Lauren Wills - Principal
I started dancing at the age of 2 1/2 at Collective Dance and Drama in Rickmansworth where I learnt ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary and musical theatre.
After finishing school I completed a Foundation course with the Collective College and gained teaching qualifications in ballet, jazz and modern.
After leaving Collective I worked at Disneyland Paris as a dancer in the parades and dressed up as characters.
For the last ten years I have been a professional cheerleader as part of the Saracen Sensations where I have become a qualified Cheerleading coach in dance, stunts and gymnastics. As part of the Sensations I have had the opportunity to dance with Tinie Tempah, The Saturdays, Tinchy Stryder, Ronan Parks, Right Said Fred, Eliza Doolittle and McFly at Wembley Stadium where I have performed many times.
I have also danced at many 20/20 cricket matches at Lord's Cricket Ground as part of the Pantherettes.
I look forward to an exciting time with Kaliedoscope!
Katie Roberts - Teacher
Katie has been dancing since
the age of 3, and is trained in a wide range of dance styles: ballet,
tap, modern, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. Through this she has been able to
perform in many amazing venues and theatres over the years. She graduated
from the University of Bedfordshire, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts with
Honors degree in Dance and Professional Practice. Since the age of 18 she has been teaching Dance to all different ages and abilities, and loves being able to share her passion with others, and hopes to continue to do so.
Katie runs our cheerleading class in Luton and we love having her as part of the team!
Tiegan Bamgboye - Teacher and Assistant
Tiegan started dancing at the age of 3 and hasn't stopped since. She's currently a student studying Extended Diploma in Dance at West Herts College and she would love to pursue her dream in becoming a performer and teacher.
She has been in pantomines at the Alban Arena from the age of 8-15 as a juvenile dancer. She is still being trained in ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, urban and choreographic skills.
We are so happy to have Tiegan join the Kaliedoscope team! You will find Tiegan on Tuesdays at Royal Masonic and Wednesdays at Yorke Mead assisting Lauren and teaching the cheerleading class at Sarratt C of E School.
Liana Smith-Weir - Teacher
Liana started dancing when she was around eight-years-old learning street dance and contemporary. For two years she has danced with the all female dance company 'Boadicea' and under their name, has participated in countless performances; such as MOVE IT.
She has also been a part of Sadler's Wells Theatre: Future Elements Music Video.
She has recently graduated from West Herts College.
We are excited to welcome Liana to the Kaliedoscope team this year! You will find her teaching street jazz on Monday nights.
Abbie Burns - Junior Assistant
Abbie started doing the Zumba kids class at primary school and really enjoyed it. When she heard that we had started an older Zumba kids class she was really happy! As well as taking part in our Zumba kids class she also has just started tap classes with us.
We are so happy that Abbie has joined our team! You will find Abbie on Thursday nights assisting Lauren with the tap classes.
Erin Webb - Junior Assistant
Erin started cheerleading with Kaliedoscope in 2015 when she was in year 4. She really enjoys it and has taken part in a number of performances at the Croxley Green Revels since then, along with the annual Christmas shows. In April 2017 she took part in our Easter workshop where she tried street dance and tap, along with cheerleading. She really enjoyed tap so she started lessons with Lauren.
She's currently in secondary school and is helping out in the younger tap classes.
You will find Erin helping out in the youngest tap class with Lauren on Thursdays and is a great, enthusiastic person to have on our team.
Shaya Goldstein - Junior Assistant
Shaya started dancing at the age of 2 with Kaliedoscope doing baby ballet and street classes twice a week. She adores kids as she has twin cousins who dance at Kaliedoscope on a Monday, so has spent 4 years looking after and playing with babies/ toddlers.
She's currently in year 9 at Rickmansworth school and one of her favourite lessons is dance. She's enthusiastic about sports, activities and dance and is so happy to be at Kaliedoscope volunteering for my duke of Edinburgh!
We are thrilled to have Shaya back at Kaliedoscope as she is an ex pupil of ours. You will find Shaya on Monday nights assisting Liana with the street dance classes.