Julie Hutchings

LIDTA, RSA Dance exercise to music, Principal

Julie is a fully registered teacher with International Dance Teachers Association having trained with Moira Miller ( Ex-Principle and founder of Prima Stage School ) and Yvonne Goût FIDTA. Julie gained Associate qualifications in Ballet and Modern Jazz and Licentiate Tap. Also RSA Exercise to Music and teaches Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, and Adult classes. She is fully committed to bringing the best out of every single pupil and for students to achieve their full potential within the Performing Arts.

Katie Hutchings

Contemporary Dance; AIDTA, Level 3 Personal Trainer

After attending Prima Stage School since a young age, Katie gained a BA (Hons) degree in dance, which enriched her love for contemporary dance. Since graduating, she has interned at Trinity Laban, volunteered for Woking Dance Festival, and assisted dance filmmakers on location. Katie has qualified as a teacher of modern jazz and ballet, which she currently teaches, along with contemporary dance.

Gina Cook


Gina attended Prima Stage School up until the age of 18 where she went on to study Dance at Roehampton University, from which she graduated with her BA Hons degree. During University, Gina’s focusses were Contemporary dance and Ballet whilst also fulfilling a placement module with The Dance Network Association. Returning to Prima to teach, Gina has achieved her Associate Street dance teaching qualification with IDTA. Gina teaches freestyle and is currently covering another teacher’s maternity leave in our Saturday morning baby ballet classes.

Kate Glassock

LLAM (Hons)

Kate has a wealth of experience teaching both youth groups and in secondary schools and over 20 years experience directing and producing both full-length and one-act plays. She has a Licentiate in Speech and Drama – and won the 2007 KM Secondary Teacher of the Year and was a recent nominee for the Pearson Teaching Award.

Alison Hefferon


Alison Trained at Performers Dance college and Grafuated in 1999. Since Graduating she has appeared in the west end with Grease the musical twice. Once at The Victoria Palace and the other at the Piccadilly Theatre where she was swing dancer, played the part of Frenchy and cover patty simcox. Uk tour credits include, Fame, Saturday night fever and Kiss me Kate. Since stepping away from performing Alison has turned to teaching and choreography. She is currently company choreographer for Blue Genie Entertainment.

Samantha Jeffrey

BA(hons) Primary Education; AIDTA

Samantha trained locally from a very young age and has achieved an exceptionally high standard in her Advanced Performers and teaching exams. Samantha teaches the youngest children at Prima and provides them with excellent grounding for all dance disclipines.

Jessica Norman

BA Music Performance

Jess trained in performing arts at Prima Stage School from a young age. After achieving her A levels in dance and music she attended The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where she attained her BA in Music Performance specialising in technical contemporary singing. She has performed in various function bands and for over 12 years and performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the British High Commission and Irish Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Whilst there she was also given the opportunity to be head choreographer on an original African musical and trained the winner of ‘Miss Sierra Leone 2014’ for her winning pageant performance. Jess has been teaching singing, drama and musical theatre for over 5 years now and is passionate about building up self-confidence in young people to help them achieve success in whatever they put their minds to!

Sarah Sutherland


Sarah is an experienced dancer; she attended local dance schools from an early age, and later, the Pineapple Dance Centre, London. She has participated in the Prima adult tap and jazz classes for  more than 20 years and performed in shows and festivals. Her background is engineering, working for several years, on the technical side of television production and distribution at the BBC.
Sarah has attained her Associate Street Dance Teaching qualification with IDTA, and has been working as a cover teacher. She is now focused on teaching musical theatre to the youngest children at Prima, with the aim of sparking their interest for theatrical performance. She is enthusiastic to introduce dance to the wider community, and has successfully run after-school dance clubs, inspiring children to express themselves through movement. In addition, Sarah is currently studying to gain her Musical Theatre Teaching Diploma with the IDTA.

Stephanie Vezmar

National Diploma in Professional Dance, BA (Hons) Professional Practice, Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music

Stephanie has always had a passion for dance and gymnastics and completed her professional training at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, graduating with a Level 6 Trinity College National Diploma in Professional Dance. Stephanie had a varied performing career, joining contemporary dance companies and theatre productions performing nationally and internationally. She continued her studies at Middlesex University achieving a BA (Hons) in Professional Practice (Community Dance) and also holds a Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music. Stephanie has been teaching for over 10 years, covering many styles and disciplines and thoroughly enjoys seeing the joy dance and movement brings to others.

Alice Walker

AIDTA; NVQ Level 3 in Teaching and Development of the Arts

Alice has danced since the age of 3 including a year at Prima before her 3 year dance and musical theatre course at Reynolds Performing Arts. She then went on to dance professionally for 10 years with credits including Rita Ora Tour, Adidas Fashion Show (Dance Captain), Ant and Dec Saturday Night Take Away, The Vamps (Choreographer), London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony dancing for One Direction, Jessie J, Taio Cruz, The Petshop Boys and Tinie Tempah. Since retiring as a professional dancer Alice teaches at Guildford School of Acting and choreographs for Ad Hoc Performers. Alice’s qualifications also include NVQ Teaching Arts and Development Level 3. Alice has been teaching street dance, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary at Prima for about 9 years.

Alice White

PGCE, BA (hons), AIDTA

Alice has been passionate about dance from a young age and after training locally, went on to complete her degree in Dance at the University of Bedfordshire. She continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Dance where she achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and now teaches dance at secondary age. Alice has gained her associates in ballet and modern jazz with IDTA and throughly enjoys teaching the students at prima.

Tillie Williams

BA(hons) Physical Education & Sport; AIDTA

Tillie has always loved performing arts and first joined Prima at the age of three!

Tillie danced professionally for 10 years as a Cabaret performer; specialising in Can Can. She has performed at some of London’s top Cabaret and Music venues, including the 02, Proud Cabaret, Café de Paris, The Pigalle Club and The Dorchester. As a performer and choreographer, Tillie has worked for many television shows; including ITV’s This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Big Brother and Made in Chelsea, as well as many private and corporate events performing in Moulin Rouge and Great Gatsby themed shows.

Tillie believes performing arts awakens new perceptions in young people and gives them the opportunity to be creative and expressive and is passionate about ensuring her classes offer young people the opportunity to make new friends, increase self-confidence and self-esteem and feel a sense of belonging.

Tillie’s qualifications include IDTA Teacher’s Associates, Exercise to Music, BA Hons Degree Physical Education & Sport, University Certificate in Public Health Practice.