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.

Lizzie Hill Star Steppers

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.
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.

Sophie Earl

Singing and Drama and Vocal Coach

Sophie trained at Chichester Conservatoire. She plays piano and violin and sings (beautifully!!) We are so thrilled to have her in the Star Steppers dream team with us!
Molly Clark Star Steppers

Molly Clark

Dance Singing and Drama Teacher

I trained at Italia Conti on their Acting course. Then I decided to travel the world and gain some life experience. So for two and a half years travelled around the US and skied the winters away in France. In America, my work was performing arts based and with children which lead me to return back home and start teaching!

Natalia Baird

Dance Singing and Drama Teacher

Natalia trained at the amazing Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. We are so lucky to have this wonderfully talented performer on our teaching team.

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

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

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

Sophie

Training: Chichester Conservatoire Triple Threat Course
Favourite Musical: Wicked!
Dream Singing Partner: Ariana Grande
Favourite Food: Strawberries
Favourite Song : So Emotional Whitney Houston
Other Interests: I play guitar and piano, Massive animal lover and im a trained Covid 19 Vaccinator!

 

Molly

Training: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Favourite Musical: Billy Elliot
Dream Dance Partner: Diversity’s Ashley Banjo
Favourite Food: Spaghetti
Favourite Dance Move: Step dig because you can add all your funk to it
Other Interests: I love travelling and have been lucky enough to see and experience amazing places all around world.

Natalia

Training: Laine Theatre Arts
Favourite Musical
: West Side Story
Dream Dance Partner
: Travis Wall
Favourite Food
: Seafood
Favourite Dance Move
: Leap to the floor
Other Interests: Sewing and textiles!

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