YOUR VIBEZ INSTRUCTORS
Making Dreams Come True
Claire started dancing at age 3 in all aspects of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle Disco and Theatre Craft. She was nominated for IDTA scholarships in all 4 core subjects; Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Theatre Craft. As well as focusing on her exams she travelled the country performing and competing at pantomimes and dance festivals including the prestigious All England Dance Festival.
Claire Williamson A.I.D.T.A
Founder & Director
A Perfectionist on Every Detail
Sharn started dancing at 4 years old and has always had a passion for dance, in particular Ballet. She took part in the first ever Vibez street dance class in 2005 at age 12 and now 13 years on is still continuing to progress in classes as well as teach at Vibez. Sharn has passed many exams achieving high marks in various styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Freestyle/Disco, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz and Street as well as dancing around the country at numerous festivals.
Sharn has passed many exams achieving high marks in various styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Freestyle/Disco, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz and Street and in 2011 she took her Associate Freestyle exam which she passed with honours. She is Vibez full time assistant teacher and holds her own classes in Street, Rock n Roll, Cheerleading and Gym classse as well as being a keen member of Vibez advanced team 'Venom'.
Turning a Vision into Reality
Samie works at Vibez studio every Saturday teaching the very popular baby boppers class, assisting team classes and also teaches private lessons for competitive solo and duo routines. As well as this she also manages the reception desk every Saturday too. Samie edits all the competiton/show music each year and is the dance school stage manager at our annual shows. Samie is an associate freestyle member of the I.D.T.A and still enjoys competing with the Vibez over 18 advanced team 'Venom'.
Samie started dancing at the first ever Vibez class in 2005 when she was 12 and has been dancing at Vibez ever since! Before joining Vibez Samie went to Theatre Train in Nottingham for 3 years where she took part in shows at The Dominion Theatre in London and The Palace Theatre in Manchester.
At Vibez she has taken her IDTA Bronze-Gold Bar 1 Street and Freestyle exams before moving onto her IDTA Student and Associate Freestyle Teacher exams in 2010 and 2011. Samie started teaching an after school club at a local school as well as assisting and taking her own classes at the studio. Samie has danced at Carnivals, Festivals, Competitions and Shows in her 10 years at Vibez and loves performing and helping backstage.
Complete Passion for Performance
Katie started dancing and preforming at the age of 4, regularly competing in festivals, shows and competitions throughout the UK. Katie trained in all aspects of dance and musical theatre and received for IDTA Theatre Awards prior to embarking on her dance teacher training at the age of 17.
During her teacher training, she was part of a National touring show of ‘Dirty Dancing’ and it was there she caught the performing bug and decided to pursue vocal training at a professional Theatre School. Katie began her professional training at Phil Winston’s Theatre Works in Blackpool learning everything from commercial jazz and street, to ballet, tap, singing and musical theatre. After two years in Blackpool, Katie sustained a serious knee injury which meant reassessing her studies. It was at this point she decided to pursue her passion and talent for singing and musical musical theatre which lead her to training at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Following Conti’s Katie went on to train as a sports therapist to gain a further understanding of dance and sports injuries, rehabilitation, nutrition, massage and personal training. Following this she embarked on a year-long trip to Australia before returning to the UK and landing a job with one of the UK’s most well know agencies, Katie is passionate about teaching and now balances teaching dance alongside a job in PR/Marketing and is a mum to two young girls.
Energetic Freestyle Fun
Simeon aka is a Bboy style dancer and instructor believing it to be the rawest form of hip hop and the most challenging style to learn. Simeon has been dancing for over 13 years and has toured the UK with SBX attending conventions and performing with some of the best extreme sports dancers out there. He has also appeared in some short films with the BBC and The Box.
Simeon has been teaching for around 7 years now and as well as holding classes for schools, colleges and uni’s he also teaches here at Vibez. Helping students to learn the fundamentals of breaking, popping, locking and hip hop.
Going the Extra Mile with a Smile
Sasha runs the Vibez reception desk on very busy Wednesday evenings. Sasha is an associate member of the IDTA who is sometimes called upon for private lessons but after hanging up her dance trainers last year she now works on the other side of the studio on reception.
The Free Spirit of Freestyle
Emma was chosen to become a trainee teacher at Vibez 12 months ago and has been assisting in various classes gaining knowledge and confidence in all areas of teaching ever since. Emma has just recently taken her Student Freestyle exam and will start to take her own children's Freestyle class on a Saturday in the near future. As well as assisting classes Emma loves attending her own classes at Vibez and has a passion for Ballet. Emma also trains and competes with advanced street team 'Venom'
Always on Pointe
Emily runs the Vibez reception desk on Mondays, Tuesday's and Thursdays as well as assisting in children's street and gym classes. Emily loves to dance herself and attends weekly classes at Vibez in Street, Ballet, Pointe, Freestyle, Contemporary and Venom team training.
Prince of Popping
TAIWO has been dance for 10 years and has covered street dances such as break dancing, hip hop, locking and popping. For the past 6 years his main focus has been on the street dance style 'popping' where his aim is to Excell and take this discipline as far as possible. He travels and competes locally, nationally and internationally where in early July he was crowned the winner the popping champion out in Portugal.
TV show: one night only
Move like Micheal Jackson (live semi finals)
Sky 1s got to dance (live semi finals)
Professional dancer for JD sports
West end theatre show 'extremely comedy'
Go hard or go home street dance battle 2018 popping champion
Gloucestershire streetdance battle MSB 2018 popping champion
Glastonbury festival- backing dancer for Pharrell Williams