StarStruck Performing Arts Academy Faculty

Where the Passion Begins

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Katie Cooper

Founder and Principal
BA (Hons), A.IDTA, A.UKA, A.NATD

With a wealth of experience and credentials, Katie specialises in Drama and Musical Theatre but is also trained in Freestyle and Contemporary Dance.  Her love of performance is in her blood with many family members, past and present, also dancers and performers, including her daughter!

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Katie H

Instructor

 A.IDTA, Aff.ABD

Since joining our team in 2017, Katie H has brought a fresh perspective and teaching approach to her position. An inspiration for both students and faculty alike, Katie H has performed on several well known stages and completed numerous amateur dance exams before gaining her professional teaching IDTA Associate.  She was also nominated for a Freestyle Dance Scholarship by former IDTA president, Dawn Parker!

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Hollie

Instructor
A.IDTA

After years of dance experience on stage and screen, Hollie is a valued member of our faculty.  She has danced her way through the IDTA amateur syllabus practicing Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle and Musical Theatre before completing her professional teaching qualification: IDTA Associate in Modern Jazz.  Her dynamic teaching style is highly regarded by all her students.

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Bridget

Vocal Coach
Dip ABRSM

A keen vocalist from a young age, Bridget was awarded a choral scholarship to study music at Durham University.  Her career includes various stage performances including Opera and Musical Theatre and since graduating provides tuition within the education sector.  Whether singing for fun or preparing for LCM exams, Bridget inspires our young singers to unlock their talent and believe in their abilities, whilst finding their own unique style.

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Georgia

Instructor
L.IDTA , Dip GD

Georgia has been dancing since the age of 3 years old and has graced many a stage with a variety of dance styles.  She trained at the prestigious Pattison Theatre Arts and was nominated for IDTA theatre awards in both her advanced 1 and 2 Modern jazz.  Georgia is professionally trained in Tap, Modern Jazz, and Freestyle with IDTA Associate's in each genre.  She has also achieved her Licentiate qualification in Ballet and a Diploma in Gymnastics & Anatomy making her an asset to our faculty and a very popular teacher.

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Maisie

Instructor
A.IDTA

Maisie has grown up taking classes at StarStruck since the age of 9 while training in styles such as Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Commercial, Acting and Singing. Maisie has recently achieved her Associate teaching in Freestyle Dance with the IDTA and is excited to share her knowledge of with her students at StarStruck.

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Courtney

Instructor
A.IDTA

Courtney’s passion for dance started at the age 2! Since then, she has had many opportunities to perform on a variety of professional stages and with well known artists including Take That’s Gary Barlow. Courtney has trained in Musical Theatre for many years at StarStruck and has now progressed to taking her Musical Theatre Diploma with the London College of Music. Most recently, Courtney has taken her IDTA Freestyle Associate exam under StarStruck’s training and earned 95% Distinction!

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Mil

Instructor
A.IDTA

Mil has been dancing since the age of 4 taking classes in many different styles. Mil went on to be a competitive Freestyle dancer competing across the UK at Premiere Champion level! Following this, Mil trained at BOA to vary her dance styles. Most recently, Mil has taken her IDTA Freestyle Associate exam under the training of StarStuck earning 97% Distinction! Mil's areas of strength are Freestyle and Contemporary and her passion for dance shines through to her students!

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Sammy

Instructor
A.IDTA

Sammy has been at StarStruck tor 12 years and dancing and singing since the age of 5. She has taken classes in Musical Theatre, Gymnastic Dance, Cheerleading, Street, Contemporary and Jazz. Sammy is currently training at BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy). Each year, Sammy takes part in The Stage Experience at the Alexandra theatre in Birmingham, performing in shows such as Grease, West Side Story, Boogie Nights and Singing in the Rain.

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Megan

Instructor
A.IDTA

After years of competing in the Freestyle Dance arena, Megan is now a fully fledged teacher.  Her strengths are Freestyle Disco, Slow/Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Ballet.  Her passion for dance and performance echoes through those she teaches and she is determined to pass on her valuable knowledge and skills to our lucky students.

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Grace

Instructor
BA Hons

Grace has been a keen dancer since the age of 4. She trained at BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy) and then moved onto Addict Dance Academy for further training. Grace has an extensive repertoire of dance styles as well as many performing credits being signed to 'Supreme Showgirls'.

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Reiss

Instructor
A.IDTA

Reiss began at StarStruck at the age of 8 and has not looked backed since. Reiss has trained in Freestyle Dance, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre. With many opportunities to perform in a vast array of theatres around the UK, Reiss is looking forward to be able to teach the students at StarStruck with his knowledge and skills.