FLASH BACK to Jan! We bought a West End and Broadway Director to Burslem!
“When we were kids, Rachael used to do dance shows at old people’s homes, and she roped me in to help out”.
So started the long friendship between our Artistic Director and professional TV and Theatre Director Ruth Carney.
Ruth kindly shared her extensive experience in education both with drama schools and her own Carney Academy, when she stopped by FRONTLINEdance’s Residency Week at Stoke-on-Trent Performing Arts College to talk to our work experience students about their prospects in the industry.
The students were excited to get the chance to ask a Holby City director questions, and put her technical teachings into practice as they choreographed and produced their own artistic films about causes that they cared about, inspired by FRONTLINEdance’s commitment to advocacy for disability representation in dance. They also got the chance to see Breakthrou’ aDvANCE dancers Dave and Dan demonstrate original choreography, take a contemporary dance class with Rachael and a choral singing workshop with Esther.
We want to give a BIG thank you to Ruth, her input was invaluable and the students really gained valuable industry insight.