PRINCIPAL - CIARA SIMMONS
BA(Hons) Dance, IDTA Level 4 Tap
Ciara is excited to be taking on the role of owner and principal at the new branch of Zest Dance in New Milton, Bournemouth. Ciara has always been driven to pursue a career in the performing arts. She began dance training at 3 years old and in 2018 completed her BA (Hons) degree in Dance at LIPA (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).
Since graduating, Ciara has been teaching Dance and Musical Theatre in schools, nurseries and academies. As well as becoming a qualified sports masseuse.
Ciara is now qualified with the IDTA, completing her Level 4 Tap Teaching Diploma last November and will be undertaking more dance teaching qualifications in the upcoming years.
Ciara has had the opportunity to work with industry professionals, including, Dean Lee, Matthew Bourne's company, Wayne Sleep, Matt Harris and many more.
Ciara has performed in a variety of shows including 42nd Street, Mack and Mabel, Loserville and many more. She has also performed and sang for a charity show raising money for breast cancer and various music videos.
Ciara has loved working at the original Zest Dance and is very excited to be taking a new adventure down south with the help of Frankie. She is grateful to be a part of the Zest Dance journey, helping to inspire and encourage more children to get involved with the performing arts.