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RADiate tutors

Learn more about our highly-experienced RADiate tutors.

Sue Burton - Lead Tutor

About me

Birthday: 23 November

Dance Schools and Companies: Royal Ballet School, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Amici Dance Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, and Hampstead Theatre Club.

When I was a ballet dancer I had a very exciting time travelling to theatres all over the UK - from Sadler’s Wells in London all the way up to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. My favourite things about acting were: playing the drums, singing and acting in Hiawatha, and jumping off a trapeze every night in a play about Frankenstein’s Monster. 

What I like about RADiate
I really like the part of my job where I go to visit all the schools and children we work with - and look for more schools who would like to join us. I also teach dance at Paddock Primary and Little Paddock - which I love because I work with all the children, teachers and teaching assistants in the school and they make me feel like part of one big family.

More Favourite Things
I am a bookworm and I also like writing stories, going to the cinema, and spending time with my family and our two cats.  

Katarzyna Maslowska - tutor

About me

Birthday: 15 September

Dance Schools and Companies:  Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Corali Dance Company, Oval Theatre House, Amici Dance Company. 

I have been always passionate about theatre and dance. I remember many years ago making performances, choreographing short dance pieces with all the children from the neighbourhood and inviting parents and families to watch – I was about 6 years old and that is my first memory of falling in love with dance and performance. Since then I have always remained close to the arts, I trained in acting studies, pantomime and eventually back to dance again.

What I like about RADiate
I love being a member of the Radiate team because every session is sure to take me on a magical journey of creativity. Whether it be through jumping, turning, rolling, leaping we always discover a new and different ways to move and create in the space together. 

More Favourite Things
Dance! Dance! Dance - of course! I also love going home to Poland to see my family, spending time with my friends and traveling to amazing places in the world!

Emma Jones - Tutor

About me

Birthday: 1 November

Dance Schools and Companies: Bretton Hall - University of Leeds, Laban, Royal Academy of Dance - University of Surrey.

When I was at Uni the campus I studied at was in the middle of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In the summer our teachers would teach all our lessons outside surrounded by miles of fields, unique sculptures & the beautiful Bretton Hall mansion. I miss the countryside when I'm in London, especially because my parents live in the countryside too so I still love to escape there when I can.

What I like about RADiate
I love my work for RADiate because I get to work really closely with the school staff so that the children can really benefit from my sessions. Seeing how much the children progress socially and emotionally, as well as with their dancing is very rewarding. I like to base my sessions on things the children are learning about in the classroom and the children I teach at Smallwood Primary, where I've taught for a few years, have created short dance pieces that they've performed in their assembly's. It's very rewarding to see the children and staff so proud of their achievements. I also teach at Southmead Primary, Beatrix Potter Primary and with a group of children from different schools who travel to Beatrix Potter to dance together every Tuesday.

More Favourite Things
I love spending time with my friends and family -  going to the cinema, shopping, away on holiday, eating out or just chilling in front of a good film or even in the park when the British weather is kind to us. I have a real sweet tooth and love baking too. I also love a good challenge and I've completed a few charity events over the last few years including the London marathon - I'm still deciding what the next challenge will be!

Elena Molinaro - Tutor

About me

Birthday: 22 April

Dance Schools and Companies: Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Dance and Music; Oval House; Cardboard Citizens; The Place.

After studying History of Contemporary Art in Italy, I came to London at the very beginning of the New Millennium determined to learn English. I could not speak a single word, but needed it for my professional aspirations. A few years later, at the mature age of 30 I came across contemporary dance as I started dancing with a group of young women coming from all over the world. They became my second family, we were called 'New Generation', and toured all over London. The process of creating, making, and performing was like a dream coming true, and I fell in love so deeply with the whole practice of performance making, that I decided to start a new career in the field of community dance. It was a scary yet exciting decision, and today I can say one of the best I have ever made. Since then I have been teaching dance in educational and community settings and I have also developed my own work as a performance maker.

What I like about RADiate
I love working as part of RADiate because I get to collaborate with a team of professional people who all have the children's best interests at heart and are dedicated to making a difference in their lives. These aims contribute to forming a safe and inspiring environment where the children's creativity can grow and flourish. Dance can then become a transformative experience for the children and everyone involved in the project. I also love the trust and freedom which I have been given to run these classes.

More Favourite Things
Chop, slice, stir, slightly fry... Oh yes, I love cooking while listening to some groovy jazz divas! I miss hot Italian summers and my mum's sweet cooking. I love sitting still and contemplating the inner landscapes, aspiring to make continuous progress in my life. I love being in nature, absorbing the beauty of which I am part.