ABOUT US

Dancecode is a dance school / performing arts school in Milton Keynes and Cranfield.

Dancecode was founded in 2017 by Lauren Carpenter and Ben Sang. Dancecode is a dance school / performing arts school in Milton Keynes and Cranfield. Classes are taught by experienced and professional teachers, teaching a variety of styles, including: street dance, musical theatre, jazz, ballet and more. Every year dancecode holds its big summer production, held at a large theatre. Every end of year dancecode holds its award show ‘DCA’ (Dancecode Awards) to honor its students' hard work and progress. Since opening dancecode has managed to successfully collaborate with many different companies in Milton Keynes and perform at exciting events, including: performing at the centre MK with ‘Motus’, Campbell Park for ‘Festival Of Giants’, various school fetes and an extra special performance in Disneyland Paris in 2019. As well as regular classes dancecode also provides special dance workshops taught by industry professionals, giving the students amazing experiences and opportunities. Dancecode are soon entering into competitions and exams and are excited for the future ahead.

MEET THE TEAM

LAUREN CARPENTER

DIRECTOR

Lauren trained professionally at Tiffany Theatre College in Essex on a three year musical theatre course, and graduated in 2012. During her time at college, she performed at many events such as Move It, Paul Mitchell Hair Show at Excel, and the L'Oreal hair colour trophy awards, as well as taking her ISTD teaching qualifications in Modern Theatre. After graduating, she went on to perform at a prestigious Warner Leisure Hotel as part of the entertainment team, and was further promoted to dance captain where she took charge of rehearsals, choreography and direction of numbers. Since then, Lauren has grown a passion for sharing her knowledge of performing with children and adults, and is thrilled to be starting her lifelong dream of opening her own dance school alongside Ben.

BEN SANG

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Ben trained at the Urdang Academy in London. He went on to become a professional dancer, performing in many musicals, tours and live events around the world. In 2014 Ben started his journey with The Walt Disney Company. He became a dancer and performer at Disneyland Paris, and then went on to join the Disney events team in London. Ben has also appeared in television and film, working with the likes of BBC, ITV, Disney and more. Ben was also director for Fame and Peter Pan for Rare Productions UK, and also became co-founder, artistic director, teacher and choreographer for Dancecode in Milton Keynes. Ben now continues his work with Disney and Dancecode, currently as performer, dancer and maintenance choreographer at Hong Kong Disneyland and creative for Dancecode.

JEN HASHEMI

TEACHER

Jen has been teaching dance professionally for over 6 years. She trained at Northampton College in Musical Theatre after becoming Nationwide Champion in Rock‘n’Roll and Disco Freestyle 4 times, competing at the famous Blackpool Winter Gardens during her teenage years. She later represented the UK in a hip hop crew at the World IDO championships. Jen has appeared multiple times on TV (BBC Xchange, BBC news and ITV News) and in theatres around the country during her career, for dancing, modelling and presenting as well as choreographing major live events. Her passion for choreography and teaching both children and adults has taken pupils to compete at a National level and she is so excited to join Dancecode to provide more opportunities for students to fall in love with dance, just like she did!

4RELYI

TEACHER

4Relyi trained professionally in Performing Arts and media. Graduated with a BTEC National Diploma at Oakland’s college and BA Hons at Bedfordshire University. Alongside making music, visual editing, networking and travelling. 4Relyi Has had multiple appearances on TV and music videos and is still working alongside cheer and dance world champions. Whilst travelling and building a name for himself, 4Relyi has hit 1st place in every solo and duo entry across the UK! Being a dance coach over 6 years and finally building his own dance company, ‘4Relyi Dance Company’. 4Relyi has a record of 1st places, Grand Champions and dancers who represent team England at Worlds! 4Relyi is very versatile in skill and passionate about pushing forward and elevating his surroundings and looks forward to seeing the future of dancecode rise.