About

BKD Performers was established in 2011 by Principal Catherine Carday who is affectionally known to students and parents as Miss Cathie!

'Miss Cathie' had a successful career in Musical Theatre and had experience teaching in other theatre schools when the desire to pass on the craft began with just 4 Jazz classes! BKD Performers was born! 

The mission of the school is to create an affordable theatre school with high expectations and a strong sense of community whilst keeping class sizes small and focusing on individual abilities.

BKD's teachers are qualified and highly trained industry professionals who hold enhanced CRB/DBS certificates, SCC chaperone licenses, First Aid training and Child and Vulnerable Adult Safe Guarding Certification as well as having many professional credits in the performing arts.

In our nurturing and friendly environment students are inspired by our subject knowledge and experience. We view each student as an individual and always expect them to work to the best of their abilities with a sense of professionalism. A life skill they can use in any walk of life.

Take a look around the website and if you would like more info please get in touch.

 
MIss Cathie  RAD PDTD, RTS Principal, RAD Ballet, Singing, Private Coaching and Silver Swan Teacher RAD Registered Teacher PDTD London Studio Centre - 3 Year Musical Theatre Diploma June in CHICAGO THE MUSICAL (Adelphi), Iris Kelly FAME THE MUSICAL (UK Tour and Aldwych), Singer RAT PACK LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (UK Tour), Dancer JUS' LIKE THAT (Garrick), Featured Artist in ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (UK Tour and Queens)Featured Dancer FOSSE THE MUSICAL (Prince of Wales) Dancer - DE LOVELY (film), Dancer - THE BRIAN CONLEY SHOW (ITV) Dancer - TONIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (ITV) Dancer in ACDC Hail Cesar video Cathie once performed at Elton Johns house!

MIss Cathie  RAD PDTD, RTS

Principal, RAD Ballet, Singing, Private Coaching and Silver Swan Teacher

RAD Registered Teacher PDTD

London Studio Centre - 3 Year Musical Theatre Diploma

June in CHICAGO THE MUSICAL (Adelphi), Iris Kelly FAME THE MUSICAL (UK Tour and Aldwych), Singer RAT PACK LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (UK Tour), Dancer JUS' LIKE THAT (Garrick), Featured Artist in ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (UK Tour and Queens)Featured Dancer FOSSE THE MUSICAL (Prince of Wales)

Dancer - DE LOVELY (film), Dancer - THE BRIAN CONLEY SHOW (ITV) Dancer - TONIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (ITV) Dancer in ACDC Hail Cesar video

Cathie once performed at Elton Johns house!

Miss Jodie Street Funk, Jazz, Acrobatic Arts and Assistant Admin Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher, Exercise to Music Fitness Instructor Level 2 and Ante and Post Natal Fitness Instructor Ariel Artist and Dance Captain for NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES, Assistant Choreographer for the PET SHOP BOYS. Street Dance Coach for BILLY ELLIOT. Jodie has an obsession with jelly snake sweets and has a dog called Ziggy!    

Miss Jodie
Street Funk, Jazz, Acrobatic Arts and Assistant Admin

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher, Exercise to Music Fitness Instructor Level 2 and Ante and Post Natal Fitness Instructor

Ariel Artist and Dance Captain for NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES,

Assistant Choreographer for the PET SHOP BOYS.

Street Dance Coach for BILLY ELLIOT.

Jodie has an obsession with jelly snake sweets and has a dog called Ziggy!

 

 

Miss Jennie Acrobatics, Tots, Nursery and Saturday Pre Primary Ballet Laban Conservatoire with a BA(Hons) qualification Dancer in LONDON OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY 2012. Company dancer with NATASHAS DANCE COMPANY touring Europe, Company Dancer with GARY LAMBERT touring UK/Europe, Title Role "Princess" in Off West End Production PRINCESS Jennie hails from Scotland and loves Irn Bru and dunking shortbread in her tea!  

Miss Jennie
Acrobatics, Tots, Nursery and Saturday Pre Primary Ballet

Laban Conservatoire with a BA(Hons) qualification

Dancer in LONDON OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY 2012. Company dancer with NATASHAS DANCE COMPANY touring Europe, Company Dancer with GARY LAMBERT touring UK/Europe, Title Role "Princess" in Off West End Production PRINCESS

Jennie hails from Scotland and loves Irn Bru and dunking shortbread in her tea!

 

Miss Janine Wednesday Musical Theatre, Singing tuition and LAMDA Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts MA in Performance - Musical Theatre Film/TV -Carrie Sadler FATAL ELEGANCE, Tracey PEARLS OF AFRICA, Georgey THE LAST CALL, Dancer ANT AND DEC PUSH THE BUTTON, ITV Presenter for BUCKS TV, BINGOHOUR QVC, JML Theatre includes various pantos -Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty Musical/Tours include ME AND MY GIRLl, COPACABANA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, CLOSER THAN EVER. Janine loves monkeys!

Miss Janine
Wednesday Musical Theatre, Singing tuition and LAMDA

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts MA in Performance - Musical Theatre

Film/TV -Carrie Sadler FATAL ELEGANCE, Tracey PEARLS OF AFRICA, Georgey THE LAST CALL, Dancer ANT AND DEC PUSH THE BUTTON, ITV

Presenter for BUCKS TV, BINGOHOUR QVC, JML

Theatre includes various pantos -Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty

Musical/Tours include ME AND MY GIRLl, COPACABANA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, CLOSER THAN EVER.

