Jamie has been influenced by his teachers and peers over the years. His foundation was popping before he added aspects of contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop. Most recently, he has added African and Caribbean styles to his repertoire through the BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles Degree. Jamie describes himself as a versatile dancer that can pick up choreography quickly.
Jamie Kayode Baker
Rochelle is a dancer in training, who is currently developing her own movement language. With a strong passion for her culture, she explores the fusion of Caribbean dance in contemporary movements to express herself.
Rochelle studied performing arts in school and went on to study Level 2 Musical Theatre (1 year) and BTEC Dance (2 years). At the University of Central Lancashire, Rochelle studied Dance Performance and Teaching (1 Year) and is currently studying with BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles at Irie! Dance Theatre.
Kadeja is a dancer who is always developing and discovering her movement language further. Training in Contemporary, Urban, African and Caribbean dance forms has made her versatile and open to new movement language.
As a dancer who have only recently started her professional dance training at Irie! Dance Theatre, this has been her biggest influence in becoming a diverse dancer. Being from a mixed African and European background has also helped in appreciating different styles along with her Somalian culture.
Dino completed a BTEC (Level 3) in Dance at Leeds City College before joining the BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles at Irie! Dance Theatre. Dino is interested in contemporary dance and is looking forward to developing as a versatile dancer.
“I am still learning but at present, Nii my African dance teacher at university has really inspired my dance movement.” Rebecca describes her passion for dance as a rainforest of nature and she wants to develop more as a traditional African and contemporary dancer.
Rebecca Naadedei Okine
Grace has a natural curiosity to create movement and she enjoys choreographing as well as learning new dance forms and styles. Grace completed a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in dance before joining the BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles. She describes herself as a flower yet to blossom, hard working and capable of adapting to different genres of movement.
Elizabeth has been influenced by both traditional and contemporary art forms, from African culture and American Pop Music to West Indian Cultural Music and Dance. Elizabeth has experience as a dance teacher, teaching adults and children 4-18yrs and she is currently studying a BA (Hons) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles. She describes herself as a fun, bubbly, sharp and emotional performer.
Connor found his inspiration for dancing from contemporary dance practitioners such as Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham and Katherine Dunham. Connor enjoys embracing different styles within contemporary dance and is currently studying BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles at Irie! Dance Theatre.