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Meet The Movement Factory Team
Leanne Pero - Director
Leanne is the founder and director of The Movement Factory and the founder and programme manager of The Bruk Out community performing arts programme. She founded Bruk Out when she was just 15 and has fund raised over £150,000 for her programme of community dance work. Since this time she has gone on to produce the award winning Get It On the Floor, yearly dance competition when she was just 22. Get it On the floor was also filmed for MTV’s production "Good 4 the Hood" in 2009 and Keep it moving dance showcase, hosted annually by comedian Richard Blackwood. Her awards include the Black Business Initiative young entrepreneur of the year award 2008 and 2010, Southwark community champion award 2008, GLE London rising star of the year award 2009, Southwark volunteer centre rising star of the year award 2010, to name a few. Her credits include work for Nike, Big dance, Fulham football club, Mr delicious UK, Ed Tracey, Southbank centre- Overture festival, Sky news, BBC news, The media trust, Houses of parliament, Gordon Brown and ITV. Leanne has extensive youth work experience and accreditation that she combines this to create her own tailor made “community dance” package she delivers in and around London. She has worked on creating a new focus on teaching curriculum based primary school dance in the borough of Merton as has run training sessions with Teachers to help them teach this.
Leanne sits on the board of directors for Black Business Initiative and is part of the Media Trusts young ambassadors Board.
Leanne is mentored regularly by Debbie Moore OBE- owner of Pineapple dance studios and Emma Sinclair owner of Target Parking.
Leanne is a professionally qualified dance teacher with the I.D.T.A in Freestyle Dance- passing with an "Honors" Award.
Leanne was also an official London 2012 Olympic torch bearer presenting partners Coca Cola future flames, and ran in the relay on Thursday 26th July 2012!!
Stefan Sinclair - Artistic director
Stefan is the Head Dance Teacher for The Movement Factory and teaches a variety of dance classes across the company as well as co-manages all the TMF programmes alongside Leanne. Outside of The Movement Factory Stefan is currently on Tour with the first ever west end Michael Jackson Show “Thriller Live, he is also part of one of London’s top street dance group- "Unity UK” who are SDI 2007 & 08 champions, IDO hip hop Champions 2008 and Street Dance Weekend Champions 2009. While being with them he has had the pleasure of appearing on BBC THREE's "Move Like Michael Jackson", BBC 1 "Let's dance for sports relief" dancing with Ndubz and T4 Adidas commercial "My Endz" to name a few. Stefan’s own credits include positive profile award winner 2010, street dance weekend UK freestyle champion 2007, modelling for Adidas/ Foot locker, dancing for the Chemical brothers as well as popular urban acts Sway- ("F ur X" video) and Giggs ("uuummm") music video and skits for top award winning ITV’s Katy Brands “Big ass Show”.