AMBASSADORS

MEET TEAM IMAGES

Alexa Drakes

Hi, my name is Alexa, and I am 13 years old. I started dance lessons at the age of 3 and haven’t stopped dancing since! I take weekly classes in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, commercial, acro, musical theatre and singing at Starlight Academy in Leeds. I also take weekly screen acting classes at Articulate Drama School, and I am an intermediate associate of the Academy of Northern Ballet.

I absolutely love to perform, and I compete in local, regional, national and international dance competitions. I am a junior modern and ballet TDCI champion, and a tap, modern and commercial UKDCC champion.  In 2023 I received the senior commendation award at the ISTD Janet Cram finals, and I won a TDCI World Performer heat which has qualified me to dance at the grand finals in Blackpool!

Traveling to Portugal as part of Team England for the Dance World Cup is one of my proudest moments. I placed top 6 in the world and highest British entry for children’s commercial solo and won a gold medal for senior small group song and dance with my Starlight team!

Alongside competing I take regular exams in ballet (ABD), tap and modern (ISTD) and acro (Acrobatic Arts). I have received distinctions in all the exams I have taken so far and this year I have been nominated for the ABD Scholarship Awards following my grade 5 ballet exam.

I am so excited to be an Ambassador for Images Costumes as the costumes are so creative and varied – theres a perfect costume for every dance. Everyone at Images is so friendly, welcoming, and fun, and I am so grateful to be part of the team!

@alexadrakes

Isabelle Somers

Hi, my name is Isabelle and I am 15 years old. I started dancing at the age of 3 and attend The Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School which is located in Chesterfield.

I thoroughly enjoy all genres of dance as they offer me different forms of expression and quality of movement.  Currently I am studying Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft, Pointe Ballet and Gym. I also attend a Musical Theatre class at Chesterfield Studios and this is where I am developing my singing and acting skills. 

I am an Associate member of The Scholars programme based in Leeds, where I train pre-professionally in Technical Jazz with Ms Stillie Dee and Classical Ballet with Mr Martin Howland.

I have performed in many professional pantomimes, in Sheffield at the Lyceum Theatre, and also in Chesterfield and Derby. These fabulous opportunities gave me the chance to perform on stage with truly talented and creative people.

My dance school attends the CYD? conventions, where I have the chance to learn from many industry professionals.  Being part of these events really helps me to expand my style and skills, and I love every minute of it!

The opportunity to be an Images ambassador is something exciting and new, and I can’t wait begin this journey with Team Images!

@isabelle.somers_ 

                                                                                                 

Madison Davis

Hi, my name is Maddie and I am 8 years old. I started to dance just before I was 2 years old! I used to join in classes and I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t long until I took my first exam at age 3 and also competed in my very first competition on stage. I take classes in Ballet, Modern, Acrobatics and Tap studying the BTDA syllabus. 

I compete in competitions all over the country and I have won many medals and awards including festival championships, bursaries and adjudicators awards. Last year I made it through to the National Finals of the All England Dance Festival and won 5 gold medals for my 5 solos. I was also awarded the ‘Pre-Junior Award’ of the entire competition.
I’ve entered 12 TDCI championships and won 9 Titles and come runner up champion in 2. Last year I was successful in qualifying for the Dance World Cup and representing team England. I won Gold for my ballet solo, Silver for my Acro solo and a further 3 Gold medals in duets and a group dance. This year I have qualified to dance even more dances and I am very excited to represent my country once again!

I am a member and management client of Stagebox and last year I performed in the professional show of Nativity! the Musical playing the role of young Mary. I also played the main role of Lily Cunningham in Debbie Isitt’s film, ‘Christmas on Mistletoe Farm’.

I absolutely love to dance and perform and put a lot of hard work into what I do. I take regular classes at my dance studio and associate classes. Most recently I successfully auditioned for Elmhurst Young Dancers program and I can’t wait to start in September.

I am very excited to an ambassador of Images Costumes. I have had many costumes and worn them all over the country! They are great quality and the team are amazing at creating my designs for all genres of dance. 

Maddie x

@maddie_d_dancer

Tillie Copley

Hi my name is Tillie and I am 15 years old. I started dance at the age of 2 and have continued to build on my passion for dance throughout my life. I train in ballet, modern, lyrical, character, tap, song & dance and acro at The Studio Dance & Theatre Academy. I also attend Sheffield Performing Arts for musical theatre. I compete at dance competitions in many genres, as well as duets, trios & troupe with my team.  When I am wearing my Images Costume outfits at competitions  people always compliment my costumes!

As well as competitions I also focus on my dance exams, recently receiving 97/100. From my exam results I was nominated for the IDTA awards in all 4 categories of modern, tap, ballet & theatre craft.  I was thrilled to be recalled into the finals for 3 of these disciplines and went on to win the Bill Tasker award for theatre craft!

