Principal, Director & Founder
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 but has now been replace by the One Year Intensive course offering a Level 4 ATCL associate examination and the RSL Award Level 3 will be introduced from September 2022. Bodywork Company also offers the three-year Level 6 NQF Diploma course in Professional Dance or Musical Theatre, both of these courses are validated by Trinity College, London. The Theatre School has been inspiring children aged three to eighteen for over 35 years, and the adult classes continue to be popular amongst the Cambridge local community. All of which Theresa is the founder and Principal and continues to inspire and support young people from all over the world.
Theresa continues to tutor, inspire and mentor her past and current students with her creative choreography and her vast knowledge of the industry.