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My journey as a professional dancer/choreographer has naturally led me to become more interested in working within the community setting. I feel there is a huge gap between the professional and community worlds of dance with not a whole lot between. I believe that with the right quality of choreography, body positivity and an inclusive approach, non-professional dancers can look amazing. This can lead to community dance work that pushes the anticipated boundaries, whilst celebrating the individuality of each dancer. I believe in art being accessible for all - for both participants and audiences.


I trained at The Royal Ballet School and The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and choreographed, taught and danced extensively for fifteen years nationally before having a family and moving to the South West. I taught and choreographed on the degree course at The Urdang Academy - London, taught for The Royal Academy of Dance and Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, was Artistic Director of The Berkshire Youth Dance Company and choreographed a piece for the Lords Mayor show, performed at St Pauls Cathedral.

I danced with many small-scale UK touring companies including Smallpetitklein - now Shaper/Caper for whom I became Rehearsal Director, performing in theatres, festivals, ships, palaces, shopping centres and more. 

Since re-starting my dance work, I’ve focused on dance theatre, choreographing, teaching and re-growing my dance network in the South West.

ADVENTURES IN DANCE is a home for all these practices in which I combine my strengths, love of performance and community work, rooted firmly in the SW.



'Mandy is such an amazing teacher and person. She is very considerate and accommodating of every level.  The classes are fun and also have some challenging elements.  l always look forward to each session as l feel that l do get stronger and more confident.  Further more, each term there are new moves and themes.' Gulsen 

'Highly recommend - I went this morning and found muscles I didn't realise existed! Had fun too!' Louise 

'I love this class! Mandy makes it really fun and we spend a lot of the time laughing whilst learning quite complicated routines.' Lucinda 

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