Principal: Hatti Dawson BA (Hons)
Harriet Dawson (Hatti) is an award-winning International Dance Artist with extensive experience of performance, choreography and teaching. As Principal of Panthera Dance Company she will deliver the majority of the teaching with her characteristic passion and enthusiasm for all dance genres.
Hatti has most recently worked with Wiltshire Creative as the Assistant Movement Director of The Tempest in May\June 2023, and as the Assistant Director of the Dick Whittington Salisbury Pantomime 2023. Hatti was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by Wiltshire Life, for her outstanding contribution to the business community. She has also been awarded the International Young Choreographers Award for performing her debut contemporary solo The Fragility of Power (2017) in Kiev, Ukraine and selected to represent UK universities in front of a 10,000 audience at the Studfestas in Lithuania in November 2018. Other performance highlights include dancing with the ZooNation Dance Company in their Into The Hoods: Remixed (2016) UK tour, and for the Breakin’ Convention UK Tour (2017) with CODE Crew a leading Midland’s dance troupe.
With a First Class Honours Degree in Dance, Hatti brings expert understanding of the dance sector as well as virtuoso training for the benefit of all her students. She has a minimum of Grade 7 qualifications, marked Distinction (80%+) in styles such as Ballet, Tap and Modern. She also has qualifications in Jazz and Pointe work and performs in Vintage Dance.
Hatti has been teaching Street Dance and Contemporary for the past eight years with companies across the UK. As founder and inspiration of the Hip Hop Society at De Montfort University she competed successfully in two competitions in the Midlands.
Calling on her diverse and extensive knowledge of dance in UK, Hatti will advise all students attending her school and guide those interested in further education in Dance and the Performing Arts.