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Charley Perks

Dance Practitioner / Tutor / Customer Administration Assistant

Charley Perks has a First-Class Degree in Dance and has a background in Street Dance Styles and Commercial Dance. She was the First Dance Captain of ZooNation Youth Company Birmingham. Charley’s career has enabled her to perform in fashion shows, theatre shows, events such as the worlds biggest Primark launch. Music videos for UK and international artists such as KIOKO (UB40). Some of her Professional Credits include Dr King: The Aftermath Production Tour covered by the BBC. Curtain raisers for ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop, BBC Young Dancer, and West Side Story Birmingham Hippodrome. She strives to inspire others and has set up her own dance brand CJP Company.  

Charley started as the first apprentice at DanceXchange and is now a Dance Practitioner for our schools programme. A few words from Charley…“I am thrilled and so grateful to have been given this opportunity. I have now gained confidence and developed my skills teaching dance in primary schools as a dance practitioner. Teaching dance is so fulfilling. I have helped the children to progress in an inclusive environment and overcome challenges. I am enthusiastic in my approach to working in schools, and it has been truly amazing to see the students expressing themselves through dance. In schools, I incorporate a freestyle circle which encourages the children to dance and support their peers. Also, I include movement games that most importantly allows the children to have fun while working on teamwork, strength, balance, and creativity skills. I am excited to continue advancing myself as a dance practitioner and see where this journey can take me!”