Jacob O'Connell Dancer
Born in Swindon, Jacob started dancing at Swindon Dance were he began his training in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. He studied on the Youth Dance Academy Programme at the age of 10, also where he worked with Tavaziva Dance, Yolande York-Edgell and Merville Jones co-founder of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Also performing with Swindon Youth Dance Company. He then continued his formal training at the age of 16 at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance performing with Moving Visions Company under the artistic direction of Dr Ross McKim. Recently whilst in Jacob's second year he successfully auditioned for a televised programme called BBC Young Dancer. He was awarded the winner of the contemporary final and was able to perform on Sadler’s Wells stage. Jacob is still in his second year of training and hopes to go back to Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary to finish his BA Hons Degree.