Meet The Teachers
Mrs. Kim Somers – Principal/Director, L.I.D.T.A
Ultra-Flex was formed in 1997. Kim has had a career in dance that has extended over two decades and counting. Coming from just one class a week to now offering over 30 classes in locations across Cork- Ballincollig, Bandon, Coachford & Galway - Athenry, Loughrea, Oranmore & Craughwell.
The Ultra-Flex school of Dance has grown over 1300% in 22 years and has the view to expand nationally, Internationally and globally. Kim is a distinguished business owner, dance teacher, brand creator and industry leader she knows exactly what it takes to stay at the top in her industry.
Kim is the founder and creator of a unique class platform called FlexYoStyle, which aims to build confidence, happiness and focus in children and teenagers by teaching them the art of dance, flexibility, mindful movement & mini-meditation. Stretching the body and mind will support all other areas of their life and build lifelong skills. Kim also founded created TakeFive which is an online course that encourages ALL family members to Breath, Get Active, Stretch, Dance, Melt & Mediate, in this super mini master class. Connecting your mind to the movement for a happier healthier you!
Kim is always looking at ways in which she can improve her services and reach more people. Kim is very excited to be rolling out both FlexYoStyle & Take Five into studios, schools, creches, homes and online very shortly. Dance had been my passion from a very early age in fact when I was a child I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and it was said that I would be in a wheelchair at the age of 18yrs old. Thankfully this was not the case I opened my very first class when I was 18yrs old. Therefore every day I'm grateful that I can do what I love and more importantly that I can teach others the joy that dance can bring to your life.
My mission is to empower and educate students and teachers alike to be the best that they can be and to fully equip our next generation of students and teachers with all the tools, they need to excel in the ever-changing dance industry. We help connect emotions and feelings to movement while creating exceptionally high standards of dance & performance.
Ms Jenny O'Gorman - Dance Teacher Cork, A.I.D.T.A.
Ms Jenny O’Gorman began her dance training at the age of seven. She is a highly motivated and extremely enthusiastic dance teacher and this is evident in the standard of her students. She is inspired by Michael Jackson and has recently choreographed a Michael Jackson Tribute Show. Jenny is also trained with the I.D.T.A. Jenny also writes scripts, produces and directs entire productions. Jenny has also trained and prepared many students for college auditions, which in turn helped them gain entry into top dance colleges in the UK.
Ms Niamh Naughton, PA.I.D.T.A.
Niamh has been dancing with the Ultraflex since she was 8 years old and loves sharing her passion for dance with all our students. Niamh has performed in many shows as a lead dancer and dance captain. She loves freestyle and contemporary and knows exactly how to work the floor which has earned her first place in many competitions.