Lorena started dance lessons at the age of 3 years, beginning her journey with Ballet, which lead to her gaining RAD (ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE) Grade qualifications up to Intermediate Level. She also expanded on her training with Jazz and Contemporary dance. As a student, she competed in dance at International Level with her Dance School, attending reputable competitions including the Expression Concorso Internazionale Di Danza – IDA (2008) - Participation, Terpsichoris Erga (Awarded from the Jury: Anne-Marie Porras, Hervé Rumeau, Rudy Bryans (2006)); Second Prize in Contemporary Dance Solo 1, Third Prize in Jazz Dance Solo 2, Third Prize in Basic Dance Solo 1, Third Prize in Jazz Group Dance. Lorena then moved to the UK, where she was trained by Greg Gillespie, an ISTD Fellow and British Dance Champion at the London Academy of Dance, gaining her IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Teacher Qualifications in Latin and Ballroom Dances for Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Lorena also holds a diploma in Salsa by Fernando Sosa, one of the most known salsa teachers across the world. Bachata Sensual Diploma from the creators of the style Korke y Judith and Salsa Cabaret Acrobatics from Karen y Ricardo. Lorena has also completed her Level 3 for Personal Training, while being a student and completing her BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk. She now runs the dance services of The London Academy of Dance as the new Principal.
Born in Romania, Stefan's passion for dance lead him to competing since the early age of 10 and to start teaching at the age of 17 in Romania and then in several reputable dance schools in the UK. Stefan has completed Ballroom and Latin Studies with FRDS - WDSF. He has also done Caribbean Dances Workshops and completed a Schwinn Cycling Instructor Course. He has worked as a dance teacher and also dance fitness instructor for reputable venues like The London Academy of Dance, Third Space, Nuffield Health, NextGenerationDanceStudio, Fox School of Artists and Dance Planet. He has been a performer for 'Dance Planet' in Bucharest. He specializes in Ballroom dances, and he can get amateurs ready and prepared for competitions.
Ester Carbonero is a Contemporary, Ballet, Ballroom and Latin dancer and teacher. She's from Spain and moved to London only 1 year ago. She have been dancing and winning over years at professionals ballroom and Latin competitions in Spain. She took part on Spanish Dance TV Show "Fama a Bailar 2018" coming out a finalist. Her credits include choreographing for SKY TV and teaching for studios such as Studio 68, Base Dance Studios, Pineapple, Connection Dance Center and Danza 13 and dancing at the Musical The Bodyguard and the company Circlassica in Madrid.
Ines is a choreographer, performer and teacher in the areas of Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet. In 2011, she was selected to represent Portugal during the Dance Excellence Festival in Los Angeles and won the 1st Place in Contemporary Dance (Advanced) at Festival Norte Dança, in Portugal, in 2015. In between, she started teaching dance to groups of all ages and she co-created a pioneer dance therapy project for mental health awareness. As a performer, she was a member of Sabor Latino Dance Company and work as a freelancer in many projects. In 2018, she moved to London where she started teaching Contemporary Dance for adults at City Academy. Her latest work includes performing at the cyber show 'Connect', choreographed by the American artist Bianca Paige Smith and as a choreographer of the video-performance 'Past is not Dead'. She is passionate about connecting dance to well-being and she loves the creative power of contemporary dance.
Originally from Palermo, Italy, Ornella started her dance training at the age of 3, with Melissa Mackie of the Royal Ballet School, Lilli Russo (ballet) and Daniela Donato (contemporary). She was part of the youth dancers company at Massimo Theatre and gained work experience as dancer in Palermo Operas. She studies at The Opus Ballet Contemporary school in Florence where she had the privilege of dancing for international choreographers from around the world.
After moving to London in 2014, she graduated from the West Thames College with HE Dance Course. She has collaborated with the Emmeline Cresswell Dance Company and Sketch Dance Company on multiple creative dance projects. In 2016 she taught adults ballet classes at West Thames College and recently started studying a new dance fusion of Contemporary and Capoeira classes. In 2019 she started teaching children at Ballet North School, preparing children for the IDTA exams. She is also currently studying at Royal Academy Dance where she will become qualifies to teach the RAD ballet syllabus.
Iesha Lucci is a personal trainer and dance fitness coach. With a background in gymnastics and trampolining Iesha has completed a national diploma in dance and musical theatre. She has studied a variety of dance styles including World Dance: African Contemporary, Urban dance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary & Dance fitness. She has also been awarded a 2:1 BA HONS in Sport Coaching and Development and went on to obtain her Level 2 & 3 Fitness & Personal Trainer qualification. She has performed across a variety of theatres with Kingston College & Sakoba Dance Company and also trained for a week with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company (New York) in 2009. Iesha Lucci regularly runs dance fitness sessions online and in person as well as delivers community based dance fitness and fitness initiatives.