Meet The Team

Southern Arts Academy couldn't be where it is today without the amazing commitment of our wonderful staff...


Meet our wonderful staff

Katrina Excell

Katrina Excell

Principal & Founder - ISTD FDI/DDI/DDE & NATD

Katrina heads up the team as the School Principal after establishing SAA in 2004

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Charlotte Pilkington

Charlotte Pilkington

School Administrator - BSc (Hons) & ISTD DDI

Charlotte has been a member of SAA since the age of 11, and went on to do her DDI. She has been involved with the school's administration since 2009

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Ali Lipscombe

Ali Lipscombe

Teacher - ISTD DDI/DDE

Ali has been teaching at SAA since 2008 and has recently updated her qualifications in DDI/DDE Ballet

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April Davies

April Davies

Teacher - ISTD DDI/DEE

April has trained with SAA since 2012 and has gone on to gain her DDE in both Tap & Modern. She is currently undertaking her DDE Ballet

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Daisy Ayling

Daisy Ayling

Teacher

Daisy joins SAA for 2018/19, to teach our Grade 2 to Intermediate Tap & Modern Thursday classes

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Emily Dennett

Emily Dennett

Assistant Teacher

Emily assists with some of our youngest dancers and enjoys helping the next generation find their passion for dance

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Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Teacher - ISTD DDI/DDE

Jessica has trained with SAA since 2009 and has gone on to successfully gain her DDE and Acrobatic Arts qualificiations

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Kirsty Anderson

Kirsty Anderson

Teacher - ISTD DDI

Kirsty joins us at SAA for 2018/19 to teach our Contemporary & Street classes

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Lloyd  Kingston

Lloyd Kingston

Cover Teacher - ISTD DDI

Lloyd joined SAA as a student in 2014 and has furthered his studies in his DDI qualifications

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Viki Sarker

Viki Sarker

Teacher - ISTD DDI/DDE

Victoria joins us at SAA for 2018/19 to teach our new Musical Theatre, Commercial Jazz & World Championship Tap Squads

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Barbara  Parsons

Barbara Parsons

General Assistant

Barbara has been a valued member of the Southern Arts Team since is was first established in 2004

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Graham  Excell

Graham Excell

Director of Finance - BA (Hons) & ACMA

Graham has worked closely with SAA for the past 10 years

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