TEAM

Joanna Shaw

Director

Joanna trained at Tiffany Theatre College under a full scholarship and as a child performed extensively across the UK in theatre, television and on London's West End. 

She has spoken on arts management and female entrepreneurship panels across the UK, presenting alongside industry leaders from ranging Arts Council England to New York City Ballet. 

Joanna is passionate about pioneering a new standard for the training of young dancers in the UK, and endeavours to maintain a relationship with each member of the company as it grows.

Matea Hrustic

Contemporary 

Matea has been a member of the team since 2013. Originally from Crotia she studied at The Urdang Academy. Matea's credits include work with Jason Gilkinson on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), Brian Freidman on Britian's Got Talent (ITV), music videos for Mablel, Not3s and The Vamps, Move It (Olympia, London) and the Olympic Asian Beach Games (Oman). She has also toured Europe with Starnights and performed with Four Corners Dance Company led by Dean Lee.

William Maskell

Jazz​

Will trained at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts having been awarded a Dance and Drama Award at the age of 16. He is passionate about teaching and has been a member of the One Youth family since 2012. His professional credits include: Sonny in Grease (Avondale Theatre), Buttons in Cindarella (The Ashcroft Theatre), (UK Tour), Dancer/ Singer with Carnival Cruise Lines (Florida), Ensemble in Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk (The Marlowe Theatre), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Warner Bros), Mamma Mia! (Universal Pictures), This Morning (ITV), The One Show (BBC) and Louie Spence's Showbusiness (Sky). 

Rhys Owen

Lyrical

 

Rhys trained at Colins Performing Arts and has been working with One Youth Dance since 2014. His professional credits include: Mister Maker and the Shapes Live! (UK Tour), Cindarella (The Ashcroft Theatre), Aladdin (The Marlowe Theatre), Feelgood Academy the Musical (Stratford Circus), Georgie in The Killing of Georgie (Drew McOnie), Jack and the Beanstalk (Cantebury), Dance Captain in Sleeping Beauty (Worthing) and dancer in Tank (Hofesh Schecter, Southank Centre). 

Melissa Bravo

Hip Hop

Melissa trained at The BRIT School, The Urdang Academy and later at Bodywork Dance Studios having been awarded a Dance and Drama Award. Her credits include East Wall (Hofesh Shechter Company), Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Robby Graham/GDIF), Breakin Convention (Sadler’s Wells), Gareth Pugh S/S18 (Wayne McGregor), Nike, Ray Blk, Face of Move It 2018 (Excel London), Louise Gray S/S19, Lucozade, Lezarts Urbains (Des Beaux Arts Brussels); Les Alliances Urbaines (Theatre Victor Hugo; Paris), Spin Off (Melkweg, Amsterdam), ICON (Stratford Circus), Rasta Mouse (CBBC), McDonalds, Disneyland Paris, Peter Pan (SM Cebu), All Stars (Vertigo Films).

Irena Cuturic

Hip Hop 

Irena moved to London and joined the team in 2016. She is a member of the UK's leading street dance company Boy Blue Entertainment and her credits include Breaking Convention (2017/ 2018), project REBEL (Edinburgh International Festival), A Night With Boy Blue (Barbican Centre), Miss Universe (Croatia), Big Brother, Dancing With The Stars (Croatia), Boombox, Planet Dance and music videos for Severina, Damir Kedzo, as well as concerts for Zdravo Marijo.

Alisha Margetson

Commercial

Alisha trained at the North London Dance Studio graduating in 2014. She has since worked across the UK and internationally in the US, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Greece and Portugal. Her credits include work for Not3s, Maleek Berry, Dbanj, Jidenna, Unknown T, Boy George, Mr Eazi, Riton & Kah-Lo, Eugy Official, London Fashion Week, Afro Nation Festival, One Africa festival (Wembley Arena), Reading and Leeds Festival, Scholl, Google, Spotify, BBC, ITV, BT Sports, Netflix and the National History Museum.

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