UCL Innovation and Enterprise


Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series

Start: Nov 29, 2012 05:15 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 affiliation.

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 British championship.

Greg has ambitions to grow the business considerably.