BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, RAD CBTS RTS, Official DDMIX Instructor
Marianne started dancing at the age of 2. After training locally, with First Tower School of Dancing, Marianne left the Island at 13 to live and study at Elmhurst Ballet School. She later gained her degree from Laban Conservatoire for Movement & Dance (now Trinity Laban) and her teaching qualifications from The Royal Academy of Dancing.
After retiring from the world of professional dance with a troublesome knee injury Marianne trained at The Tisserand Institute in London gaining her diploma in Holistic Aromtherapy and becoming a member of IFPA and later adding Indian head massage and reflexology to her qualifications. At the same time as studying, she began working as an Agents Assistant at Waring & McKenna based in Mayfair.
In 2005 Marianne and her husband returned to Jersey due to family commitments. She is now a mother of 4 and after a very happy 2 years teaching at Jersey Academy of Dancing Marianne set up Momentum Dance with the philosophy of teaching dance to adults who want to find time for themselves and who may wish to reconnect with their dancing in a healthy and fun environment.
"I believe that you should do something you love, that makes you feel free and gives you the time to be you. You don't have to be amazing at it but it has to be for you and you alone. So find what it is you love to do and make it yours".
"Your Time, Your Dance"
Marianne is delighted to have become the first qualified and licensed DDMIX Instructor in Jersey and to be the first instructor to teach Darcey Bussell's DDMIX classes in Jersey.
Katrina is a local girl who started
dancing at the age of 3 at First Tower School of Dancing. Throughout her time at First Tower she performed at the Opera House in various dancing school productions and also passed her dancing exams
in Ballet, Modern and Tap up to the age of 16. She fell in love with dancing and performed at Caesars Palace in Jersey for two summer seasons to obtain her equity card and then went travelling to
perform professionally in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Japan for over a period of seven years. Dancing is her passion and she still partakes in various types of professional Entertainment with
a local agency called 'Performers' and also in amateur dramatics with the Jersey Green Room Club, JADC and St Martins Musical Society.
When returning back to Jersey Katrina got a full time job at Lido Fitness Centre, enjoyed the buzz of classes and decided to get her qualifications through Shape in 'Exercise to Music' and started teaching fitness classes at several locations within the island and has now been doing this for over 20 years! She also qualified as a Zumba instructor two and a half years ago.
Katrina feels her wonderful husband, Dave, and two beautiful children, Jake and Tawny, have supported her throughout her teaching which has meant a lot to her. She is very excited to be part of Momentum Dance as she loves teaching, it gives her the opportunity to motivate and encourage people to challenge themselves whilst having fun!