Meet the team!

Emily is Principal at Starlight, running the classes and being the voice behind all the emails! Emily recently graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Distinction level Master of Theatre. 
Emily writes and teaches performing arts for companies across the East Midlands and Europe, and works as a freelance writer, director and dramaturg. Her scripts have been performed in Italy, Spain, USA and across the UK. 
Emily's aim with Starlight is to help children grow and improve their confidence through drama, with the firm belief that the process is just as important as the product. She has been with Starlight since the beginning, and it is her greatest joy and achievement.
www.emilycook.uk
  • DBS Certified

  • Registered First Aider

  • Safeguarding Trained

  • Autism Awareness Certified

  • Licensed Chaperone

  • BA Drama

  • MA Theatre

  • PREVENT training

Roxie's passion for performing began in the Republic of Ireland where she spent many years training to study professionally in the U.K. She studied at Leicester College of Performing Arts  where she received her Professional Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts. 

Roxie’s experience in England so far includes lead roles in Musicals such as Fame and Sweet Charity. 

Roxie also has an array of teaching disciplines including Group Singing and private lessons in Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz and more. 
She believes we should all aim to be the best possible all round performers we can be, but most importantly make sure we have lots of fun in the process.
  • DBS Certified

  • Professional Diploma in Performing Arts

  • NATD Qualified

  • Safeguarding

  • Pediatric First Aid

Bekki is a dance and drama teacher based in Lincolnshire. She has recently completed her MA in Theatre - awarded with Distinction - from the University of Lincoln. Prior to this, Bekki studied Drama at undergrad and Musical Theatre at College. 

Bekki began teaching dance at University of Lincoln’s Dance Society four years ago and now runs Adults Move Lincolnshire.  Specialising in the performing body and actor movement training, Bekki also taught professional Movement Technique classes for Level 1 students at Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts, in November 2019.

Alongside teaching, Bekki is an early career performing artist, creating work at the intersection of dance, theatre, and visual art.
  • DBS Certified

  • Licensed Chaperone

  • BA Drama

  • MA Theatre

  • First Aid

  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Katie teaches dancing around Newark and is part of Newark Amateur Operatic Society.

"I love everything and anything performing arts but specialise mainly in dance , I choreograph for school shows and other dance groups and love being on a stage! After joining starlight a few years ago and finding my confidence in drama I'm grateful I was given the chance to come back and teach. I love helping some little Starlets find their passion and confidence in Performing Arts. Starlight has given me a friendly space to improve and experiment with my teaching styles, pushing me to be the best teacher I can be. At Starlight I feel my skills are improving each week, as is my passion for teaching."
  • DBS Certified

  • First Aid

Sian is a dancer and student in Newark on Trent.

"I love all performing, but I specialise in dancing. I have performed in many of my schools dance shows and competitions.

I'm really glad that I'm now with the Starlets and I can share that with them, and help them grow in talent and confidence in performing."
  • DBS Certified

Connor is usually to be found on a show day, putting up the scenery, making teas and coffees, and keeping everyone calm. He designs and creates all our scenery, as well as managing our costume and props department. Occasionally you may find him helping in classes too. Connor loves to join in with our silliness and is excellent at Giants Wizards and Elves!
  • DBS Certified

  • Licensed Chaperone