Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC Team
Where the Passion Begins
Director & Teacher
Leanne began her dance journey at just two years old, joining a dance school in Manchester, specialising in IDTA Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Leanne fell in love with dance immediately, completing exams, performing in open days, festivals and annual showcases. During her time at the dance school, Leanne set about gaining qualifications in Tap, Ballet and Jazz, she also began to assist with the teaching within the pre-school and primary classes. After leaving school Leanne applied to and was offered a place at Sheena Simon College, joining their Performing Arts and Music BTEC course in Manchester.
Leanne’s career took a turn away from dance due to an injury, her new path took her into Paediatric Health and Social Care. Working within a Children’s Neurodevelopmental Centre; specialising in therapy and assessment of pre-school children with additional needs, and gaining a level four qualification in Health and Social Care with a Foundation Degree and and also learning Makaton (language program using signs and symbols). Leanne has accessed a wide variety of training to enable working with children, with or without additional needs; including Communicating Without Words, Assessment Tools for identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Training, studying Child Development Stages, including Anatomy and Physiology.
Following College, Leanne continued within the dance world in her free time, gaining exposure to festivals, shows and dance classes. In November 2018, Leanne decided to return to her love of dance and became a teacher, joining the Dansworks Team. Leanne is dedicated to continually developing her knowledge in both dance and health, enabling her to provide children with a fun dance experience, no matter what a child’s age or abilities might be. Leanne's passion for dance and her dancing background coupled with her work in the NHS has made her a perfect fit for the Dansworks family.