Principal: Anna McBride ARAD, RTS, AISTD
Starlight Theatre School opened in January 2006 with Anna McBride as principal. Anna has eight years professional teaching experience.
On graduating from Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, Anna undertook work at a South Manchester dance school and became a guest teacher for Stagecoach Theatre Arts and Ladybarn House School. During this time she also gained her RAD teaching certificate.
Anna now teaches musical movement to pre-schoolers at numerous nursery schools and is part of the Manchester Students' Dance Society teaching ballet, tap and modern theatre from beginners to advanced 2 level. She is also choreographing competition and show dances for the society.
Anna has taught students who have progressed into full time dance training including Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre, Northern Ballet School, Liverpool Theatre School, Kate Simmons Ltd, North Liverpool School Dance Academy and The Hammond School Lower & Upper students.
At the moment Anna is also guest teacher at Hulme Hall Grammar School teaching ballet, tap and modern theatre to the kindergarten and year 1 children. She is also the GCSE dance teacher.
Anna has a CRB check and first aid training.
Lisa-Marie is a qualified I.S.T.D. Tap Dance teacher with 10 years experience of teaching all ages up to adults, and entering pupils from pre-primary up to advanced 2 in examinations. Lisa-Marie trained in all major dance disciplines along side acting and has a first class bachelors degree in Performing Arts. She currently teaches students at college and degree level at institutions in the northwest, teaching credits include: The Arden School of Theatre, ALRA North, LIPA and The Debut Academy.
Rachael trained at The Hammond in Chester and graduated with a Diploma in dance.
After many years of dancing throughout Europe and the Middle East Rachael decided to further her professional development and has secured her Istd DDE status.
Rachael will be working alongside Miss Anna with the new ISTD Contemporary syllabus and Intermediate modern work.