Meet our Cheeky Flappers
Elena studied at The University of Kent, graduating with first class honours with Drama. She has extensive dance and performance experience, first stepping out on stage at the age of 5 and studying the ISTD syllabus in Ballet, Modern and Tap. Elena founded I Charleston Brighton in 2014 and has been teaching the Charleston with Fiona weekly to over 60 students in Brighton. She has been involved in numerous dance shows, including choreographing for events and helping to organise breaking the Charleston World Record Attempt. Prior to this, she danced in the Olympic Closing Ceremony 2012
Fiona, founding member of I Charleston Brighton started dancing from the age of 11 years old with Portsmouth Youth Dance.She attended Middlesex University where she studied Performing Arts majoring in Dance and has also completed a BTEC in Street Dance. Not only a dancer, Fiona is also a trained TV Producer and Director, with over 10 years experience working at the BBC. She is currently producing short stories for Vincent Dance.
Rowena joined Savoy Kicks in 2014 with more than 25 years’ experience of dance and performance under her belt. She started dancing at the age of four and went on to train professionally at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she qualified as a teacher of classical ballet with a BA (Hons) degree in Ballet Education. Following her career as a dance teacher, Rowena has gone on to work in the charitable arts sector, specialising in communications.
Lucinda has been dancing since the age of 3. She trained professionally at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in all aspects of performing arts. She has been on stage and screen since graduating and is best known for her role as Amy Kerrigan in the Sky One drama 'Dream Team.' She joined the Savoy Kicks in 2014 and loves a bit of cheeky flapper cabaret! She teaches, choreographs and runs her own classes in Brighton.
Rachel joined the Charleston teaching team in 2015 and teaches classes, workshops and hen parties. Rachel has been dancing since a young age competing in many styles of dance until the age of 18. Rachel has dance professionally on the cabaret circuit in theatres, holiday resorts and nightclubs as well as choreographing for shows and pop bands. Rachel was also a cheerleader for BHAFC.
When Ying happily joined Savoy Kicks in 2014 she had profound experience with performing on stage. Due to her first-class professional piano training in China she had already performed in front of large audiences since the age of four. She has been performing and choreographing Chinese folk dance, Chinese contemporary dance, Jazz Hip-Hop, and modern dance. When Ying discovered contemporary Charleston in Brighton she found that it is a perfect mixture between classiness, craziness, and a beautifully elaborated dance style
Amy is the latest member to join Savoy Kicks who debuted with the team at the I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy at the Brighton Fringe 2016. She started dancing at the age of three and trained in ballet, tap, modern and jazz . At university she became an expert in Ballroom and Latin dancing and competed for the university at national competitions across the country.