Starlight Theatre Academy

Our Staff are working together to keep providing top-notch services online and keep our classes running, and are super excited to reopen in September!
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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. She is currently studying her MA Theatre, focusing on script writing and devising.

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.
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. She writes and teaches for companies across the East Midlands and Europe, and works as a freelance writer, director and dramaturg.

She has been with Starlight since the beginning, and it is her greatest joy and achievement.

Roxie has forged her career as professional performer and teacher since moving to the U.K five years ago. Her passion for performing began in the Republic of Ireland where she spent many years training to reach her goal to study professionally in the U.K. She chose to begin her studies in LCPA (Leicester College of Performing Arts) where she received her Professional Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts. Roxanne’s experience in England so far includes lead roles in Musicals such as Fame and Sweet Charity. She has also performed in well known conventions, corporate events, and more, as a Singer/Dancer. Not only is she a professional performer, she has an array of teaching disciplines including Group Singing and private lessons in Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz and more. She believes we should all aim to be the best possible all round performers we can be, but most importantly make sure we have lots of fun in the processs.

Bekki has been performing onstage for over 10 years and started teaching dance in 2017 as part of the University of Lincoln Dance Society. She has experience in many styles of dance, however her favourites are commercial and contemporary. Bekki is an experienced choreographer in dance, having taken routines to competitions, and is currently working on choreographing theatre as part of her company big&SMALL Collaborations. 

“I am very excited to be spending my Sunday afternoons with children who enjoy performing arts. I am passionate teacher that loves to aid children to grow and learn to express themselves, while developing dance and performance technique” 

Bekki graduated from UOL this September with a first class degree in Drama and is currently studying a Masters Degree in Theatre.

Katie teaches dancing around Newark and is part of Newark Amateur Operatic Society. 

"I love everything and anything performing arts but specialise mainly in dance , I choreograph for school shows and other dance groups and love being on a stage! After joining starlight a few years ago and finding my confidence in drama I'm grateful I was given the chance to come back and teach. I love helping some little Starlets find their passion and confidence in Performing Arts too, see you soon!

 Starlight has given me a friendly space to improve and experiment with my teaching styles, pushing me to be the best teacher I can be. At Starlight I feel my skills are improving each week, as is my passion for teaching."


Sian is a dancer and student in Newark on Trent.
"I love all performing, but I specialise in dancing. I have performed in many of my schools dance shows and competitions.
I'm really glad that I'm now with the Starlets and I can share that with them, amd help them grow in talent and confidence in performing."








Emily Cook

Principal and Head of Drama

DBS Certified

Registered First Aider

Safeguarding Trained

Autism Awareness Certified

Licenced Chaperone
BA Drama

MA Theatre

Roxie Carey

Head of Singing

DBS Certified

Professional Diploma in Performing Arts
NATD Qualified

Bekki Loveridge
Head of Dance

DBS Certified

Licenced Chaperone
BA Drama
MA Theatre

Katie White
Head of Starlets

DBS Certified

First Aid

Sian Sellers
Starlets Assistant

DBS Certified

© Starlight Theatre Academy 2020


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!

Newark on Trent

07596 959326

Term Dates

Sessions run Sundays in term time.

Main School 2pm-5pm

Starlets 12.45-1.45
Starlets Balderton Saturday 9.30-.10.30

Arpil 25th- May 24th
No Class May 30th/31st

LAMDA all year round.
Birthday parties and Community workshops can be booked all year round!