Starlight Theatre Academy


Meet The Team


Emily has been teaching freelance in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire since graduating from Lincoln University in 2012 with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Emily has worked as a drama teacher at theatre schools across the county, as well as travelling every year to Italy with School of Fish to teach English and Drama. She also runs adult improvisation classes in Nottingham. Emily's aim with Starlight is to help children grow and improve their confidence through drama, with the firm belief that the process is  just as important as the product.

Emily is an experienced director and performer Currently directing Blackadder Goes Forth with Encore! Performing Arts, she has previously spent a summer as Drama Director of YMCA Camp Mohawk, Connecticut USA, and a  year long season in the  European tour of Storm Lincoln as Miranda in The Tempest.



Nicole is a passionate graduate from Liverpool Hope University, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Dance and Theatre. She is creative and dedicated to her talent and is regularly involved within the community.

Nicole is self employed teaching dance, drama and singing to all abilities across the Newark and Nottinghamshire areas. One of her greatest highlights would be spending a summer in a Sri Lankan SOS Village teaching dance and theatre.

 Nicole has been with Starlight since 2015 and has loved expanding on the students technique and seeing the group grow with confidence each week. Nicole also provides private singing lessons in Newark on Trent.


Emily Cook

Principal and Head of Drama

DBS Certified

Regisered First Aider

Safeguarding Trained

Autism Awareness Certified

Licensed Chaperone

Nicole Friend

Head of Singing

and Dance

DBS Certified

Paediatric First Aid Trained

Licensed Chaperone

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To book a session or for more information,

please call Emily on 07596959326

Alternatively you can fill out the  contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


Magnus Community Sports Centre,

Newark on Trent

07596 959326

Term Dates

 Sessions run Sundays in term time.

Main School 2pm-5pm

Starlets 12.45-1.45

April 27th- May 26th 
No class June 2nd 

June 9th- 23rd 
23rd June is our show day at Newark Academy.