Victoria Thompson (L.I.D.T.A)



Stars Academy was set up in 2005 by Principal Victoria Thompson. Victoria has been dancing since the age of 3, starting her training at Hamill Mitchell School of Dance and taking examination with the N.C.D.T.A. she then continued her training with the Tyne Theatre Stage School, taking examinations with I.D.T.A. and LAMDA.  Victoria then began her teacher training with Marron Theatre Arts and now trains with Joanne Kirkland, I.D.T.A. examiner and adjudicator and also a member of the Ballet faculty.

Victoria 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.

Lauren Dixon


Lauren started training at Stars Academy when she  was 7 years old, training in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz/Contemporary, Theatre Craft, Street and Musical Theatre; taking examinations with the I.D.T.A.

She continues with her training and is currently working towards her Associate Street, Intermediate Ballet and her Advanced 1 Theatre Craft. Lauren recently achieved Distinction in her Intermeiate Theatre Craft and Tap Exam. She also came 3rd in the IDTA Lockdown Festival in Street Dance.

Lauren is a great asset to the school and very popular with the children, she brings passion and charisma to lessons, along with her experience in Dance performances and competing across the UK and winning the BDO British Champoions with her group in Street.

Kate Hudson

Mia Swann

Teaching Assistants

Kate started dancing at Stars Academy at the age of 3 and Mia started at the age of 9.

Kate has now been assisting classes for nearly a year, with Mia just recently joining the team. 

Both girls take examinations with I.D.T.A., working towards Grade 4 Ballet and Tap, 2nd Gold Bar Street and also competing across the UK in their Street Crew

Trail Blazers.