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
Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Injury Management

Jane Kerr
Casting and Corporate Lead

Lucy Kerr
GDPR and Health & Safety Lead

Senior Management

  • Stephanie Franklin, Teaching and Learning Lead
  • Natasha Gardner, Academics Lead
  • Voyd, Head of Dance
  • Jennifer Edmonds, Resident Musical Director & Head of BTEC
  • Melanie Medlock, Course Coordinator and Head of Foundation

Administration

  • Sonya Segrave Operations Lead & Admissions
  • Emma Sweetland Accounts
  • David Wills Adult Class Co-ordinator

Ballet Faculty

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

Jazz

  • Voyd
  • Danielle Everdell
  • Gareth Walker
  • Hannah Francis

Contemporary

  • Taylor Benjamin
  • Jodie Blemings
  • Resident Company – Chrysalis London

Commercial

  • Lindon Barr
  • David Anderson
  • Peter Cleverley
  • Cassie Rogers

Musical Theatre

  • Ashley Johnson
  • Lizzi Franklin
  • Dan Burton

Singing

  • Jennifer Edmonds
  • Shean Williams
  • Heather McQuillan
  • Pippa Duffy
  • James Hume

Acting

  • Simona Morecroft
  • Anna Reeve Cook

Tap

  • Jenna Calderbank

Pilates/Contextual Studies

  • Emma Kerr
  • Anna Reeve-Cook
  • Stephanie Franklin

Accompanists

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

Wardrobe

  • Jane Mason-Mills

Photography

  • Rog Palmer

Guest Teachers Include

Stephen Mear, Louie Spence, Summer Strallen, Michael Xavier, Laurence Conner, Dane Bates, Ricky Jinks, Renako McDonald, Jo Morris, Dominic North, Pia Driver, Charlie Bruce, Scott Caldwell, Wayne Williams, Chris Piper, Ryan-Lee Seager, Nikki Trow, Albey Brookes, Adam Bayjou, Martin Fenton, Duwane Taylor, Tobias Mead, Ian Waller, Richard Woodford, Mandy Montanez & Many More.