Principal – Natalie Bates – FIDTA, LIDTA, AIDTA

Natalie is the principal of Stardust Studios which has been established over 16 years and has grown from strength to strength with now over 360 pupils.
Natalie trained as a singer and dancer from an early age and has worked both in the UK and abroad as a cabaret singer and dancer.
As a student she gained Grade 8 Singing, Grade 6 Piano, Advanced 1 Tap and Modern, and gained A-Levels in both Theatre studies and Music before working professionally and gaining her equity card.
Natalie has gained Associate teaching status within the IDTA (International dance teachers association) in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern jazz, Freestyle and Cheer. She also holds Licentiates and Fellowship qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Theatre craft, Modern jazz and Freestyle. Natalie is also a mutually recognised teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), holds a Zumba Fitness teaching certificate and is qualified to teach Acrobatic Arts. She regularly attends I.D.T.A., Acrobatic Arts and Zumba seminars which enable her to pass on the latest styles and movements to her pupils.
Natalie strives to promote her own passion for the performing arts through her teaching, and although the students have the opportunity to take exams and consistently pass with flying colours, she feels that the enjoyment, enthusiasm, and confidence the students can achieve through dance and the performing arts is of far more importance.