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Meet The Team

Chelsea started dancing at the age of 3 and has competed in ADFP competitions since 1996. Chelsea retired from  competitions in 2011 as a Championship Dancer in both Freestyle and Slow dance and had won numerous Championship titles throughout the years including 'All England Champion'. Chelsea also attended full time college to study Dance where she gained a Diploma in Performing Arts. Chelsea began teaching in 2011 where she took numerous dancers from Beginners right through to Championship dancers.

Chelsea successfully passed her Freestyle Student exam and passed with the highest mark and was nominated for the WJ (Bill) Tasker award by the IDTA. Chelsea has also passed her Freestyle Associate, Freestyle Licentiate and Associate Rock n Roll exam and passed all exams with Distinction. Chelsea is a qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher and is trained in Acrotrix as well as being a Level 1 Cheer Coach with BCA Cheer & Dance. Chelsea travels up and down the country judging ADFP competitions and prestigious Championship events. Chelsea opened Dance Affinity in 2016 and has never looked back since.

Chelsea - Principal

Olivia started dancing at the age of 12 where she jumped straight in Freestyle dance where she started as an U14 Beginner and very quickly moved up to become an U16 Championship Dancer in both Freestyle & Slow dance. Olivia was also a part of a Cheerleading squad and also attended Gymnastics lessons.

Olivia was trained by Chelsea throughout her Freestyle career. Olivia decided to retire from Freestyle dance in 2018 and began her teacher training. Olivia joined Dance Affinity’s teaching team in May 2019 and we absolutely love her! Olivia is also a qualified Acro coach where she gained her Acro qualification with Acrotrix. Olivia is also a Level 2 Cheerleading Coach with BCA dance & cheer. Olivia is also trained in working with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Alongside all of her dance, cheer and gymnastics training, Olivia is also a qualified sports coach and has her own multi-sports coaching company called ‘Five Star Sports Coaching Ltd’ where she delivers toddler sessions & multi-sport sessions as well as holiday camps!

Olivia is currently studying towards her Freestyle Associate exam and hopes to take her Cheerleading Judging qualification soon.

We absolutely love having Olivia on board our teaching team - she brings so much value to the school and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for Olivia at DA!

Olivia - Teacher

Michaela has danced since 6 years old and and hasn’t stopped since where she trained in ballet, tap & freestyle. Michaela has been doing freestyle ever since and retired from freestyle competitions in 2019. Michaela was trained by Chelsea until 2016. She then went to train at one of the UK's top Freestyle schools and attended some of the world's biggest freestyle events. When Michaela retired in 2019, she started her teaching career in the same school she continued her freestyle journey with. Michaela is bringing all of her amazing knowledge and experience from being with the best of the best to Dance Affinity.

Not only does Michaela have an amazing knowledge in freestyle, but Michaela is also a level 3 cheerleading coach. She also competes at Level 7 with her cheer team at EMCA & they are attending the World Championships in Florida next year! Michaela was also invited for tryouts for Team England in 2023 & also had the amazing experience of competing at the World Championships this year too!

Michaela is a dab hand at Acro & tumbling, has trained in street dance, Commerical & heels dancing and she is also a fully qualified personal trainer!

Michaela is also a level 3 qualified teaching assistant and works throughout schools in Nottingham delivering all types of sport sessions and school holiday camps. Michaela is also trained to work with people who have Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

Michaela is currently studying towards her Freestyle Associate exam and her goal for next year is to be able to finally judge some competitions!

Michaela - Teacher

Skot has danced since 3 years old and and hasn’t stopped since. Originally starting at the same dance school many years ago with Chelsea, Skot specialised in Freestyle, Slow and Street dance. Whilst competing as a freestyler dancer, Skot also did amateur theatre productions across Nottinghamshire with local theatre companies including productions of Grease, Bugsy Malone and Mother Goose. Skot had a passion for dance and theatre from such a young age, he was put forward at the age of 8 to audition for the main role of Billy in 'Billy Elliot' the musical in the west end and made it to the final 3. At the age of 10, Skot moved dance schools where he was able to push his limits even more before being forced to retire in 2012 due to back and ankle injuries. Although Skot has had a break from dance, his passion is still there to teach and pass on his knowledge to the next generation of dancers.

A personal goal for Skot is it to complete his Freestyle Associate accreditation and become a judge for competitions!

Skot - Teacher

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