Our Fantastic Team at LEAP

Every valued member of our team work so hard each  week to ensure our classes are as fun and enjoyable as possible! carrying the leap ethos through each class. We couldn't be more proud of their effort, coaching ability and creativity. 

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Chloe Morrison

Type of coach? Both Dance and Gymnastics

Age started dance or gymnastics and types you have done and for how many years? 

Started dancing at the age of 3. Have trained in Hip hop, commercial, contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, cheerleading and Irish dancing. I have trained in all these styles since the very beginning and have been able to train professionally in contemporary dance whilst studying my degree at EdgeHill university.

Favourite dance skill you could or can still do? 8 (clean) Fouette Turns in row.

How many years  have you been coaching? I have been teaching dance since I was 16 but recently joined leap last summer.

Best moment in leap? The Christmas shows watching everyone perform the routines I created. It was so rewarding seeing the dance routines come to life and their progression.

Something you like about working at leap? Getting to teach so many different kids, ages and abilities.

Top tip you say to your leapers/ common phrase? Point your toes

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Sasha Mhagrh

STAR COACH OF TH E AUTUMN

Dance Coach

Age started dance or gymnastics and types you have done and for how many years.

I started dancing at the age of 8, joining a Street dance class. I then went on to study tap, ballet, street, jazz & musical theatre at college gaining a first diploma & a national diploma. Once finishing college I moved to London for 3 years to do a dance degree at Kingston University London.

Favourite dance skill you could or can still do?

Kip Up

How many years have you been coaching?

I have coached from being just 16 years old for a previous dance manager. When being fully qualified I started to work within education and at clubs like Leap. I have coached at Leap for nearly 3 years but 11 years altogether.

Best moment in leap?

The best moments in Leap are seeing a dancers finally get something they’ve been working super hard at, when you see it click it’s the BEST. Also watching our dancers perform to their very proud parents, that's amazing!

Something you like about working at leap.

Leap is a fab company to work for. It’s lovely to meet so many different characters, Leapers & coaches!

Top tip you say to your leapers/ common phrase.

If you are going to do it, do I big!

Don’t snooze & loose dancers. 

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Amy Bell

STAR COACH OF SUMMER 18

Gymnastics Coach

Age started dance or gymnastics and types you have done and for how many years

I started gym at the age of 7 and continued for 10 years. Before starting gymnastics I did Dancing from being age 3-13.

Favourite gymnastics skill you could or can still do?

Aerial

How many years  have you been coaching?

I started coaching as a helper at 13 and continued so I have been coaching for around 8 years.

Best moment in leap?

My favourite moment in LEAP was when we had the opportunity to take schools to the echo arena to perform amazing routines.

Something you like about working at leap

I love seeing our amazing gymnasts progress and have fun every session.

Top tip you say to your leapers/ common phrase

“Straight Legs and point those toes”

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Jane Tiplov

Type of coach: Dance

Favourite skill: Fouetté turns

Years of coaching: On and off for 5 years

Best moment at Leap: Feeling very proud of my lovely Ursuline class when they performed their Christmas dance for all the parents! They were very excited!

Something I like about working at Leap: The friendliness of the company, and also the enthusiasm from the kids. The children I teach love absolutely every second of their lesson and its such a joy to be a part of.

Top tip/common phrase: Stretch those legs and point those feet!!!!

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Jessica Holiday

Gymnastic coach
I was 8 when I started dance and 9 when I started gymnastics
My favourite gymnastic skill is an arieal
I have been coaching for nearly 2 years
My best moment in leap was when I passed my first ever gymnastic coaching award
I like working at leap because every session is different to the last. Also through working with leap I have developed much more confidence with working with children and talking to parents
My top tip is to always stretch and have lots of fun during your classes

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Ellie Millard

Gym coach

I started gymnastics when I was 6 and stopped at 13, when I then began coaching until now☺

My favourite gymnastics skill is a round-off back tuck!

About 5 years

Watching the group perform their routines that they had been practising for weeks in front of their parents at Christmas

My favourite part about being a coach for LEAP is how funny the kids are, as they never fail to make me laugh!

My top tip to my leapers is to keep working hard and practice whenever you can!