Our School

Creative Academy is proud of its versatile and talented faculty.

Creative Academy is a unique partnership between Slough Borough Council and the University of West London (UWL) and is accredited by CDMT (Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre).


Our Faculty

Senior Management
George Kirkham and Jagdev Khatkar

Senior Lecturers
Robyn Baker, Sunita Bolton, Chelsie Innes and Pippa Holliday

Teaching Faculty
Aaron Alexander, Caroline Bridges, Adam Coyne, Pippa Holliday, Tommy Keeling, Gemma Kirkham, Natalie Lawrence, Susan Nash, Elaine Martin, Lauren McGuire, Toby Miller, Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, Troy Pepper, Devon Piatt-Panton, Joshua Base Pilmore, Poppy Radford, Shamita Ray, James Rosental, Molly Southall, Alison Simpson Price and Georgia Thompson.

Industry Partners & Extended Teaching Faculty
AMCK, AVA Dance Company, AWA, Blair Tookey, Boy Blue, Bly Richards, Claudimar Company Wayne McGregor, Dane Bates, DK Productions, Graeme Pickering, Home Bros UK, Jaron Johnson, Jasmine Vardimon Dance Company, James Harris,  Jordan Melch, Josh Wamby, Kloe Dean, Lemar Lee, Liv Quantrill, Molly McGibbon, College of Music, London College of Dance Network, Mass Talent, Megan Westpfel, Neal Piron, New Adventures, Rambert Dance Company, Randall Watson, Rhian Duncan Ricky Jinks, Sammi Lee Jayne, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, StopGap Dance, Taira Foo Dance Company, Tavaziva Dance Company, UK Productions, Unapologetic, Vikki Clark, You Management & Zak Nemorin.

Administration and Wellbeing Faculty
Debbie Bishop, Gemma Kirkham, Cassia Rudge, Lydia Simpson, and Krissie Smith.

School resources

  • Six fully fitted Dance studios
  • Three student rest areas
  • One to one meeting rooms
  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Library Services (Creative Academy and The Curve)
  • Access to Slough leisure centres and gyms
  • The Venue Theatre at The Curve
  • Access to Abourpark stadium
  • Wellbeing services including counselling, listening service, nutrition, physiotherapy and fitness advice
  • Study skills support
  • Full Aerial equipment and training
  • 30 dance industry professionals delivering a full programme of Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial,
  • Tap and Jazz classes
  • Some of the UK’s leading dance companies deliver on the programme

Explore Our Courses

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BA(Hons) Dance With Foundation

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BA(Hons) Dance

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Masters(MA) In Dance

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Because of the versatility of Creative Academy and the diverse opportunities, I have stepped into interviews and auditions with great experience and confidence in my abilities.

Amelia Evans
Class 2018

Travel & Slough

Slough is a large thriving town in Berkshire within the Thames Valley region and the London metropolitan area at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways. Slough is junction 5, 6 & 7 on the M4 and 4b/15 on the M25. Slough is on the First Great Western Line between London Paddington and Reading. The town is part of the London Underground map the Elizabeth Line (TfL / Crossrail). There are excellent public transport links in Slough with the Creative Academy main campus being only 0.8 miles from the rail & bus stations. Slough is 7 miles from the international airport London Heathrow (LHR) and 20 miles away from Central London and Paddington.

Located in the South East of England, Slough is an important commercial centre servicing the whole country and has many international affiliations. Slough has the highest concentration of UK HQ’s of global companies outside London. Slough Trading Estate is the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe. It’s location and access to fast transport links are a key factor in the town’s commercial success.


There are several options for accommodation with the most popular being house/flat shares through reputable websites and local letting/estate agents. The places to look for accommodation are Slough (and surrounding areas – Burnham, Datchet, Eton, Hayes, High Wycombe, Langley, Maidenhead, Iver, Taplow, Uxbridge, West Drayton and Windsor. The Creative Academy manages a Facebook group that allows students to meet virtually and organise the logistics of finding accommodation with other students.

Alternatively, students can rent a spare room in shared houses or family homes. The closest privately owned student halls are in Reading; Unite Students (Kendrick Hall and Crown House) and Fawley Bridge student accommodation. Students must also factor in travel from Reading to Slough, which is approximately 18 miles


Creative Academy Foundation Degree Dance study for 28 contact hours per week.

ISTD, Contact & Partnering, Aerial, Tap, Tumbling, Commercial, Jazz, Contemporary, Funk Styles, Contemporary Styles, Heels

BA(Hons) With foundation Degree

BA(Hons) Dance Degree

Masters Degree In Dance

The course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical.

Creative Academy takes up to 40 students intake for first year with 20 in a class.

Yes, Creative Academy offers Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2: Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap.

Creative Academy charges £7250 per year (subject to APP, funded by SLC through UWL.

We do not have our own Halls of Residence but we do have access to privately run Student halls in Reading (www.unite-students.com & www.fawleybridgestudents.com). We do however have a private Facebook accommodation group set up which new students will be given access to once the deposit for the course is made (letter will be sent out). Through this Creative Academy helps and give’s guidance for students come together, meet one another, and meet estate agents to view and rent houses.

Creative Academy offers a minimum of 30 contact hours, 20 more than other University dance courses and has much smaller class sizes. Creative Academy is embedded within industry and has ‘real’ partnerships with some of the country’s top dance industry professionals.

Creative Academy offers the same level of training as other CDMT vocational schools, however, students gain essential skills to work in the dance industry outside of performance including teaching qualifications, essential dance qualifications and a greater understanding of being a freelancer, business skills and funding.

Creative Academy encourages students to take as many classes as possible as long as it does not impact on your learning and time at Creative Academy.

Yes, please visit our showcase page to see our latest dance films & performances.

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