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OLIVIA CHALLAND

Olivia started training at the age of 3 in ballet at Parkewood School of Dance in Eastleigh. From there she was introduced to jazz, modern, tap and contemporary. During this time she had the opportunity to perform at many venues, including The Mayflower Theatre, Disneyland Paris and Winchester Cathedral for actor Sarah Parish’s charity event. 

She continued to study dance throughout GCSE’s and A-Levels where she gained more of an insight into the contemporary dance world before coming to Chichester university. 

After graduating Olivia would love to continue performing or do a PGCE to start teaching dance. 

 
 
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India recently Graduated from The Hammond in Chester receiving a HND in Professional Dance. During her time there she was also a part of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures’ production of Romeo and Juliet. As a member of the Young Cast at the Birmingham Hippodrome, India worked alongside the professional performers and production team- an incredible experience of which she is eternally grateful for.

 

India was also a part of DanceXchange’s CADT Programme and Motion House’s Youth Company, prior to moving to Chester for her studies at The Hammond.

In addition to dance, India was a competitive gymnast for most of her childhood, competing Regionally and Nationally. It is only now from being a part of Motion House Youth and embracing these other opportunities that she found she could explore the hybridity of Acrobatics and Contemporary dance, fueling her passion for choreography. After a tricky few years due to the pandemic, India is very much looking forward to performing onstage with this brilliant company and hope you enjoy the work as much as she enjoys performing it. 

 
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Megan has danced her whole life; starting with baby ballet, she then went onto learn tap, theatre craft, modern jazz, musical theatre, ballroom and many more. Megan believes she was fortunate for her involvement with The International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) as she gained experience lecturing and performing with her teacher while acquiring stages of advanced levels in previously mentioned varieties of dance. During Megan’s time with IDTA where she expanded her knowledge with various teachers and choreographers including, Matthew Croke, Nazene Danielle, Matt Cole and Darren Carnall.

Megan is currently expanding her dance education with Chichester University on the BA (Hons) Dance Performance course, where she is learning various styles of contemporary including release technique as well as developing her individual style. At the university Megan is now in her third year of cheerleading with the WSIHE Wolves, three teams of level 1&2 cheerleading as well as a Poms team. Megan is looking to take as many opportunities as possible after university to broaden her dance experience and life knowledge through travelling and learning always.

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Alice started dancing at age 4 doing modern, tap and ballet. This was at a local dance school now known as Brooks Dance Academy. She trained there until the age of 17. During school she took GCSE & triple btec Dance which is when she started to train in contemporary. Whilst in sixth form she was part of the Brighton and Hove Youth Company and performed at Laban.  

She took a couple of years out of dance and did an art foundation at City College and specialised in illustration. She still practises her art alongside her degree. After college she volunteered back at her previous sixth form in the dance department to prepare herself for university. During this time she went on a trip to New York where she took part in workshops at the Martha Graham studios and Steps on Broadway.  

After her BA, she plans on taking a masters in either dance or illustration but she hasn't decided yet!  

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Sophie has danced since she was the age of 3, starting with ballet then proceeding into tap, modern, acro and pointe. She studied dance at Havant and Southdowns college, participating in many different workshops throughout the two years. She fell in love with performing after given the amazing opportunity to dance at top venues such as, The Royal Albert Hall, O2 arena, Sadler’s Wells and Disneyland Paris. After university Sophie would like to move back to her home town of Wales and study a MA in business management to further her knowledge to one day be able to set up her own business, and further to this be able to one day build a dance school big enough to have a chain.

 
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Sijia studied Chinese classical dance and folk dance in China for 10 years. She then came to the UK to study because she became interested in contemporary dance during college and wanted to continue dancing after graduation. In the future, she hopes she can continue to perform.

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Emma macalister

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Emma began dancing when she was 4 starting with ballet, tap and modern and later took up other styles at the Gielgud academy of performing arts. It was here where she first discovered contemporary dance on the new ISTD syllabus and was taught by Dr Ross McKim, former artistic director of Rambert school. She studied dance at secondary school and carried on to do a triple btec diploma in dance at East Sussex college. At college, she further studied contemporary dance and other styles such as jazz and commercial dance. Emma has previously taught ballet at her local dance school, so after university she is thinking about doing a teaching course so she can share her love of dance with others.

