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Meet The Team

 

Meet our team of passionate individuals who are based across Wales & England to drive our programmes.

Executive Team:

CEO:                                                                            Alp Orge                                             Alp@udoitdance.co.uk

Alp has a wealth of experience in the UK sports sector having been involved professionally for over 20 years as the MD of the Tempest Sports Group, a multi sport sportswear and commercial company, and in a non exec capacity for sporting bodies such as British Fencing and UDOIT!. 

Driven by a strong belief that sport and activity if presented and provided in the right way can play a vital role in being able to support and shape young lives, Alp is delighted to be able to play a role in helping to shape and deliver the charitable goals of the UDOIT! Dance Foundation.

 

Operations & Development Manager:                     Natalie Pitman                                  Natalie@udoitdance.co.uk

Natalie has been on the UDOIT team since April 2016. Natalie has grown up in the world of street dance and opened her own dance school ‘Funk Force' in 2011 and now runs her own dance studio based in an area of deprivation in South Wales. Natalie has grown through the Sport Wales Young Ambassador Programme, inspiring other young people to be active through street dance and empowering other women & girls to want to live active lifestyles and to have the confidence to partake in leadership positions. Natalie carried the Olympic Torch in 2012 for her work in the community and has been involved with speaking at conferences for Sport Wales  for the last 10 years. Natalie is currently on the Sport Wales Leadership & Management programme amongst other managers & CEO’s of the Welsh Sport Sector. Natalie is extremely passionate about her role within UDOIT Dance Foundation and the potential we have as a team to impact on young people’s lives across the UK. 

North East Regional Manager                                   Rich Hawke                                   Rich@udoitdance.co.uk

Rich joined the UDOIT team in February 2020. He comes with a wealth of experience having been in the Street Dance industry since 2006 running his own company ‘DancedazeUK’ 

DancedazeUK Crew ‘Rise Unbroken’ performed in the Live Semi Finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Choreographers have performed on BBC 1’s The Greatest Dancer while some of the dancers have toured with Justin Bieber, have scholarships at Pineapple Dance Studio & even become World Champions. 

Rich is passionate about developing Street Dance all over the UK and believes all children should be given the opportunity to shine.

 

Wales Manager -         Sophie James                             Sophie@udoitdance.co.uk

Lead of Inclusion                                             

Sophie recently joined the UDOIT team in March 2022 after starting her journey with dance at age 4. Sophie began volunteering at her local primary school in 2016 before working for her local authority delivering dance sessions and launching an Over 60’s Dance Project. These experiences led Sophie to understand the incredible impact dance can have on young people, empowering them to develop their confidence, creativity, and motivation. Sophie is incredibly passionate about developing Street Dance in the UK and is excited to share the power of Street Dance to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. 


South East Regional Manager                        Caroline Fallis-Taylor                           Caroline@udoitdance.co.uk

Caroline began performing at a very young age in productions of Annie and the King and I for companies that visited the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford. The theatre became familiar to her as she worked for many years for QDOS Entertainment which produced a number of shows including pantomimes at the theatre. She embarked on a professional career in London appearing in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita as well as performing at the iconic Cafe De Paris in the heart of the West End. She also took part in the national tour of One World. After living in Cyprus dancing at the Pallas Theatre, Caroline returned to embark on her teaching and choreography journey. She trained at Northern Ballet, Manchester, Preston College and more recently Elite Studios where she has gained her FDI, DDE via the ISTD. Caroline has a wealth of experience teaching in the education setting as for many years she delivered dance and student engagement for the Dixons Academy Trust in Yorkshire. She continues to keep her Yorkshire roots alive by teaching at the weekend at her own successful Infinity Dance Studios, where she delivers a number of genres to young people.

Caroline's passion is making dance accessible for all and is very excited to have joined the UDOIT Team to deliver this passion throughout the South of England.

Development Officer- North East       Sinead Darnell         Sinead@udoitdance.co.uk

Sinead is finding and applying for new funding pots to expand our work into new areas. 

Delivery Officer- South East                        Nadia Wedderburn                  Nadia@udoitdance.co.uk 

Nadia recently joined the UDOIT team back in December 2022. She has a lot of experience in all things street dance after attending a vocational hip hop college where she achieved her IDTA Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching and went on to teach dance locally and continues to teach at a successful dance company in London. Nadia also has experience working in the dance industry, working with the likes of Adidas, BT, Jessie Ware at The London Fashion Awards along with performing at Dancers Delight and Move it. After training in the endless styles of street dance Nadia has a very big passion in sharing the knowledge she has gained throughout her dance career to pass it on to the younger generation so they can experience what such a great art form dance is and how it can lead to endless knowledge, experience and opportunities. She continues to work on her professional dance career along side working with the charity as her goals are to expand her knowledge and work to continue to provide mentoring and advice to all the young people she encounters through the charity.

Assistant development officer- Wales       Caitlin Waters.                  Caitlin@udoitdance.co.uk

Caitlin joined the UDOIT team in Summer 2022. Caitlin started her dance journey from a very young age in all different styles of dance. Her signature style is a mixture of commercial and street. Caitlin spent most of her childhood travelling around and competing and wanted to share it with those around her. At just the age of 12, she started her own dance class and this is where her teaching career started. Caitlin now has her own dance school, Oscillate Dance Company, which started in January 2020. In a short period of time, her dancers have become Welsh and British Champions! Caitlin is incredibly passionate about developing street dance all over the UK and giving people the chance to shine. Her new role at UDOIT allows her to do this even more.

Case Studies

Learn about how our programmes have benefited those we work with

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