The Team

4Motion Dance Theatre Company was founded by Elaine Macey and Dean Soden who are both passionate about delivering accessible dance and creative programmes for all. They work tirelessly to create a welcoming, friendly and fun environment for a wide range of people and abilities.

Dean Soden - Artistic Director

Dean is the co-founder of 4Motion with a background in drama, teaching and dance. 

Get To Know Dean...

  • BA in Drama, TV and Film, Winchester University.
  • Director of original dance theatre performances - creating thought provoking and cutting edge experiences.
  • Loves to cook different cuisines from around the world.
  • Is a boxset and movie fanatic.
  • A film maker who is a whizz at green screen filming and bringing superheroes to life.
  • Favourite film  - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Favourite director/choreographer - Mark Bruce. 
  • Loves hanging out with his family. 
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Elaine Macey

  - Artistic Director

Elaine is the co-founder of 4Motion, a dance and yoga teacher, choreographer, mentor and life coach in training with:

  • MSc in Dance Science, Laban.
  • BA Dance and Professional Practice, Coventry University. 
  • 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Clore Emerging Leader Graduate.
  • SUPYoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer. 
  • ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. 

Get To Know Elaine...

  • A water baby at heart. Loves jumping in the waves to surf and a lake to swim - the perfect SUPYoga teacher and trainer then!
  • This Girl Can Ambassador.
  • Loves a fundraising challenge, be it an ironman triathlon, cycling around the coast of England or a 4 mile swim in a lake somewhere.
  • Favourite food - celery, carrot sticks and hummus, and red grapes with chocolate raisins for dessert!
  • Favourite dance company - Candoco.
  • Favourite dance technique - Release technique.
  • Loves to travel in her campervan and explore new places and cultures.

Charlie Dixon - Dance Teacher 

Charlie is an experienced choreographer who loves bringing new people and ideas together. Highly experienced in delivering 4Motion's SEN Dance programmes. 

Get To Know Charlie...

  • Loves to travel and go for a bike ride on a fixie.
  • Likes a bit of gluten free baking.
  • Favourite movie - Pulp Fiction.
  • Favourite choreographer - Crystal Pite.
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Oscar Russell - Loading Bay Café Coordinator 

Studying Actor at Identity School Of Acting and soon to be a studying barber as well! Oscar has a range of experience in live/immersive theatre and film and television production. 

Get To Know Oscar...

  • Favourite director - Shane Meadows and Christopher Nolan.
  • Favourite music - Arctic Monkeys and The Jam.
  • Plays the guitar.

Robyn Thwaites - Dance Teacher 

Robyn's dance skills are a mix of contact and contemporary and she is also trained to deliver the SEN Arts Award framework. 

 Get To Know Robyn...

  • Recently saw Akram Khan's work - Giselle by the English National Ballet - saying, "although he was never my favourite when I was studying, I have fallen back in love!".
  • Slightly obsessed with avocado.
  • Loves being able to do things she enjoys with a fantastic bunch of people.
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Sarah Hope - Dance Teacher 

Sarah is a highly experienced dancer, having studied ballet, modern, tap, jazz, disco, salsa, freestyle, contemporary, choreography, music, drama and wedding dancing.

Get To Know Sarah...

  • Started dancing at the age of 6 and has been teaching for 25 years.
  • Adores Audrey Hepburn and studied Martha Graham. 
  • Loves surfing and running.
  • Alongside dance, Sarah's other passion is photography.
  • On a rare moment of downtime, can be found walking her dogs - preferably on beaches in Cornwall!

Angel Allen - Yoga Teacher 

Angel teaches Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle and Chair Yoga and loves it!

Get To Know Angel...

  • Wanted to be a nun when she was younger - specifically Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. 
  • "The best part of my job is the calm, peaceful looks on everyone's faces after they come out of savasana. Ahhhhh."
  • "I love what I do because I am given the opportunity to connect with wonderful people and share their yoga journey with them. It is such an honour and such a beautiful gift. I'm gobsmacked at how lucky I am."
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