Ashley Jack is House of Jack's Artistic Director and principal teacher. Ashley is a multi-award winning dancer, teacher and choreographer born and based in Edinburgh. She achieved an HND in Professional Stage Dance as well as training with hip hop and house pioneers in New York, Paris and Holland. Ashley has a love of hip hop culture, imparting its history and foundations to her students. In recognition of her contributions to the dance community in Scotland, Ashley won Creative Edinburgh's 2018 Independent Award, and was named in The List's Hot 100 of 2019.
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Becky Enoch is co-founder of House of Jack and acts as Studio Producer. She has degrees in Business and Mathematics with experience in large project management, and takes care of the administrative, financial, marketing and legal aspects of the studio. She also trained in Music Production at Scratch Academy, NYC and London Sound Academy, and provides the music edits for House of Jack's videos, showcases and performances. Becky enjoys creative videography, and films and produces the House of Jack videos for Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Born in Nepal, Ursula grew up dancing Nepalese traditional dance from a young age. On moving to Scotland in 2010 and gaining internet access, she began avidly learning dance from online tutorials, falling in love with hip hop, commercial, afro, krump and more, and practising in her school gym hall during every spare moment.
While gaining her Art degree from Edinburgh University, she joined the university dance society, rising to hip hop team leader and choreographer, and entering inter-University competitions all over the UK. She continued her dance education with training and mentoring from hip hop dancer and choreographer Ashley Jack, as well as attending hip hop, house and commercial classes and workshops by such renowned dancers as Marty Kudelka, Mamson, Deydey, Jaja Vankova, and many more!
She became a dance teacher at House of Jack and Simon Says Dance studios in Edinburgh in 2018, teaching hip hop and commercial styles to children, young people and adults, and choreographing pieces for House of Jack's annual theatre show.
She currently teaches numerous House of Jack weekly kids and adults classes, and is working on dance and movement projects with Starcatchers Productions for Imaginate Festival 2021, and Room 2 Manoeuvre's UK-Hong Kong collaborative piece 'Alley Oop'.
Natalie joined House Of Jack as a studio assistant in 2021. She trained professionally at Performing Arts Studio Scotland and also achieved her BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Drama at Kingston University. She has been a member of Pink Acid Dance Company since 2018 and has had extensive training with industry professionals specialising in hip-hop, heels and commercial styles. She has also worked in the industry on music video and film sets as well as performing on stage with artists. Natalie currently teaches Pink Acid and K-Pop classes.
Chloe teachers our Preschool classes on Tuesdays and Fridays, and our Tuesday P1-2 class. Based in Edinburgh, Chloe trained from the age of three in various dance styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. She also achieved an HNC in Acting and Performance at Edinburgh College, and BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance at Queen Margaret University specialising in working with physical theatre and contemporary performance. She brings these various experiences into teaching Preschool and Primary 1-2 dance classes at House of Jack!
Hailing from Glasgow, Yasmin Doak (Pink Acid) teaches Commercial and Heels classes at House of Jack.
Rita specialises in Waacking, Funk styles and teaches the Waacking and Locking classes at House of Jack.
Raised in China, Rita discovered soul dance at just 6 years old, finding Waacking later, in 2014. She has trained avidly in multiple dance styles over the last 20 years, and also loves old school hip hop, commercial styles and K-pop. Rita has performed, battled and taught around China and the world, including performing at World of Dance, China. Some of her favourite battles include Summer Dance Forever, Amsterdam, and Old School Night, Japan, and she has taken numerous competitive wins including the Huawei New Year's Eve 2v2 freestyle champion in 2018 and the 2020 Changsha Queen of Disco for Waacking. Before moving to Scotland, she taught regular classes at 227 Studio and Kinjaz China, as well as teaching workshops all over China. Her mantra is simply, keep on dancing. Peace and love!
Gabriele - Bboy Shok - is House of Jack's resident bboy, teaching breaking classes for kids and adults.
Darren is hugely experienced in teaching and battling, teaching House of Jack's regular Popping class for adults. Darren started learning dance in Fife from a wide range of different sources, later moving to Glasgow to really dive into popping and learn from fellow Dimestop members and main mentor Tesko. Since then he has performed for various artists and was a participant on BBC young dancer 2017.
Kijean teaches our fun Dance the Decades class on alternate Friday evenings with Ashley, taking you into the weekend!