Waggle Dance Co - Headshot of Jessica Royle Founder of Waggle Dance Co by Louisa Sexton-Worley by LSWPhotography Actors Headshots

Hi My Name is Jess Royle, I am a dance artist who has played some of the biggest stages in the world, including a closing set at Glastonbury and Main stage Wilderness.

On an International gig in Uruguay we performed to 6000 people on a beach in Montevideo - I will never forget the feeling, it keeps my classes high energy and my enthusiasm for teaching in check.

I would never have had these amazing performance opportunities unless I had the best teachers. I have a lot of knowledge I want to pass on.

Waggle Dance Co - National Association Teachers of Dancing
Waggle Dance Co - Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
Waggle Dance Co - The Manchester College
Waggle Dance Co - Body Works Co

My training started when I was 4 in Ballet, Tap and Jazz, and I have studied Foundation Dance at LIPA and full time Musical Theatre at Bodyworks Cambridge. Here I had acting and singing lessons along with Contemporary, Commercial, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

For the last 7 years I have worked in the Performing Arts industry and been a Dance Facilitator.

You can find out more about my CV on LinkedIn

Waggle Dance Co values

: to inspire the next generation in performing arts.

: to create youth - led projects.

: to encourage showcasing the pupils in a new experience. Forming friendships and building a dynamic of confident pupils together.

Performing arts has enriched my life. It has taught me confidence in any professional environment, perseverance in a freelance lifestyle and the importance of collaboration. Now, with the help of The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme I am building my own business and sharing my craft.

“In a world where you can be anything, BEE KIND”.

Waggle Dance Co About Jess 2