"I would not have been able to attend CAT without the financial support DfE gave. It’s incredibly important that these pots of money exist as they break down barriers and enable everybody to partake in excellent training. The CAT scheme was fundamental in my journey. I would not have been able to attend if it wasn’t for the amazing financial support I received from the scheme.
"Furthermore, the current Weston Jerwood Bursary I am on is designed for young people who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. If it wasn’t for these opportunities, I would not have achieved anything I have so far. If you have the passion and the desire to achieve something, your upbringing, gender or race shouldn't be a barrier to this."
Reece started dancing at the age of 7, originally training in Ballroom and Latin American and competed for the UK for just under 10 years. He was also interested in musical theatre and drama productions. He discovered the CAT programme when an NSCD artist visited his school and then he attended the audition.
Reece went onto study a BA Hons in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School, where he graduated with a First in 2017. After graduating, Reece started working at The Place as a Communications Assistant he has now expanded his role at The Place to Assistant Producer.