Chief Executive Officer
Jill joined us in September 2019. She has a passion for dance and all things marketing. With over 20 years experience in design and brand Jill is key to keeping Citymoves up to date with all things social media and communications.
Hayley has worked with Citymoves for over 10 years and took on the role of CEO on 1st June 2021. A trained dancer, educator and development manager she looks forward to working with my established and future network of local and national partners.
Dance Development Manager |
Higher Dance & Residencies
Citymoves' Class Tutors
Hazel has been delivering exercises classes as a freelance tutor since 1985 and for the last 26 years has delivered classes aimed at more mature participants. She joined Citymoves in 1996 bringing with her the Samantics class to create the Mature Moves class, some members of the original class still attend on Wednesday mornings.
She qualified as an instructor with the Scottish Swedish Exercise Association. In 1990, she added Extend to her qualifications in order to teach those with learning and/or physical difficulties. In 1992 she subsequently worked with Samantha Lee in the development of Samantics, sponsored by Grampian Health Board and Aberdeen Milk Marketing Board. The Samantics programme was developed as fitness training for the over 50’s. To further her skills with the Over 60’s she qualified as an Otago Tutor in 2012. Otago is designed for strength and balance as a retraining programme in the prevention of trips and falls. The skills she learnt at dance school as a child and young adult, plus her Ballroom skills, developed in the late 1990s, have been beneficial in delivering the FitSteps (2013) and SOSA (2018) dance exercise programmes.
“P.S. The only qualification you need to join my classes is a big smile and a promise to enjoy yourself – please.”
After working in the oil industry for five years Gillian decided to pursue her dream of becoming a dance teacher. She went on to study Dance full time in England where she gained a distinction in vocational exam Advanced 2 Modern. Whilst in London Gillian attended workshops lead by Darcey Bussell at RAD Head Quarters to become a fully qualified DDMIX Instructor.
Since returning to Aberdeen Gillian has completed her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Modern Theatre and become a fully certified Acrobatic Arts teacher all whilst retraining with The Royal Academy of Dance for a certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies.
Hip-Hop music pioneer M.C. AJET, known by is his stage name M.C. aka Millennium Child is a Hip-Hop recording artist as well as a Hip-Hop Choreographer.
A music fan from the start, M.C. started dancing at age 4 and then started writing songs and working as a DJ in his teens. He has choreographed and worked with many artist over the years. With all the success his proudest work will be working with children and young people in schools and the community. He is currently working on Project Strive for Citymoves and also back in the studio recording his second album out summer 2020. In his spare time he develops projects for educational services for children and young people as well as writing the sequel for his highly successful play Imagine Dat – The Hip-Hopera, which was shown to a sold out crowds in theatres around Scotland.
Matthew has studied Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) and Qigong (Chi Kung) since 1998 with his teacher Tina Faulkner Elders at the Ruyi School of Taijiquan and Qigong. His personal training continues with the Ruyi School and includes regular month-long training trips with Master Chen Li Sheng at Wudang Mountain in China.
Matthew has been teaching for over four years now and works in Aberdeen holding regular classes with Alzheimer Scotland, NHS at Frederick Street and the Confucius Institute, University of Aberdeen.
Teegan Kollmann was born in Toronto, Canada where she began her professional ballet training at the age of 11 at Canada’s National Ballet School. After her graduation, she continued to study dance at a post-secondary level receiving her Bachelor of Dance from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands in 2010. She was subsequently engaged by Munich’s Bavarian State Ballet (Bayerisches Staatsballett) under the direction of Ivan Liška where she danced as a member of the corps de ballet for 5 years. It was during this time that she performed both nationally and internationally in classical and contemporary works by world-famous choreographers such as John Cranko, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe and Merce Cunningham. Teegan went on to dance for The Ballet of South Bohemian Theatre in Budweis, Czech Republic and later worked as a freelance ballet teacher in Berlin, Germany. She is currently studying full-time towards a Master of Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University.
Royal Scottish Country
Director for: Bring It Boys, Pulse, QuickSilver, Step Forward
Wai-Lum trained at the Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts from 1985-1988 in London.
In a brief career as a dancer Wai-Lum worked in pantos, dancing mainly jazz. And has also been with Opera Northern and Re-animators Dance.
Kirsty has experience in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary. In 2012, she auditioned for the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance in Dundee. Here, she trained for four years and obtained a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance Performance. After finishing college, she has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of choreographers and found her love for teaching. She started assisting with Creative Movement and from there, she has been able to assist in classes for children and adults with assisted needs. Now she has a few of her own classes including over 50’s and 4-6 year old’s; She’s covering every age range and loving every minute. “I look forward to what opportunities come my way next.”
Citymoves Board of Directors
Citymoves Board of Directors
Annette Murray (Chair)
Ed Walton 2015
Stephanie Walker 2017
Anna Heintze 2019
Alison McKay 2020
Scott Styles 2020
Keith Davidson 2021
Kristian Pellissier 2021