Graduating from UCLan in 2013, Molly Stroyan now owns her own company, Molly Freelance Dance, where she allows “dance to be accessed by as many people as possible regardless of race, age, size, ability or disability and for those who attend to express themselves freely in a safe and non-judgemental environment whilst acquiring high quality dance tuition.”
It all started, though, studying BA (Hons) Dance, Performance and Teaching where the facilities, “swanky” dance studios and lime green building at the media factory were all deciding factors in her chosen course of study.
“The expertise, knowledge and support from the tutors was outstanding. They have influenced and shaped the successful, confident and happy, person I am today,” Molly said. “I will be forever grateful for the course and the leaders who have nurtured the way I think and feel about dance as a profession and the value of dance in my future.”
Now, being self-employed has also allowed Molly to “travel the world and experience many other cultures and dance environments and I have met many like-minded people on the way, like learning Bollywood dancing in India and Tango in Argentina.”
In between UCLan and travelling the world, Molly even began a scholarship awarded Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance placement at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Despite these achievements, the dance graduate still looks back at her time at University fondly: “I wouldn't be where I was or as happy and content as I am without my time at UCLan.”
Molly added: “This course, even if you don't go on to teach or perform, is such an invaluable way of learning about yourself and forming close friendships for life.”