About Catherine

Before taking time out to spend with her young family,  Catherine ran a highly successful Berkshire based dance & performing arts school under the name Dance Arts Academy, and with the help of her teaching team, provided professional dance training to over 200 pupils each week. Catherine found her passion for dance at the tender age of 3 with the inspiring Jill Morgan School of Dancing in Wokingham, and pursued her training in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern until she reached 18.

Her study of dance continued at University, and following several years developing her skills as an Assistant Teacher, Catherine completed her Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance 'Diploma in Dance Instruction' in Tap and Modern Dance, with the highly regarded Linda Sweetzer Teacher Training College.

As part of her quest for continuous professional development, she has recently become a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor, and undergone specific training with the ISTD with regard to teaching dance in primary schools.

Catherine has spent the last 16 years sharing her love of dance with the next generation, visiting pre-schools and nurseries, teaching and choreographing for a number of prestigious dance schools and performance groups, preparing hundreds of students for their ISTD exams, and entertaining countless children at birthday parties! Long may the fun continue....



We can’t recommend Dance Arts Academy and the lovely Miss Catherine more highly. Super professional, great classes and genuine enthusiasm and affection for the young people worked with. My 5 yr old and her friends still ask when they can see Miss Catherine again and show her how they’re progressing since she started them on their journeys in ballet, tap and also street dance. Lucky youngsters in her new location who now get the opportunity to be taught by this special teacher and her team!
— Shona
Toby loved learning to dance with Miss Catherine. She was always kind, enthusiastic and inspiring. She was particularly encouraging for Toby as the lone boy in a class of girls. We were so sorry that she had to move away from the area. Although he likes his current teacher, we will both always have a soft spot in our hearts for Miss Catherine!
— Helen
Catherine was our dance teacher at my daughters 8th birthday party. Theme was cheerleading to little mix. Catherine was very professional. She kept all 16 children engaged and they had lots of fun making a dance routine Catherine had lots of ideas but also let the children add there ideas. They all had a fab time and it was a stress free party for me .
— Aimee

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