Stars Academy was set up in 2005 by Principal, Victoria Thompson. Victoria has been dancing since the age of 3 and is a fully qualified Licentiate teacher with the International Dance Teachers Association (I.D.T.A).
Victoria teaches a wide variety of styles at Stars preparing pupils for examinations, competitions and production shows.
Victoria’s previous work includes travelling the UK and around the world as a Dancer, Vocalist and Choreographer for various cruise lines, hotels and production companies. Now, Victoria focuses all of her attention on the Stars pupil’s development and discipline in all aspects of the performing arts.
Having trained from the age of 6 in all disciplines of performing with the I.D.T.A, Gary previous work includes Celebrity Cruises (Production Dancer), Carnival Cruises (Dancer/Singer), Cunard Cruises (Company Manager), Marella Cruises (Dance Captain), Peter Pan The Rock Musical (Peter Pan, Italy National Tour), Essence Of Ireland (Principle Singer/Dancer, UK National Tour).
As well as cruise ships and theatre tours Gary has appeared in various Pantomimes across the UK including Cinderella (Manchester Opera House), Sleeping Beauty (Hull New Theatre), Aladdin (Seargent Ping, Tyne Theatre & Opera House), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston, Tyne Theatre & Opera House) and Dick Whittington (Manchester Opera House), Aladdin (Sgt. Ping, Gateshead Stadium Panto).
Gary's has worked as Assistant Choreographer with Marella Cruises and Peel Talent teaching and choreographing for their onboard Production Shows.
Recently announced a full-time faculty member, Gary is excited to help Stars Academy grow and develop its pupils into exceptional and professional performers. Gary also runs our advertising as well as our agency Stars Talent Management.
Kate has attended Stars Academy from a very young age dancing in all syllabus classes as well as competing as part of our competition teams.
Now assiting with our younger dance classes in Ballet, Tap and Street, Kate is a great role model for our younger students and a pleasure to have on our team.
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