Alyx Steele was born and raised in Liverpool before embarking on a professional career after moving to London aged 17 years. She then went on to further train in New York as part of International Choreographer, Rhapsody James’ Motivating Excellence programme Season 1. Alyx has more than a decade of experience working in the Commercial Industry having worked for a number of International artists and brands such as Rihanna, Pink, Jessie J, Coldplay, Cher Lloyd, LMFAO, Nike, Converse, Vans, Heineken, Numero Magazine and L’Oreal as well Television shows, X Factor, Brit Awards, Mobo Awards, Children In Need and So You Think You Can Dance – China.
Alyx is a passionate teacher and has delivered workshops across the globe in countries such as USA, Indonesia, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and China, where she also worked extensively as a Choreographer. It is Alyx’s love for creativity that has lead her into a career in Choreography. She has a passion for popular culture and enjoys pulling inspiration from other creative aspects to challenge boundaries and bring the clients vision to life.
Her work has been featured in Music Videos, large scale corporate events and Television.
How was your experience of the Tap Dance Festival 2017?
The energy was brilliant last year, it was great to be part of an event that is pushing boundaries and supporting the next generation in such a positive way.
To you, what makes TDFUK different?
I’ve never come across an event like TDFUK before. Tap training in the UK seems to be a hard to come by, to collaborate that with other styles like Commercial is excellent. Also the question and answer sessions provide so much more for the students than just class room training.
Is there any advice you would give to anyone attending TDFUK18, or to any upcoming tappers/dancers?
My advice to any young dancer is to be present, be focused, show up to events like TDFUK they are so beneficial. Be yourself always, seek happiness first, work hard and treat everyone with the same respect.
What are you most looking forward to at the Tap Dance Festival 2018?
I’m really looking forward to seeing all the talent of the next generation, this year as well as having the opportunity to speak to the students to answer any of their questions about the industry.
And finally, what can we expect from you at TDFUK? Why should we come to your workshop?
My classes are high energy and fun. I focus on performance, personality and dynamic movement. I always aim to create a super supportive but hard working atmosphere. You work hard for me, i work hard for you.