Becci Gowers
Director and Founder of IgniteYou

Becci started her dancing career back in 2005 and then qualified as a Dance Teacher in 2006 through the United Kingdom Alliance.  She was an original member of dance troupe Flava and had the amazing experience of getting through to the live Semi-Finals and performing in front of Simon Cowell on Britains Got Talent in 2008, after which they toured the world  performing and teaching.  She has worked with various police forces across the UK, including the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office tackling issues such as knife crime and anti social behaviour in high risk areas.   This is where she found my true passion in building peoples confidence and making them aware of their true potential.

Over the course of the last 15 years Becci has also been involved with many local and national organisations providing dance and movement confidence workshops for people with additional needs.

She has worked with organisations such as Mencap, Curnow School, Choices Day Services, Cornwall Down Syndrome Support Group, Cornwall Accessible Activity Program and The National Autistic Society.

She qualified in 2011 as a Zumba Instructor and Exercise To Music and since then has updated her Hip shop teachers qualification with United Dance Organisation. Becci also qualified with Paradance UK in 2018 with an Inclusive Dance Teacher certificate.

As well as dance Becci is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist as studied further in Sports Nutrition and Herbalism. She has her Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice qualification and specialises in supporting people nutritionally who Down Syndrome and are neurodiverse.

Becci is incredibly passionate about people feeling epic. She wants everyone to feel the best they possibly can, whether it is through dance, nutrition, community or belonging. She believes in people, individuality, in human nature and this is why she created IgniteYou, so that people could feel awesome!!

Kerry Raymond
Director, Co-ordinator and Administrator

I started dancing as a child. Later in life I attended classes at Pineapple Dance Studios and the Royal Academy of Dance.

I gained my teaching qualification with the International Dance Teachers Association in 2001.

For me, when growing up (well into my 30’s!!) I found the dance world elitist and it wasn’t for me – my body shape didn’t fit !

However, I rekindled my love for dance when I started working for disability charities in 2005 and from there my love for inclusive and accessible dance grew and flourished.

I had a little break in my career when my twins arrived and then started working in partnership with Becci in 2013. We developed an amazing dance project within a Cornish disability charity together – performed many dance flash mobs, regular dance socials and Arts Awards in Dance for Disabled Children & Young People.

I have joined the IgniteYou team to continue developing accessible dance and nutrition.

Charlotte Lodey
Director and Marketing Executive

Charlotte has been a director of IgniteYou for just over a year and is super excited with its growth and outreach to the community. Being an ex professional dancer and performer she is very conscious of her health and diet and is passionate about sharing her love of good nutrition.

She runs her own travel and lifestyle company which focuses on social media coaching, creative networking and international project management for health and wellness retreats. She has extensive experience in the events and marketing industry and has taken on the role of social media marketing manager at IgniteYou. She handlers the Instagram and Facebook campaigns to improve engagement, following and build the IgniteYou online community.

Charlotte also has knowledge of the educational system from her time as a secondary school teacher and is a great asset when it comes to liaising with schools and building relationships with educational establishments.

Charlotte has focussed on helping and supporting others for most of her career. The choices she makes are to benefit others and make a difference to the community. Having the opportunity to be a Director with IgniteYou compliments her existing business values by providing a service for those genuinely in need.

She is excited to see what the next chapter of IgniteYou brings and hopes it can keep having a positive effect on people’s lives.

Jessie Webb
Dance Instructor

Jessie is a Cornish based Dance Artist, who studied at Laban Trinity School for Music and Dance, Falmouth University and Truro Collage. Studying in Dance Performance and Choreography.

Since graduating Jessie has created projects and facilitated workshops, inclusive movement sessions and a variety of dance classes all over Cornwall.Working closely within Special Schools and in the wider community with all ages.

She has also performed with companies and choreographers, such as Cscape Dance Company, Shallal Dance Theatre Company and Angela Praed.

Jessie is a qualified Yoga Instructor, SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) yoga and Fitness Instructor, Zumba Instructor, ETM Instructor.

Shanna Dawes
Dance Instructor

Hey my name is Shanna and I’m a fun loving dance teacher In cornwall. 

I have always had heavy influence within the community sector in my younger years and loved being able to help everyone no matter diverse backgrounds. From the age of 16 I’ve put all my energy into being the best teacher I can be and really loving all areas of the dance umbrella. In the April of 2015 I became part of the dance team FLAVA and become part of there community outreach project for bullying this was amazing to help so many children up and down the country, this then lead on to a teaching position within The Big Dance Company and where I am now a technical teacher for Classical ballet, contemporary and tap. I’ve been lucky enough to travel, teach and train internationally in Malaysia, South Africa, LA and more. 

I’ve always had a strong interest in giving everyone the right to be equal and have always been so passionate about no matter of ability, age, gender dance is a universal language which we can all share and feel safe within. 

When the opportunity to shadow and learn alongside Becci at Ignite You was presented I leapt at the chance to help make a difference and make people smile with inclusive dance session, although still learning I am very keen to embody inclusive sessions and further my teaching knowledge. 

I’m so excited to be part of Ignite you team and help make people smile through movement and allowing everyone the right to be equal.

Jade O’Brien
Trainee Dance Instructor

A creative soul with a passion for dance and music!

On rainy days I can be found putting paint to canvas, and if the sun is out you may spot me rolling around on 8 wheels!

I have studied music production and make-up artistry.

I have taken dance classes for the last 20 years, mainly focusing in street dance, and later, touring the South west with an alternative dance group founded by myself and my sister.

I’m looking forward to training with and joining Ignite so I can share my love for dance and music with likeminded passionate people, brightening up peoples days at the same time!

Jamie Keverne

Jamie has been dancing since he was very young. (must be at least 10 years) “Dancing makes me feel happy, I like to help others dance so they can feel the music making them happy too!”