Dance Teachers.

at North Academy.

Together We Teach.
Innovation. Passion. Creation.

Caroline North

Caroline (more often known as Katy) is the principal. Katy trained in dance since the age of 2. Starting at Kendrick Academy of theatre arts she continued her training at Stacey School of Dance and moved on to Karen Murillo School of Dance to obtain Professional Qualifications. Katy has taken part in many dance, drama and musical theatre productions over the years, often choreographing many routines as well as appearing in the shows. Katy attended Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT) where she studied a National Diploma in gaining a distinction. Katy has over 14 years of experience teaching dance and drama to a wide variety of ages and is still taking professional examinations in dance in order to continue her professional development. On a personal level, Katy has been married to Mark, who she describes as her ‘rock’, for over 18 years and together they have 2 daughters, Alahna & Neveah, who have inherited Katy’s Passion for Performing Arts. Katy is also a Registered Nurse working at a local hospital.

Opening this school is a lifelong dream for me. It gives me the opportunity to pass on my knowledge, experience and love of the art to all who want to learn.

Connor Lee Dye

Connor Lee Dye was born in Mexborough, England. He attended Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, where he made his acting debut playing Siddie in “the Ritual”, which was later selected to perform at the National Theatre, London.

After such a successful debut Connor enrolled at LIPA, one of England’s top drama schools. He graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

After graduation he was cast to play Big Steve in ITV’s “Coronation Street” and he was seen on stage as Fleshcreep in “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

The most rewarding thing about teaching at North Academy is seeing growth in confidence and ability in every student who walks through our doors

Kay Stretton

Kay has been dancing for 23 years and has assisted teaching the pre-juvenille class since being 12 years old. At 3 years of age she started her dancing journey at Steppin Out Dance Studios, where she trained for 15 years with Miss Katy since the age of 5. Whilst at Steppin Out Dance Studios she gained experience assisting in teaching pre-juvenille dance classes.

Kay studied BTEC Dance at college, finishing her course with a triple Merit. Whilst studying at college she had the opportunity to dance at the London Pineapple Dance Studios and also moved dance schools to Gillian Banks Theatre School, to improve and pursue a dancing career. Whilst at Gillian Banks Theatre School she had the opportunity of dancing abroad in Tenerife raising money for a charity called Helping Hands. She has also performed in various charity gigs at Magna, Masonic Lodge and Holiday Inn to name a few as well as performances at the Sheffield Dog Races, Rotherham Football Ground and at Tankersley Manor Hotel.

I enjoy teaching the pre-juvenille class and I love seeing students develop and grow in confidence.

Sue Clark 

Sue started performing from the age of 2 taking ballet and tap classes, as she got older she also started taking lessons in musicianship and singing. She has taken part in many different musicals including playing ‘orange girl’ in Shout the mod musical. After gaining her degree in Performance Industries specialising in Musical Theatre, Sue went on to get her PGCE and has been teaching at North Academy since 2017.

Musical theatre is one of my favourite performing arts styles and I’m delighted to be teaching something I love.