Fierce Talent: Daniella Fasulo’s Youth Arts Story
Jumped Up Theatre's new campaign Fierce Talent celebrates and promotes young people’s creativity in Peterborough. Working with Youth Inspired and the Key Theatre to offer a range of opportunities which will culminate in a campaign film spotlighting young creatives.
As part of #FierceTalentYI we are interviewing Peterborough based youth arts leaders. Daniella Fasulo has run Dance No End for nearly 10 years and teaches classes (mainly at Nene Park Academy) including Street Dance, Contemporary, Ballet and Afro Dance from age 3 to adults.
What got you interested in the arts when you were young?
I grew up in a home filled with song and dance. I started dancing when I was 4 years old. It was something I just loved. As I grew older I loved the way it made me feel, I loved the rhythm, the music, the friends, the performances, competitions, the freedom. My biggest inspiration was my dance teacher in Italy, her name was Mirella. I wanted to be just like her! I loved watching her dance.
What was it like growing up in Peterborough?
I was born in Peterborough, but I moved to Italy when I was 8 years old. When I was a child, I used to dance with Mel Carmassi who was another inspiring teacher to me. I moved back to Peterborough at the age of 19 looking for new opportunities, I wanted to inspire others like all my teachers inspired me and teach others.
What inspires you to keep creating in Peterborough?
The journey of running my own dance business has been interesting, rewarding, trying, fun, exhausting, exciting…but I love it! My goal is to give the students new and innovative dance experiences. I continue training with other teachers, you never stop being a student and the more I learn, the more I am inspired to give more and my students are my biggest inspiration.
I am very lucky to have a job that is rewarding and that puts a smile on people's faces. Teaching dance is an incredibly rewarding profession and allows you to be incredibly creative.
Are there any young people with #FierceTalentYI you’d like to shout out?
As a dance teacher I'm only unlocking the potential and capabilities that the students already have by making them aware of it in themselves. I believe that all my students are incredibly talented and amazing individuals!
Find out more about Dance No End here
Tell Jumped Up who in Peterborough has #FierceTalentYI! Post a picture or video of yourself on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Tag @jumpeduptheatre and use the hashtag #FierceTalentYI or nominate a local creative that you admire. Alternatively, you can email your nominations to email@example.com, 15 nominated young people will be selected to take part in a film celebrating young people’s creativity in the city.
Find out more about Fierce Talent at www.jumpeduptheatre.com