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Katie Charles

ISTD DDI, DDE (Modern & Ballet)

Katie began dance training at the young age of 3 years, training in Ruth Shine School of Dance and also Sinead O'Brien School of Dance. Katie has trained to a very high level in both Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance, as well as many years training in Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.

Katie has spent four years in Inchicore College having undertaken and successfully achieved her DDI and DDE teaching diplomas in both Modern Theatre and Ballet simultaneously, qualifying her to teach and enter students into examinations in both genres of dance. While a student in Inchicore College, Katie was a member of Core Dance Company and performed in various venues around Dublin.

Katie has extensive choreography experience under her belt and has choreographed several musicals including "Crush" and "High School Musical" for many Secondary Schools in the greater Dublin area. She is also heavily involved in producing work for Strictly Come Dancing events and is a lead choreographer with many of the contestants leading them to the ultimate goal of performing in front of packed out audiences.

Katie has been teaching in Elevation sine 2016 and she has been a huge addition to our team delivering our Ballet programme, as well as some of our Modern classes as well as co- teaching our incredibly talented and progressive dance team who compete at national level and perform at festivals, large scale events and are in preparation to travel internationally for upcoming performances. Katie's mentoring and tutoring has led to many of the teams achievements and awards.

 

We are thrilled to have Katie on the ESPA faculty. The bonds she has with her students are obvious through the dedication and respect she shows them which is fully reciprocated through their efforts in class.

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