Harborough Academy of Performing Arts – Teachers

Linda Greene - Principal

Linda Greene - Principal

AISTD, AIDTA, Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

Linda trained at Pattison Theatre Arts, Coventry, and became a professional dancer appearing in many theatre and TV productions with stars such as Cilla Black, Jimmy Tarbuck, Gemma Craven, Max Wall and Don Maclean. Studied Jazz Dance in Paris with Molly Molloy and spent a year with Jean Marie Riviere’s ‘L’Ange Blue’ Revue in Paris, Biarritz and Barcelona. Linda then established, choreographed and performed with her own dancing and singing shows which toured extensively and appeared in top cabaret venues in London and Jersey and as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Finland and South Africa. Other choreography includes international cabaret, promotional videos and Granada TV’s ‘All for Love’. Linda is now the Principal of Harborough Academy of Performing Arts which she founded in 1995 and is a life member of the RAD, ISTD, IDTA and an authorized mentor for the RAD.

Georgia Greene - Vice Principal

Georgia Greene - Vice Principal

Georgia started her dance & theatre training at Harborough Academy of Performing Arts at the age of 5. She also studied ballet at Leicestershire Arts in Education with Graham Fletcher, singing and drama privately. She attained Advanced 1 Modern ISTD, Advanced 2 Tap ISTD, Advanced Foundation Ballet RAD, Intermediate Ballet ISTD, Grade 8 Singing ABRSM, Gold Speech and Drama LAMDA and won numerous awards and trophies from competitions in dance, drama and singing whilst in training.

At the age of 16, Georgia gained a place to top theatre school Laine Theatre Arts. Whilst training there, she gained her Modern FDI with the ISTD. At 18, Georgia continued her training at Bird College where she graduated from with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre and FDI tap with the ISTD. Her performance experience includes; ‘Oliver’ and ‘Wizard of Oz’ at The Haymarket Theatre, Leicester; ‘Richard III’ with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Michigan USA and The Young Vic, London; ‘The Name of the Game’ Epsom Playhouse; ‘Legends, Icons & Idols’ & ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More’ at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford; ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’, Channel 4, featured dancer; ‘Aladdin’, Sheffield Lyceum as a dancer; ‘Aladdin’, Kettering Lighthouse Theatre, choreographer, ‘So Shy’ and dancer; ‘A Viennese Strauss Gala’, choreographer; ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’ as a dancer, ‘Cinderella’ Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, ensemble.

Georgia has been teaching here at HAPA for over 10 years now and during that time has furthered her qualifications with the ISTD and is a fully qualified acro teacher accredited by Acrobatic Arts. She loves her teaching work at HAPA and being able to share her passion for dance and musical theatre and has a strong loyalty to the school after training here herself from a young age.

Susi Cox

Susi Cox

BA (Hons) Dance Studies, AISTD, Cert.Ed. Dance

Susi trained with Miss. Vivien Lowe from the age of 3 in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National dance. Age 11 she successfully auditioned for Northamptonshire Youth Dance Company where her love for the contemporary dance style began. She took part in musicals, revues and dance presentations, in local theatres and at Derngate. After completing her degree Susi was invited to lecture in ‘A’ level and B.T.E.C. dance, and performing arts, and also choreographed for musical theatre and contemporary performances. Teaching in dance schools in Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire ensured contact with students aged 2 to 65. She hopes to continue seeing this range of inspirational students!

Kirsty Day

Kirsty Day

Kirsty has gained a First Class Honours BA Degree in Professional Studies: Performing Arts from DeMontfort University, Leicester. After completing a GCSE in Dance she moved onto Leicester college, where she completed a Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts Dance achieving the top mark of triple distinction at the age of 17. Kirsty was given the opportunity to study for the day at the renowned Martha Grahams School of Contemporary Dance in New York. Kirsty has performed in professional shows such as the famous operas Tosca and Aida, the pantomime Aladdin at the Kettering Lighthouse theatre and both danced and sang at the NIA in Birmingham. She has performed with Arts in Education in Pocahontas and Wizard of Oz at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and various ballet productions including Swan Lake, La Sylphide and The Nutcracker at the De Monfort Hall.