FACULTY

Theresa Kerr
Founder and Principal

Theresa Kerr brings a wealth of experience into the Performing Arts industry. For the last Thirty-Five years she has danced her way around the world and choreographed numerous shows for the stage, screen and T.V. Theresa’s eclectic training in London, New York and Paris informs her very own jazz style, due to being one of the first practitioners of ‘Rock Jazz’ which many of her ex-students now teach. The ‘Bodywork Warm Up’ is now well known in many dance schools and colleges around the globe.

Theresa Kerr founded Bodywork Company Dance Studios in 1981 alongside her late husband Patrick Kerr and together they set Cambridge alight with their ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Workshops. As a result of the workshops came Bodywork Dance Company which went on to tour the UK, Europe and the Far East. Theresa continued teaching jazz for major Performing Arts colleges in London whilst Patrick was touring with the jazz company.

Theresa and Patrick acquired the present building in 1985 – a former furniture warehouse which was then converted into beautiful dance studios. In 1986 they saw a need for a dance foundation course to prepare students, especially late beginners for full time vocational training. The foundation course grew both in size and success and still runs today alongside the three year Level 6 NQF Diploma course in Professional Dance or Musical Theatre (validated by Trinity College London), the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts, The Theatre School for children aged three to eighteen, and the Adult classes for the community. All of which Theresa is the founder and Principal.

Theresa continues to tutor, inspire and mentor her past and current students with her creative choreography and her vast knowledge of the industry.

Emma Kerr
Director – Head of Pastoral Care and Injury Management

Jane Kerr
Director – Casting and Corporate Entertainment

Lucy Kerr
Director – Accounts Co-ordinator

Senior Management

  • Elva Makins R.B.C. Dip.(QTS) MA. Course Leader, Head of Acting and Academics.
  • Anna Tringham MA, Course Leader
  • Lisa Olsworth-Peter, Head of Singing
  • Melanie Medlock, Head of Foundation
  • Jenny Edmonds BA Hons, Student Liaison and Head of BTEC

Administration

  • Ryan Lucking Accounts
  • Jasmine Smith Accounts
  • Sonya Robinson Admissions
  • David Wills Adult Class Co-ordinator

Classical Ballet

  • Kasper Cornish Cert Ed, Ballet Master
  • Dincer Solomon Dip.PDTD RAD
  • Rachel Dawson RAD RTS TCP
  • Louise Howarth DDE

Jazz

  • Gareth Walker
  • Emma Down
  • David Page
  • Jonathan Wilson

Contemporary

  • Jodie Blemings
  • Kate Durrant
  • Keiran Brown

Commercial

  • Lindon Barr
  • Christina Andrea

Singing

  • Lisa Olsworth-Peter
  • George Ure
  • Jenny Rhodes
  • Shean Williams

Acting

  • Elva Makins
  • Michael Howcroft
  • Lowri-Ann Richards
  • Dimitrios Loukakis
  • Anna Tringham

Tap

  • Vikki Myddelton
  • David Birch

Pilates/FHS

  • Emma Kerr
  • Kelly Reed-Banks

Accompanists

  • Jamie Brooks
  • Tom Reindorp
  • Colin Hazel

Wardrobe

  • Jane Mason-Mills

Photography

  • Rog Palmer