Coaches

Lorna Thompson

Head Dance Coach and Director of Platinum Dance Academy

Lorna is the founder, principal, artistic director and head choreographer of Platinum Dance Academy. She has a BTEC National Diploma in Dance at a triple distinction level and is trained in street dance, commercial dance, contemporary, ballet, choreography, physical theatre, acting and voice.

She has been performing from a young age and has performed at Her Majesties Theatre in Londons West End and worked as a free-style dancer for Kiss FM for many years.

Lorna enjoys choreographing new, dynamic routines for performances and competitions.

Lorna’s qualifications include:

  • Btech National Diploma in Dance – Triple Distinction
  • First Diploma in Musical Theatre – Distinction
  • Acrobatic Arts teacher certification
  • Aerial Arts teacher certification (Hoop Theory)
  • United Dance Organisation certified Street Dance Teacher
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Safeguarding Children in Sport
  • Safeguarding Children in Entertainment

Natasha Klimowicz

Street Dance Coach

Natasha has been dancing with P.D.A right from the start. Starting as a member of our street and contemporary classes she has now progressed onto and teaching Street dance. Natasha has her level 2 certificate in Street Dance teaching.

Natasha has had great success in choreographing routines for our competition teams.

She is currently on maternity leave but is still very much part of the team.

Natasha is DBS checked, first aid trained, and has a certificate in safeguarding and protecting children.

Livvie Beales

Street & Musical Theatre Dance Coach

Livvie started her dance journey with Platinum Dance Academy over 8 years ago. She has competed at many competitions in Street Dance at national and world championship level and is now part of our coaching team.

Livvie has taught at many local Primary schools as part of the local School Sports Partnership and is now teaching at PDA 3 days a week. Livvie teaches Street Dance to our Infant and Junior dancers and is also our dance coach for our musical theatre classes.

Emilia Spampanato

Musical Theatre Voice Coach

Emily is the newest member of our team and is our vocal coach for our Musical Theatre classes.

Emily graduated with a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2019 and has just returned from her first contract on Celebrity Cruise lines as a Lead Vocalist.

Emily has taught at many Stagecoaches, Make Believe, The Voice Squad and PPA Kids, covering singing, dancing, acting and musical theatre. She also has a Level 4 Trinity teaching qualification.