Group of students at a dance class at Aviv Dance Studios, Watford & Harpenden

The Aviv Dance Team

Fay Liberty

Fay Liberty

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/Director in 2013.

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.

Fay regularly choreographs the Annual pantomime at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City for CW Entertainment. Her previous credits include “Beauty and the Beast” 2017 and “Aladdin” 2018, and will be choreographing “Snow White” in 2019.

Emma O'Regan

Emma O'Regan

Vice Principal. Hip-Hop/Commercial, Contemporary & Lyrical

Emma became Vice Principal of Aviv Dance Studios in 2018.

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.

Sue Wright

Sue Wright

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 since 2006 where her modern teaching styles have proved very popular with young students as well as adults in Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

Akwasi Kwarteng

Akwasi Kwarteng

Hip-Hop and Freestyle

Akwasi is our Watford Hip-Hop/Freestyle teacher, and began teaching for Aviv in 2019.

His passion for teaching dance started at the age of 17 at his former secondary school in Haringey, North London. He has taught in numerous schools across London with students ranging from 4-18+. Since graduating from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Business management in 2012 , he has extensively enhanced his professional portfolio by travelling and performing with production companies in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain.

In 2011, he joined the Olivier Award winning and Olivier Award Nominee dance company Boy Blue Entertainment. During this period he has played a pivotal role in shaping the youth company dancers of the company (Sky Blue) as one of the original teachers and mentors.

His commercial credits include “Nike 2014 World Cup, Lemar, Tinchy Stryder, Street Dance 3D, London 2012 Opening Ceremony and “The Graham Norton Show”. His theatre credits include “Breakin’ Convention” (2014 & 2015) at Sadlers Wells and “A Night with Boy Blue” at the Barbican Theatre.

His unwavering passion to see the next generation of artists grow is one of the many reasons he continues to help and inspire people of all ages through dance.

Lauren McGuire

Lauren McGuire

Street Dance

Lauren is our Watford Street teacher, and is a past student of Aviv Dance Studios. She began teaching for Aviv in 2019.

She trained at Creative Academy in London where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Dance. Her credits include numerous featured roles on the Main Stage at Move it, music videos and performances at Up Front Commercial Dance Showcase (choreographed by Josh Pilmore).

Lauren has a natural talent for Commercial dance, as well as a flair for Hip Hop and choreography. Her classes focus on strength and style whilst developing each dancer as an individual.

Emily Withers

Emily Withers

Studio & Commercial Manager

Emily is our Studio & Commercial 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.

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