Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Musical Theatre, Commercial Jazz, HEELS, Couples Class and ALL Adult Dance Classes.*
Danielle trained and graduated at the ‘Laine’s Theatre Arts College’ in London, England.
Upon completing her training in a vast array of styles,
Danielle found a real focus in Musical Theatre, Commercial and Contemporary styles.
Immediately upon Graduating and receiving her 3 Year Diploma training, Danielle landed the Role of ‘Joule’ in the
Original UK Tour of ‘Starlight Express’, which she was apart of for four years.
Danielle has been a Professional Dancer / Choreographer for 17 years, and her passion for all forms of dance, has allowed her a plethora of opportunities.
Danielle recently completed one year of touring the Original UK production of
‘We Will Rock You’, Queen’s West End Smash Hit Show, throughout Ireland, Scotland and England.
As well, experiencing such jobs as; a Music Video with Madonna, Presenting and Choreographing a Pop Music Video for ‘Sony BMG’ and appearing in the
Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen. She has also been fortunate enough to take part in Professional Commercial Dancing and Top-End Fashion Modeling at major events in New York, Paris and all over London.
Danielle has also enjoyed 17 truly pleasurable years as a Dance Teacher all over, and at the biggest chain Stage and Dance School in England, ‘Stagecoach’.
This involved teaching all styles of Dance including; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre to kids ages 3-19.
She has also been teaching / choreographing her own Free-Style, Commercial and Hip-Hop / Street Funk classes to age’s 10-Adults and would then perform for various Events anod Shows around London.
She was also lucky enough to have taught many Commercial Workshops and classes at the famous,, “Pineapple Studios” in London, England.
Danielle has enjoyed the experience and opportunity of being a member of the teaching faculty at the Canadian College Of Performing Arts for 3 Years. Danielle has also taught at numerous Studios in Victoria B.C, such as “Boston Dance Studio”, “Zenith Studios”, “BDHQ” and “Lululemon Athletica”.
Danielle teaches “MTV Jazz” at Vancouver Island University and is part of the faculty with “Spotlight Academy”.
Danielle has taught at several Studios here in Nanaimo, leading students and dancers to Award-Winning Success, in numerous Competitions and Festivals here on the island, and continues to do so here at her own Dance Academy, UKmovez..
She still continues to teach multiple styles of Dance Workshops and Master-Classes in Victoria and Nanaimo.
I love to Dance, Teach, Choreograph, but most of all,
I LOVE, to leave my students feeling inspired!
I am truly grateful that my Husband and Partner Simon, is from Beautiful British Columbia..
I am so grateful I left England and chose to make a life for our-selves here, with our beautiful little daughter Jasmine.
So that now..
I get to Share my ❤️ for the Arts!!
I am so very excited to share my years of Professional experiences and passion, through our one of a kind, growing Studio..
UKmovez Dance Academy!!
*Head of Music Department*
Simon Castle has been fortunate enough to have a truly vast and varied career in the Entertainment Industry.
From Canada, to the US, England and many more countries.
Simon has rocked them all!
Simon has been a sought after Sound Engineer for some of the biggest and the best.
Having started out in simple night clubs in Victoria BC, he found himself learning about Professional Studio Sound Design in Montreal.
From there he got involved with Live Sound and quickly found himself as the Head Engineer for companies like Princess Cruise lines, to Celebrity and Holland America.
As the shows and systems grew, Simons passion for sonic excellence, literally stood him apart.
Having family ties in England, he then found himself on an 11 year non stop, ‘gig of all gigs’. Working from Ireland, to Scotland, to every major city and shire in England.
From the biggest Theatre Shows for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, to Rock, to all manor of concerts, on a truly huge scale, to boom operating for the BBC,, Simon was there..
Van Morrison, James Brown, Jeff Beck, Jamiriqui, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, to Rock legends like Queen, were just some of the bands Simon was fortunate enough to work with.
From some of the biggest UK and European tours, in the biggest theatres and arenas.
To the smallest and oldest theatres, to being one of the only Canadians lucky enough to be a Sound Operator in London’s West End.
Simon has worked hard and wants to share his intense love of music, the arts and the entertainment industry!
It has been such an honour to return to the island with a wife, a daughter, and a truly unique level of knowledge about the entertainment industry.
Simon’s passion now, is to share his experiences here, in Nanaimo!