Academy: Performing Arts Academy
Leader: Ms Kay Holdsworth
Email kho@buttershaw.net
Your profile The importance of promoting and showcasing our exceptionally talented performing arts students is paramount to the success of this academy. Nurturing the talents of our young people and being able to guide them on to discover pathways into the industry is my ultimate aim.

I myself trained at Laine Theatre Arts in London and worked as a professional dancer before entering into education so my passion for the arts is something that I has always been a part of me.

This year the Performing Arts Academy will be linked with the mental health charity, Mind, as we are engaging in a project linked to isolation and teenage well-being.

Another positive opportunity – I will be offering the Year 9 students the chance to study for their Dance Leaders Award which will be up and running from the New Year.

Weekly provisions All activities are running on a Thursday on a two weekly basis, alternating between year groups. These sessions will be producing performance material for our presentation of ‘Stories from Isolation’ which will be on our website later this year.
Successes Following a well-established line of students moving on to study at professional dance colleges – last year was no exception where we had another three students being successful and fulfilling their dreams.