Teachers & Staff

Come and meet The Star Steppers Team! We’re a hard-working bunch who love nothing more than doing some singing, dancing and acting as part of our rather fantastic job.

We’re trained in a wealth of disciplines and have many years experience in developing kids to make the most of this after-school activity with Star Steppers.

Hannah & Anna from Star Steppers
Hannah & Anna from Star Steppers
Anna Judge Star Steppers

Anna Judge

Company Director

After graduating Anna performed with Verticil Productions and Wasted Grace Dance Co. Anna knew that she wanted to share her love and passion for dance and performing arts and give others the opportunity to learn and experience the joys of dance, drama and singing too. So set up Star Steppers Performing Arts and Step into Education.

Anna has taught at Stage Coach and as the choreographer of Osmosis and Decide to Dance youth dance companies.

Anna has worked with Surrey Arts and as the Dance Development Officer for Tandridge Leisure. Anna was both Head of Performing Arts at Danes Hill Pre Prep and Head of Drama at Danes Hill School, writing, producing and choreographing a number of productions.

Anna has worked with a number of Primary and Secondary Schools developing, writing and delivering their infrastructure for dance and is dedicated to promoting dance as a tool for education.

Anna graduated with BA (Hons) in Dance Teaching for Children and Young People and has achieved QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) through the Institute for Learning.

Anna teaches at Cheam, Reigate, Horley and Cobham Star Steppers classes.

Hannah Gunning Star Steppers

Hannah Gunning

Company Director

Hannah trained at Arts Educational, London. Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Her acting credits include Young Cosette in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre) Young Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Barbican), title role in Rosie Blitz (Polka Theatre, Wimbledon), voice-over for a Road Safety Campaign ‘Don’t Look Now’, Dorothy in Wizard Of Oz (Secombe Theatre), Sonia in Godspell (The Theatre, Leatherhead), Ensemble in Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Gala (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Tommy the Cat in Dick Whittington (Nottingham Playhouse), Young Wendy in Sister Wendy The Musical (Hackney Empire) and eight parts in the Strangeface production of A Christmas Carol (Tour).

At the age of 20 Hannah was invited to choreograph a production of The Wiz at The Theatre, Leatherhead and this was when she started teaching.

Hannah has been working for Star Steppers since 2006. Prior to this, Hannah taught for Stagecoach, Virginia Parkinson's School of Dance, Tandridge Leisure Limited. Hannah works with a number of schools in and around Surrey, delivering teacher training, dance classes and workshops.

Hannah teaches at Cheam, Cobham, Reigate and Caterham Star Steppers classes.

Steve Edwards

Steven Edwards

Acting Teacher

Steven trained for 3 years at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts where he was nominated for the Spotlight Prize for most promising graduate.

His first acting role was in Alan Bennett's Enjoy at Watford Palace Theatre. He went on to join The Peter Hall Company in Sir Peter Hall's acclaimed production of Pygmalion with Tim Pigott-Smith. The following year it played at the Old Vic and later at The Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Other Theatre work includes The Russian Doll Theory; Great Expectations; Too True To Be Good and Ma Kelly Goes to the Games. In Spring 2010 Steven appeared alongside Alison Steadman and David Troughton in a UK tour of Enjoy.

Screen work includes Silent Witness; Waking the Dead; What Makes Us Human and Amazing Grace. He is also a regular narrator of audio books and records for Oakhill, The RNIB, Harper Collins and ISIS.

Directing credits include Our History, Our Day Out and Gizmo. Writing credits include an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, a number of plays for young people and a selection of performance poetry.

Luke Cinque White

Luke Cinque-White

Dance, Drama & Singing Teacher

Luke trained Trained at The Royal Ballet School, LAMDA and The BRIT School. Luke's Theatre Credit's include performing with The Royal Ballet in Swan Lake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and La Valse. After graduating he joined the Netherlands Dance Theatre 2, before joining the cast of Cats (London Palladium in the West End & Blackpool Opera House). Then Luke played older Billy in the Billy Elliot Univeral Tour, performed in An American In Paris at The Royal Variety Performance at Hammersmith Apollo.

Holly Harcourt

Dance Singing and Drama Teacher

Since graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Holly has felt very lucky to combine her love for singing and dancing and travel around the world with her career. Holly has performed as both a Production singer and dancer on board the prestigious Cunard Line, Princess Cruises and the Pacific Venus that toured around Japan. She has also played the title roles in Cinderella at the Palace Theatre and Beauty and the Beast at the Princes Theatre. Holly also performed at the End of the Pier show at Cromer Pier and was part of the 2011 cast of the famous Thursford Christmas Spectacular, where some of the audience members included the Prince and Princess of Wales. Holly has been in several TV commercials, danced on Britain’s Got Talent and most recently was a part of the new Wonder Woman movie!

Lizzie Hill

Dance Teacher

Lizzie started ballet, tap and modern lessons at the age of 3 and continued to dance throughout her childhood. At the age of 14 she was chosen to attend the Royal Academy of Dance on Saturdays to train in contemporary dance, where she studied for 3 years. After a further 3 years of training, Lizzie graduated from Italia Conti Arts Centre, where she trained in performing arts (specialising in Musical Theatre) and completed her teaching qualifications. She was awarded the DDE ballet teacher training qualification and passed many other major ISTD exams. Lizzie teaches throughout the week at many different dance schools and continues to develop and gain experience within the profession.

Still with us? Well, it’s only right that you find out a little more about our teachers…including essentials such as favourite foods and dream dance partners…

Lets get this party started…

Anna

Training: Elmhurst Ballet School and Millennium Dance 2000
Favourite Musical: Billy Elliot
Dream Dance Partner: Raphael Bonachela
Favourite Food: Chocolate
Favourite Dance Move: Pirouettes
Other Interests: Animals

Hannah

Training: Arts Educational, London
Favourite Musical: Cabaret
Dream Dance Partner: John Travolta
Favourite Food: Apple Crumble and LOTS of Custard!
Favourite Dance Move: Pirouettes & leaps
Other Interests: Baking and Arty Crafty stuff!

Steven

Training: Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, London
Favourite Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dream Dance Partner: Anyone who makes me look a better dancer than I am!!
Favourite Food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Favourite Dance Move: The Robot
Other Interests: Magic, Reading, Theatre and History

Luke

Training: Royal Ballet School & Identity School of Acting
Favourite Musical: Cats
Dream Dance Partner: hmm…not sure. There are too many!
Favourite Food: Pasta
Favourite Dance Move: Renverse
Other Interests: Anything musical

Holly

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Favourite Musical
: Singin in the Rain and Sound of Music (Oldies but goodies!)
Dream Dance Partner
: Gene Kelly
Favourite Food
: Spaghetti Bolognaise with LOADS of cheese and garlic bread
Favourite Dance Move
: The splits!
Other Interests
: I’m a bit of an adrenalin junkie so love big rollercoasters (the scarier the better!) I enjoy watersports, travelling, going to the beach and reading Harry Potter!

Lizzie

Training: Italia Conti Arts Centre
Favourite Musical: Dreamgirls
Dream Dance Partner: Carlos Acosta
Favourite Food: Seafood
Favourite Dance Move: Scissor Leap
Other Interests: Health and Fitness

Looking for a job with Star Steppers?

We’re always looking for fantastic teachers to join our team, if you’d like to find out more, please visit our jobs page