Our Teachers


All GSTARS teachers hold valid Disclosure and Barring Service checks legally required when working with children, they are First Aid Trained and hold Public Liability Insurance.




Georgina Wooten

Georgina Wootten - Principal

Georgina founded GSTARS in September 2009.  Georgina has performed in a number of professionally produced stage shows and trained at The dance College Teaching Training Centre under the guidance and direction of ISTD Examiner Penny Meekings to receive her CDE qualifications in Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap and National Dance.  Georgina received Distinctions for all her Advanced 2 Level Examinations and most recently performed in the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as Annie Lennox’s backing dancer.  Georgina is exceptionally passionate about her School and hopes her love, dedication and enthusiasm has helped students to have fantastic experiences and opportunities throughout the last five years.  In January 2013 Georgina successfully interviewed for the ISTD Level 6 in Dance Pedagogy Course and after two years of training will graduate in December, making her the most qualified ISTD teacher in the local area. 



George Fisher - Street Teacher

George has been dancing since the age of 3, passing exams for Ballet, Tap, Modern and Stage in ISTD, IDTA, RAD and Cecchetti.  George also took classes in Disco & Contemporary. George studied GCSE Dance and has performed in panto's and performances with the Kimera and Nexus Contemporary dance companies.  She gained an A level in Theatre Studies and Performing Arts and awards in solo acting from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  George has continued her love for dance through her children who both attend GSTARS.  George has choreographed amazing dances for GSTARS & we again are extremely lucky to have George on board our creative team.




Charli Gladwyn

Charli began dancing when she was 3 years old and has completed exams to a vocational level in ISTD Tap, Modern and Ballet as well as RAD Ballet.  She also participated in a number of competitions including the All England Regional and National Finals as well as taking part in productions with The English Youth Ballet.  After gaining experience as a teaching assistant for a few years, Charli then went on to take her ISTD teaching qualifications at The dance College.  She is currently also undertaking her CBTS teaching qualification in RAD Ballet.  Charli now teaches a variety of classes including ISTD syllabus lessons, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Street as well as choreographing numbers for competitions.



Hayley Faulkner


Hayley Faulkner - Musical Theatre & Singing Teacher

Hayley is an enthusiastic singer songwriter from Royston, with a background in Dance and Musical Theatre and a great passion for the Arts. Hayley trained at a local dance school and went on to study at Bodyworks, Cambridge. At 18, she went on to get her Professional Diploma in Song Writing at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Singing is Hayley's passion and she loves to help people find their singing voice too as she feels that music is the food of the soul - what better way to feel the music, than to sing it yourself? Hayley loves to work with all our talented singers at GSTARS and continue to help our students grow as performers.










Emma Shouksmith - Assistant Manager

Emma has been dancing since the age of 4 training in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz and was taught by Miss Georgina in Ballet and Tap! It was through Miss Georgina’s encouragement and excellent teaching that Emma found her passion for Tap.  Emma studied Drama & Theatre at college, as well as A level Contemporary Dance, and graduated from Chichester University with a Degree in Musical Theatre Triple Threat.  
Throughout her degree, Emma taught Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance and Singing to children aged 4-15 years of age and found her love for teaching. She is extremely excited to be working alongside the GSTARS team, using her experience to encourage and develop the school's talented students.





Lisa Connell - Ballet, Modern & Contemporary Teacher

Lisa has always had a passion for dance and began her dance training at 3 years old.  After studying dance at GCSE and A-Level, Lisa completed a 3-year teacher training course at The Dance College.  Lisa enjoys teaching various dance styles to all ages and she wants to pass on her knowledge and fulfilment that dance provides to her students at GSTARS. She wants them to have fun, encourage skills and reach their highest potential.




Rachael Byham - GSTARS Chelmsford

Rachael started dancing at the age of 3 and after completing her A-Levels, gained a place at The Dance College.  At college, Rachael studied Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap and National, passing both teaching and vocational exams up to Advanced 2 level.  Rachael hopes to inspire children in the way her teachers inspired her, and to encourage them to reach their fullest potential in a variety of different genre.

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