Music & Dance

Peak Performance Theatre School
Established 21 years

Top Studio, Butts Rd. Bakewell

All enquiries: Tel: 07721 995050 email

Weekly dance and drama classes for children, teenagers and young adults in the centre of Bakewell, on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. (minimum age 3)

An IDTA School. Recognised by the Department of Education and Employment

Highly experienced, qualified teaching staff. CRB checked

Regular performance opportunities. Optional examinations.


A high calibre group of experienced, qualified, teaching professionals from the Performing Arts industry, dedicated to upholding high standards and professional teaching ethics within the Peak District.
A range of stimulating, fun, high quality dance, drama and musical theatre classes and activities for all ages and levels in well established Performing Arts' settings.
Our ethos, focus and commitment is to the long term benefit and progression of pupils' arts' training within our local communities via recognised arts training bodies.

Jill Ferguson M.I.D.T.A B.Ed.
Training: Constance Grant Stage School; University of London; Goldsmiths' College. Professional dancer  with Sir Cliff Richard; Lulu; Sir Tommy Cooper; Cannon and Ball; Arlene Phillips; Royal Variety Show. Choreography credits: 'Vidal!'; 'The Wiz'; 'Annie'; Oliver'; The King &I'; 'Stompin!'; Cabaret; Music Videos & National Events. Also an experienced mainstream teacher/lecturer up to degree level in Dance and Education.

Andrew Edwards ISTD, Equity
Training: Laine Theatre Arts .Theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Jimmy  in White Christmas: We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre London) The Producers (Theatre Royal Dury Lane and UK tour), Fame!(European tour), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK tour) 3 Royal Variety Performances. Numerous fil credits including Ant 'n' Dec's Saturday Night takeaway.

Philippa Matkin RAD RT ISTD .
Training: SLP College and Preston Dance College. Performance experience: Leeds City Varieties; The Royal Armouries; Wakefield Theatre Royal. A varied teaching career, including pre school classes in nurseries, Primary and Secondary level delivering PE curriculum.

Rosalia Pilsworth AIDTA B.A Hons.Dance
Training: Harlequin School of Dance and Performing Arts; graduated from Edge Hill with 1st class BA Hons Degree in Dance with Aerial Performance. Professional freelance performer with Avanti display company; Adaire to Dance; 7 Theatre; and Deda.    
Sue Stones Manchester Met. School of Theatre.TV and Theatre in Education.
Director of Bakewell Youth Theatre, founded 1978.