The Team

Gemma Singleton, Principal

Miss Gemma trained as a professional dancer and worked professionally as a dancer. She passed all her IDTA and RAD exams whilst training and in 2007 set up Singletons Dance Academy. She holds teaching qualifications in the core subjects including Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz as well as gaining a Ba (hons) degree in musical theatre from Leeds Univertisy.

Gemma is an active IDTA member and with the school attends scholarships, congresses and lectures all over England. 

Gemma is also active in the local theatre societies, often choreographing shows and the school is often to appear in shows at large local theatres.
Gemma choreographs for companies throughout the North West and teaches freelance at numerous organisations, school, colleges and clubs.


Katie Hoather, Drama Teacher

Katie is 22 years old and graduated from Lancaster University in 2011 with a 2.1 in Theatre Studies. Katie has been passionate about drama since she was a very young age. She has taken on roles in a wide variety of productions from musical theatre when she played Nancy in Oliver, to Shakespeare when she played Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream. It's not just on the stage where Katie excels, she also has assistant directed, been head publicity officer and a runner on ITV's This Morning. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Singleton's Dance Academy team and enjoying teaching and directing the Saturday Senior and Junior Drama Classes.

Miss Chloe, Dance Teacher

At the age of 3 is where my dancing career began.. I studied a national diploma in performing arts leaving on a triple distinction and then went on to train at Phil Winstons Theatreworks in Blackpool for 3 years training to become an all round performer, qualifying to teach and becoming a member of the IDTA. I consider myself lucky to have a job I am so passionate about. Watching my students progress each week is an absolute honour! Everyone at the singletons academy are so talented in their own way and are such a privilege to teach! Performing and teaching for me is my passion and that has never and will never change. Remember follow your dreams! Lots of love, hugs, kisses and struts, Miss Chloe xxxxxx

Miss Kim, Acro Teacher

Miss Rachel, Singing Teacher

Miss Gosia, Dance Teacher

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