At WestSide we believe that our Students should get the best training possible, therefore we regularly invite top Irish, British and International Dance, Singing and Drama teachers to train our Students from young to old. These renowned guest teachers also provide specialised open workshops
Brianne combines her passion for dance with a scientific understanding of movement and learning. Having received well-rounded technique and performance training in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop, she always found her main passion in Tap dance – more specifically, American Rhythm Tap Dance. Succeeding university graduation, she continued to New York City where she attended festivals and trained with hoofers such as Logan Miller, Robert L. Reed, Ofer Ben and Avi Miller, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, Lisa LaTouche, Derick K. Grant, Aaron Tolson, Mark Albrecht, Jason E. Bernard, and Sarah Reich. Currently, Brianne is working towards the publication of her MSc dissertation while also teaching in her new home of Dublin, Ireland!
MSc: Dance Science and Education, The University of Edinbur
gh, Scotland 2016 Dissertation Subject – Perceptions and Influences: The Impact of Improvisation on Style Transitions in Tap Dance
BSBA: Marketing, Minor: Dance, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma 2014
Sandro Franchini is a Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer from Italy. He was born in Turin but trained professionally in Rome at the Roman Ballet School, where he specialised in Modern – Contemporary dance. He continued his training with many professional classes and workshops in Italy and around the world, including few months at the “Broadway Center”and“Steps Dance School”in New York with a different array of teachers and styles. He started his performing career in musical productions of:“Grease”, “Jesus Christ Su-perstar”and“Evita”. He alternated his theatre work with different commercial dance shows and back up dancer on the main Italian channels like “Rai”and“Mediaset”He performed as a feature solo dancer in two major productions: the big french show: “Les Dix Commandments” (The Ten Commandments) that took him to travel Japan, South Korea, Italy, France and also the big production of“Tosca – Amore Disperato” composed by famous singer Lucio Dalla. Since moved to the UKin 2006, Sandro has performed on various tv shows, theatre pro-ductions and dance companies. Here a list of some: “Take That: progress tour 2011” – “Lily Allen” – “The Brit Awards” – “Opening Act with dance/circus company “Incandescence” for “Beyonce” concert in Egypt – “TMobile Heathrow Airport advert” – “The Muppets movie 2014” – “Dance Theatre of Ireland: The Block Party” – “HSBC anniversary in Dubai” – Royal Opera House productions in Covent Garden including: “Rigoletto”, “Falstaff”, “The Magic Flute”, “Manon”and many more – “Glastonbury festival” – Holland Park Opera festival: “The Magic Flute”and“Carmen” – “South Korea arts festival in2012” – “Incandescence circus and dance company” – “Punch and Judy” : ENO Young Vic London and Geneva Grand Theatre, “The Glasgow Com-monwealth Games 2014”. In few of this jobs Sandro had a personal input asan assistant choreographer, role that made him grow a passion for teaching and choreographing. In 2015/16 Sandro was a full time Lecturer of Jazz, Commercial and Musical Theatre atthe Institute of the Arts Barcelona, IAB.