Katherine Marrriott-Pae

Katherine trained with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and is a Fellow member of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Theatrecraft and a licentiate member in Freestyle.

Katherine is passionately committed to the development and education of children and young people, providing standards of excellence in teaching dance.  Her classes follow the  IDTA  syllabus giving children a route to creative learning and expression. She has taught dance at GCSE,  'A' level and BTec for over 15 years. Recently, Katherine was delighted to be a consultant on a drama for CBBC. In addition to teaching Katherine is on the IDTA North West area committee helping to organise events and lectures in the area for students and teachers as well as being on the IDTA North West Theatre Festival committee organising a large annual dance festival with participants from all over the country. 


Nicola Markham

Nicky began her acting training at Mountview Theatre School London and completed a PGCE and a Masters Degree in Physical Theatre at Huddersfield University. During her 20 year career as a professional actress Nicky has performed in a wide variety of theatre and film productions. Nicky has taught drama, performing arts and theatre studies within the primary, secondary, FE and HE sector.


Mary Green

After training with Miss Katherine from the age of 3, Mary has recently graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance in London.

Alongside her degree in Ballet Education, Miss Mary is waiting to graduate from the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance programme which specialises in the work of the RAD. She is also currently enrolled on a Specialist Advanced Matt Pilates course and is about to sit her Zumba certification.

Having completed the full RAD syllabus herself, passed examinations with the UKA and IDTA and UKA as well as competing in local dance festivals, Miss Mary is looking forward to returning to The Performance Academy to share her expertise with children and adults alike.


Lucy Gudeon-Brennand

Lucy started training as a dancer from the age of 6 and continued onto performing arts at 19, majoring in dance and choreography. Since then Lucy has performed on stage, both in acting and dancing roles.  In more recent years Lucy has taught workshops in various forms of dance and physical theatre within the general community and used it to provide therapy for clients with learning difficulties, mental illness, and hearing impairment.

Lucy says 'Fitness is a way of life to me, I love helping people to be the best they can be and Ballet Be Fit is an exciting way for me to combine the art, exercise and teaching, all at once. I can’t wait to prove the effect ballet training has on the body and on the way you feel!'