 
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Lauren started dancing when she was 4 at the Kathy Davis school of dance and was introduced to contemporary dance when she joined the Dorset Youth Dance Company. Lauren studied dance at GCSE and A Level alongside competing and performing in youth platforms across the south. She chose the BA (Hons) Dance Performance degree at the University of Chichester to help her to continue to discover the possibilities with dance whilst also meeting a wide range of professionals and artists. She hopes to continue dancing as a freelance artist, hopefully breaching out into Europe.

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Hattie began dancing at the age of eleven. She competed in freestyle competitions for seven years. Alongside this, she completed her GCSE and A level dance. Following this, she joined Chhaya Youth Dance Company, led by Kay Crook. She was also a member of the National Youth Dance Company in 2019 where she worked with choreographer Botis Seva and completed a national tour including venues such as Sadler’s Wells. After graduating, she would love to continue performing and exploring her own choreographic voice.

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Issy discovered contemporary dance whilst studying GCSE and A Level dance at The Angmering School. During her studies she joined The L and S Youth company allowing her to gain an insight into being a company member and enhance her performance skills. After university, Issy hopes to continue performing and exploring contemporary dance and physical theatre.

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Briony started training at the age of 7 in ballet and modern at the Nicola Rodmell School of Performing Arts in Hastings. She was introduced to contemporary through her GCSE’s and became interested in taking her training further once studying for A-Levels at Bexhill College. It was there that she was provided with opportunities to work with dancers from James Wilton Company and Hofesh Shechter Company.

 

She joined the Dance Performance course for the chance to experience being in a company setting and working with professional dance artists to push herself as a performer. After 3Fall, she aspires to take these experiences further by pursuing a Masters in Dance Performance.

Briony would later love to go into teaching contemporary dance and maybe own her own dance school.

 
 
 
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Joe has been dancing since age of 13, studying a range of different disciplines such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary dance. Whilst attending Matravers Secondary School Joe achieved both A* and A grade results at GCSE and A-level in Dance. As well as studying dance at school, Joe was involved in an all boy’s dance academy, ‘Endurance Dance Company’.

Joe attended the academy from the age 14 for four years where he partook in many dance events and competitions, such as: West Wilts Dance festival in 2017, Origins Dance Festival 2018 and Rambert Elements 2017, Regional Finals.

Discovering a passion for performing, Joe applied to Dance Performance BA(hons) at Chichester University where he was offered a place on the course. Throughout the two years of study, Joe has grown as a dancer and is hoping to achieve work performing in the dance industry after 3fall.

Joe is very grateful to be given this opportunity to perform with 3fall Dance Company.

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Lydi started training in flamenco and ballet at the age of 4 whilst living in Spain. Living in the Canary Islands, she was a member of the Tenerife Tigers cheerleading team and competed internationally with them, she also competed in jazz and lyrical. As a member of the Estrellas Performing Arts School, she gained LAMDA qualifications and took part in multiple musical productions across the island of Tenerife. After moving to the UK during her secondary school education to study GCSE dance, she discovered an appreciation for contemporary dance and chose to peruse it at A level, continuing it on as a degree in Dance Performance. Lydia very much appreciates the opportunities the course and being part of 3fall have given her at the University of Chichester.

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Lauren started dancing at the age of 15 training in contemporary dance at GCSE level. She continued her contemporary training through college at Collyers 6th Form. Lauren trained at Roshe Performing Arts to improve her classical technique in preparation for higher education. Lauren then trained for a year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and then moved to the Dance Performance course at Chichester University.

 

Through her training at Chichester Lauren discovered her interest in Yoga and after graduating would like to travel and train to gain qualification as a Yoga practitioner.

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Zoe began dancing at the age of 3 as part of musical theatre training. She then took contemporary and street dance classes starting at the age of 12. She later completed a satellite CAT scheme and 

became apart of youth contemporary dance companies, Inpulse youth dance Hertfordshire and MDC youth dance company with Hot house dance in Hitchin. She has also completed both GCSE and A-Level dance courses.

 

Zoe is currently on the dance performance  degree at the University of Chichester and can’t wait to perform as part of the 3Fall dance company of 2022!