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ALEX TURNER

Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, SuperTech, Youth Company, Hip Hop & Musical Theatre

Principle

Alex Turner has trained extensively as a classical ballet dancer for 10 years alongside Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical disciplines. She has worked with many  celebrated teachers including Choreographer Christopher Huggins of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. As a professional Alex went on to dance internationally with Film, TV, and West End Shows. She has worked with many well known celebrities, including Jamelia, Michael Jackson, Ronan Keating, Cliff Richard, The Cure, and Eartha Kitt. Alex has focused and challenged her creative abilities on Choreography & Artistic Direction within the entertainment industries and is a highly accomplished and respected teacher. Her extensive knowledge also covers technique and performance skills. Alex coached the MS and Varsity Dance Teams for 4 years at ASL (American School of London). She currently teaches popular classes at the world famous Pineapple Studios in London and has recently built her own dance company.   

Adam Pudney
Selena Welling

 Jazz, Lyrical, Supertech, Youth Company

Acro & Tumbling

Selena Welling joined Extreme Dance London in 2012 as a teacher. She trained at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts in California. Whilst training, Selena was made Head Girl for her dance team which won many awards at iHollywood, WCDE, and LADF. She is delighted be part of the British and American training at XDL. Selena is also joined as an original company member for Alex Turner's Pineapple Company in 2011.

Tjasa Zibert

Adam trained at the Australian ballet school in Melbourne, re-located to London and joined London City Ballet in the Corp De Ballet and as a soloist. He began working extensively in productions by English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, to name but a few. In 2001 he joined English National Ballet, appeared in Deane’s Romeo & Juliet, an acrobat in Swan Lake and returned every Christmas up until 2010 to reprise his role as the acrobatic “Grandfather” in The Nutcracker. Branching out from classical ballet and drawing on skills he learned in his youth, especially tumbling and break-dancing, Adam had success appearing in trade shows, promotional videos, television and in feature films and worked closely with the director on choreographed scenes in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Adam was one of Kylie Minogue’s backing dancers for her Fever  and Showgirl world tours. He currently has classes at Pineapple Studios and also teaches for Ballet Black, and is a guest teacher at Rambert Dance Company.

Joe Chaplin

Hip Hop - Guest Teacher

Joe Drum

Hip Hop - Guest Teacher

Joe Chaplin trained at the Pineapple Performing Arts School and was chosen to join the troupe, Y@P. He has performed on Top of the Pops, Blue Peter, The Mobo Awards, Sweet 16 and was the choreographer for the band Travel Agency on their tour in Paris. He's currently working in Los Angeles.   

Steven Hardcastle

Guest Teacher

Steven Hardcastle joined Extreme Dance London in 2011 as one of Alex's assistants. He trained at the Tiffany Theatre College where he was awarded a full scholarship to train. Some of his credits include pantomime, corporate work, hair shows, fashion shows, contemporary rep, music festivals and adverts. Some of his favorite work has to be backing dancing for Hard Fi at Wembley Stadium and performing with the original Never Forget cast for the Make a Wish Foundation.       

Joe Drum trained at the Pineapple Performing Arts School and whilst exploring various styles of dance he's representing UK Hip Hop talent with Birdgang Dance Company. Throughout his career Joe has been privileged to work with artists Justin Beiber, George Sampson and One Direction through various television appearance such as a The X Factor and The Royal Variety Show. He is currently in Thriller Live in London's West End.  

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