Katie is a Qualified Level 4 teacher with the IDTA (6 Distinctions), holds a Certification in Progressing Ballet technique (PBT) , IDTA Anatomy & Physiology Diploma, Paediatric first Aid, fully CRB checked, qualified with a Theatrical makeup and wigs Diploma, NVQ level 3 in Childcare and has 13 years experience working backstage at Milton Keynes Theatre.
Katie began dancing at the age of 4 locally with Kathleen Woollard (RAD Presidents award) and Myra Tiffin (ISTD Chairman/Senior examiner). Achieving Major grades in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance, Katie was also a demonstrator for the RAD and ISTD.
Alongside this she was an Associate of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and was chosen by Sir Peter Wright to perform in his new production of the “Nutcracker” at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Katie then continued her training at Tring Park and also successfully auditioned to perform with the Lewis London Ballet (Janet Lewis – English Youth Ballet) in their production of “The Nutcracker”.
Katie has been involved on and off stage with local performance companies; Roundabout Theatre and MKAOS. She directed “The Wedding Singer” at Stantonbury Theatre, and will be directing for Roundabout Theatre in 2020. You may also see her playing her cornet with Milton Keynes Brass Band at various concerts and competitions around the UK.
Soldier / Announcer – Men Who March Away, Damatico Productions, Mike Batt
Jos studied dance and teaching under ISTD examiner Maureen Headford at Bournemouth. Having studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, National, Spanish and Ballroom, she is a fully qualified teacher.
Emily trained at Pattison Theatre Arts.
Emily has over 16 years experience as an assistant dance teacher and as a dance teacher, to all age groups and in all disciplines. Emily has been teaching abroad in an international environment for 8 years and has found it extremely rewarding working with many different nationalities. Emily has lots of experience working with children with additional needs, particularly Downs Syndrome and Autism.
She holds ▪ L.I.D.T.A Licentiate Freestyle ▪ A.I.D.T.A Associate Ballet ▪ A.I.D.T.A Associate Modern Jazz ▪ A.I.D.T.A Associate Tap ▪ A.I.D.T.A Anatomy Diploma ▪ A.I.D.T.A Gymnastic Dance Diploma ▪ L.A.M.D.A Gold medal speaking of verse and prose ▪ I.D.T.A Pre Associate Part 1 Theatre Craft.
We are thrilled that Emily has returned to the UK to join the True Colours Performing Arts team.