FACULTY

Theresa Kerr
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 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
Head of Wellbeing, Injury Management and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jane Kerr
Head of Theatre School

Lucy Kerr
GDPR and Health & Safety Lead

Michael Quinn
Vice Principal

Senior Management

  • Stephanie Franklin, Teaching, Learning & Quality Assurance Lead & Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Performing Arts
  • Jennifer Edmonds, Academics Administration
  • Melanie Medlock, Course Coordinator & Safeguarding Administrator
  • Natasha Gardner, Course Administrator
  • Anna Reeve Cook, Head of One Year Intensive Course

Administration

  • Claudia Di Francesco, Social Media & Online Lead
  • Thai Kerr-Charles, Senior Administrator
  • Sonya Segrave, Admissions Secretary & Operations Lead
  • Emma Sweetland, Accounts Department
  • David Wills, Adult Class Co-ordinator

Ballet Faculty

  • Louise Howarth
  • Vira Kharchenko
  • Melanie Medlock
  • Erin Payner
  • Massimo Solazzo

Jazz

  • David Anderson
  • Charlie Bruce
  • David Birch
  • Melanie Medlock
  • Ryan-Lee Seager

Contemporary

  • Taylor Benjamin
  • Iona Brie
  • Massimo Solazzo
  • Resident Company – Chrysalis London

Commercial

  • Lindon Barr
  • David Anderson
  • Ashleigh Frost
  • Harvey Kerr

Musical Theatre

  • Michael Quinn
  • David Birch
  • Ryan-Lee Seager

Singing

  • Jennifer Edmonds
  • Pippa Duffy

Acting

  • Anna Reeve Cook
  • Cassie Compton
  • Michael Quinn

Tap

  • Charlie Bruce
  • Jodie Squirrel
  • Megan Cowlam (Assistant)

Pilates/Fitness & Contextual Studies

  • Emma Kerr – Sports Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Anna Reeve-Cook
  • Stephanie Franklin
  • Katy Graham-Clare

Accompanists

  • Jamie Brooks
  • Tom Reindorp
  • Victoria Royce
  • Anna Gillespie

Wardrobe

  • Jane Mason-Mills