London Bruce (Teaching and Performing Artist Trainee, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Afro Carribean, Flamenco, SCS Pathways Ballet and Hip Hop)
London Alexis Bruce is an all-styles dancer, actress, dance instructor, and choreographer, from Memphis, TN. Her ballet and tap or dance training started/began at the age of 3 under the instruction of Elizabeth Brown. She later went on to study jazz, modern, hip hop, and contemporary at Mid-South Dance with Kathleen White and under Viara Boyd at Silver Feet Dance Academy.
London became a student of Katie Smythe-Thinnes at New Ballet Ensemble and School in 2010 where she has performed for many years, honing her skills in African dance, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Jazz.
London has done many plays. Including “Fences” as Raynelle (Hattilloo Theatre), “A Christmas Carol” (Theatre Memphis), “Annie Jr” as Tessie, and Narnia the Musical as Lucy.
London is also apart of the Best Dance Crew in Memphis,TN, “Mtown Image”!. She has been a member of Mtown Image for 4 years, both as a dancer and assistant choreographer. It was with Mtown Image that London got to compete in World of Dance Competition in Atlanta, GA, where they placed 1st for their region!
London began working as a choreographer and dance instructor at age 11! She has choreographed a number of routines for a variety of individuals, organizations, and special events, including Quincinera and Sweet 16 court dances, competition pieces, and auxiliary band routines.
In 2015, London had the amazing opportunity of moving to St Croix, USVI. This presented her the opportunity to develop a love of the culture, which is a perfect fusion of African, Island, and Hispanic heritages, and to become skilled in Caribbean/Soca dancing. She learned Afro-Caribbean dance as a student with Caribbean Dance School, and received extensive training in Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary dance under the tutelage of 8Flavahs and America's Best Dance Crew's Angel Gibbs, Kamryn Beck of Dance Moms, Calan Bryant, Morgan Williams, Christa Smutek, and Thalema Williams at Thalema Williams School of Dance. While on St. Croix, London choreographed pieces for the St Croix Central High School Marching Caribs which enabled them to go on to win 1st place in the annual Christmas Festival competition in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. London also went around island proudly representing Memphis, teaching many youth Memphis-style majorettes, "Jookin," and Hip Hop.