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Abigail Williams - Classical Ballet and Contemporary
Technical Teaching assistant Grade 1 and 2
Hi my name is Abigail; I’ve been with the Big Dance Company now for 3 years and currently working towards my CSTD diploma taking my grade 5 ballet, Jazz 5 and level 2 contemporary exams in December. I’m also taking GCSE dance at school.
I am a member of Aspire Company, I train for around 11 hours per week in addition to training at
the Big Dance Company I also continue to train and self develop at home.
I have been assisting Miss Shanna ballet grade 1 and 2 and contemporary foundation on
a Friday evening for 3 hours per week.
Initially I started assisting to support my Duke of Edinburgh volunteering section but have loved
helping Miss Shanna with her classes and helping the students develop their techniques and exam work it has given me a lot more confidence and would love to continue assisting the younger student and to be a good role model for them.
I’ve been lucky enough over the last year to also travel internationally attending Dance excellence in LA, Malaysia to take classes in ballet, traditionally Chinese dance and flexibility and most recently a dance competition in the Netherlands competing in Lyrical and for the first time ballet and the Philippines taking classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz and lyrical.
These international trips have been a great experience for me not only learning from some of the best dancer teachers in the world but also the cultural experience have been amazing and have loved meeting new friends.