Jackie is currently on Maternity Leave and the classes are being run by Erin, who has been a student at the school from an early age
Mixed Motion is an established dance company, based in
Hampshire and West Berkshire. Classes range from Tiny Ballet
(3 years plus) to Adult Street Dance and Adult Tap, as well
as classes in Street Dance, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary for
students aged 5-18 years. The company, which was founded in 2012, was set up by
professional performer and choreographer, Jackie Cullen.
Jackie has choreographed and taught for over 13 years in the
UK and Internationally, and having moved to the UK a few
years ago, noticed a gap in the market for teachers with
professional performance and teaching experience.
The classes for Adults are a fantastic way to keep fit and
also to meet and make new friends in a very relaxed
atmosphere. Adults in classes currently running have a great
bond with each other, and exercise has become a fun, stress
release for them after a hard week at work!
Jackie trained in South Africa in Contemporary,
Jazz, Acrobatics and Tap dance with the
well-established company, 'Durban Dance Unlimited.'
She also trained in ballet under Winsome Fuller as
well as Glynis van Blerk of the Royal Academy of
Her performances have included various filming
projects, arts festivals and appearances at the
'Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre' as well as the Opera at
the ‘Playhouse Theatre' in South Africa. Jackie was
a regular performer in some of South Africa’s most
prestigious Casinos and Theatre venues. She has
performed for many companies, including 'Roots and
Wings', 'Magic Moments Promotions’ and ‘Twisted
Elegance.’ She performed in Princess Diana's 'Night
of 100 stars' 3 years running, and danced in a
troupe sponsored by Adidas for Funk and Street
Dance. Jackie has also been a trained fire
performer, performing an act mainly with a hula-hoop
of fire for various promotional events.
Jackie was a regular dancer at the International
Conference Centre in South Africa, supporting AIDS
awareness conferences hosted by the former
president, Nelson Mandela, as well as for various
other corporate functions.
She has choreographed in the UK for performances at ‘Her Majesty’s Theatre’
on the West End, various professional Musical Theatre
Colleges, Corporate Productions and events and Theatre
Musicals. In 2006, she was an assistant instructor for the
Guinness World Book of records, recording the largest dance
class to ever take place at one time.
She currently teaches Jazz and Contemporary dance for a
full-time Professional Musical Theatre College. Jackie has
assisted local councils in Berkshire and West Berkshire with
their Sport and Culture programmes, delivering Street Dance
to over 33 schools in the Berkshire area, with a focus on
delivering a full-scale production at the end of each 8 week
programme. Jackie has also choreographed Tesco’s annual
charity fashion show since 2009, including dance as a
highlight. In 2011, Jackie was asked to teach an Advanced
class at Move-It Dance exhibition at Kensington Olympia in
London, the UK’s biggest annual dance event, and held a
Commercial Jazz class for over 250 students in one of the
Jackie is trained to work with Special Needs, and has run
programmes at Brookfields School as well as The Avenue.
She has also run various local council programmes, working
predominantly with groups of children with Autism and
Asberger’s and adult’s with severe disability, working with
carer’s to improve movement and ability. She is a qualified
UKCA as well as IDTA teacher, with Full Membership to the
International Dance Teacher’s Association.