Our 2023 Young Artists! Hand picked by Bloch for their skill, dedication and passion for dance.

UK Young Artists

Skylar Blu 


"Hi, I am Skylar Blu Copeland and I am 8 years old. I train in all styles of dance, but my favourite styles of dance are Ballet, Lyrical and Commercial.

I train 6 days a week taking all my classes mainly at pineapple studios. I train independently but also enjoy attending many different intensives. I feel very strongly about showing more diversity in the more classical styles of dance."


Alba Bo Murray

"I’m 10 Years old with a huge passion for Dance. Ballet will always be my favourite genre but I also train in and love Jazz. In September 2023, I will move to vocational dance school in London. 
In the last 6 months I have been lucky enough to work with Crystal Pite on her acclaimed ‘Light of Passage’ at the Royal Opera House and I am currently in 'The Sleeping Beauty’ with the Royal Ballet Company at the Royal Opera House until June 2023. 
 At the end of June 2023, I will also be heading to Portugal as a Ballet Soloist for Team England at the Dance World Cup where I hope to build on last years Gold and Bronze medals.

I am thrilled and honoured to be chosen as a Bloch Young Artist of the year. My hope is to inspire all young dancers out there, to always reach for their dreams - to never give up and always love what they do."


Bella Jordan


"I fell in love with Ballet on my 3rd birthday when I had my first ballet lesson and it has been my passion ever since.

I danced at The Tanya Pearson Academy in Sydney Australia until my selection at Elmhurst Ballet School in 2022. I was fortunate to have been selected to perform with the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House . I live and breathe Ballet."


Sofia Zaman


"I’m Sofia, I’ve been dancing since I was about 4 and started vocational training at 11 at the Royal Ballet School and now I’m in my final year of training at English National Ballet School.

My favourite style of dance is ballet. I’ve been wearing Bloch pointe shoes for most of my ballet training now and I love them, as well as all of Bloch’s dancewear range."



Arielle Taylor


"I started dancing at the age of 5 in a small studio in Australia and I decided that I wanted to dance professionally when I was 12. I have been in full-time training for over 4 years now, focusing on Ballet and Contemporary.

I moved to England in September of 2021 to train in the 3-year classical course at Elmhurst Ballet School in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. My training consists of mainly ballet and contemporary but I also do choreography, jazz and flamenco. 


Lucinda Paykel


"I started ballet when I was 3 years old and have loved it ever since.

I do many styles as well as ballet, including contemporary, jazz and flamenco.

To have a career in ballet has been my dream ever since I can remember! Moving from Australia to the UK to pursue this dream has been such a surreal experience, and I am so excited to be able to work with Bloch this year."


Isabella Rumin


"I am Isabella and I have experienced many styles of dance including contemporary, tap, character, ballroom. However, I fell in love with Ballet.


Ballet is intense, challenging, but highly rewarding. It is very motivating to see yourself improving and when I look back at my journey I am pleased to see how far I have come."


Poppy McManus-Smith

"Hi, my name is Poppy, I’m from Surrey and I’m currently studying at the Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance in Wokingham. I study all genres of dance (jazz/modern, commercial, tap, ballet, acro, musical theatre/singing), however my favourite styles are modern/jazz and commercial!

I have competed in All England dance festivals since I was 6 and have represented Team England at The Dance World Cup since I was 8. My passion is performing; I love being on stage. Dancing is my life and my favourite thing!"

EU Young Artists

Lilo Van Den Bosch 

Instagram @lilovandenbosch TikTok @lilovandenbosch 

"I study dance at Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts in Amsterdam. 

I follow classes in the styles: ballet, jazz, Horton, tap, contemporary, Latin, urban, musical theatre, and commercial. 

Besides that, I also danced in tv shows and played in the musical Billy Elliot."



Clara Boisan

Instagram @clara.boisan TikTok @claraboisan

"I am a versatile dancer practicing many styles of dance including contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, classical - but I specialize in the field of jazz. 

I travel between Biarritz, Bordeaux and Paris to train in all styles of dance. To further my experience, I do many photo shoots and video clips for artists. I was Patrick Bruel's soloist dancer and choreographer. I am therefore a dancer accustomed to the stage and live for performing."


Nati Augustyniak


"Hi, I am Natalia Augustyniak, currently a ballet dancer with Wrocław Opera Ballet. I was born in Łódź, Poland, and started ballet at age of 3. My professional training started when I got into the State Ballet School in Łódź at age of 9 where I trained for seven years. I joined Miami City Ballet School in 2019 and graduated in 2021, and in the same year, I joined Opera Wrocławska as a corps de ballet dancer. 

I’ve taken part in many performances and competitions, such as: YAGP and ballet workshops such as International Ballet Summer Workshop Estonia 2019. Awarded with Minister of Culture and National Heritage's scholarship and Prime Minister's scholarship in Poland."


Alicia Boisse

Instagram @aliciabse TikTok @aliciaa1108

"I have been practicing classical, jazz and contemporary dance for 12 years.

I was trained at the Conservatoire d'Avignon in France and I got my diploma (Diploma of choreographic studies) in jazz, and my certificate of choreographic studies in classical. This year I am auditioning for the Preljocaj junior ballet."

