‘Aerial’ workshop with ex-students

Asking  TurnAround Dance Theatre to deliver an aerial workshop is a perfect example of how incredibly talented young local performers are helping students on our Performing Arts Pathway.

TADT was co-founded in 2014 by sisters Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner, who are all ex-pupils of QES.

So it was doubly special for these professional performers to return to school – but this time as teachers!

As well as working with TADT, our Performing Arts Pathway is always keen to work with young local artists since they can share their expertise and insights into developing skills and building careers.

TADT’s aerial workshop for our Performing Arts students

Our  Performing Arts students were stunned by the aerial skills of sisters Ellen, Grace and Lilly, especially their silk demonstrations. The sisters give an incredible masterclass on a specially built framework in our Harlequin Theatre space, before helping our students devise their own performance. We are incredibly fortunate to have such talented ex-students willing to share their skillsets!

Since co-founding TurnAround Dance Theatre in 2014, sisters Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner and have built an amazing reputation for a diverse dance repertoire including aerial, stilt & circus performances.

From individually working with Oily Cart, Ludus Dance, La Petite Mort and winning choreographic awards, TADT have also built-up a wealth of experience within the arts and educational sectors.

LADT were very busy in 2018 with new ‘walkabout’acts and specially commissioned performances, at venues including Peckforton Castle, the Big Easter Event in Lancaster, and at the SQLBits conference at the Olympia Centre in London.

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