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ABOUT VYMY DANCE & FITNESS

VyMy Dance & Fitness began in 2015, with the aim to provide dance clubs for schools located around the Bedfordshire area and being an advocate for arts education across the country.

Drawing on her many years of working as a freelance dance teacher and dance artist, founder Nisha Vyas-Myall aims to provide high calibre dance classes, combining the professionalism of a dance school with all the fun of a school club. Beginning her own dance training thanks to school clubs, Nisha recognised that not every child who loves dance gets a chance to attend a class, whether it's due to price, location or parent schedules. For this reason, VyMy Dance brings the dance school experience to the children, allowing them to blossom and flourish in an environment that is familiar and convenient.

The priority of the clubs is always the pupils: they decide the direction that the club goes. Whether they want to focus on performance, choreography, improvisation or technique, VyMy Dance will build the club around the students and their goals. Our teachers are experienced in providing a variety of dance classes to different levels of ability and varying interests, and are all either current or former professional dancers.

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Nisha Vyas-Myall

Director & Dance Teacher

Nisha Vyas-Myall has trained in street dance, contemporary, ballet and musical theatre, all of which she teaches. She has been qualified with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) since 2009 and also holds a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (2015) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She also holds a BA hons degree in Performing Arts from the University of Bedfordshire.

She has been performing for over 15 years. Her credits include the West End, televised events, Cultural Olympiad projects as well as community events in Bedfordshire such as BedFringe and the River Festival. Whilst she still performs in local events, her passion is teaching and choreography, which led her to start her company and aim to provide young people with further opportunities to access high quality dance training.

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Jordan Semmens

Dance Teacher

Jordan graduated from Stella Mann College in Bedford with a Trinity Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Jordan's interests in musical theatre and dance started when she was four years old, attending Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Her past productions include 'Footloose' with RARE Productions, 'Wizard of Oz' at Urdang Youth Academy, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' and 'RENT' at Tring Park School and 'Catch the Action' at Stella Mann College.

After graduating she's gone on to perform abroad in Cyprus and Mallorca and join a touring Panto playing Princess Jasmine in Aladdin.

 

Jordan loves teaching Street Dance, Jazz, Ballet and contemporary.

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Mica Bamford

Dance Teacher

Mica is a contemporary, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and commercial trained dancer. She has trained in these styles since the age of 3 and has performed at many theatres and events. 

 

Mica completed a diploma in Dance Practice at Northampton College. Since continuing her dance training at University of Bedfordshire, on the dance and professional practice course, following the path of becoming a professional dance teacher. She has led performing arts days at independent dance schools and technique classes for all ages across Northamptonshire, alongside teaching dance classes at University and a community dance day.

 

Mica loves teaching contemporary, lyrical, ballet and jazz dance.

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Katie O'Keeffe

Dance Teacher

Katie is a dancer and performer who is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with the youth of today. Originally from Ireland , her love of performing began at the age of 4 when she began training in Irish dancing , hip hop , commercial , tap , lyrical and jazz. She has competed in various competitions all around the UK and Ireland and has won various titles and has also represented Ireland. 

She has also  trained in Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa where she received her QQI Level 5 in dance and then continued her training at Stella Mann college where she  received her Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts. She has performed in Move It on the Main Stage representing Stella Mann and various college shows, including her 3rd year musical “Chicago” in which she played the role of Annie. She has also performed as a handmaiden in the Cork opera house production of “Sleeping Beauty”. 

Katie is very excited to be part of VyMy Dance & Fitness.

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Marta Beccatini

Dance Teacher

Marta is a dance artist originally from Spain who completed a degree in dance and professional practice at the University of Bedfordshire and currently doing a Masters in dance performance and choreography. 

She has been trained in Spain, Italy and England within diverse dance styles such as contemporary, Street dance, Jazz, acrobatics and improvisation techniques. 

She has performed in several shows, including Fun Fair and Fun Parade  as well as a production of Grease the Musical in Mallorca. Moreover,  she has worked in hotels as a jazz and street dancer, in big football stadiums as cheerleader and in theatres as a contemporary dancer.  Teaching and choreographing is also a big part of her career. 

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Ellie Matthews

Dance Teacher

At a very young age Ellie found her love for performing, whilst attending musical theatre and dance classes throughout her school years. This is a passion of hers that never went away and was something that she worked hard for so she decided to make it her future.

At 16 years of age, she took her first big step moving away from home to train at a performing arts college where she was offered a scholarship at Italia Conti Arts Centre in Guildford. She learned to better her skills and become the performer she is today and always wanted to be.  During her time at college, she played the lead in her third year musical, Our House as well as performing on the main stage at Move It dance convention.

Most recently Ellie has been away in Cyprus performing as a dancer/singer at Louis hotel resort. She has also done lots of smaller jobs since graduating such as working with limelight management as a Disney princess and teaching at various of different schools around Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, which Ellie adores.

Ellie loves bringing a smile to people's faces through both performing and teaching and is super excited about being part of the VyMy Dance & Fitness team and loves working aspiring performers.

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Tel: 07427902023 

Email: nisha@vymydance.co.uk