Jacinta McArdle, PRINCIPAL
Jacinta Michelle McArdle has had a great passion for performing from a young age, performing at only 2 in the national Eisteddfod singing solo. After leaving school she went on to train in a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre at Studio La Point, Leeds, where she was thrilled to gain a full scholarship. Further qualifications include; BTEC National Diploma in Dance, First Air, Defibrillator Training, Acrobatic Arts Society Certified (all levels), IDTA Teachers in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Disco, Freestyle and Musical Theatre and qualified ZUMBA instructor.
She also was a part of Laines Theatre Arts Squad in Epsom, London, and studied performing arts at Pineapple Dance Studio, London. Jacinta started her professional career at just 18 as part of the Show Team for Bourne Leisure (Haven Holidays) which was just the start! She quickly rose to Dance Captain and into management as Assistant Manger at Ola Hotel chain in Mallorca, Spain! From here, Jacinta went on to choreograph and perform in various parts of Spain, Cyprus, Australia and all over the UK, also performing in Disneyland Paris. On return to the UK, Jacinta managed various performance and entertainment teams across the UK.
Working near her home town, Jacinta developed her passion for professionally teaching at various dance schools and primary and secondary schools. In 2015, Jacinta was thrilled to form Dance with Cinti, passing her passion and industry experience onto students from across North Wales.
EMMA FOLEY, Tutor
Emma started ballet at just age 3 and right from childhood, trained 6 days a week.
Emma completed all exams at distinction level with honours in ballet, tap and modern and went on to win a National Award as one of the youngest in the country to take major ballet exams at the age of just 13.
Continuing to her adult career, Emma has toured as a successful performer and aerial artist in shows and on cruises around the world including Leading Trapeeze artist in Cirque du Soleil for Celebrity Cruises, Lead Dancer for Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Viva Las Vegas, Chicago and more.
Following a number of years touring, Emma returned to her routes as the Principal Ballerina at Grand Bahia Principe, Mexico.
Now back in the UK, having added ISTD Teaching Qualifications, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba qualifications to her list, Emma is an important part of the DWC team and brings much experience and knowledge.
Jenny Rawlinson, Tutor
Jenny has had a passion for dance since the age of 4, continually improving throughout childhood to go on and train at The Hammond School, until the age of 19. Skills learned at the Hammond School included all genres and styles from ballet to musical theatre.
Whilst training professionally, Jennyher gained my teaching certificate in RAD Ballet together with full teaching qualifications for ISTD Tap, Modern, Ballet and National Dance. Jenny is looking forward to returning to teaching after a number of years out to have her three children.
Anna Williams, Tutor
Since the age of 3 Anna has had a passion for performing. She started dancing and performing lessons at the age of 3 and took part in regular eisteddfod competitions and dancing, singing and acting exams until the age of 18. At the age of 9 and 10 Anna was a dancer in Venue Cymru Christmas pantomime, firstly Aladdin and then Peter Pan. She then went on to join Llandudno Youth Musical Theatre and was dance captain for 2 of their productions in Venue Cymru, ‘The Wiz’ and ‘Our House the musical’. Anna then went on to study a BA in Performing Arts at Wales Performing Centre, a brand new course in Cardiff. Throughout her course Anna was involved in many masterclasses with professionals from the industry and also a fair few productions such as ‘The crucible’ , ‘I Love you, you’re perfect, now change the musical’ , ‘Rent’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ . She also danced along side Kerry Ellis for an evening of musicals with her, performing numbers such as ‘All that Jazz’ and also the famous tap number ‘step in time’ from Mary Poppins. Anna loves teaching and is very excited to be a part of Dance With Cinti.
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