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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

  • Natasha Gardner, Course Leader and BTEC Co-ordinator
  • Melanie Medlock, Head of Foundation and Course Co-ordinator
  • Lisa Olsworth-Peter, Head of Singing
  • Jenny Edmonds BA Hons, Student Liaison and Head of BTEC

Administration

  • Jasmine Smith Accounts
  • Sonya Segrave Admissions
  • David Wills Adult Class Co-ordinator

Classical Ballet

  • Kasper Cornish Cert Ed, Ballet Master
  • Rachel Dawson ARAD RTS TCP
  • Louise Howarth DDE
  • Joel Morris

Jazz

  • Gareth Walker
  • Emma Down
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Dan Burton
  • Lizzi Franklin
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Voyd

Contemporary

  • Jodie Blemings
  • Taylor Benjamin
  • Rosie Carrick

Commercial

  • Lindon Barr
  • David Anderson
  • Jeffrey Felicisimo

Singing

  • Lisa Olsworth-Peter
  • Shean Williams
  • Jennifer Edmonds

Acting

  • Simona Morecroft
  • Ashley Harris
  • Oliver Scott

Tap

  • Emily Maycock
  • Jenna Calderbank

Pilates/FHS

  • Emma Kerr
  • Kelly Reed-Banks

Accompanists

  • Jamie Brooks
  • Tom Reindorp
  • Colin Hazel
  • Anna Gillespie

Wardrobe

  • Jane Mason-Mills

Photography

  • Rog Palmer