JACK MAY

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Jack began dancing at the age of 13, after a childhood filled with gymnastics comps. His interests infreestyling created a number of opportunities for him to represent the ACT at national competitions. He moved to Melbourne in 2010 to pursue a career in the performing arts and has since then started what he hopes to one day become and empire. In 2015 Jack opened the doors to Momentum Arts Studios, his very own dance school. His passion for teaching and love for dance have fused to create a place where others can learn and develop their skills alongside this highly sort after Melbourne based Choreographer and his team of staff.

Jack has had a immense performing career that’s seen him work on a number of large scale events such as; the Footy Show Grand Finale Players Review, Australian Hip Hop Champs, Grounded, Short and Sweet Dance Festival, LEGENDS IN CONCERT Australian/China Tour 2018, and numerous corporate gigs at Crown Casino for brands like Hype, Platypus, NAB, among many more.

His choreographic achievements include co-choreographing a number of productions for contemporary company Collaboration the Project. He was hand picked to teach at Victorian Dance Festival in 2016/14, he was assistant to world-renowned choreographer Erica Sobol on her teaching tour in Guam.

Jack still travels nationally to teach workshops and set choreographic material all around Australia as well as in and out of Primary/Highschools and dozens of local dance studios. He has also worked/lectured within the prestigious University VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) and in 2017/18 at a number of Studios in Japan. Jack had the pleasure of working alongside “Inkrewsive” (a Hip Hop orientated dance program for those with mental impairments) where he helped developed a full scale production with over 25 cast members in 2017.

He has adjudicated a number of competitions around Melbourne including the ATOD National finals, “Dance Fest”, and “Dance Off”, and has recently helped create the new Hip Hop syllabus program from CSTD, and SFD.

Jack believes his capacity to connect with students is his greatest strength, he loves working with all ages and abilities and strives to create a classroom environment where everyone feels comfortable to step outside their box and discover what they are truly capable of.

 

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