Meet Our Instructors

SARAH (aka KLEIO)

SARAH (aka KLEIO)

Studio Owner

Sarah is originally from Sheffield and began training in ballet, jazz and tap at the age of 3. She moved to London in 2005 to attend The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre in 2008.

Following this she furthered her dance training in Los Angeles where she trained extensively at The Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds Studios for the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011. It was here that she fell in love with Hip Hop and first discovered Waacking.

In 2009 Sarah’s waacking persona ‘Kleio’ was born when she was invited to become an original member of The Waacktitioners, the first waacking crew in the UK. She has performed with them at; Serious About Street Dance, Move It, Live Vibe, Dancers Delight, UK Hip Hop Championships, B Supreme, Stylefest House Dance UK and Lovebox Festival to name a few. Kleio also loves to battle and won and reached the finals at various battle’s here on home soil and abroad.

More recently Sarah gained her Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (ETM) and Level 2 in Teaching Exercise, Movement and Dance to Adults and is enjoying bringing more fitness knowledge to her classes.

Sarah absolutely loves to teach and currently teaches Hip Hop, Jazz, Zumba, Ballet, RaggaTONE, Tap and Kleiography here at Studio K. She is also a keen choreographer and often creates shows and routines for performances.  You will get addicted to her incredibly contagious bubbly personality so come and check out one of her classes!

Sarah holds current First Aid and DBS certificates and is a member of REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals).

GINGER (R.A.D R.T.S)

GINGER (R.A.D R.T.S)

Ginger aka ‘Mademoiselle Ginger’ started dancing at the age of 7 when she moved from France to London studying Ballet, Tap, Modern and later on Street Dance. In 2009 she discovered Waacking and became a founding member of The Waacktitioners (the first ever U.K Waacking Crew). Through Waacking, Ginger fell in love with teaching and performing all over again as well as discovering the battle scene which has led her to compete in Europe and the U.S earning a notable collection of titles along her way.

Ginger is also the creator and producer of hugely successful dance battle and party night Waack Date.

For more information please visit www.mademoiselleginger.com and www.waackdate.com

Ginger holds a current DBS certificate.

PAOLA

PAOLA

Originally from Italy, Paola started dancing when she was 6 years old. She started her training in Ballroom and Boogie Woogie / Rock’n’Roll styles; doing competitions all around Italy. At the age of 14, she decided to concentrate in Jazz and Ballet at the main Dance School in her home town, Bologna.

In her 20’s she moved to Rome to start her career as a professional dancer, where she worked for some of the best Italian Choreographers (such as Luca Tommassini, Mauro Mosconi, Manolo Casalino, Franco Miseria, Bill Goodson) and Italian celebrities ( the likes of Claudio Baglioni, Enrico Montesano, Luisa Corna, Gigi Sabani, Senit, amongst many others). Later Paola made the decision to further her career and expand her horizon by moving to London where she worked  as a dancer for Gabrielle, Kayne West, Ashely Wallen, Hege Okstad and many more.

As a Choreographer, she has choreographed for corporate events, private parties, short films, TV shows and live concerts. Her main strength is her versatility and technical dancer/choreography skills. Areas of expertise include: Street Dance, Technical and lyrical Jazz, Latin  & Salsa, House, 50’s style or Tap.

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LOTTIE

LOTTIE

Lottie began dancing Ballet and Jazz at the age of 4 and went on to study a variety of styles. She soon fell in love with Contemporary and decided to focus her attention and training there.  She has studied techniques such as Contact improvisation, Martha Graham, Limon, Release and Physical Theatre.

More recently Lottie has developed a passion for the street dance styles, in particular Hip Hop and Waacking.

Lottie has been teaching dance and sport to children and adults for over 6 years all over the UK and has also had some great opportunities to perform. More recently she completed her Zumba Instructor qualification and has just graduated with a 2:1 BA HONS in Dance Studies.

Lottie is excited to be teaching at Studio K and she looks forward to meeting you all.

Lottie holds current First Aid and DBS certificates.

