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Katie Turner

Katie Turner ATCL, DDI, DDE - Glenlyn Academy Chislehurst Manager & Dance Teacher

Katie started dancing at a very young age. She has performed in many theatres across the country and been involved in the staging of many shows both on stage and behind the scenes. She has also choreographed for many musicals and other productions. 

After finishing secondary school Katie studied at the Millennium School of Performing Arts gaining a Trinity Diploma in Musical theatre. Katie started gaining her dance qualifications at a young age and studied the ISTD syllabus where she currently holds DDI’s and DDE’s in Tap, Ballet and Modern. 

Katie continued her career as a Company director for a dance school where she was a joint partner in the business and successfully saw the business grow from a few children to over 200. As part of this challenge she successfully led performances and competition wins globally. Performances where directed and choreographed on board the MSC Opera cruise around Norway where a group of 20 children performed. Competition wins at Euro Disney Paris as part of a European Dance trip gaining 8 awards. Katie was also instrumental in taking a group of 15 students to perform at Dance Excellence in Los Angeles where they achieved three first places and two second places in a global contest. 

As well as teaching and managing Glenlyn Academy Chislehurst, Katie still performs on stage. In 2013, Katie was a featured dancer in Glenlyn Academy’s production of Fame.

As Glenlyn Academy Chislehurst Studio Manger Katie is responsible for teaching many classes at Chislehurst and also ensures the smooth running of the studios dealing with all aspects of student welfare as well as liaising with parents. 

Alongside Katie’s role at Glenlyn Academy she is also studying at Greenwich University to become a primary school teacher and is currently completing her first year on a BA Primary education Degree.

Email katie.turner@glenlynacademy.com