I am Michelle Hainsworth. I started ballet when I was 9 but by the time I got to pointe work I decided that although I loved it, I really wasn’t suited to it. Meanwhile, I was loving contemporary dance at school and studied it at O and A’Level. After that I got a BA(Hons) in Dance and Drama with Language and Literature and a PGCE in Dance (Secondary). I spent over 20 years teaching dance, drama and English in Secondary schools and colleges but more recently have decided to concentrate on community dance practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, with all abilities/disabilities, enjoying dance, expressing themselves creatively, learning new things, and connecting to each other. To this end I have undertaken further training including Dance for Parkinson’s, Dance and Disability, Older People’s Dance and Arts Award Advisor Training.