Tell us about your dancing background...
I began dancing at the age of 10 and was immersed in hip hop and Caribbean dance styles before joining the BRIT school, where I was introduced to jazz & contemporary styles. I followed my training through to a contemporary conservatoire to focus on somatic practice, classical ballet & creative exploration. This led me into founding my own methodology, INSIDE OUT, which is a fusion of all my experiences, focusing on the emphasis of Caribbean groove, somatic practice of core stability & floor work alongside an interest in the neo classical form.
What can we expect from your class?
A dynamic exploration of the body initiated by inner energy. I guide movers through their mind & body to explore themselves physically from the inside out.
What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy the shift when a dancer can take control of their own movement exploration, realising that they have control & can only be guided not taught. As a teacher you can only encourage dancers’ to find it within themselves – this is the true joy of teaching practice.
Who was your most influential teacher?
These were all the teachers that tried to discourage and label me by putting me in a stylised box, these were the best teachers as I pushed past my comfort zones and their perceptions of me, allowing me to discover new ways of moving.
What has been your biggest challenge as a dancer?
The word dancer. I have never felt like a dancer, as this limits me to one type of artistic expression and I have many. I have learnt to let go of this label and embrace being an artist.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
The first spirit of shamanic energy.
Theo will teach Contemporary Level 2 and Contemporary Level 3 on our Summer Dance Courses. We run regular classes for all ages and abilities plus special courses and workshops, find out more and get dancing with us.