The Aviv Dance Team
Principal / Director. Tots, Commercial/Street Dance, Jazz, Ballet & Tap
Fay joined the Aviv team in 2009, teaching a range of students from age 2 to adults, before taking over the role of Principal/
Fay has a National Diploma in Professional Dance Theatre from Performers College where she also gained numerous teaching qualifications. She has a natural talent for teaching young children which is beautifully demonstrated in the Tots Dance class and continually inspires and challenges teenagers in Street Dance. She also has a particular talent in demonstrating and teaching Tap Dance where her innovative choreography combines traditional Tap with Jazz and American Street influences.
Besides running the studios and teaching in both Watford and Harpenden Schools, Fay also directs and choreographs for the Aviv Dance Annual Shows and the Junior and Senior Aviv Dance Performing Companies.
Fay also leads workshops and guest choreographs at local secondary schools, including workshops for GSCE PE students to develop their dance skills for their final assessment. She is currently guest choreographing for the contemporary group “Evoke” at Parmiter’s School.
Ballet & Contemporary Dance
Sue, a highly respected dance teacher and educator, has been working at numerous performing arts schools, colleges and universities since 1987. Her work includes teaching and adjudicating GCSE and A Level Dance. She is also currently the Dance Course Leader at West Herts College.
After completing her dance training at Brooking School of Ballet, London, Sue began her professional career touring England and the Middle East with a Jazz Dance company for 4 years. She has choreographed and danced for many hair shows, cabaret groups and contemporary dance companies including Dacoja, Dance Etc.,and Genevieve Ollerenshaw at The Place, London. She also gained teaching qualifications from the Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Dance.
Sue has been a member of the Aviv Dance faculty for the past 8 years where her modern teaching styles have proved very popular with young students as well as adults in Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Hip-Hop/Commercial, Contemporary & Lyrical
Emma joined the Aviv team in April 2013, and teaches Hip-Hop/ Commercial at our Harpenden School. She also teaches our Teen Contemporary class in Harpenden and our Adults Inter/ Advanced Lyrical class in Watford.
Emma has a Trinity National Diploma in Musical Theatre from Performers College, where she also gained her DDI teaching qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet. Since graduating in 2012, her professional performing credits include many high profile corporate events, “The Cancer Slam” advert for Cancer Research UK, and the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Emma has a natural talent for choreography and teaching. Her classes focus on the challenges of combining strength, technique and style.
Lara is our Watford Hip-Hop/Freestyle teacher, and has DDI teaching qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet. She trains weekly with the award winning Hip-Hop dance company “Boy Blue”, which maintains the fresh and current vibe in her classes.
Her TV/film dance credits include performances on “Alan Carr Chatty Man”, “Fast and Furious 6” and the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. She has also performed at the Breakin’ Convention and the World Hip Hop Dance Championships Las Vegas.
Lara’s classes focus on stamina and strength, and provide our students and adult members with a firm grounding and understanding in Hip-Hop.
Hip-Hop and Freestyle
Emily is our Watford Hip-Hop/Freestyle teacher, and has a BA Honors degree in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton. Whilst at Roehampton, she studied abroad for four months in America which allowed her to train at the Broadway Dance Centre, New York, the University of North Carolina and Greensboro College.
Since graduating, Emily joined the award winning Hip-Hop dance company “Boy Blue Entertainment” and signed to multiple agencies in London. Her commercial credits include “Fenty Beauty” by Rihanna, Ferrari, Nike, Puma and “Alan Carr’s Chatty Man”. She has also performed in theatre work including “Thriller Live” UK/ European/Egypt/Israel and China tour, “Breakin’ Convention”, “Riot Offspring” at Sadlers Wells and taught workshops at locations all over the UK and further afield.
Emily has an admirable passion for success within dance and is continuously developing as a performer, choreographer and teacher.
Emily is our Studio Manager and has been part of the Aviv Dance Studios team since 2013. She manages the Aviv office based at our Watford studio, and also takes part in our adult classes and the Annual Aviv Show.
Since a young age, Emily has trained in many genres of dance, including Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Emily completed GCSE and A-level Dance before continuing on to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Dance Performance from Middlesex University.
Contact Emily at our office today to arrange a trial lesson or find out more about the classes and services we offer at Aviv.