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    Ciara Jackson

Ciara began her dance training in Dansarena Studios at the age of 2 where she was introduced to Ballet, Tap and Jazz and it was here that her passion for dance started to grow. Throughout her time at Dansarena Studios Ciara gained distinction in all her dance exams including RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern. She also had the opportunity to be part of the new RAD pilot scheme, model for International Dance Supplies, and performed in various local events, most recently The Liam Dolan Show at The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr.

From a young age, Ciara has taken part in various pantomimes as both a junior and senior dancer at the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr. At the age of 11 Ciara was accepted into the Scottish Ballet Associate Programme where she trained for 6 years. Additionally, she spent a year training at the Junior Conservatoire programme at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Ciara has attended various summer schools at top colleges in London and this year has successfully gained a place at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom. Ciara is immensely looking forward to beginning her full-time training at Laine, and cannot thank Dansarena Studios and its teaching faculty enough for the support throughout the years.


Kyra Lee-Bourke

Kyra began her training at Dansarena Studios at the age of 2 years old where she started in ballet, tap and jazz and in her later years attended Musical Theatre. She then continued her training throughout all the grades up to Advanced level where she gained high marks in all of her exams. Kyra has performed in various local shows including the Ayr Flower Show and 'The Liam Dolan Show' twice. She has attended various summer schools including 'West End Stage' where she was given the opportunity to work with current west end stars and perform in 'Her Majesty's Theatre', London. Kyra was accepted into many top performing arts colleges throughout the UK and has chosen to further her training at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She is excited to continue her training in Liverpool and can't thank Dansarena Studios enough for the level of training she is leaving with.


  Holly Martin

Holly joined Dansarena Studios at 3 years old and has spent 15 very happy years here. Throwing herself into all forms of dance, she loved it so much she realised at age 10, she would like to perform professionally. Holly has recently completed her RAD Grade 8 ballet, Grade 8 Musical Theatre & ISTD Adv 2 Tap exams all with distinction.

She has had the opportunity to perform multiple times as a backing dancer in the Liam Dolan show, as well as dancing at the Prestwick lights switch on, the Ayr Flower Show and all Dansarena's Christmas and Summer shows, culminating in gaining the lead role of Dorothy in "Dorothy's Dream" her last ever Dansarena show!

As well as enjoying her dancing, Holly loves to sing and has had the privilege of singing with the Military Wives & Pan Ayrshire Choir where she was given a solo in one of the songs. She has also performed in local Youth Theatre productions such as Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and as Mitzi in the Wellington Youth Theatre production of Crazy For You. Holly has gained many leading roles such as Florence in Chess and Maria in Westside Story. She also enjoys performing at many Burns Suppers as a vocalist.

Holly would like to thank all of her teachers for all their help and guidance on helping her to become the performer she is today and for helping her to achieve the skills & discipline needed to succeed in a very challenging but immensely rewarding industry.

Holly is now heading off to London, having gained a place to study Professional Musical Theatre and Dance at the Urdang Academy.

Frances Maxwell

Frances started dancing at the age of 2 in her hometown of Castle Douglas where she was trained in the disciplines of ballet, tap and jazz by Miss Katie. After sitting her Grade 1 ballet exam at Dumfries School of Dance, Frances moved on to continue her training at Dansarena Studios, where she progressed through the grades to advanced level, gaining merits and distinctions in all of her exams, and performing in many shows such as Prestwick Christmas light switch on and the Gaiety Theatre Variety Show.

Frances attended various summer schools and workshops including Bird College's summer school and the Urdang Academy's Pre-Audition course. Frances has chosen to continue her training at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and would like to thank all the staff at Dansarena Studios for all their help over the years for the outstanding training and discipline she is leaving with.

  Téa Oliver

Téa started jazz classes at Dansarena Studios in 2013 at the age of 13. The following year she started taking ballet lessons and in 2015 she successfully auditioned for the ballet associates at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). In 2016 she gained a place at the RCS Junior Conservatoire for Contemporary Dance. Téa has managed to take all these classes alongside all her RAD Ballet and Jazz classes at Dansarena Studios. Téa has been accepted onto the 3 year BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London.

Caitlin Rennie

Caitlin began dancing aged 2 ½ at Dansarena Studios. She quickly realised her love for dance and has trained in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern, achieving distinctions in all her exams up to an advanced level. Caitlin also discovered her passion for singing and has performed many solos over the years at Dansarena Studios Summer Shows and various other local events. She performed in pantomime at The Kings Theatre, Glasgow aged 9 yrs alongside Karen Dunbar, Keith Jack and the Late Gerard Kelly which was an experience to remember! Caitlin has also enjoyed other acting roles over the years, playing Killer Queen in her school show “We Will Rock You” was also a highlight!

Through Dansarena Studios Caitlin has benefitted from many performing opportunities such as Go Dance, The Liam Dolan Show, The Gaiety Showcase, The Ayr Flower Show, The Prestwick Xmas Lights Switch On to name a few and naturally Dansarena’s very own Summer and Christmas Shows too! These experiences have all contributed to Caitlin’s desire to go on and train at a vocational level and this year she secured 3 Top London College places! Caitlin is excited to commence her training at the prestigious Italia Conti Performing Arts College in London this September 2017!

Catlin would like to thank all teachers at Dansarena Studios for their contribution in her training. They have all played a part in her journey and she would also like to thank them for their help, support, encouragement and friendship which she will never forget! She is excited for this next chapter to begin and will most definitely keep in touch! Thank you!


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