Catherine has always had a love for Performing Arts creating many shows in her sitting room from a young age. She attended dance & drama classes but longed for a class that combined singing, dance & drama. She studied GCSE drama, A level Performing Arts and more recently graduated with her Post Graduate Certificate in Event & Venue Management.
Catherine has over 20 years experience in the world of Entertainment.Her professional career on the stage began as a famous Butlins Redcoat, during her time at Butlins she had the pleasure of working as one of the Wizz Kids in the children’s theatre alongside H from Steps and was Head Girl for Dougie Squires & Anthony Johns in the inaugural year of the Skyline Pavilion.
Catherine enjoyed over 6 years working for Princess Cruises as part of the management team both at sea and on land in Los Angeles. She loved working for the onboard Entertainments Team, both performing & hosting the shows, running all onboard activities and training all new team members.
Since 2007 when Catherine came to the North East she has had the pleasure of working at many iconic venues in the North East - as Head of Customer Experience and Operations Director; The Sage Gateshead, The Customs House & The Fire Station, Sunderland, leading teams of over 150 staff, ensuring that all customers had a safe & exceptional experience. She was also responsible for licensing, Health & safety and First Aid training, so your children are in safe hands!
Catherine, her husband and three children love living in South Tyneside and being part of the community. She strongly believes in “Creating courage for Life”, and can’t wait to help your children grow in confidence whilst learning performing arts skills. She is bubbly, fun, friendly and creative so will provide an exciting curriculum for South Tyneside, Washington & Chester le Street.