May 19th 2018
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 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
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.
…AND OF COURSE THE HEADMISTRESS WILL HOST THE AFTERNOON AS WELL AS TEACH THE SCHOOL OF STRUT CORE CURRICULUM CLASSES.