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Ilana Weets

Principal / Teacher

Meet Ilana...

My name is Ilana, I am 26 years old and I am the owner of Hype One Studios. 

I started dancing when I was 3 years old and the rest is history! Since I can remember I have been in love with the Performing Arts and knew I wanted to perform and teach as a career.

When I left school after completing my A Levels, I gained a place on the foundation course at SLP College in Leeds, before moving on to the 3 year Musical Theatre course and graduating with a Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Whilst auditioning for performing jobs, I started working at an Engineering Consultancy in Administration, and began to work my way up and undertake courses to aid my development. I found that I really enjoyed working in Human Resources and decided to take that passion further by gaining a Level 5 Diploma in HR Management. I still work there to this day, as a HR Advisor and Administration Manager.

I have always dreamt of having my own Performing Arts school and I could not think of a better time to start my exciting new venture and share my experience and love for the arts with the young stars of today.

ˈYou cant wait until lifeˈs not hard anymore before you decide to be happy... Believe in the Hype, Believe in Yourself.ˈ

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Kelly Stocker

Teaching Assistant

Meet Kelly...

My name is Kelly and I am 25 years old. I first started musical theatre at the age of 8 in a local production of Annie and have loved it ever since.

 

At age 18 I moved to London to train professionally at the London College of Music where I achieved my BA (hons) in Musical Theatre.

 

Whilst training I was lucky enough to be selected to sing with the Collaborate Orchestra on Britain's Got Talent where we reached the semi final. 

Outside of performing I work in Marketing and work on voice overs for corporate videos. 

I am so excited to be a part of the Hype One team!

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Amanda Hardwick

Teacher

Meet Amanda...

My name is Amanda, I am 23 years old and I am a Dance Teacher at Hype One Studios.

I stepped into my first pair of ballet shoes at the age of two and I have loved dancing ever since.
It is a great passion of mine and I wish to share my love for it with as many people as I possibly can.

Having trained professionally in Singing, Acting and Dancing from the age of 16, I graduated three years later with my Level 6 Diploma in Dance. I love all three disciplines in the Performing Arts, but Dancing has always been my main focus.

Growing up with Dance has allowed me to become the woman I am today, it gave me structure when I needed it the most. It was a home away from home. I had a strong sense of family wherever I went, and could always truly be myself.

I am now a Wedding Co-ordinator / Host and I use every skill I learnt in Performing Arts in my day to day job. 

I am thrilled to be starting with Hype One Studios as a Teacher and I am looking forward to starting this new and exciting journey with my colleagues and students.