CESA (aka Mr. C)

CESA (aka Mr. C)

Cesa is a part of renown international crew illadelph phlave. illadelph phlave has dance with artist such as Will Smith, Jazzy Jeff, Madonna, Peedi Crack, Miss Nina, Flo- Rida,and Joell Ortiz just to name a few. Cesa and his crew are dedicated to protecting and preserving hip hop and its culture. Cesa has trained with the pioneers of the dance form in every genre from popping, locking, breaking, hip hop style, and even house. Acquiring the foundation and vocabulary, cesa has ventured in the theatre world, where he has done numerous shows with his crew, in the U.S and in Europe. Collaborating with different companies in the city and the world, cesa is also familiar with other inspiration of dance like ballet, jazz, and modern. He believes that no one should limit themselves to anything, so try everything, and be versatile.

Cesa holds current First Aid and DBS certificates.

YAZ

YAZ

Yaz is the newest addition to the Studio K team! She began dancing at college where she studied contemporary but after moving to Bristol for university she quickly swapped her bare feet for trainers, joining and competing with the university’s street dance crew and teaching a hip-hop class for adults.

Since joining Studio K two years ago Yaz has broadened her dance horizons, taking on styles such as waacking, jazz and commercial. She is now dance-captain of the Studio K crew ‘K-Lectic’, who have been performing at events around London and training in a wide range of street dance styles. Over the past year Yaz has developed an increasing interest in yoga and recently decided to take her Level One and Level Two Buti Yoga Instructor Qualification. Buti is an intense workout that combines tribal moves, flow yoga and plyometrics. The dance skills that Yaz brings to Buti Yoga make it a dynamic, exciting and highly energetic class.

Sara

Sara

Sara has been doing yoga since five years old, but her love for it grew later on when at the age of 19 she decided to qualify as a Satria Yoga instructor.

Her yoga classes emphasise dynamic postures in a way that works endurance and improves strength and flexibility. It’s combined with flow yoga as a way of calming the mind and relaxing the body.

Alongside yoga she also enjoys other physical activities, such as dance (which she studied at college). Since joining Studio K she has rediscovered her love for Hip Hop and newfound love for pole dancing. She is a new member of the dance crew ‘K-Lectic’, who have been performing at events around London and training in a wide range of street dance styles.

Sara holds current DBS certificates.

Yaz

Yaz

Yaz has been a member of Studio K since it first opened it’s doors in January 2014. She has always been an active member of the studio (her favourite classes being Hip Hop, RaggaTone & Pole) and was previously part of the Studio K crew K-Lectic.

Being a Psychology graduate along with a self confessed fitness addict, Yaz recently decided to take her passion for fitness and exercise one step further and complete her Level 2 (gym) & Level 3 personal training qualifications, so that she can really understand how to combine physical, as well as psychological elements to help make a difference to someone’s wellbeing. As well as the fitness side, Yaz is also hugely passionate about all things nutrition related. Previously working in a corporate role, she understands first hand how this type of environment can easily lead to unhealthy lifestyle choices/decisions. Having recently left this job, she now wants to help people understand that no matter how busy you are and no matter what type of job you have, it is still possible to lead a balanced, healthy lifestyle to make you feel the best you can inside and out.

If you attend one of Yaz’s classes, you can expect a motivating, energetic fitness class taught by someone who is truly passionate about helping people achieve their goals, whilst making sure everyone is having a lot of fun a long the way. She is also a big believer in the strong not skinny ethos, so expect to also be introduced to the world of weights, but in a very friendly environment and without having to set foot in a gym! She loves talking about all things fitness and nutrition related, so if you see her around the studio and have any questions about either of those topics, then just grab her, or drop her a message and she is always happy to have a chat!

As well as holding her Level 2&3 personal training qualifications, Yaz is also qualified to teach circuits, outdoor training, indoor cycling and holds a qualification in exercise referral (all qualifications are REPs accredited). She is also first aid trained.

TAHLYSIA

TAHLYSIA

Tahlysia is originally from Australia, where at the age of 2 years old started in all styles of dance including RAD ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, lyrical, acrobatics, etc.

When she was 14 years old, Tahlysia decided that she wanted to focus on the ballet and contemporary path of dancing, so she entered into the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in New York and was a finalist. Tahlysia also received a full scholarship to a prestigious pre professional school, Academie De Danse Princesse Grace in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. She trained there for two years before deciding to continue her pre professional training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she also received a full scholarship.

Tahlysia has been teaching as well as choreographing pieces for dancers in the U.K. and Australia for 4 years now. As a choreographer she had created many pieces for competitions, music videos, private events and many more.

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