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Katie began dancing at 2¾ years and has never stopped. At the age of 17 she began her professional training at the renowned Tiffany Theatre College gaining a diploma in Musical Theatre, alongside ISTD teaching qualifications. After graduating Katie was fortunate to walk straight into professional work. Katie’s credits include supporting major recording artists, TV commercials, cabaret and pantomine as well as headlining a number of commercial events.

Katie continues to train and perform. She is currently developing her skills in aerial silks, trapeze and hoop work. Katie is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and would love to see some of the Creative Stage students follow in a similar professional path.

Marie started dancing at the age of five, competing in numerous dancing and singing competitions around the North West of England. She has over 400 medals and 150 trophies to her name.

At the age of ten, Marie was awarded a scholarship to study professionally at Elmhurst Ballet School in Surrey where she trained for the following nine years after which, she graduated with a Musical Theatre diploma and teaching qualifications in ISTD Modern & Tap, Spanish Dance, RAD Ballet, ABRSM Singing and Piano and LAMDA.

Her Professional Theatre credits include numerous UK Tours - Sarah in ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, Debs in ‘Boogie Nights’, the title role in ‘Spirit of the Dance’, several London repertory theatre plays - Abby in ‘Pleasure Island’, Jane in ‘Postcards’, Annabel in ‘The Lucky Stiff’. Marie has also performed as a soloist dancer with ‘Dansez Espagnola’ at The Royal Albert Hall & The Barbican Theatre as well as appearing as a backing dancer for Puff Daddy at Wembley Arena.

Her TV credits include ‘Jamaican Runaway’ and ‘The Silver Chair’.

Marie has choreographed for and performed as principle girl in a multitude of Qdos Entertainment’s Pantomimes throughout the UK. Her professional choreographic credits extend to the UK tour of ‘Houdini, the Musical’, Las Vegas’s ‘Simply Ballroom’ and numerous UK Summer Seasons.

Marie takes great pride and immense pleasure in sharing her skills and experience through teaching. She believes that the arts are a wonderful arena for fostering creativity, an important skill to have in a rapidly changing world!

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