Miss Lizzie - Principal/Teacher
'Highly skilled and very encouraging' - Parent
Miss Lizzie gained her 1st Class BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy, and went on to earn her MA in Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and CYQ in Exercise to Movement instruction.
Over 10 years, Lizzie has taught a huge range of theatrical disciplines to all ages from babies to elderly. She has delivered facilitation in the UK and internationally, facilitating dance and performing arts in schools, stage schools, nurseries, community groups and arts centres, preparing students for large scale performances and recognised qualifications. As a private tutor, Lizzie has had success in gaining her students places on prestigious training courses at vocational institutions. Lizzie has performed on the West End, in touring theatre and in local productions, everything from Musicals to Classical and children's theatre. She brings valuable, up to date knowledge and experience from her work in theatre into the classroom and has a great professional network to call on.
Lizzie has been running North London Stars for 5 years. In her classes, Lizzie values hard work and a sense of fun, and has loved to see her students grow, both as performers and as confident and vibrant young people.
Miss Jessie - Teacher
'Miss Jessie is fantastic!' - Parent
Miss Jessie began dancing at the age of 3 at Kilburn School of Dance, Northamptonshire. She then went on to train professionally at the Urdang Academy, attaining a First Class BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.
Whilst training she worked towards her Diploma in Dance Instruction and Jessie has now taught extensively for ten years. Over the years, many of Jessie's students have had success in auditioning for vocational training, achieving highly in examinations and placing in competitions and festivals. With the backing of a professional musical theatre agent, Jessie works as a performer alongside her teaching, working on musical theatre, children's theatre and touring projects. One of the highlights of her career was performing in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with the English ballerina Darcey Bussell.
Miss Jessie teaches our Mini and Improvers Modern & Tap and Musical Theatre. Our students are thrilled to see Miss Jessie every week and adore her classes and her infectious energy.
Miss Rosella - Teacher
'My daughter was buzzing after class!' - Parent
Miss Rosella trained as a dancer at Momentum Performing Arts Academy before completing her ISTD Associate Teacher Training Qualification in commercial dance. She has taught jazz, commercial, modern, ballet, contemporary and musical theatre to ages 2-16 in schools, theatre schools and dance academies across London for 5 years, and has also tutored privately alongside group facilitation.
Rosella has been with us at North London Stars for 4 years now, having started off as teaching assistant before going on to teach our Mini Modern & Tap and Mini Musical Theatre classes. Rosella's class is always fun and upbeat, learning new skills and developing confidence through imagination and games, drawing on her own creative resources alongside well known themes which kids know and love. She demonstrates confidence and energy in her classes and her students never fail to leave class with a huge smile!
Miss Gözde - Teaching Assistant/Cover Teacher
Miss Gözde began her training at Istanbul University Conservatoire, before moving to London to undertake a foundation course in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She went on to earn her Musical Theatre Degree (BA) at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 2021. For 3 years, Gozde has taught Musical Theatre, acting, singing and dance at numerous stage schools, after school clubs and holiday camps to a variety of age groups, as well as working as a private tutor in theatrical disciplines. Alongside teaching, Gözde is a talented singer/songwriter and theatre actor, having recently produced and performed in "A Night At The Musicals" at the Arcola Theatre and currently working on her latest EP.
We are lucky to have Gözde as teaching assistant in our Mini classes alongside their regular class teachers, and bringing expertise and versatility as as cover teacher for all age groups.
Miss Alex - Teaching Assistant
Miss Alex is a qualified Montessori directress and has worked with children for over 18 years, both in the UK and at summer camps in the USA. For the past 13 years, she has specialised in Montessori education and working with children under 6 in nurseries and schools across London. She is passionate about empowering young children and helping to develop their self-confidence and independence gently and encouragingly. She works with multiple families, helping to support them and their children to further incorporate Montessori philosophies into their home and their lives and truly believes in building strong foundations for young children, to grow up into more confident and capable young adults.
We are privileged to have Alex assisting pastorally with our youngest students. Being new to the world of dance, she is learning as much from the incredibly talented dance teachers as the children. She says the children always have better moves than her in the classes! She loves to chat with all the NLS dancers and helps to bring fun and enjoyable energy to every dance class they attend. She also has a 6-year-old son at home, so is completely up to date with the current trends for these young people who all seem to be growing up way too fast!
Miss October - Teacher
Miss October graduated from Leeds Conservatoire with BA Hons in Musical Theatre. She has over 5 years experience, teaching a variety of disciplines including acting, singing and dance to students ranging from 2-18 years old. October is particularly experienced in leading sessions for early years and school starters, having spent 5 years leading Early Stages and Mini Stages classes for ages 2-6 at Stagecoach Skipton. Alongside teaching, October works as a professional performer in musical theatre and family theatre.
We are thrilled to have October leading dance and musical theatre classes for our reception aged children and assisting with years 1-6. Her classes are fun, engaging and high energy and she is adored by her students.
Meet the team
At North London Stars we are lucky to have a dream team of trained professional performers and experienced teachers with a passion for sharing their expertise. All teachers hold professional dance and theatre qualifications, enhanced DBS certification, and buckets of patience and enthusiasm.