Kaela Tapper


 "I have been dancing since I was three years old. I started with ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary, but always knew ballet was my real passion.



I began training more seriously at Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy in Australia and moved to full time training when I was 13. I now train at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart and continue to follow my dreams and am grateful to be able to continue representing Bloch."


Amelia Otremba

Instagram @ameliaotremba TikTok @ameliaotrembaaaa
"I am Amelia Otremba. My dance history started when I was 3 years old. I was dancing ballet. Now, I am 14 and I dance ballet, jazz, modern and show dance. I am a multiple champion of Poland, Europe and the World, a medalist of international and national tournaments, I have achieved the most in jazz and ballet. I have got 80 gold medals!"


USA Young Artists

Zyla Nia


"Hi, I am Zyla! I am 11 years old, originally from Boston, but last year I moved to LA to pursue my dreams of dance and the arts. I train in ballet, tap, modern, african, afro dance, acting, voice and hip-hop!

I just made my featured film debut in Spirited, Apples #1 film starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, choreographed by Chloe Arnold. I am also featured in the Whitney biopic: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, choreographed by James Alsop. This summer you can see me in the Theater camp movie, choreographed by Maud Arnold. I am a member of Sole Talk Youth Company and train with the Syncopated Ladies. Chloe and Maud are my mentors who I cherish very much."

Remie Madeleine Goins 


"When I was 9 years old, I decided that ballet is what I wanted to do. I’ve attended several academies since that time, working with teachers and coaches from all over the world, being taught the nuances and distinctions of their respective styles and methods, and given the opportunity to perform on stages in the USA, China, and Russia.

I hope to continue to grow into a professional ballerina and to make a valuable contribution to the art."

Amaya Joseph


"I am currently a trainee with the Washington School of Ballet, this is my second year with TWSB. I have had the pleasure of performing with the professional company in several ballets such as; Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and most recently Theme and Variations. 


I train in ballet, contemporary, and character."


Zac Starr


"I began tap dancing when I was four years old and competed for many years, taking numerous titles and top placements at dance competitions and conventions. I have and continue to attend tap dance festivals, trained on a mini tap dance scholarship at Point Park University for two years, assist Sarah Reich at Nuvo Dance Conventions for the last two years, and I also teach tap dancing at a local competitive dance studio. 

I have been mentored by Jason Samuels Smith for over four years, and he inspired me to start performing with bands at venues in and around Pittsburgh. I trained in hip hop in my competitive years, and have spent the last four years being fully committed to tap dancing."

Noelle Cybart


"With 9 years of experience in classical ballet, I have developed a versatile skill set and a strong foundation in the art of ballet. I am now pursuing a professional career in dance, leveraging my talent, hard work, and passion to succeed in this competitive field.


I am eager to continue honing my craft, while additionally pushing myself to work on others styles of dance including contemporary and character. Now, I would love to share my passion of dance with audiences around the world."


Kameron Couch 

Instagram @kameron.couch TikTok @kameron.couch
"Hi, I'm Kameron, a 16-year-old dancer who fell in love with movement at just 7 years old. Since then, I've won national titles and even appeared in music videos for DJ Snake and Kesha. My proudest moment was being a pro dancer on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, Juniors.
I cherish being a role model for aspiring dancers, and my trusty Bloch Dancewear is always by my side. Dance is my life, my passion, and my joy!"

Katie Couch 

Instagram @katiecouch TikTok @katiecouch23

"Hey there, I'm Katie, a 16-year-old dancer who started my journey at the age of 7. Just like my Bloch Dancewear, dance has become an essential part of my life.

I've been fortunate to appear in music videos for DJ Snake and Kesha, as well as hit shows like Fresh Off The Boat and Insecure. Showstopper magazine even featured me as a dancer to watch!

Dance allows me to express myself and connect with others, and I'm excited to see where it takes me next." 

Giada Leigh

Instagram @giadaleighofficial TikTok @giadaleighofficial

"Hi, I’m Giada! I’m 17 years old and I’ve been dancing ever since I was 16 months old. I used to be a competitive dancer, but now I just train professionally in NYC.

I’m a part of a few dance companies in the city (Koin & Co, Dance Lab: NextGen & SoleTalk) and I’m represented by MSA Talent Agency! I train in all styles of dances, but some of my favorites are Tap, Hip Hop/Jazz Funk & Contemporary."


Christian Burse


"I started dance at the age of two, growing up dancing competitively. I love all styles of dance, but was introduced to contemporary ballet during a summer intensive - where I focused more on ballet and my pointe work.

I started my professional career with Complexions Contemporary Ballet at 17 years old. I am currently in my second season with the company."


Katelyn Power

Instagram @katelynonpointe TikTok @katelyn_power
I started dancing when I was 3 years old and began focusing my training in ballet when I was 8. Since then, I have trained at multiple ballet studios and placed at competitions like YAGP, UBC, WBAC, and the Connecticut Classic. 


Now, I am a data science student at George Washington University, but I am continuing to dance extracurricularly. 

With my social media, I hope to not only create educational and entertaining content about ballet, but also inspire young dancers to broaden their ideas of what dancing can look like after graduation.