NM Dance Company
In 2010, NM was founded as an outlet for creativity by Founder Josh Franklin.
With time, we’ve grown into an organisation which has gone to new levels and provides a family environment to create an enjoyable dancing experience. The organisation added a Youth Company in 2015 giving an opportunity to dance for young people of all ages and levels. The Creation of NM Under 18's Battles has been a big part of the growth of the company, helping to provide a progressive platform for hundreds of young dancers.
Josh Started dancing at age 15 and created NM in 2010. Josh was part of Unity UK team who came in the top 9 at HHI 2013 and performed at Move it 2014.
Josh has also performed at the Indigo 02, National Movie Awards, Giggs' Whipping Excursion and Buff Baddies music videos and The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Josh is also the driving force Behind New Movementz Under 18's Battle event, which in its 10 years has grown to be the biggest Under 18's battle in the UK.
Artistic Director/ Choreographer
At 24 years old Jordan ‘J-Funk’ Franklin has been dancing for 13 years. A Middlesex University contemporary dance graduate, he has been a member of Boy Blue for over 10 years, Recently toured globally with their production Blak, Whyte, Gray as well as performing in Pied Piper: A Hip Hop Dance Revolution, Legacy and Unleashed at the Barbican among other venues. He is also a choreographer for NM.
Jordan Franklin’s other credits include: Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Jax Jones, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Anne Marie, The Voice UK and The Queen's 92nd Birthday Show.
Aiesha is a Middlesex University Graduate and Dance Teacher that has been teaching dance for 14 years, from ages as young as 3, all the way through to adults. She has danced since the age of 3 with companies such as Finch Stage School, Wenn Stage School, Kerry Jane Academy, X7eaven, Boy Blue Entertainment and New Movementz.
Aiesha has trained in a variety of classical/urban dance styles such as ballet, contemporary, tap and hip hop to name a few. Some of Aiesha's credits include Olympic Opening Ceremony, Queens Coronation, A Night with Boy Blue and BBC Comic Relief with Rita Ora.
Aaliyah started NM back in 2013 at 15, appearing in shows since such as Lord Mayor Show, Lovebox & Breakin’ Convention. Studying vocationally at Tiffany Theatre College, training in all styles from jazz to hip-hop. Since graduating Aaliyah has danced at The Brits, The Tina Turner Experience tour & at Global Village, Dubai where she performed for 6 months infront of 100,000 people. Also now teaching at her first school WD Studio alongside auditions, castings and jobs.
“Joelle began dancing in 2003 and has danced with companies such as Boy Blue Entertainment, Chromatic and New Movementz. Joelle is a Canterbury Christ Church University graduate where she trained in styles such as Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary and also began creating and choreographing her own work
Joelle’s credits include:
Unleashed at The Barbican
Sky’s Got to Dance
Lord Mayor show
Breakin’ Convention at The Barbican
Canterbury Dance Festival”
Alfie Williams started dancing at WD Studios before completing his performing arts Diploma at Tiffany Theatre College, where he now also teaches. Whilst in training Alfie danced for, Fatherson’s music video “Always” and Sky 1: The Big Movie Singalong And Ant and Dec’s Saturday night takeaway.
Since graduating Alfie has worked as a Model for Mac Cosmetics “House of Halloween” and ensemble dancer for QDOS Pantomimes “Beauty and the Beast”. He has performed alongside Katy Perry at the Brits, and Ella Eyre for MTV The Grind in Malta. He has recently returned from a Cruise Ship contract with P&O and is a featured dancer in the Netflix Original Move “Eurovision” starring Will Ferrell coming in 2020 alongside other corporate work and teaching.
Tilly is a professional dancer that has been dancing for just over 12 years. She has trained in multiple styles such as Afro, Hip hop, House and Lockin’ to name a few. Tilly has also danced with a number of companies that include Boy Blue Entertainment, Homefam and New Movementz.
Tilly’s credits are: Brit Awards with Lizzo, Krept and Konan Tour, Netflix film, NSG’s ‘MCM’ video and Airforce Shadow Campaign with Nike.
Chaquelah started dancing age 3 at a performing arts school called Bright Sparks doing ballet, tap and musical theatre she went on to study at Italia Conti Associates, BRIT School and BIRD College
She has learned the foundations of Street Dance styles with various companies including No Limit, Dips, Carpe Diem D15, Definitives and NM.
Credits include Got To Dance, World Of Dance and Krept & Konan Play Dirty Tour 2019.
Mo’nique has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been dancing for 15 years. She has danced with companies such as Chromatic, Project G and New Movementz. Mo’nique has trained in different dance styles that include Hip hop, Lockin’, Popping and, jazz to name a few and specialises in Waacking.
She has performed at shows such as MOVE IT and Dancers Delight Youth and has performed at theatres such as Barking Broadway and the Barbican Theatre.