Choreographers

Robert Hamilton

 

Robert obtained one of two full scholarships awarded each year to train at the prestigious Bird College in London.

 

He made his debut in London’s West End in the hit musical CATS playing Mr. Mistoffelees. After he was scouted by the producers of  “The Great Dance” he left the show not only to choreograph, but to also dance the lead in a filmed version for Columbia Tristar.

 

On completion Robert performed in European tour of FAME. Following this he returned to London, he played the part of Antonio in "Dick Whittington - The Musical" working with renowned choreographer Gillian Lynne.

 

He has also performed in a wide variety of other events and productions including; The Brit Awards with Robbie Williams, The Generation Game, Saturday Night Fever, TV2 Sweden, Give Your Mate A Break, Stars in Your Eyes and the Royal Variety Performance.

 

Developing his interests in choreography, Robert became a guest teacher at Bird College of Theatre & Dance and the London Studio Centre. There he trained and developed the students to professional level. Moving towards choreography, he joined International Cruise Lines producing various shows.

 

Robert has also choreographed trade shows and promotions for TAG, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Elizabeth Emmanuel.

 

On returning to Glasgow, Robert founded Dancepoint in 2000 to provide dynamic dance, aerial and performance training for young dancers.  He has gone onto create one of Scotland’s most successful dance schools and choreograph a number of hugely prolific dance acts, featuring in the finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and Sky’s Got To Dance including The Box, Fear of the Unknown and most recently, Dance Illusion.

 

Jaimie Macrae

 

Jaimie trained at Dancepoint Glasgow and Broadway Dance Centre in New York. She is now the resident commercial choreographer at Dancepoint, creating many pieces of work for various shows and events as well as teaching regular technique classes. She is also the Commerical tutor for Ballet West Associates which is a monthly programme for young dancers.

 

Jaimie was part of three very successful dance acts which appeared on the following televised programmes: The Fusion (Britain’s Got Talent 2010), Fear of the Unknown (Got To Dance 2012) and Dance Illusion (Got to Dance 2014).

 

Though this, she has gone on to perform at various events worldwide with her team.

 

Ashley Hesford

 

Ashley has over 20 years experience in the dance industry. She trained as a dancer at The Samantha Brisbane School of Dance and is now head coach and choreographer of the school.

 

Ashley trains dancers to elite competition standard. Her teams  compete at Regional, National, European and World Allstar Dance competitions.

 

Her current senior team  “Ultimate Uproar” have completed their third successive year unbeaten in the U.K, winning over ten National champion and Grand champion titles, including back to back world bids since 2015.

 

In 2017, she took on the role as Team Scotland Jazz coach and choreographer. The team competed at ICU world championships in Florida and are currently ranked Top 5 in the world.

 

Ashley is a trained Allstar cheerleading and dance Judge and judges nationally throughout the UK.

 

Her success in the Allstar industry have resulted in her being asked to work with a number of schools in Scotland, London and across the U.K.  to develop their technical dance training.