STRUT SUMMIT TEAM

May 19th 2018

 

 

SUPPLY TEACHERS

 

Jessica McKee

Jess is an advocate of anything that gets people moving, smiling and feeling good. Although her profession is ‘fitness instructor’ she actually places more focus on changing, encouraging and awakening minds before bodies – whether that via dance, yoga, boxing or Poundfit. Having faced adversity and grief from an early age Jess made it her mission to help spread joy into the lives of others – life can be tough but fun classes can be an excellent way to lift spirits. Fitness has the potential to bring out the best and worst in people and Jess trys to quieten the voice of harsh judgment and tap into the fun, confidence building and elation classes can bring. She teaches in East and Central London in addition to many Fitness events both in the UK and Internationally and is very excited to be a part of this Strut Summit Team

Jess’ Class: ConfiDance

There’s no doubt about it, dancing boosts confidence levels so join in this sassy, sexy yet simple to follow choreographed dance class designed to send your ConfiDance through the roof!

AJ O’Neill

AJ is Irish and a dancer but don’t let that fool you, this boy knows how to move his hips! From performing in the West End cast of Chicago, training the celebrity contestants on ITV’s Dance Dance Dance and choreographing and presenting his own children’s TV segment Popup Popstar, AJ’s passion for dance, fitness and laughter has made him one of the UK’s most sought after instructors. He runs dance and diva workshops at Pineapple Dance Studios regularly. Find him @sitdownaj and his workshops @omgsostagey on everything.

AJ’s Class: RuPaulesque

Do you WERK your bodyodyody? Do you READ the room? Do you OWN the runway? Don’t sashay away, shanté you stay and learn to live your life with no RuPologies

 

CLASS ACTS

 

Kimmy Von Shimmy

Kimmy von Shimmy is an award winning Burlesque Performer. Her recent credits include The 100 Watt Club, Cabaret Tease and Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival. She’s sassy, sexy and full of surprises. Just what you’d expect from a professional tease.

 

Kimmy’s Class Act: SIEMPRE VIVA  

“Prepare to be tempted and seduced by a vintage femme fatal. Sell her your soul and live forever.”

 

Miss Glory Pearl

London Cabaret Awards 2015 nominee (Best Alternative Performer), Glory Pearl lives in Tonbridge, Kent, is an ex-school teacher, advertising executive, and trained pole dance and trapeze artist. She began performing burlesque in 2008 and has appeared at many international burlesque festivals. Following serious injury in 2011 she had to re-evaluate her relationship with her body, and became increasingly frustrated by contemporary discourse on beauty, body image, and our relationship with our physical selves. Pearl describes herself as a feminist – something she believes is entirely compatible with taking your clothes off for a living. She is also the producer of Naked Girls Reading, London – part of a global network of events that calls on the timeless tradition of celebrating the female form in a way that exalts her as artistic muse whilst marrying her image to texts of high intellectual, cultural and social value.

 

Glory’s Class Act: STAND UP TO BODY SHAMING
 “The fabulous Miss Glory Pear, aka The Naked Stand Up will perform for you her latest collection of amusing poems about her body, whilst of course presenting herself in ALL her “Glory” – she’s not called the Naked Stand Up for nothing!”

…AND OF COURSE THE HEADMISTRESS WILL HOST THE AFTERNOON AS WELL AS TEACH THE SCHOOL OF STRUT CORE CURRICULUM CLASSES.