Denzil started to dance aged 17 in a weekly jazz class in a church hall in Cricklewood. Encouraged by his teacher to take ballet, he joined the London School of Classical Dance. After three years he was chosen to join the internationally prestigious English National Ballet where he danced for 10 years, touring the world.
Following some time freelancing and raising his son Jacob, Denzil was approached by Cassa Pancho, a dancer writing her dissertation on the lack of black classical dancers and together they founded the renowned Ballet Black. This led to numerous requests to teach and Denzil unintentionally became a ballet teacher, which he now calls his “dream job”.
Denzil has regular open classes across London and he also teaches for dance companies such as Rambert, Random, Neo Ballet, Tavaziva, and Skanes Danse, and Ballet Black.