Bryony Pickup – Founder, Ballet Teacher & Contemporary Teacher
Started dancing at 4 years old and trained in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Classical Greek and Rhythmic Gymnastics. Bryony competed in yearly festivals and competitions and qualified to the All England Dance finals in London on four separate occasions.
Before going to university she competed at National Group Championships with the rest of her team in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rhythmic South Seniors, placed 1st place, best in the country, in years 2010 & 2011.
Bryony found her passion for Contemporary dance and Studied it at GCSE, A Level, BA HONS degree and Masters level. While doing her degree Bryony performed in places like Oxford University, Tate Britain Museum, Holburn Museum and Brighton Fringe Festival.
She started the school in 2014 with only one class and named the school after herself. Bryony currently teaches Contemporary, Ballet and Yogalates, while being fully insured and DBS checked. She is a qualified teacher and a member of International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), Bryony received a Distinction and managed to get 98% in her Teaching Ability module!
Bryony currently performs for entertainment companies like Butterflies Event Dancers and LE Entertainment. Performing in illusion shows, fire shows and dance performances at charity events, corporate events and holiday parks across the South of England.
She also hopes to continue her own professional development while expanding the dance school that provides an exceptional standard of training for a very reasonable price!
Kiri Golding – Street Teacher & Acrobatics Teacher
Kiri is a freelance dance artist and facilitator working in the Hampshire and Wiltshire area for the past 7 years, providing ASC, PPA and CPD work, covering a range of style from Ballet to Street! Kiri has a Contemporary teaching diploma with the NATD, a first class BA (Hons) degree in Choreography and Dance, is an credited Little Acorns Preschool Dance teacher and an Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher (AAC1).
As a freelance artist, Kiri develops creative work independently and collaboratively within her own company, GoldHill Dance, who are supported by the GradLab Project, funded by Arts Council England with extra support from The Point, Eastleigh, The University of Chichester and The University of Winchester.
Alongside this, Kiri performs professionally as a dancer regionally with the site specific all-female dance company, The Land Girls. On larger platforms, Kiri’s portfolio work includes credits such as The Voice (2014), lead female role in music video’s for musicians such as FOOR on the track “I’m Sorry” (2015) and Knight$ on the track “ Whats Your Poison?” (2016). Most recently featured on the movie Final Score (2017) alongside actors Piers Bronson and Dave Batista and most recently cast in the newest Master Card: Brit Awards Advert (2017) with Robbie Williams.
Alongside her professional career, Kiri is passionate about motivating and inspiring the younger generation of movers! Kiri believes movement is an integral process of understanding and learning, however, exploring through dance allows the mind and body to be conditioned through the kinaesthetic pathway, encouraging a physical contribution to fitness and wellbeing combined with an abundance of exciting learning possibilities.
Kiri strives to deliver fun, knowledgable and technical classes and wishes to confidently achieve each child’s full potential.