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Meet the Dance Passion Team

 

Clare Roberts
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Director/Dance Teacher/Zumba Instructor

Dancing since the age of 4, Clare began dancing ballet, taking up Latin American in her early teens. She cites the discipline and precision of ballet being the heart of her success as a Latin American dancer. Clare feels dance and her drive and passion come through in every performance. Every performance is performed as if it’s her last.

Clare has danced on the international stage for a number of years now and more recently has had high profile appearances on stage and TV. She has become a leading authority in the world of choreography, and has won critical acclaim with her original and breathtaking dance performances. Clare’s technical knowledge is second to none and her attention to detail is without compromise.

Clare danced with her dance partner Steven Howard for 9 years and their competitive dance highlights include:

  • 2005: Selected as England’s only representative at the IDSF Latin American World Cup in Vienna, Austria.
  • 2004: Semi-finalists at IDSF world ranking in Madrid.
  • 2003: Finalists at the Spanish International Open in Madrid.
  • 2002: 2nd place in the English Open Championships in the Amateur Five Dance Trophy.

Clare and Steven also have a number of theatrical and television credits to their name including:

  • Invited to dance at the prestigious home of the Royal Ballet, Sadlers Wells.
  • Performed as part of the three couples that formed the Cuban Groove Company dancing alongside World Salsa Champions Chris Marques and Jacqueline Spencer.
  • Appeared on BBC televisions ‘Strictly Dance Fever’ in 2006, reaching the final 10.
  • Selected to be part of the Simply Ballroom Dancing World Tour 2007 in Las Vegas.

Professionally Clare received honors in her Associate Latin American teaching qualification attaining 97%. She also holds the diploma for Argentine Tango with the Allied Dancing Association. Clare is now a qualified Acrobatics Coach with Acroarts in Canada.

Teaching dance is now Clare’s full time job. Clare has worked with Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, Liverpool Theatre School and The Northern Ballet School. Clare has also choreographed performances at The London Palladium, The Theatre Royal, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Disneyland Paris.

Clare is now a experienced adjudicator for dance competitions. Clare has been on the panel of the Allied Dancing Association latin, ballroom and freestyle competitions as well as Strictly Ballroom for The Roycastle Foundation, Liverpool Unites at Echo Convention Centre.

As a successful passioneur Clare was a judge at Liverpool Vision’s Head for Business at St Georges Hall in November 2011 in which the winning school was awarded by Richard Branson. Clare has gained many valuable coaching skills from her qualifications with the Institute of Leadership and Management in Executive Business Coaching and Personal Performance which she uses in her lessons to help develop each dancer.

Clare is now a fellow of the School of Social Entrenpreneurs world wide for her work growing Dance Passion.


Rachael RobertsRachael Roberts

Zumba Instructor

Rachael has trained in all aspects of Dance and theatre since the age of 3. Dancing at theatres such as The London Palladium and Sadlers Wells.

Rachael has been a part of the Dance Passion team since 2010. Firstly, observing and assisting Clare in her dance classes for all ages at all levels. Rachael’s main role is of a Zumba instructor at Dance Passion and run classes across Liverpool including after school sessions. Zumba is a fantastic way to get fit and have fun!

Rachael is currently working as an Early Childhood Educator working with children up to age 0-5years.

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Katie-Ann McCabe- Ballet Teacher
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From three upwards Katie-Ann attended The Anita Murray School of Dance before a successful audition at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre. After a very successful first two years, Katie-Ann has been asked to take on the role of Head Girl in her third and final year at the college. She is currently completing the last stages of her teaching qualifications in Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap and National. Alongside this, Katie-Ann is also training in Musical Theatre and Dance Performance and hopes to have a successful career both travelling the world performing and passing on her love, passion and knowledge of dance through teaching.

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