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Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series
Publication date: Aug 28, 2012 2:11:21 PM
Start: Nov 29, 2012 5:15:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Gillespie - Principal and Founder, The London Academy of Dance
This week's entrepreneur is one with a difference. An ambitious businessman and a professional ballroom dancer who has recently won a prestigious national award.
Greg Gillespie is the founder of one of the UK’s leading
professional dance institutions. Based at Europe’s biggest independent
health club, The Reebok Sports Club in Canary Wharf, The London Academy
Of Dance is the only dance school in the world to have such an
The Academy was started by Greg in 2007 will an old pair of dance shoes, an iPod and has grown to be one of the leading dance teaching institutions in the UK which attracts clients of all levels and ranges of ability from all over the world.
Along with offering a large range dance tuition at the
studio in Canary Wharf, they have recently branched out into new markets
with a small fashion label specializing in competitive Ballroom and
Latin American dance wear and a production company which produces DVDs
and other dance related products.
On top of running this market leading business, Greg
Gillespie and his partner are also full time competitive ballroom
dancers who have been part of the British team and have recently won a
Greg has ambitions to grow the business considerably.