Taylor and Kennedy-Eve Cousins

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Taylor was spinning on his head from a ridiculously young age. His parents soon realised, after he spent his football games flipping across the pitch, that he was a born break-dancer. He began break dancing at the age of 6 and now trains in a number of styles weekly including breakdance, hip hop, street dance, locking, popping, krump and contemporary but to name a few. He is lucky enough to be a part of Street Beat’s elite dance crew – Eclipse and has won some major competitions across the country. Some of the projects he has been involved with are: 1st Place in Donny’s Got Talent, Olympic Torch at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Bodies on the Beach in Scarborough, Fresh (Yorkshire Dance – Nottingham) – 1st Place, XM, UDO – (again taking 1st place), Sadler Wells Breakin Convention, Nobulous, Can you Dance – Manchester, Dear Shed Festival, South Bank youth Dance but to name a few. His dance has qualified for the world street dance championships to be held this summer in Glasgow as well as the European dance championships to be held in Germany in 2016.

Although not his immediate focus Taylor has also been involved in a number of drama productions across the region, but last weekend he debuted in his first main role as ‘Oliver’ in Scunthorpe.

Taylor’s biggest achievement to date, is at only 10 years old he won a prestigious award at the ‘Can You Dance’ event in Manchester (founded by the Got to Dance winner – Lucas Mcfarlane) for ‘Most Promising Dancer’. Taylor also received an amazing write up in ‘London’s The Stage’ following his involvement with Sadler Well’s Breakin Convention in the show ‘Nobulous’.

Taylor is lucky enough to have undertaken employment in the ‘Arts’ and recently danced for ‘Mini’ during the launch of their new 5 door model.

Taylor is at his happiest when he is upside down spinning on his head.

Kennedy has been on stage since the age of 3. Initially starting with ballet, her direction quickly changed taking her into the urban world of dance. She now has lessons in a wide variety of styles including: breakdance, hip hop, locking, popping, krump and contemporary but to name a few. She is lucky enough to be a part of Street Beat’s elite dance crew – Eclipse and has won some major competitions across the country. Some of the projects she has been involved with are: 1st Place in Donny’s Got Talent, Olympic Torch at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Bodies on the Beach in Scarborough, Fresh (Yorkshire Dance – Nottingham) – 1st Place, XM, UDO – (again taking 1st place), Sadler Wells Breakin Convention, Nobulous, Can you Dance – Manchester, Dear Shed Festival, South Bank youth dance but to name a few. Her dance crew and herself in a solo performance have qualified for the world street dance championships to be held this summer in Glasgow as well as the European dance championships to be held in Germany in 2016.

On the production side, Kennedy has been fortunate enough to play some major parts on the stage both in Doncaster and in Scunthorpe, including ‘Annie’ and Nancy (Oliver).

Kennedy’s biggest achievement to date, is at only 13 years old (following a successful competition where she choreographed a dance for a young group of dancers, competing against her own teachers) she won the right to work with a top London choreographer in order to display her work at the Dance Whispers event at Northern Ballet in Leeds.

Kennedy has no doubt where her future is. She hopes to go on to work with some of the big names in the West End.

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