Star*Struck Performing Arts Academy (formerly known as StarStruck Theatre School) first opened it's doors in October 2003 by Principal Katie Cooper. It was her aim to offer children the chance to explore dance and drama in an exciting and engaging environment, providing parents with the knowledge that their children were safe, secure and having lots of fun whilst learning.
Over the years Star*Struck has evolved from teaching just a couple of drama and musical theatre evening classes to a comprehensive and varied theatrical timetable. From Acro, Freestyle, Contemporary and Commercial to singing classes and private tuition. Katie has continued to expand the school and ensure that SSPA has the best and most passionate faculty.
Star*Struck also works regularly with many local schools providing after school clubs and termly workshops.
The school seeks to develop student’s theatrical skills with fun firmly at the heart of all classes and opportunities.
We are honoured that the tremendously talented Miss Lian Fisher and Miss Victoria Scott are our school patrons.
Lian is the founder of Learning Curves Dance which she ran from 1998-2018. Lian has choreographed for multiple west end teams as well as travelling with her students overseas to Europe and Asia performing at Disneyland Paris and Beijing Theatre, China.
Lian has trained over 500 students for team performances, prepared over 3000 students for 32 IDTA examination sessions and received Freestyle Scholarship Awards nominations for 5 professional candidates and 18 amateur students. She has judged at numerous ADFP Freestyle Dance Competitions, including the prestigious 'Disco Kid' at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and has lectured for the IDTA.
Lian now teaches professional dance teachers and owns and runs Lian Yoga Dance.
Victoria is a professional dancer, actor and choreographer who has had an illustrious career to date. She is the founder of Phoenix Dance Company which she ran successfully from 2000-2019, teaching hundreds of young dancers and producing numerous live shows and performances.
Victoria has regularly provided Street Dance lectures for Miss Dawn Parker and the IDTA and her adjudication role has seen Victoria on the team of judges for the IDTA Street Dancer of the Year.
Victoria now owns and runs Envy Dance Ftness for adults.
Lian and Victoria will be visiting our classes throughout the New Year and giving their expertise to all our students!