Movement and Dance Coach
Mandy Demetriou is originally from Zimbabwe and has worked as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and performer in a wide variety of styles and methods. Her passion is dance and movement and she works with dancers, actors, singers and musicians.
Mandy has worked as Movement Director / choreographer at Royal Opera House, Holland Park, English National Opera, Opera North and British Youth Opera of which she also sits on the Artistic Committee.
She currently works as a freelance choreographer and as movement coach at The Royal Academy of Music, The National Opera Studio and The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House.
Mandy Demetriou has been fortunate enough to have had as mentors both Sheila Barlow and Anna Sweeny who have encouraged her to take their inspiration and find her own style of work. Richard Van Allan, John Copley, Geraldine Stephenson, Jean Hart and Lisa Ullman have all had a strong influence on her work. This gives her a unique pedigree when it comes to working with young singers and dancers. Her work has also been informed by the techniques of Classical Ballet, Jazz Dance – Matt Mattox style, Laban Technique, Alexander Technique, Pilates, Ballroom Dance, Flamenco. Feldenkrais technique, yoga and many other styles of dance and movement based techniques. Her work in movement for singers is however, a specialist area in which she has been particularly interested as it requires a deep understanding of the voice, the singer and what they need to enable them to sing and also show emotions and thoughts in their movement.