Director & Head Coach: Naomi Wootton
Head Coach: Hayley Evans
Contemporary Coach: Moll Holmes
Dance Coach: Liam Pilsbury
Dance Coach: Dani Higgins
Street Coach: Yvette Owen Salmon
Specialist Street Coaches : Nathan Paul, Lucie Talbot, Mario Simek
Acro Coach: Helen Watson
Acro Assistant: Mollie
Sassitude Teacher: Chelsea
Junior Assistant’s: Tyler, Aisha, Charlie
Director & Choreographer:
Naomi established Danceforce in 1999 and has gained 25 years experience of teaching and running the successful dance school. She has trained and choreographed for the successful crews at the dance school and produced over 100 productions and Musicals. Naomi is a fully qualified Dance Instructor and also holds a degree in Further Education and QTLS. Naomi provides teacher training to school teachers through PASS / Connect Ed and regulary visits schools and teachers around the city to deliver dance COD and sessions.
Naomi worked as a Dance Teacher and PE teacher in Secondary for 7 years delivering BTEC and GCSE courses. She has also worked for 8 years in Soecial Education, gaining valuable experience in inclusion and diversity. Naomi opened Dancebox in 2018 and is a recognised teacher with CDET, UKA and ID T.
Naomi is dedicated to Danceforce pupils and is keen to offer a high standard of training to the pupils to give them exciting and rewarding opportunities in dance.
Dance Teacher & Choreographer;
Hayley is currently the Head of Dance & Assistant Head at Moreton Secondary School in Wolverhampton. She works there full time as the Lead Dance Teacher & Head of Year 11 and is responsible for BTEC & A Level courses. Hayley studied Dance at Wolverhampton University and gained a BA Hons in Dance Practice. She has attended Danceforce from a very young age and has taught here for over 10 years. Hayley is in charge of the Contemporary classes at Danceforce and was the choreographer of the successful Hip Hop Crew Calamity. Hayley has vast experience in teaching dance and is a popular, approachable teacher at the dance school.
Liam is a popular teacher at DF, especially popular with the boys and a great role model. He runs the boys classes, boys crew and is now one of our tricks coaches. Liam studied Sport & Leisure at Wolverhampton College and studied for his Teaching Assistant course along with numerous sports courses and child development through Physical Education. Liam is currently working at a local special needs school as an intervention lead and assistant with specialisms in PE and Dance. Liam’s favourite styles are Popping & Locking and freestyling and he is still an active competitor at competitions in the advanced section.
Moll is a Professional dance artist with Flexus Dance Collective, based in West Midlands. Following 5 national tours with Sterran touring company, Moll is now a professional dancer in Sterran Dance Theatre and an influential choreographer and teacher in the youth and out reach sector of Flexus. Moll is a Director for Dance Xtreme Midlands Academy and has obtained her Associate Teaching qualifications with the IDTA.
She has recently graduated from University with a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary and Creative Practice. Moll has now joined DanceForce teaching Contemporary and has an infectious passion and drive to inspire and nurture the creativity of younger dancers.
Administration: Wendy Wilson