TEACHERS

Hatti Dawson 

Hatti is an experienced Street/Hip Hop Teacher, who has been with Elevate since the beginning in 2010. 

Hatti teaches at both Elevate (the dance school and for local schools) and the Arts Award Company Moving Together. She also runs her own Hip Hop Society at De Montfort University at which she is one of the main teachers. 

Hatti also teaches Children’s Parties, Hen do’s and Wedding Dances. 

Hatti is currently studying a BA Hons Degree in Dance however she is teaching for 8 weeks this year, and will be back more if possible. 

Hatti is also a performer; She has worked previously with ZooNation Dance Company, performing in their Into The Hoods: Remixed tour and was chosen to train with the world-renowned Boadecia Ladies Company. 

She is also part of CODE Crew in Leicester, who recently performed in the UK Tour of Breakin’ Convention and placed 4th in the Midlands Best Dance Crew. She recently competed in Dance Camp UK as a part of CODE Crew, placing second in her street solo, cabaret solo and her street duos. They also placed 1st in their Disney team dance and hip hop performance. 

Hatti has also competed in 6 University dance competitions, placing above 3rd in all. Hatti was recently scouted at MOVE IT 2017 to train in LA and has written for Student Sport Quarterly, a nationwide student magazine, after being asked to be part of their lifestyle section with regards to Dance. 

 Not only does Hatti perform in Hip Hop, she has a minimum of Grade 7 qualifications in styles such as Ballet, Tap and Modern. She also has qualifications in Jazz, Pointe Work and Contemporary. She also performs regularly in Vintage Dance.  

"Hatti is our super star at ELEVATE, a good friend, passionate dancer and extremely hard working and modest individual - she is part of ELEVATE'S history and will always be a very important part of ELEVATE - an excellent teacher, and incredible dancer. JC "       

Bethany McNeill 

Bethany is an advanced dancer at ELEVATE Dance Company, team teaching Junior, Intermediate and Beginner Adults. 

 This year as she enters her second year studying an Extended Diploma in Dance at Andover College, where she has so far achieved a double distinction. Bethany trains full time at college, with ELEVATE and with Shake on a regular basis and attends London classes and workshops.

Bethany has come 2nd and 4th in BDO and UDO competitions with her Crew ‘Gravity’, and is hugely passionate about freestyle dance and choreography. 

 Bethany’s skills include, technical / Ballet and Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and is ever expanding her training in different styles. 

 “Beth is a natural talent, and a passionate dancer – I can’t wait for the kids to have her teach. She’s so relatable, friendly and cool to our lovely students – and an awesome inspiration! I can’t believe Bethany was ELEVATE’S first student! We absolutely love her! JC”