MEET THE TEAM
Laura and Ashleigh trained at Dance Studio Scotland where they graduated with a Higher National Diploma. After graduating both went on to further their careers in dance through teaching and performing. Some of their performing credits include dancing live on Channel 5’s Don’t Stop Believing, BBC Threes Move like Michael Jackson and BBC 1s Strictly Dance Fever and Strictly Come Dancing. After a successful performing career Laura and Ashleigh realised their passion was in teaching which lead them to work closely with Active Schools delivering dance sessions in the local community. In 2011 Infusion Dance Company was formed and since then has grown from strength to strength and now offers dance 6 days a week to over 250 pupils. Laura and Ashleigh are extremely passionate about sharing their knowledge with their students and thrive on giving them the best opportunities. They love to see their students progress not just in dance but in life and are blessed to part of their journey.
Emma trained professionally at SLP College, Leeds where she graduated top of her class with Distinction and received the "most outstanding female student award". After graduating she worked professionally both in the U.K and abroad some of her credits include
- Dance Captain and Ensemble with Imagine Theatre Company for 3 consecutive years of Pantomime
- Dancer/Actor in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for the German Opera – Die Frau Ohne Schatten
- Dance Captain and Principal Dancer for Art Event Group – "Rouge Dance and Acrobatic Show"
Most recently, Emma graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Dance Science and Education, she is a member of the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) which allows her to teach dance within primary and secondary schools and prepare students for exams with the SQA. Emma is also a member of the International Dance Teachers Alliance (IDTA), a leading dance qualification awarding body and membership association for professional teachers of dance.
Emma thrives on opportunities where she can inspire children and young adults to develop fundamental knowledge and skills to reach their full potential in learning and life. Her passion for working with children & young adults shows in the way she provides them with opportunities to improve skills such as respect, teamwork and perseverance. Emma's interest in her student's development and learning has accelerated since embarking last year upon her MSc in Dance Science and Education. It is her ambition to use her diverse life experiences and skill set to stimulate, support and inspire the children and young adults at Infusion Dance Company.
Catriona started at Infusion Dance Company in 2011 at the age of 8 years old. Straight away she found a passion for dance and took part in every class she could. Catriona then began to help out with the younger classes on a Saturday morning and would help Laura and Ashleigh with day to day tasks in the dance school. Catriona has since progressed to becoming a staff member at Infusion. Catriona does a lot of the behind the scenes work that many parents don't see.
Catriona deals with the admin side of Infusion, collecting the class fees, answering the company's texts and emails and is even responsible for maintaining the dance schools social media.
Catriona loves being part of Infusion and is so grateful that she gets to call her passion her job.
Emma is a professionally trained Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher based in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Emma has a BA (Hons) in Dance from Performing Arts Studio Scotland and has actively been working in the industry since 2013 in a variety of roles. Emma is trained in many different styles such as Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contact Improvisation, Drama, Salsa, Commercial and Hip Hop.
Prior to studying at PASS Emma studied for 3 years at Dance Studio Scotland, graduating in 2013 with an A pass in both her HNC and HND graded units. It was during this time Emma found her passion for choreography and was privileged to have her HND graded unit piece showcased in the college's annual show 'Pulse 2013'.
Emma has taught and choreographed for many establishments throughout Glasgow and the West such as Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council and of course, Infusion Dance Company.
She has also performed on many stages across Glasgow such as the Kings Theatre, the Armadillo, Tramway and the SECC.
Emma is an extremely passionate dancer, teacher and choreographer and is excited to continue developing her skills and training to deliver in the community and influence the next generation of dancers.