Jamie Louise Anderson

Jazzy Jamie

Co-owner | Instructor at Academy Of Movement

Jamie's Story

Jamie has performed all over the world specialising in Dance and Circus. Starting ballet from the age of 5 she then awarded a scholarship to a prestigious full time theatre school in London at 11. Then going on to train at The Centre Of Performing Arts College, where she gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in Jazz, Ballet, Tap and a diploma in dance. With over 10 years of experience within the performing arts industry, her dedication and love for the arts has led her to create unique and captivating classes helping to bring people together in a fun and happy environment, thus Academy Of Movement was born.

Jamie fell in love with circus whilst out performing in Dubai, and has been adding more skills to her performance base ever since. Specifically focusing her time on Aerial hoop she has been lucky enough to perform this skill for some of the top leading agencies in the UK, Performing at various festivals, High end London events, Corporate Christmas shows, Weddings and more.
Dance and Circus Credits include: Madonna the musical - Belinda King, Le Grand Cirque - South America arena tour, Smurfs Live - Qatar, Aladdin, Spirit of the Dance, Dancing Queen, Jersey Nights, SMTV LIVE with bewitched, Global Village - Dubai, Muscat Festival - Oman, F1 Singapore & Silverstone, Standing next to me MV- The last shadow puppets, Gold & House full -Bollywood movies, X-Factor- Israel and premiered over 12 shows on Princess Cruises.

With over 10 years of teaching experience Jamie has taught children all over the country from dance classes to more specialist workshops. Her goal is to help each student learn and grow by whatever method he or she learns best, in a positive safe and happy environment. Each child can take the skills they have learnt with AOM from the classroom to every day life, having raised self esteem and confidence.

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"I want to find others who where born to fly"

Q. How old were you when you started circus training?
I didn’t start my circus journey until i was 27, I was performing in Dubai at a spectacular place called Global Village. In some amazing versatile dance productions shows, surrounded by circus performers it opened my eyes to a whole new world of fun, and from there i began adding to my current performance base of dance and musical theatre with stilts, aerial hoop, poi spinning and more. I truly believe you can pick up and learn these skills from any age.

Q. Whats your favourite circus discipline?
Oh that’s a hard one, but i guess it would have to be aerial hoop. I have focused a lot of time honing in on the skills, strength and discipline it takes to get to a certain level on the hoop,I wanted to take the time and really study it before performing and calling myself an aerialist. The dedication and strength required is unparalleled to anything else I’ve done before. Thats also why i really enjoy teaching aerial hoop, watching peoples journeys is incredible, I want to find performers who where born to fly

Q. Besides teaching dance & circus what else do you do?
I am currently still performing, a lot of my time is taken up by travelling up and down the country for different gigs and live shows. Flying abroad every now and then for events is really exciting too. Just recently Ben and i went to Singapore to perform at the F1 Grand Prix, we were so grateful to be a part of such an awesome event. My love for performing will always be with me, once you’ve felt the exhilaration of being on stage and the goosebumps you get from an audience of thousands clapping and cheering, it will never leave you.

 

Q. You’ve performed all over the world, is there a particular show that sticks out?

Another hard question to answer as I’ve enjoyed so many of my adventures, however one that sticks out would be a collaboration show i was part of in Israel. Two pop singers Omer Adam and Moshe Perez fused their sound and the beats of tap and Irish, forming a spectacular show that toured huge arenas in Israel to thousands of fans. It was amazing to perform in some fantastic venues to so many people.

Q. What experience do you have working with children?
I first started teaching children when i was studying for my teaching qualifications, as part of the module we needed to show evidence of teaching. I was only 19 but seeing the children get so excited, learning dance and grow was so fulfilling i knew i wanted to become a teacher. It didn’t however really come into play until mid way through my career as i was off dancing and travelling the world.
I then taught at various dance schools around the country, some part as one off workshops and others over a period of 6months to a year. I also had the privilege of being asked back to teach at the Dance college i trained at. Since teaching workshops in schools all over the country I cannot wait to teach locally and build our AOM family.

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