Louise started dancing at the age of 3 at a local dance school in Woking and quickly realised that Dance and the Performing Art was what she was destined to do. At 16 she went into full time training at Elmhurst School of Dance gaining a diploma in Jazz Dance and Commercial Theatre as well as her ISTD teaching qualifications in Modern and Tap. As well as 18 years teaching experience, Louise also has had a successful professional performing career, which landed her all way in New Zealand!
Now back in the UK Louise is excited to work with local dancers, teachers, professional performers and studios to pass on her knowledge. She is a huge advocate of safe dance practice, training longevity in dancers and creating a positive nurturing environment for dancers to thrive, be inspired and reach their full potential.
Louise also enjoys creating video projects and designing costumes which, with choreography makes up her brand 'Louise Callin Creative'
College and Performing
Her professional performing credits include : Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Stage), The Mobo Awards (Stage), Captain America (Film), Judge John Deed (TV), Diamond Entertainment (Events) and P&O Cruises- MV Arcadia, MV Oriana and MV Aurora (Stage) as a Dancer, Dancer/Singer and Head Girl. Moving to New Zealand 9 years ago, Louise knew she wanted to continue her passion for dance and teaching which lead her to set up Louise Emma Academy Of Dance (LEAOD) on the beautiful Waiheke Island. Throughout its 7 years in operation, the studio quickly became a reputable training facility known for its high standards in the Auckland region. Louise’s pupils competed through New Zealand and Australia making it to the National Finals in both countries with both soloists and Troupes.
During this time, Louise also had the opportunity to up skill her ISTD qualifications, become a qualified Acrobatics Arts teacher and adjudicate at a large competition in NZ. After handing over her studio on Waiheke, Louise went on to work and choreograph in some of the top NZ Dance studios in Auckland before heading back to the UK to be back with family.