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Core Artists

Melissa Braithwaite

Melissa Braithwaite trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance graduating in 2018 with a First Class honours degree. She then went on to work with the Richard Alston Dance Company as an apprentice dancer touring internationally, whilst completing an MA in Dance Performance with London Contemporary Dance School at The Place. Prior to full time training Melissa attended Centre Pointe, Manchester and the Northern Ballet Theatre Associate Program where she undertook weekly ballet and contemporary classes. Melissa has worked, and performed works by Ashley Page, Theo Clinkard, Assaf Messerer, Dan Wagoner, Paul Liburd, Russell Maliphant and Sarah Dowling.

Gabrielle Orr

Gabrielle Orr has recently graduated with a first class BA Honours degree in Dance from Edge Hill University and completed her first year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance.  Studying dance from a young age, Gabrielle has been a senior associate of the Northern Ballet Theatre and Northern Cecchetti and has studied various traditional and post-modern techniques.  Gabrielle has performed with Sally Marie's Sweet Shop Revolution, Company Chameleon and Fallen Angels Theatre, working with professionals such as Risa Steinburg, Joss Arnott, Alessandra Suetin, Mathieu Geffre and the Hofesh Shechter Company.  Gabrielle is recognised as a versatile and powerful performer.

Stephen MacLachlan
Stephen MacLachlan trained in both classical and contemporary music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Stephen has built his career on versatility, dedication and improvisation.  Having performed internationally with a wide variety of bands, orchestras and songwriters over the years at many prestegous venues plus with many musical theatre companies as a MD and musician; Stephen is an independent session musician and has regularly performed with Lucy Ward since 2013.  From his own recording studio SMacStudios, Stephen is a music producer, composer, arranger and educator.

Guest Artists


Dance Apprentices


Maria Mortimer (2019)
Georgia Day (2019)
Tanisha Addicot (2021)
Elainin Lalousis (2021)
Hannah Joseph (2021)

Research & Development

Shannon Platt

Ben Manuel

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