Cast of Spring Tour 2015...
Left to right: Emily-Louise Hulatt, Aklima Uddin, Nikki Young and Jade Avril Grundy
Jade Avril Grundy
Jade began dancing at her local dance school aged nine where she began to study ISTD Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern. Once she became confident in these styles she began performing at festivals and competitions, and from there onwards her passion for dance blossomed. During the summer Jade often participated in summer intensives such as Laine Theatre Arts and Elevate summer school. Participating in summer intensives broadened Jades skills by learning new styles such as improvisation, Irish, Contemporary, Latin/ballroom and Creative Choreography. During school Jade was noticed for her dance talent and was asked to complete her GCSE in dance a year early. From this point on dance became more than just a hobby and she took her education further onto College A levels and even further onto BA (Hons) Dance at the University of Chichester. At the University Jade has gained interests in many different modules to broaden her skills. An example being the 3Fall Tech module in which she hopes to learn and enjoy the professional dance touring industry.
Aklima has trained in classical Indian and mainstream Bollywood before training in Contemporary dance from the age of 8. She studied GCSE and A Level dance, and is now in her final year working as a technician for 3Fall Dance Company. She completed her foundation degree in Brighton where she gained the opportunity to work with many contemporary artists. To build on her portfolio Aklima has participated in competitions and completed the Young Dance Ambassador 2012 programme at Trinity Laban. After her degree, Aklima aims to work as a freelance dance artist travelling and working in the Indian film industry.
Emily joined Harlequin Studios, Peacehaven, when she was 3 years old and took part in a broad range of classes. She also took part in many local productions as well as professional shows. Along side the performances she represented her dance school with competing in competitions and festivals. She went on to study A level Dance at Sussex Downs College, Lewes, whilst she continued dancing in the senior classes at Harlequin. Throughout summer breaks she has taken part in local workshops to broaden movement vocabulary, her interests are more based on physical contemporary dance. Emily is interested in being part of the technical team, as she is a team player and is excited to learn a new range of skills.
Once Emily completes her degree she is planning to take the PGCE teacher qualification to become a PE teacher specialising in dance, but the new skills she learns from the module may sway her direction.
Left to right: Grace Eveleigh Louise Kay, Frankie Bromley Kirsty MacGregor and Danielle Gardner
After several years of attending weekly ballet and tap classes, Frankie went on to perform with ‘Live Wire’ at the age of seven and performed in the South East and London. Frankie studied dance at GCSE level before training at Central Sussex College achieving qualifications in both A Level and BTEC dance. From training at the University of Brighton, Frankie was able to increase her skills in both performance and dance administration. Whilst at Brighton she got the chance to work with artists such as Jasmin Vardimon, Box Tracy theatre dance company and Antonia Grove. After graduating with a foundation degree from Brighton, Frankie is now improving her administrative skills as a producer of 3Fall at the University of Chichester in her fourth year of study. Once Frankie completes her degree she is planning on gaining more experiences in dance and hopes to work within the administrative sector.
Danielle started dancing from a young age at her local dance school, Chipping Norton School of Dance. What started as a passion for Ballet, Tap and Modern grew into a love for Contemporary dance during sixth form. During her BTech, Danielle discovered what the wider world of dance had to offer. Learning about choreographers, various dance techniques and different methods of choreography led to Danielle applying to study dance at university level. After visiting on an open day, she fell in love with The University of Chichester and is now studying in her third year. Taking a variety of modules including teaching, dance administration and technique has opened up many pathways for a future in dance for Danielle. She hopes to have a year out to gain work experience using her administrative skills that she has gained from working with 3Fall, before applying for a PGCE to teach dance in 2015.
Kirsty first started dancing at the age of three where she took part in ballet lessons. After this she joined her local theatre school StageStruck where she found a passion for dance and performing, having performed in six of their shows. Kirsty regularly returns to the theatre school to teach children aged between 5 and 16. This included choreographing routines for their annual shows. Unable to take Dance GCSE at school, Kirsty was first introduced to contemporary dance at A-Level where she was awarded outstanding performance. Since joining University Kirsty has taken a keen interest into dance teaching and dance administration. She hopes to one day run her own successful theatre school, as well as working with well-known dance companies as part of their administrative team.
Grace is from Taunton, Somerset and started dancing at the age of 12 in her local dance school. She has trained in Contemporary dance, Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Aside from currently studying to complete her BA in Dance at The University of Chichester, Grace spends most of her free time practising her love of Yoga. Grace is part of the Administration team for 3Fall and is enjoying it as a chance to see the company from a different perspective.
Louise has had a varied route in dance, attending ballet, street, modern and jazz classes from a young age. However, at the age of 10, Louise discovered and fell in love with ballroom and Latin American dancing, competing at a high level all over the country, for the rest of her school years. Alongside this, Louise had her first introduction to contemporary dance when she studied GCSE and A Level at her local school. It was during this time that she realised the many career options available in dance and decided to pursue it at degree level. Having always been interested in how dance companies book, promote and carry out their tours, the chance to be a 3Fall administrator was one that she had to take. Louise has a passion for dance and hopes to work as an arts administrator in the future, so she can give as many people as possible the chance to experience dance.