2018!
Dance to be you…dance through your heart and your feet will always follow…. Always give all you have to give and the rest will shine for itself, brighter than you could ever imagine, it came from you, be proud of all you can achieve.
Creative director of the space dance studios in Hull. Kelly has been a dance teacher and choreographer for 9 years after completing her BA Hons degree in performing arts in 2007. Kelly first started teaching and performing in London where she worked for a lot of dance and entertainment companies,
Kelly gained her I.D.T.A in street dance. Kelly teaches many different styles of dance from street, contemporary, lyrical and cheerleading. Kelly has worked for many different dance schools and event companies in London, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer in New York!
Her love for dance is what drives her classes along with her passion and energy. Kelly is very excited to be on board full time with the Space studios creating new classes and ideas along the way!
Kelly Laws has just joined the teaching team at the space.
She has worked as a teacher and choreographer for over 4 years working in many different schools in and around Hull and East Riding. Whilst teaching Kelly has choreographed for productions such as grease and we will rock you. After completing her Dance and Musical Theatre degree at Renaissance arts were she stared in Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella.
Kelly is currently qualifying for tap, ballet and modern in I.D.T.A. and teaches many different kinds of dance including, ballet, tap, modern, commercial, street and musical theatre.
Kelly is very excited to be part of the space and can't wait to bring lots of different ideas and new classes.
A great dancer doesn't come from the technique. A great dancer comes from the passion that they bring.
Andy has worked with The Space Dance Studio since it opened in a variety of roles but now is chiefly responsible for delivering exciting opportunities for students to perform in.
Having worked on many voluntary drama projects around the UK before his settling in Hull he now enjoys looking for ways to encourage young people to let their inner star shine.
Andy works closely with parents and the dance tutors to find out which direction they want their performances and fundraising events to take them.
Always one for a keen eye on the innovative he welcomes new ideas and input that will challenge him and those around him. Andys philosophy is "The answer is Yes, now how do we make it happen?"
Steph's love of teaching gymnastics began through her work as a primary school teacher. Enjoying delivering gymnastics sessions in PE lessons, she soon began helping out with the after school gymnastics sessions. Persuaded to visit to a local gymnastics club, after her initial visit she was hooked. 4 years on, she is now a Level 2 coach and is training to be a regional judge for women’s gymnastics. Her biggest thrill is seeing the children’s confidence develop alongside their new skills.
Steph has always had a passion for dance and has tried out many different types of dance as a child and as an adult. Flamenco and salsa have become her two main passions and she has learnt from some of the best teachers nationally and internationally. She has been dancing and teaching both flamenco and salsa for over 10 years and is as passionate about them today as she always has been.
Lucy is an experienced teacher of dance, who has been performing since she was little. Having inspiring teachers at her dance school and in college to encourage her, she decided to pursue a career in dance. Lucy spent four years in London at Middlesex University where she gained a BA Honours degree in Dance Studies and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2010 with a PGCE in Dance Teaching. After gaining her teaching qualifications Lucy chose to move Hull to teach in secondary schools, as she wanted to allow others to experience high quality dance and inspire the next generation. Lucy can teach many styles of dance and specialises in contemporary and tap. More recently she has developed a passion for dance fitness and has undertaken a Zumba teaching qualification and qualified as a teacher of Hatha Yoga with distinction. Lucy is extremely excited about joining the team and working at The Space 2, and is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance with others.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way"