Double Twist Dance
Double Twist Dance Company
Double Twist Dance is a inclusive and diverse professional ballet/contemporary/lyrical company based originally in Newham London now expanding to west London, North London studio and now online. We have been established since 2013. It is run and choreographed by head professional choreographer Emma Levene and assistant choreographer Emma Clandon.
As a company we have a unique and different choreographic style telling stories and creates a connection with the audience. It uses raw emotion and expressive movement, blending ballet technique with elements of contemporary, lyrical, jazz.
Our company dancers are all highly trained at leading dance colleges and are versatile in all dance styles including Latin, ballroom. tap, Bollywood and classical Indian dancing .
Emma Levene-Director, choreographer, dance teacher
Emma Levene has a strong passion for dancing, singing, performing, teaching, and choreographing. She started her training at a ballet school in Walthamstow in classical ballet syallbus in rad,modern, jazz, musical theatre and tap. After studying GCSE dance at school and doing a BTEC Diploma in dance she was accepted into the highly respected Creative Academy dance college in Slough. Here, she trained in ISTD ballet, contemporary, choreography, jazz, and various other styles. To further her training she completed a small dance and musical theatre course in North London.
This gave her the technique and performing ability to work professionally and credits include dancing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and Addams Family musical as ancestors and various other musicals. Her other work includes ballet productions such as Beatrix Potter, circus tours, films including 'Fantastic Beasts' and tv programmed like Made in Chelsea, music videos and tv adverts. She has also performed solo and group performances at Hackney Empire and Millfield theatre and Zee Carnivals at Olympia.
Emma's teaching career started as an assistant teacher at a local ballet school in cechetti ballet and from there has gone on to teach at various dance, performing arts schools, primary arts schools and primary after-school clubs teaching ballet, contemporary and lyrical, various other styles. She is passionate about teaching ballet and contemporary dance to all ages from children aged 4 to adults. Emma's biggest passion is giving others the chance to pursue their talent in dance and performing arts and looks forward to a long and fulfilling career in the arts.
Please visit Emma Levene Official website www.emmalevene.com for further info on her
EMMA CLANDON ASSISTANT CHOREGRAPHER AND DANCER OF DOUBLE TWIST DANCE
Emma Clandon is also trained in all styles of dance and a graduate from the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts which is why Emma Clandon and Emma Levene are able to offer a wide range of styles for the company and for the school. They have a strong passion for dancing, choreographing, and performing.
This absolute passion for dance and music has informed Emma Clandon's life. From the age of four studying RAD classical ballet produced a joy in her spirit, training in both the UK and Australia at schools such as Ecole Classique School of Classical Ballet in Sydney, as well as taking class whenever her family travelled overseas. Adding a full range of training in other areas of dance, from contemporary to ballroom, filled out her skill set, as very early on Emma knew this was where she wanted her career to be.
Graduating from Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, where she studied dance, drama and musical theatre, further honed her skills and Emma continues to take professional classes to maintain her standard.
Performing in theatre or on film is a culmination that is the essence of Emma. Being part of an ensemble and savouring every performance fulfils her ambition to strive for perfection. Recently played Victoria in Cats, Teresita in West Side Story and Kitt in Betty Blue Eyes.
Please visit Emma Clandon Offical Website: https://www.emmaclandon.com/ for future info on her too
We are motivated by inspiring new professional dancers to experience the true buzz that dance provides.
Performances as a company include : Gofest with Synergy Dance, Emerge Festival, Bangladesh Catering Awards, Move It and various outdoor and indoor stage performance, charity events and music videos.
Double Twist Dance’s main aim is to make sensible for everyone with neurodiverse and those with physical disability and encourage all types of people to dance. From young ages to adults we train dancers and give them a solid platform to perform and grow by developing strong technique alongside artistic qualities. Giving all our dancers life skills and a healthy mindset preparing them for the dance industry and life as a whole. Dancers gain experience, feedback, fun memories and meet like minded people turning the Double Twist Dance experience into one many cherish for life.