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AMY MACKENZIE

Amy is head of acro at I Got Soul. She has vast knowledge and experience as a gymnast and coach. She is a part of the Soul dance company, so combined with her gym background and dance training at Soul, Amy really holds the cards in improving the dancer's range. She adds a very special essence to Soul. 

 

Amy started her gymnastics training at the age of 4 at her local club. She went on to win a gymnastic scholarship to one of the UK’s highest profile schools for gymnastics, Surbiton high School and during her 7 years there, she won 15 national schools gold medals. 

 
After progressing to senior level, Amy qualified for entry into her first national competition, the British Open at the age of 11. She won a silver medal – one of the youngest ever medal winners at this event. Amy followed this by going on to win another 5 gold and silver medals at the event over the following years. 

 
Amy won the first of her 3 British Championship Golds in 2008 which brought selection to the Great Britain team for the European Championships at the age of 11 in Portugal. She went on to represent Great Britain in competitions around the World highlighted by a Silver medal in the World Championships in Poland and a Silver medal in her 3rd European Championships. 

 
In 2010, while still competing, she was part of a gymnastics troupe called ‘Spelbound’ invited by ITV to enter Britain’s Got Talent. After wowing the country through the early stages, they went on to win the live TV final. This led to appearances on the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium and performing on numerous high profile tv shows, a full UK tour and corporate events. In 2012, Spelbound and Amy were also invited to be part of the London Olympics performance team. 

 
After retiring from gymnastics aged 17, Amy focussed her skills on coaching and undertaking in-depth courses to become a British Gymnastics qualified coach which includes teaching children who are competing at National and Regional level.