Catherine Palmier

Teacher

This sensational West African dance teacher with experience reaching into the contemporary dance world will be working with our African track as well as our students at the BBE solo and partnered camps! With Over ten years of professional teaching experience we are flying this wonder woman from the USA so she can kick-ass and…

Dan Repsch

Teacher

Dan has spent the last few years traveling the United States to dance, teach, DJ, and generally goof off. Since his start in the Penn State swing club, he’s won a whole bunch of competitions and earned a reputation as an international instructor of Blues, Charleston and Lindy hop. Dan’s classes focus primarily on innovation…

Gaston Fernandez

Teacher

Gas is a professional dancer and instructor, based in Madird, Spain specialising in vintage dances. As a former gymnast he is known in the dance community for his powerful acrobatics and aerials, while his background in Tango gives his blues style drama and strength, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner. Gastón’s passion for…

Alba Mengual

Teacher

Alba first fell in love with the dance crowd and that passion for people soon spread into movement. She has been at the forefront of the Blues competition scene for years now and has taken trophies from international competitions around Europe. Above all other dances, she feels at home in the Blues. The intensity, emotion…

Vicci Moore

Teacher

Vicci has a broad knowledge of dance with a background in a variety of solo dances, predominantly ballet, tap and contemporary. She has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Choreography and Contemporary Dance and a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. After graduating Vicci danced with the all female contemporary dance company, Vortex Dance Theatre. Her background…

Jenny Sowden

Teacher

Hailing from San Francisco, Jennifer has been training in dance for over twenty years and teaching for over fifteen. Her background influences her teaching and style in musicality, variety, expression and an understanding of body mechanics. Jenny brings a wealth of knowledge through an expansive range of dance styles studied throughout her career. Based in…

Adamo Ciarallo

Teacher

Adamo is dedicated to nurturing, developing, and promoting the blues scene in London and Europe. Adamo also spreads his love for blues dancing and helps to develop strong blues communities in other local scenes in Europe and beyond. He is the co-founder and organizer of Espanish Blues Festival, Spain’s first ever blues dance festival. Adamo…

Annette Kühnle

Teacher

Annette hails from Heidelberg, Germany and is one of Europe’s most prominent proselytisers (a fanatic hell bent on converting the world to their faith) of blues dance as a teacher, social dancer, DJ and organiser. Her love of teaching and dancing is infectious and if you’ve travelled for blues, you probably already knew that. Annette…

Dan Nash

Teacher

Dan is an embodiment of BBE. Playing and partying all night, smile from ear to ear, warm and welcoming to all and has never missed an early class. A nonliteral vault of information on the blues he can be found regularly in Mississippi and Louisiana playing, researching and truly living the life of a blues man.…

Andrew Miller

Photographer

I take the photos. Photography is a learning experience that never ends! Chris always wants more photos of sharp dressed people partying, sharing a drink and a laugh. “Enough with the dancing photos!”, he says. Now, go get your buddies and buy some shots at the bar so I can make Chris happy. Thanks everyone.

Leanna Rosen

Organiser

Meet the general. Musical Director of BBE, staff coordinator and venue scout. Leanna spends her free time kicking asses and taking names in a life of glamour and luxury and fabrics. If she asks you to sit on the front desk and pretend to be a flowerpot it’s probably best that you obey her commands.…