Dance school of the week - Footlights Performance Academy November 06 2014

Footlights Performance Academy logoToday marks a new chapter for Footlights Performance Academy.  As well as launching their sparkly new website, I am proud to tell you that they have also teamed up with us here at to make uniform ordering easy for their pupils.  

All of the Footlights approved uniform is available at This also includes Euphoria show choir approved wear.

For those of you new to the Footlights world, here is a quick run down of their classes and their exceptionally talented staff!  Having spent time with a small section of the Footlights "family", take it from me, these guys are passionate about delivering the best quality in all areas of the performing arts.

Footlights is comprised of the Dance Academy, Theatre Academy, Euphoria Show Choir and Footlights Parties, so there really is something for everyone. At Footlights believe in giving all young people the best opportunities possible by putting on two musical theatre shows and one dance show every year. Members of Footlights also get to take part in many other events such as casting agency days, recording CDs and Guest appearances in UK theatres. 

Tina Kelly

Tina is the Director of Footlights Performance Academy. She has had a busy and successful professional dance career, touring theatres all over the country including London’s West End. Tina now passes on her passion for performance through Footlights Performance Academy. She has also danced for the BBC and has choreographed for the Channel 4 programme 'Skins'. Her latest venture was choreographing 'Sister Act'  which has recently won rave reviews at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Lisa Gator

Lisa is the assistant choreographer for Footlights Performance Academy. Lisa trained with the  Royal Ballet School in Bristol and London and performed in the National Youth Ballet in a number of prestigious venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Sadlers Wells Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall and The 1995 VE Day Celebrations in Hyde Park, many of which were televised by the BBC. She now continues her passion for dance through her choreography at Footlights and is also the assistant choreographer for Euphoria Show Choir.

Ed Bickerstaffe

Ed is the stage manager and a performing arts teacher for Footlights Performance Academy. Ed has stage managed every Footlights Show since its inception and is the corner stone of all the productions keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes. Ed also oversees many large professional London conferences. He is also an experienced performer and singer and passes on these skills to the children at Footlights Performance Academy.


Rachel Walker 

Rachel Walker is the Musical Director for Euphoria Show Choir. Rachel has enjoyed a varied music career, performing across the UK, Austria, Prague and America. Rachel teaches singing and her students have a 100% pass rate in their singing exams. Rachel also holds a diploma in Musical Theatre teaching and has won many vocal and composition awards and is honoured to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Under Rachel's Musical direction Euphoria has performed all over the world in Show choir competitions and Rachel has also judged show choir competitions internationally.

Clare teaches dance for Footlights Performance Academy. Clare studied dance and gained her teaching qualifications at the Bristol college of Dancing before embarking on a professional dance career spanning ten years. Clare has performed all over the world in Theatres, Casinos and cruise liners. Alongside her teaching for Footlights she also teaches for the prestigious Bristol old Vic theatre school.

Footlights really does have something for everyone!