Janine loves monkeys!

 
Mr Oliver Saturday Musical Theatre and Stage Combat APC Stage Combat Advanced Level Tybalt in ROMEO AND JULIET, Prince Edward in RICHARD III, Kevin Needleman in THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME Mark Black in FACE 2 FACE, Paul in THE ART OF APOLOGY Professional Directing Credits Include: 100 for Simply See Productions (Theatre), Those People & Hack, Hack for Snap Film (Short Films), Cash Up for Who Said (Short Film), Murder Mysteries for What IF? Theatre Productions (Theatre) Ollie is an avid tea drinker and odd sock wearer!    

Mr Oliver
Saturday Musical Theatre and Stage Combat

APC Stage Combat Advanced Level

Tybalt in ROMEO AND JULIET, Prince Edward in RICHARD III, Kevin Needleman in THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME

Mark Black in FACE 2 FACE, Paul in THE ART OF APOLOGY

Professional Directing Credits Include: 100 for Simply See Productions (Theatre), Those People & Hack, Hack for Snap Film (Short Films), Cash Up for Who Said (Short Film), Murder Mysteries for What IF? Theatre Productions (Theatre)

Ollie is an avid tea drinker and odd sock wearer!

 

 

Miss Katie Singing tuition and LAMDA BA (hons) Acting, University of Northampton, School of The Arts  Ariste in THE SISTERHOOD(Leicester Square Theatre), Charlotte in SORRY, I KILLED YOUR CAT (Courtyard Theatre), Maid Marion in  THE UNUSUAL ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Tour), Mrs Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL(Tour) Film Credits: Blogger in ESTEE LAUDER (corporate), Michelle in FLATMATE (SitCom), Molly in FIRST DATES (Short), Mannequin in MANNEQUIN (Short) Katie is also Co-Artistic director of LoveHart Productions. Katie loves chocolate...a little too much!  

Miss Katie
Singing tuition and LAMDA

BA (hons) Acting, University of Northampton, School of The Arts 

Ariste in THE SISTERHOOD(Leicester Square Theatre), Charlotte in SORRY, I KILLED YOUR CAT (Courtyard Theatre), Maid Marion in  THE UNUSUAL ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Tour), Mrs Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL(Tour)

Film Credits: Blogger in ESTEE LAUDER (corporate), Michelle in FLATMATE (SitCom), Molly in FIRST DATES (Short), Mannequin in MANNEQUIN (Short)

Katie is also Co-Artistic director of LoveHart Productions.

Katie loves chocolate...a little too much!

 

Mr Mitchell Tap DDI - ISTD Trained at Laine Theatre Arts - Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre Mitchell is a CHOREOGRAPHER/ DIRECTOR and has worked on numerous productions such as HMS PINAFORE - UK TOUR and THE MIKADO - UK TOUR. He has choreographed productions for GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING and currently teaches at GSA. Performed professionally with QDOS ENTERTAINMENT in Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Robin Hood, FIRST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT in Snow White and CARNIVAL ENTERTAINMENT in Playlist.  Mitchell is also a model and can speak Welsh!  

Mr Mitchell
Tap

DDI - ISTD

Trained at Laine Theatre Arts - Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

Mitchell is a CHOREOGRAPHER/ DIRECTOR and has worked on numerous productions such as HMS PINAFORE - UK TOUR and THE MIKADO - UK TOUR. He has choreographed productions for GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING and currently teaches at GSA.

Performed professionally with QDOS ENTERTAINMENT in Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Robin Hood, FIRST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT in Snow White and CARNIVAL ENTERTAINMENT in Playlist. 

Mitchell is also a model and can speak Welsh!

 

 
Miss Lika RAD PDTD Guest Teacher RAD Registered Teacher PDTD Trained at Central School of Ballet in London.  ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY and ISRAEL BALLET COMPANY - Corps de Ballet and soloist in SLEEPING BEAUTY, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE NUTCRACKER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LES SYLPHIDES, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Lika is originally from Russia and loves the gym and cooking!  

Miss Lika RAD PDTD
Guest Teacher

RAD Registered Teacher PDTD

Trained at Central School of Ballet in London. 

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY and ISRAEL BALLET COMPANY - Corps de Ballet and soloist in SLEEPING BEAUTY, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE NUTCRACKER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LES SYLPHIDES, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Lika is originally from Russia and loves the gym and cooking!

 

Miss Claire Guest Teacher Trained in New York gaining an extensive knowledge of traditional tap repertoire passed down by masters of tap dance such as Jimmy Slyde, Eddie Brown and Gregory Hines. Performed professionally with KANE D, RICCA'S PULSE COLLECTIVE and Claire is a regular at the LONDON TAP JAM and has also performed as a guest at JUSTE DEBOUT BARCELONA with Roxane Butterfly. Claire's dance education was in ISTD Advanced Tap and Modern and RAD Ballet. Claire is also a champion figure skater!  

Miss Claire
Guest Teacher

Trained in New York gaining an extensive knowledge of traditional tap repertoire passed down by masters of tap dance such as Jimmy Slyde, Eddie Brown and Gregory Hines.

Performed professionally with KANE D, RICCA'S PULSE COLLECTIVE and Claire is a regular at the LONDON TAP JAM and has also performed as a guest at JUSTE DEBOUT BARCELONA with Roxane Butterfly.

Claire's dance education was in ISTD Advanced Tap and Modern and RAD Ballet.

Claire is also a champion figure skater!