Peter Coenen (Founder)
Peter CoenenHaving started dancing at the age of 10 at the Dorothy Stevens Ballet School (Halifax), Peter became a scholar with The Royal Academy of Dance (York) from the age of 11, being awarded Scholar of the Year for the entire country at the age of 13.

Peter was accepted to The Rambert School aged 16. Whilst at Rambert he worked with Christopher Bruce, Richard Alston, Robert Cohan and Anthony Van Laast amongst others. Upon leaving Rambert School with Distinction Peter performed with Ballet Rambert at Sadler's Wells and Bristol Old Vic performing Dancing Day choreographed by Christopher Bruce. Peter then joined Southern Ballet Company, Bournemouth as Principal performing both Classical and Contemporary works. His work included 'Focus On Dance' Bournemouth, an educational contemporary dance company working in Schools all over the South of England delivering workshops and performing for young people.

Further performance credits include:
The Champions Jazz Troupe (Performing in Europe and Middle East), Pop Videos including Sinitta, Bonnie Tyler, Kate Bush, working with West End Choreographers Stuart Arnold and Paul Henry. Also various Pantomimes and films.

Since retiring from performing Peter has been teaching in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire for the last 20 years and was the Academy Director for the Calderdale College Dance Academy in Halifax. He is a Qualified Exercise to Music Instructor, Zumba Instructor and Mat based Pilates Instructor and has Level 4 Certificate in Teaching (F.E.). Peter has recently taught contemporary dance technique at the Louise Browne Yorkshire Ballet Scholarship Centre, which takes only the top ballet students from across the North of England.

Toni Diaper (Director of Education)
Toni DiaperToni started taking ballet lessons at the age of 6. These were quickly followed by modern and tap classes as her interest in the subject took off. Her other passion at that age was gymnastics, 2 things which complemented each other perfectly.

At 16 Toni entered full time dance teacher training at the Dorothy Stevens School of Dance in Lightcliffe, Halifax, studying ballet, modern and tap and by the time she left full time training had acquired teaching qualifications in all three disciplines.

Toni has worked in Ireland and Germany as well as England teaching dance in a variety of settings. She has worked in dance schools teaching from age 2 up to adults in recreational dance. She has also taught vocational dance students from age 16 in ballet, modern and tap.

Toni has been trained extensively in National Curriculum Dance through Leeds City Council and also through Kirklees Council and has used this training to run schemes of work in many primary school settings for both councils from day workshops to a whole term scheme of work linking to other areas being covered in the curriculum. She also has close links with the Halifax Sports Acro gymnastics club doing choreography for their competition squad.

Currently Toni has qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in ballet, modern jazz and tap, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in ballet, modern and tap and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in ballet. She gained her Certificate of Education (FE) from Leeds Uni. She is also working towards her Freestyle Associate with the IDTA to be able to enter children for exams and competitions in freestyle, rock and roll and street dance.

Toni firmly believes in ongoing professional development and regularly attends seminars to remain up to date on current practices and is an active member of the Yorkshire teachers Group, and continues to take professional examinations.

Fiona Beale
Fiona BealeFiona was born in Solihull where she started dancing, later she moved to Southampton and attended the Parkewood School of Dance. After this Fiona spent a year at the West Street Studios before completing her training at Central School of Ballet. She graduated from the school in 1996 and joined Northern Ballet.

She has danced many roles with Northern Ballet including Mrs Fezziwig, Nephew's Wife, Belle and Mrs Cratchitt in A Christmas Carol, Bathilde in Giselle, Maud in A Simple Man and Red Couple in Jardi Tancat.

In 1998 she created the role of Michaela in Carmen and also danced the title role of Carmen. She has performed the roles of Miss Haversham in Great Expectations, Mina and Lucy in Dracula and Lucille in Jekyll & Hyde.

Ryan Jenkins
RyanInternational Creative Director, Choreographer and President of iD-Dance Examination Board and scout for the UK's biggest TV show Britain's Got Talent.

In the last year, Ryan has choreographed the hit TV show, Dance Mums, with Jennifer Ellison, worked with Abby Lee Miller, and has choreographed campaigns for Puma Clothing, Red Bull Racing and just finished choreographing a new movie 'Denise' for release late 2017.

Entrusted by government’s worldwide, Ryan has been employed by the Vietnamese Government to introduce Musical Theatre to their country. In 2015 Ryan was asked by the UK Government to represent Great Britain as Creative Director and Choreographer for National Day at MilanExpo.

Ryan has worked with many of the worlds leading creatives such as; Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arlene Philips, Matthew Bourne, Joel Schumacher, Adam Garcia, Idina Menzel, Nigel Lythgoe, Peter Darling, Louis Walsh, Michael Flatley to name a few, and has performed in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the original London cast of Wicked, Grease the Musical, Cabaret, Kismet, Phantom of the Opera the Movie, and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance series 2

Ryan was Creative Director for a celebrity Glee group with contestants from X-Factor that were the support act for Peter Andre and Lulu, performing all over the UK to crowds of over 10,000 people.

Ryan runs iD-Dance Youth Company at Pineapple Dance Studios and teaches at Studio 68.
iD-Dance is launching worldwide this year with a new Street syllabus and their Contemporary syllabus and currently has over 100 members.

Keep up to date with Ryan's latest dance videos on Instagram @realryanjenkins and his Youtube Channel 'ID DANCE'

Be sure to send him a Tweet with his famous hashtag #WERKIT - @realryanjenkins.
For more information, please visit his websitewww.ryanjenkins.co.uk 

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