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Chris is the founder and drive behind STARPIC PROJECT with a wealth of skill. Experienced in business, training, social media and a background in youth work the focus is to provide an opportunity for young people to gain and develop transferable skills, working with individuals towards a more positive destination, help build confidence and reduce barriers in various capacities. 

Chris Cooney

Project Manager

Ashley Davanna

Dance Teacher

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ALANA JANE

Dance Teacher

Nicole Heron

Dance COACH

Nicole has been involved in dance from a young age with experience in competing and performing in various shows, has a wide variety of styles such as; contemporary, lyrical, jazz, commercial, hip-hop and ballet, has a grade 6 in RAD ballet, intermediate foundation ballet and performed with Edinburgh Dance Academy. Currently working towards HNC level in dance with a passion to coach. Nicole will introduce different dance styles to encourage dancers, making it fun and allowing opportunity for development in dance.

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Celine MartiN

Dance Teacher

Celine is a professional dancer and has achieved First Class BA (Hons) in Dance at The Performing Arts Studio Scotland, with experience in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap. Celine is RAD trained and has a wealth of knowledge on stage performance. With several years experience working in the industry and delivering, Celine will contribute to the success of STARPIC dance delivering high quality at our classes towards motivating everyone to reach their individual potential.

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Alana has been dancing from a young age. Trained at Edinburgh Theatre School of Dance and progressed on to Laines Theatre Arts dance school in Epsom. With over 15 years experience, Alana is an experienced teacher of dance and fitness to all ages, working on core strength, balance, importance of team commitment and dedication to deliver high quality performances. Alana will work with the Starpic dancers motivating everyone to reach their individual potential.

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JOSIE MACKAY

Dance Teacher

Josie has been dancing from a very young age, now with over 15 years teaching experience dance and gymnastics. Josie specialises in hip hop and contemporary dance as well as having a passion for physical theatre dance. Josie achieved BTEC Level 3, HND and also gained a First Class Honors degree in dance. Josie will deliver a range of dance skills and many aspects of gymnastics used within dance practice. Josie believes that a fun energetic approach to teaching is the way forward and focuses on every induvidual differences in learning techniques. 

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Dawn Boswell

FITNESS Teacher

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Dawn has over 20 years coaching experience working with adults and children of all ages. Lezmills qualified and delivers Edinburgh Leisure classes througout the city. Dawn will be a great asset to STARPIC dance delivering high quality at our classes towards motivating everyone to reach their individual potential.

Leigh Heron

dance coach

udella Pretorius

Dance Teacher

Siobhan mcdermiD

dance / FITNESS COACH

Siobhan has over 10 years coaching experience, working with kids of all ages delivering movement to music, adult and child fitness and in a UKCC level 1 gymnastic coach.  Siobhan  will be a great asset to STARPIC dance delivering high quality providing a positive experience for all our Starpic attendees.

Sammy FrazeR

Volunteer

Sammy is one of our volunteers who has dance experiance and is now looking to develop into coaching.  Sammy will be working alongside the Starpic team gaining valuable skill on knoweldge while being mentored by Starpic.  

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Leigh has been involved in dance from the age of 3 with experience in competing and performing in various shows, with a wide variety of styles such as; contemporary, lyrical, jazz, commercial, hip-hop and ballet, has a grade 6 in RAD ballet and performed with Edinburgh Dance Academy. Leigh will provide the concept of different dance styles to encourage dancers, making it fun and allowing opportunity for development in dance.

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Ashley has achieved BTEC level 3, HND and BA Honours Degree in dance after starting dance training from a young age being introduced to Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz. With several years experience in coaching, working in the industry and delivering dance conditioning to achieve high standards, Ashley will contribute to the success of STARPIC dance delivering passion effort and commitment towards motivating everyone to reach their individual potential.

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Udella has a wealth of skill and knowledge in teaching children with specialism in Tap, Modern and Hip-Hop dance. With over 10 years teaching experience Udella works well with children giving encouragement and motivating each young person to reach their potential. Teaching the Hip Hop and Tap class for Starpic Project.