Serena Ruth is a dancer currently training full time in London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on the BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance. She trained regularly as a young dancer whilst growing up in Jersey with the St Ouens School of Dancing, since she was three years old.
ArtHouse Jersey awarded Serena with a grant to support her travel costs to the 2017 IDO Tap World Championships. Since 2016 she has trained with the leading UK tap dance company 'Tap Attack', with whom she travelled to compete in the Championships in Reisa, Germany.
'ArtHouse Jersey's support has enabled me to utlise this unique opportunity to represent Great Britain. Through training as part of Team England I have gained access to a myriad of additional opportunities, the consistent provision of classes with leading tap practitioners has allowed me to continually evolve my technical proficiency and shift my practice to that of a strong engaging tap dancer. Having the privelege to train in an enviornment surrounded by established artists and world champion tap dancers has allowed me to excell indefinitely as a technician and performer, which has had a huge impact on my long term career goal of successfully working as a professional dancer. I'm so excited to have the chance to be part of Team England and embark upon a vigorous education and perform choreography that is really driving tap as an artform forward.'
'The formation number which I was a part of made it through the preliminaries, semis and quarters to the finals and ended up winning the entire section! The whole team were over the moon with the results and it truly made all of the hard work more than worth it.
I would like to say a major thank you to ArtHouse Jersey and the financial help you have afforded me in order to make this opportunity possible and enabling me to engage with something on such a scale. To be a part of the World Champion team is such a privilege and I value the experience immensely.'