"The teachers are full of knowledge and have had such varied and successful careers. The feeling of training here is very exciting. It's located in such a diverse and community-geared area, which is so pleasant, exciting and refreshing."
Why did you decide to study contemporary dance?
I naturally fell into it through other performing arts such as Acting and Musical Theatre. During college I suddenly had a desire to pursue a career in professional dance, although I had always thought about it. I played a fair amount of different sports (although I was never really any good), Dance for me had that special combination of immense physicality, personal expression and mental stimulation that I just couldn’t seem to find in sport.
What do you enjoy about training in Leeds at NSCD?
The teachers are full of knowledge and have had such varied and successful careers. The feeling of training here is very exciting. It’s located in such a diverse and community-geared area, which is so pleasant, exciting and refreshing.
What is life as a dance student like?
The rewards you get from dance training often take you to places you had never thought of. It’s hard, tiring, fun, emotional and a million other things rolled into one. It’s a real learning curve that never stops.
What are the highlights of your time at NSCD so far?
Student Platforms and Rehearsal Period are both such amazing opportunities for us to have. To be involved in and to watch your fellow students and friends work is such a pleasure. You see so much talent. And to work for an extensive, and realistic amount of time with a professional choreographer every year, which culminates in a week run in the Riley Theatre, is always such a unique experience – you take away a lot from it.