Teachers

Ella Nevill

Beginner Tap

Hey! I’m Ella, a 3rd year HSPS student at Clare, and I’ll be teaching beginners’ tap this year! I’ve been dancing since I was five, mainly doing competitions, shows and exams in tap, modern, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre, but I started street with the university team last year (and had the absolute best time ever). Having performed in CUMTS’s production of Chicago in 2019, as well as choreographing CUADC’s 2020 Lent Term Musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ and some numbers from CUMTS’s Gala Night this year, I’m really looking forward to getting back to teaching again! You can expect lots of 70s-heavy warm ups and plenty of Beyoncé routines – I can’t wait to see you there.

Alice Birch

Advanced Tap

I’m Alice, a third year Engineer at Pembroke. I have been dancing since the age of 3, training in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Since starting at Cambridge I have taken part in the CUTAZZ Classes and Competition Teams, was Vice President of Cambridge Uni Dance Society (CUDS) and I am now CUTAZZ President! I have also been teaching for the past year and I’m really looking forward to teaching Advanced Tap this term. I would love to see you at my classes!

Georgia Marker

Beginner Jazz

My name is Georgia and I am studying History at Murray Edwards College. I have been dancing from a young age and have roughly a decade of competition experience, having competed locally and also on a national level in the Miss Dance of Great Britain competition heats. My styles of dance centre largely around jazz, contemporary and lyrical, but I also enjoy tap, and have tried out commercial more recently. I’ve done grades in ballet, tap, modern and musical theatre. At Cambridge I have taken the opportunity to broaden my dance experience, going to a wide range of different classes. I was also thrilled to have been accepted onto the Jazz Competition Team for Cambridge for two years running, which I hope to re-audition for next year.
My teaching experience lies predominantly at home, teaching for my old dance school, particularly the junior classes, and then becoming a substitute teacher more generally at the school. I also had the opportunity to teach an online CUTAZZ class. I look forward to teaching this year, experimenting with choreography and meeting some new faces!

Olivia Allen

Advanced Jazz

Hi, I’m Olivia, a second year geographer at Homerton. I started dancing at the age of 2 and it has always been my biggest passion. With training in modern jazz, ballet, tap and many other styles, I have competed in regional and national competitions, performed as a soloist with the Regional Youth Ballet and taken part in associate schemes at the Northern Ballet and Northern Contemporary schools. Last year I competed with the jazz, ballet, contemporary, wildcard, and trio Cambridge team.For the past 5 years I have taught dancers aged 2 to 16, and last term I taught a couple of the online cutazz classes. Next year I hope to continue sharing my passion for dance with my team mates and other students, and I look forward to seeing you all when we are back at Cambridge.

Atlanta Hatch

Beginner Contemporary & Lyrical, Advanced Contemporary & Lyrical

Atlanta has trained extensively in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary dance from the age of two. She has taught Contemporary and Jazz technique classes for the past seven years, in addition to working as dance captain for numerous school productions, including Lord of the Flies (in association with New Adventures), and Billy Elliot (which transferred to the West End’s Novello Theatre in March 2017). Before coming to Cambridge, Atlanta trained for a year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, studying Ballet, Graham, Cunningham and Release technique. In addition to co-captaining the Cambridge University Dance Competition Team last year, in 2019 Atlanta made her professional debut as part of the ‘Young Cast’ for the world premiere tour of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet. This year, as well as teaching CUTAZZ contemporary classes, Atlanta is choreographing for the University’s Ballet team and engaging with New Adventures Romeo and Juliet legacy programmes.

Sara Ford

Beginner Commercial & Street, Advanced Commercial & Street

Sara is a professional teacher & choreographer with over 10 years experience. Her classes have a large focus on creativity, individuality & performance. She believes that to get the best out of people you need to encourage them to be authentically themselves & she finds joy in seeing people grow in confidence through dance. She specialises in Commercial but also teaches Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary. As well as teaching for CUTAZZ she runs Cambridgeshire based dance school, 4th Dimension and is soon opening a brand new wellness & dance studio in Ely called FRESH.