David Darcy      Anna James      Helen Shepherd      Millie Kingsnorth      Donna Wheeldon      Sophie Tickle

David Darcy


David graduated with a BA in Dance Performance & Teaching from University of Central Lancashire in the summer of 2014.

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Anna James


Anna has been a volunteer and dance artist with Dance Syndrome since 2016. She became interested in the company after seeing a performance whilst at university and wanted to be involved.

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Helen Shepherd


Helen Shepherd is a freelance dance artist, workshop facilitator and admin assistant. She joined DanceSyndrome in 2015 and completed Dance by Example –DanceSyndrome’s unique training programme in 2016.

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Millie Kingsnorth


Millie graduated with a BA in Dance Education in 2021. She became involved with DanceSyndrome through online sessions delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Donna Wheeldon


Donna trained at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre where she qualified as a professional dancer and graduated with a dance teacher qualification in Ballet, Tap and Modern with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

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Sophie Tickle



Dancing and performing has been a part of Sophie’s life since the age of three. Growing up she completed all her vocational dance and drama exams and went onto study Drama at Exeter University where she graduated with a first class honours degree. An applied arts module during her course really affirmed the power the arts have in engaging, stimulating and motivating participants in a truly unique way.

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Together we can make a difference

If you are inspired by the amazing stories of how our Dance Artists became involved with DanceSyndrome, why don’t you join us too? Everybody is welcome and there are lots of ways that you can get involved.

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