Pianos, Pies and Pirouettes was created in 2016 by Alan Gregory and Donna Harrison both of whom have been in the dancing profession for many years.
A Professional Accompanist, Piano Teacher, Composer and Singing Teacher. He has worked not only locally at Miss Tina’s Dance Academy for the last 15 years but also at The Hammond in Chester, a prestigious performing arts school. He has also played for the RAD and ISTD examinations for both students and teachers. Performed workshops at Centrepoint, Northern Ballet School, Merseyside School of Dance and Northern Ballet in Leeds amongst others.Donna Harrison…
Trained at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre. She Qualified as a professional dancer with a Diploma, passed with Distinction. Also, graduated with dance teacher qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern with ISTD and RAD.
From then Donna worked as a professional dancer all over the world. Working on many production tours and cruise lines across the world. Working her way up the ladder from Dancer, Dance Captain to Choreographer.
When Donnas daughter was born she decide to concentrate on teaching dance. Working as a freelance dance teacher in many dance schools, primary and senior schools across the North West. Donna became Principal of The Dance Academy back in 2008.
Donna works in inclusive dance and has been a Professional Dance Artist with the Charity Dance Syndrome for the passed 10 years. Teaching dance to disability adults.
She became Dance Director at Pianos, Pies and Pirouettes CIC back in 2016.
Donna's passion for dance and technique shines through in her dance sessions. “The world is a better place when you dance. It changes the way you walk out into the world.”
Pianos, Pies and Pirouettes…
Our work includes working with disabilities and the Wigan Warrior Rugby project. Donna Designed a program specifically for Wigan Warriors Rugby, working to strengthen any weak injured area. Also building strength and flexibility into muscles and tendons they don’t necessarily use in their usual rugby training. This worked along side a project that PPP ran with Wigan Council. Concentrating on getting working class boys into dance.
As a result we know what it takes to become a professional.
In addition to the lessons offered by Donna and Alan, we also work with a number of associates Professional Actors, Playwrights and Singer Songwriters to. Including burgeoning talent from the Wigan & Leigh College to ensure you get every opportunity to develop your full potential.
If you have enough ambition. You can create talent!