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Teniola – 10 years old
My name is Teniola.
I am 10 years old and I have been in mimbre for 4 years since I was 6. It has been very fun and has taught me amazing skills since I first started. I have also taken part in the Step-Up group for 1 year. Both groups have helped me with confidence when performing and made me a better street dancer and acrobat. Loads of people from my school go to the groups so it feels like it’s one big family. The teachers for the groups I go to are: Lina, Natasha, Frank, and our assistant/ education officer Inni. I really like taking part in mimbre because it’s exciting, it teaches me new things and its REALLY fun.

We have been very busy over the summer with our latest show "Falling Up" touring across the UK and Europe as well as with our education programme culminating in a tour of our Step-Up group, the most dedicated and committed participants across all our classes for young people. We are very proud of our achievements in both our professional and our participatory projects and thank everybody who supported our work along the way.

Time really just flies - this summer's tour of "Falling Up" has already come to an end!!! The last couple of weeks were busy with our last performances at the National Theatre, the Mintfest (Kendal's International Festival of Outdoor Arts) and Pique-Nique Kerhorres - On the Bridge in Northern France...  we can't really believe yet that the summer is over! But we are very proud of Falling Up's successful tour and very happy with all the great feedback we got along the way, from audience members, producers, bookers and festival managers alike!

mimbre's youth group, the Step-Up Group, were very proud to be selected to take part in the One Hackney Festival and its colourful street parade on July 21st, celebrating the Olympic Torch arriving to our borough! In the parade the Step-Up group presented extracts of their brand new show: "Origin London" –  an action-packed performance fusing street-dance and acrobatics and celebrating the flavours and diversity that make London our home, all performed by a cast of talented young people from Hackney!