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About Us

Owner and Dance Teacher

As an alumna of Swindon School of Dance, Ness studied ballet, jazz, contemporary modern and tap, before being accepted into the London Contemporary Dance School where she trained with London Contemporary &  Ballet Rambert. 

Dance as a career came to an end when Ness suffered a fracture of the spine, this led to a  career in hospitality for the largest independent restaurant chains in the UK and USA. 

Always having this niggling passion for dance, Ness then founded and taught community dance classes at the Lyppard Grange Community Centre teaching children and adult’s ballet, tap and jazz.

She currently choreographs for the Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society (PODS) and Pershore Operatic Dramatic Youth Society (PODYS) and is a relief teacher at a Worcester Ballet School. 

Since Wychavon dance’s beginnings in 2019 we have grown with now teaching after school clubs and Wellbeing sessions for NHS and Worcester County  Council.  

Ness lives in Drakes Broughton and after 18 years in the West Mercia Police Force, Ness  retired as a senior detective due to a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). After learning about the condition Ness became continually frustrated when other sufferers would talk about what they ‘can’t do’ due to the condition. 

Ness has developed her ‘CAN DO’ attitude to life where she continues to teach dance and develop Wychavon Dance while managing her cognitive dysfunction and is an advocate of wellbeing and positivity and looking after mental health where dance, community and positivity  play a huge part. 

Ness has the condition, it does not have Ness!

Vicky Shone

Dance Teacher

Vicky has been a freelance dance teacher for over 10 years, working with many Schools and Performing arts establishments in Wychavon and beyond. 

After graduating Falmouth University with a degree in Choreography, she went on to gain a Diploma in Dance Instruction from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and is also a registered teacher with United Teachers of Dance (UTD). 

Vicky has worked with UTD on the creation of their contemporary dance syllabus of work, and continues to lead courses with teachers around the country. 

 

When Vicky isn’t busy teaching you can find her behind a sewing machine or treading the boards over at PODS, the resident theatre company at Number 8, Pershore. She also works with PODYS, the youth section, on their performances.

 

Vicky Shone : Ba(Hons).  HNC.  DDI(TAP&MTH).  UTD:RTS.

Kiaragh Brown 

Dance Teacher

Kiariagh is a local theater actress and singer, currently working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award with Drakes Broughton Dance Club; to improve her teaching and technical skills in dance. Kiaragh supports classes  in Musical Theatre and our annual Summer Club. 

Mia Brotherton ​

Dance Teacher

Mia has been studying Musical Theatre at ‘The Birmingham Ormiston Academy’ and is in her first year of her A levels . Mia also attends the’ School of Theatre Excellence’ studying Singing, Acting and Dancing.

She has played many lead roles for PODY’s including Mortitia in the Addams Family, Sandy in Greece and for PODS, Alice, in Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking glass. Mia sings and acts for the Fladbury players and choreographed Dick Whittington.

Mia teached at our Annual  Summer Club. 

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Ness Haller

Owner and Dance Teacher

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Vicky Shone

Dance Teacher

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Kiariagh Alwyn Brown 

Dance Teacher

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Mia Brotherton 

Dance Teacher

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