Young at Heart Dance Teacher- Natasha Guinnessy
Natasha studied ballet at the Edinburgh Ballet Academy and went on to train in contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School and Middlesex University, graduating with a BA in Dance and Education.
Natasha performed as a dancer in London’s west end and throughout England, performing with several prominent choreographers and dance and opera companies including Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.
She returned to Scotland to choreograph for the Citizen’s Theatre, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Opera and taught for Scottish Ballet Education, YDance and lectured in dance and movement at the Royal Conservatoire and other colleges.
Natasha was the Dance Development Officer for North and then South Lanarkshire where she developed programmes of dance in schools, theatres, festivals and local communities.
One of the most rewarding and continually successful projects that Natasha has developed to date are the Young at Heart Dance classes which have grown from the first class in Motherwell to 10 regular classes across Lanarkshire, providing quality dance exercise classes for the ‘Young at Heart’.
Natasha is currently studying for an MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University.