This month our star student is Tabitha McNulty-Skead!
Contemporary (Martha Graham Technique) – Thursdays 8:30pm – 9:30pm with Emma
When did you start dancing?
I have always loved dancing and started taking ballet classes once and then twice a week from around the age of 4. When I was 13 my local dance school grew and for a couple of years I had the chance to try Irish dancing and later a little bit of jazz, however ballet was always the main focus and I took ballet classes around 3/4 times a week as well as assisting the younger children’s classes until I was 18.
After this I moved to uni in Nottingham to study geography, (although I definitely spent just as much time if not more dancing) and here I had the opportunity to try a range of styles including ballet, jazz and lyrical contemporary.
I then took up contemporary after moving to Leeds in February 2019 and am hooked!
What is your favourite style of dance and why?
It’s hard to say as I enjoy so many different styles of dancing. Ballet was my first passion and I always wanted to be a ballerina growing up, but today I would have to say my favourite style is contemporary or jazz.
I love the physicality and intensity of these styles and that they are routed in strength and technique so give you a great workout while also giving you the freedom to get completely lost in the music and express yourself through movement- which I love!
Who inspires you to dance and why?