Our Team

Josie Norman

Principle and teacher of Reading School Of Dance. Josie started dancing at the age of 9 years old. She went on to join Impact dance in London with the amazing Hakeem Onibudo. She also studied dance full time at a dance school called The North London Dance Studios. Josie went on to dance professionally for a couple of years before setting up Reading School Of Dance in 2013. Josie is an IDTA Qualified, first aid trained dance teacher and fully trained Zumba instructor. Josie is also DBS checked.


  • Toolie Oolie Doolie for Zoonation - Trafalgar Square
  • Two’s a company for Impact Dance - Stratford Circus
  • Breakin Convention tour, for NoCo - Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
  • Performer and Co-Choreographer for Impact Dance at Big Dance Drop, The Scoop - Southbank.
  • gtco
  • Dancer at MoveIT- 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • The Lady Legend UK Tour
  • Many corporate shows...

Shaquille Mannus

Shaquille is a dancer and choreographer who has spent the last few years training and competing across Europe with the crew: Dream Chasers Collective. He has trained in various styles including Hip-Hop, Commercial, Jazz Funk, House, Afro, Dancehall, Whacking, Popping and Locking.

He is currently training in London as part of League of Xtrodinary Dragons (LXD) under the direction of Kash Powell. His style is a culmination of everything he is trained in and aims to elevate dancers and enable them to perform at a professional standard, without sacrificing their foundations. Shaquille is also DBS checked.

Sammy Ceriani

Sammy Ceriani from London, UK has been dancing since the age of 10. Starting with competition training and commercial styles then moving onto further training at Swindon Dance Academy where she trained in classical styles as well as street styles across the board. She went onto training at university where she obtained her degree in dance, since then has trained, and performed with the likes of BoyBlue, Boadicea, FunkOfTheFuture, CompanyB, BirdGang and more.

Further credits include, choreographing and directing for singer artist Aria Grey, dancer for singer artist Bellsavvy in her latest music video ‘queen of my mind’, Breaking Convention, MoveIT, Deja Vu Events, Icon Festival, Barbican Theatre and Theatre Royale. Sammy is also DBS checked.

Annelies Howard

Annelies is a performer and teacher from Reading, who has danced from the age of 3. Annelies trained at Redroofs Theatre School at a young age and continued at Dance Sensation.

Annelies trained professionally for 3 years at The Creative Academy gaining a passion for performance in Tap and Commercial dance. Annelies graduated with a BA First Class honours in Dance and Performance.

Annelies travelled to Kos, Greece for her first dance contract with Palmera Entertainment. She then worked for BM entertainment in India working with many Bollywood stars in music videos and films. Annelies did this for a year and completed her last contract in Egypt working for TMC. Annelies completed her final 2 months as Dance Captain, choreographing for the Christmas and New Year show in 2019. Annelies returned to Egypt in 2021 as assistant choreographer. Annelies is also DBS checked.

Derice Charles

Derice Charles is a performer, choreographer, and teacher with an aspiration to accomplish precision. Training from the age of 11 with various companies and crews, while performing and competing across the world. Venturing into his training, he achieved an extended diploma in Musical Theatre, whilst at college he auditioned and was accepted to travel and stage-manage theatre festivals in Scotland, alongside performing twice consecutively at Orlando Florida’s Disneyworld apart of their youth theatre program.

Most recently graduating from university specialising in dance: urban practice, training in styles such as Popping, Locking, House, Hip-Hop, Afro, Contemporary, and various others. Currently he is teaching and training, whilst running a photo and film business. Dedicated to improving and enhancing children and adults’ knowledge of styles, history, and foundations. Passion and enthusiasm are at the forefront of his approach towards his dancing career, trying his hardest to push the future generation of dancers in the right direction. Denice is also DBS checked.