Josie grew up in Deal, Kent and started dancing at the age of just two, training in all styles and following the RAD syllabus in classical ballet. She started performing professionally at the age of eight, appearing alongside Miss Heather in the Marlowe Theatre christmas pantomimes and Easter productions, as ‘Shanti’ in The Jungle Book and on Michael Barrymore’s ‘My Kind of People’ on ITV. At 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to train professionally in Musical Theatre and Dance at ‘Millennium Performing Arts’ in London.
Whilst training, Josie was given a lot of great opportunities to develop her skills as a choreographer, assisting several industry professionals and having her work selected by an outside panel of experts for the choreographic showcases and ‘best of assessments’ show all three years. She was also asked to create a piece for Sky One’s ‘Got to Dance’ and Adam Garcia described her work as ‘revolutionising Tap’.
Since graduating, Josie has been performing professionally in all areas of the theatre industry. Credits include; ‘Carmen’ UK Tour (Juanita/Dance Captain), Lead Vocalist for AIDA and Celestyal Cruise Lines, ‘One Fine Day’ (Sherry), ‘The Music of Michael Jackson and Madonna’, ‘Aladdin’ (Princess Jasmine), ‘Dick Whittington’ (Dick), ‘Peter Pan’, ‘West End Live’, ‘Legends of Las Vegas’, ‘Age of Wushu media launch’, ‘The Premier Asian Wedding show’, ‘The Showchoir’ (ITV). She is currently performing as a lead vocalist onboard the ‘Oriana’ for P&O Cruises, as part of the Headliners Theatre Company. In between contracts, Josie works as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer, in and around Kent.
Emily trained as a professional dancer at Performers College in Essex. She has a Trinity diploma in dance theatre and is a qualified ISTD dance teacher in ballet, tap and modern.
Emily has also taught many styles of dance ranging from Irish, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre to all ages of children.
She loves being on stage performing and entertaining. She has worked at Haven Holiday Park as a Fun Star dancer, been on tour with Ben - Michael Jackson tribute around the UK and abroad and been in the film Cuban Fury.
She is very excited to be joining the teaching faculty of HDC from September 2016