I have also been a juvenile dancer since I was 9 at the Sheffield Lyceum Christmas pantomime as well as playing ‘Baby June’ in the musical Gypsy at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre and a sewer child in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Sheffield City Hall. In the future I hope to pursue my career to the West End.

I am so excited and proud to say I am an Images Ambassador.  I couldn’t wish for a nicer team of people to work with and I am proud to promote their amazing dancewear!

@tillie.anna_copley

Kairi Sainz

Hello everyone. My name is Kairi, I am 10 years old and I dance at the Bernadine Soul School of Dance.

I started my dance journey when I was 3 years old and took ballet, tap and modern jazz.  When I turned 4 I also started taking acro classes and this is where my passion began to grow. In 2020 I was extremely proud to be invited to be part of the junior acro squad.

I train once a month at Showtime circus with their associates group where we learn all things circus, and I also train on a high flying trapeze which is my favourite thing ever. My dream is to be in Cirque du Soleil.

I now train in ballet, tap, modern jazz, acro, contempory, lyrical, musical theatre and circus.

I have performed at Her Majesty’s theatre in London, the Pavillion in Bournemouth, London O2, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Disneyland Paris and on an international cruise ship to name but a few.

In 2020 (well 2021 after lockdown) alongside my dance troupe, I attended the Dance World Cup where we placed 2nd in the world for our large group acro routine.

Coming up I am off to perform at Alton Towers, on another international cruise ship in October and Benidorm next year with many more opportunities along the way…….watch this space.

I am very grateful to be chosen as an Images ambassador for another year and cant wait to show you all their amazing costumes.

@kairisainz

Luke Hills

It is so wonderful to meet you! My name is Luke, I’m 11 years old and I have been pushing my flexibility to its limits following my attempt to emulate Sofie Dossi six years ago. That’s where it all started!

Stepping out of the box, literally and figuratively, is what I enjoy doing most. My coach Pixie Le Knot ensures that I can indulge bending into the most unusual positions whilst untangling myself in a safe manner. Besides contortion, I very much enjoy expressing myself through street dance which I am taught at the Footworkz Dance School.

Another keen passion of mine is acrobatic gymnastics and, alongside this, I learn aerial circus skills (hoop, trapeze, silk and rope) at the South Essex Gymnastics Club. Ultimately, it is my dream to run away with the circus and perform in Cirque du Soleil!

It is a true privilege to be able to represent Images and to demonstrate that their beautifully designed costumes can withstand even the most extreme poses! Thank you so much, Team Images, for this amazing brand ambassador opportunity.

@bendy_luckyluke

Erin-Grace Hill

Hello, I am Erin- grace; I am 16 and dance at kickers dance studio. I started dancing when I was only 2 years old and now its my absolute passion!

I enjoy all genres of dance, but my favourites are lyrical, acrobatics, and contemporary.

Some of my greatest achievements have been with my dance troupe, winning various national dance competitions and being selected to dance at super conventions. As a soloist I have been placed 1st in a number of competitions including La Volta Events where I was the adjudicators choice across all genres and ages.  I have been crowned the ultimate winner of Online Dance Star and taken podium spots at the U.K Dance Champion Competitions. I also pride myself on being selected by a number of West End choreographers & Abby Lee Miller during dance workshops.

I am so delighted to continue my Images Ambassadorship and I am so excited to share all their amazing dancewear designs with you.

@erin.grace.dances

Brooke

Hello, my name is Brooke and I am 15 years old.  I have been dancing since I was 3 and over the years I have been adding more and more genres of dance to my weekly dance schedule. Personal favourites being contemporary and street/commercial.

I started ballet later into my dance training, but I have gone through my grading quickly and now I am about to start my pointe journey. I still love acro & contortion Mainly focusing on tumbling and hand balancing on handstand canes.

I am just about to go into year 11 at school where I am taking music and dance GSCE. This leads to performances in and out of school and recently I won the largest prize at my school for singing. This is something I have started to take lessons in and absolutely love, especially as I am very passionate about musical theatre.

My goals for the next few years once my GSCEs are completed, are to further my training at a performing arts college, and after that I would love to work on cruise ships and at Disneyland Paris.


@contortion.dance_brooke

Who are Images ambassadors?

Images Ambassadors are our specially selected group of dedicated young dancers. They all have an unwavering passion for their craft and loyalty to our brand and it’s values. They promote our products on their social media and throughout their wider dance community.  Images ambassadors are creative and proactive, regularly posting about their dance lives, including pictures and videos of our dancewear in action and supporting us when we attend events.

We love to include our ambassadors in our photoshoots whenever possible, so you will find most of them modelling Images dance costumes and uniform on our website and in our catalogues.  Images ambassadors are always the first to receive our latest dancewear trends, they give us valuable feedback and help promote our new lines.  They also receive discounted costumes and dancewear.

Would you like to be an Images ambassador?

We are always on the lookout for new faces to join Team Images. We hold ambassador searches on our social and at the events we attend throughout the year so don’t miss out, follow us on,

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