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A multi-disciplinary team of experts, making an impact through dance.

Founder,Managing Director

Alexena Collins

MSc Dance Science; Pilates and Fitness

  • Over 15 years business experience in Branding, Marketing and Communications

  • Performed and trained in American Jazz Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary dance

  • MSc Dance Science, Level 3 Pilates Instructor, Les Mills BodyBalance Instructor

  • Thesis research explored the impact of taking Contemporary dance class on the creativity levels of office workers 

“I’ve started ReadyAnd so people have the chance to escape their desks, get into their bodies, find creative inspiration and come back with a stronger sense of purpose”

The Dance Scientists

Lucie Clements

BSc Psychology; MSc Dance Science

  • Current PhD research field: how to assess and identify creativity and encouraging optimal creativity in the dance studio

  • Published research documents the benefits of engaging in dance on primary school children’s creative thinking

  • Lectures and teaches Dance Psychology 

  • Extensive ballet training and experience teaching dance to children and adults with disabilities.

 “I am delighted to be a part of ReadyAnd where my passion for dance and physical and psychological well-being come together.”

Scott Hannah

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science; MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology 

  • Exercise physiologist with extensive experience across different fields of sports & exercise science in both research and practice 

  • Worked with the national and international sports teams of GB Fencing, Queens Park Rangers FC and Saracens Rugby Club 

  • Lecturer on a range of sports and dance science under- and post-graduate courses at Trinity Laban and London Metropolitan University. 

  • Currently teaching at British College of Osteopathic Medicine, lecturing on Physiology & Exercise Physiology and working as part of Performing Arts Medicine Clinic.

“I’m really pleased to be a part of the ReadyAnd team. I see dance as a gateway to a healthier lifestyle.”

Jessica Hobson

BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice;

MSc Dance Science

  • Trained performer and choreographer in Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre

  • Extensive experience in Trinity Laban’s Dance Science team, carrying out dancer screening and delivering educational sessions

  • Research: resilience within dance, the development stages of dance and talent identification

  • Dance Science lecturer at the University of Worcester.

 “I am so excited to be part of ReadyAnd and be able to improve a person's well-being in such a creative way.”

Amelia Wilkinson

BA (Hons) Sociology; MSc Dance Science;

APPI Pilates Instructor

  • Trained and performed with The Royal Ballet School and Company

  • Research: Impact of injury on a dancers’ identity and career transition

  • Extensive experience in Trinity Laban’s Dance Science team, carrying out dancer screening for One Dance UK’s Performance Optimisation Package

  • Guest lecturer on Dance Science for higher education and Royal Academy of Dance

  • Physiotherapist in-training at Kings College, London.

“I’m fascinated by the positive physical, psychological and social effects dance can have on us and can’t wait to explore this further with ReadyAnd dancers!”

The Teachers

Zoe Wilson

BA (Hons) Dance Theatre; PGCE, MSc Dance Science

  • Extensive experience of ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern and a full range of Contemporary dance techniques including Cunningham, Graham and Release

  • Experienced teacher of Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level Dance

  • Thesis research explored the effect of taking dance class on the balance and coordination of the older population.

“I absolutely love teaching and seeing students grow not only in their technical and creative ability but in confidence too. It’s truly rewarding”

Lindsay McAllister

BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre performance

  • Wide experience leading classes and motivating students of all ages and abilities in schools, colleges, universities and gyms across the UK

  • Theatre credits include 'Strictly Ballroom' (Leeds/Toronto); 'Bugsy Malone' (London); 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (UK Tour); 'A Chorus Line' (Tel Aviv) and the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012 (London) and choreography credits 'Paper Hearts' (Ed Fringe) and 'Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down' (London)

  • Contributor at Capability Scotland and Body & Soul, to introduce dance as a therapy for vulnerable young people and adults.

 "Movement gives us a way to express hard-to-find words and emotions. I'm looking forward to helping people find their physical "voice" through ReadyAnd."

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