JILLIAN CLIPSHAM- Director
Jillian was born and raised in sunny South Florida, USA where she began extensive dance training very early on. She trained in all styles of dance, working with directors Eirberto Jiminez, Deborah Buttner, and Hannah Baumgarten; varying from The Royal Ballet, Cuban Classical Ballet, The International Ballet Company, and Dillard Center for the Arts.
Jillian attended Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA where she studied Dance and Musical Theatre. After college, Jillian performed and choreographed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, the leading cruise company for entertainment, as a singer/dancer and dance captain. She worked with many choreographers from New York to Vegas which include: Patti Wilcox, Eric Jordan Young, Robert Dean Hertenstein, and Tiger Martina
In between life at sea, Jillian performed and choreographed for Theme parks and other entertainment companies. In addition to her singing and dancing, Jillian has made appearances in movies and television including: Love and Other Drugs, Bloodline, and various commercials. Jillian Moved to England in 2017 to pursue her dreams of furthering her dance career. American Dance School was open June 2017.
Miles began performing at a young age in his hometown of Oxford. Miles attended Urdang Academy in London, where he studied Musical Theatre. Miles' credits include: BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, UK's Eurovision music video, Ensemble/cover of Chester the Jester in Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre, London) Lead Dancer for the inaugural sailing of Pacific Eden (Grayboy Entertainment) Most recently played Ensemble/cover of Sonny in Grease the Musical on board Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Daniel is a professional Hip Hop/Commercial Dancer who comes from a very musical family. After Daniel graduated from Buckinghamshire New University, he began his dance career. Daniel's credits include: Dancer at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, Dancer for various artists such as; Fleur East, Troye Sivian, and Dizzie Rascal. Daniel is now focused on choregraphing and teaching and inspiring the new generation of dance.
Danny trained at Bird College where he studied professional Musical Theatre and Dance. Since graduating he has worked on many exciting projects within the industry, allowing him to travel all around the world with his work.
Credits include: HUMANA (Redha Benteifour), Bridgerton (Netflix Orginal), Coricopat in CATS the Musical, Franz in COPPELIA (KVN Dance Company), GlobalZoom (Vienna/Barcelona) The Best of Rock Musicals (Hammersmith Apollo) and RANDOM ACTS (Channel 4).
Danny loves the passion of the students he teaches at ADS and strives to help them all grow as versatile performers.