Qualifications

Gillian’s Dance Qualifications

I became freelance performer and teacher at various studios in the region whilst completing my PhD at Durham University. I love learning new skills, teaching methods and keeping up to date with industry developments and new research through publications, workshops, intensives and conventions. I am a member of Equity and the JTA. Below are just some of the qualifications I have gained.
Most recently I have been focusing on creative and choreography skills exploring the techniques and body movements in different dance forms to bring new dimensions to my work. As part of this development I recently graduated with a first class honours BA in Dance.

Gillian’s Dance Qualifications and Certifications Include:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Fitness
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • The Training Room Certificate in Circuit Training
  • The Training Room Certificate in Sports Nutrition
  • JWAAD Dance Teacher Foundation Course
  • JWAAD Understanding Music used within Bellydance
  • JWAAD The Influence of History and Culture on Bellydance
  • JLN Pole Fitness Certification Scheme Beginner levels 1 & 2
  • Aerial Hoop – Spin City Beginners Instructor Course
  • Aerial Hoop – Spin City Intermediate Instructor Course
  • Chakra Aerial Yoga – Levels 1 & 2
  • British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course
  • Thai Yoga Massage Diploma Levels 1 and 2
  • NECCA Foundation in Teaching Aerials
  • NECCA Foundation in Trapeze
  • NECCA Foundation in Aerial Fabric
  • NECCA Foundation in Aerial Sling
  • OA Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma – Distinction
  • SNHS Dip. Professional Relaxation Therapy
  • SNHS Dip. Stress Management
  • SNHS Dip. Holistic Pain Management
  • SNHS Dip. Sports Psychology & Dynamics
  • Spin City Anatomy and Physiology
  • First Aid
  • Completed Rachel Brice's 8 ElementsTM Phase I: Initiation with Recognition
  • BA (hons) Creative Enterprise: Dance (Contemporary) First Class
  • Primal Health Coach Certified