Catherine is the principal of the Catherine Victoria academy; a singer, pianist and music tutor whose professional experience began in 2001 after many years of training in music, drama and dance.
At just fifteen years of age she had gained her Grade 8 ABRSM in both singing and piano, progressing to gain her associate diplomas soon after. Aged sixteen, Catherine trained full time as a professional dancer, specialising in tap, ballet and modern to an advanced level and her professional performance career began aged eighteen, as a triple threat performer performing in a variety of venues including theatres and large stadiums with audiences exceeding 66,000 people. Highlights from her early career include her work at Disneyland Paris, playing the leading roles of Cinderella, Ariel & Alice in Wonderland, performing for industry stars of the time including Beyonce, Britney Spears and Bruce Willis.
After many years touring the UK and abroad, she returned to the North West to gain a first class honours degree in music from the University of Liverpool; Catherine also received the Evans Memorial Prize as a result of her work ethic and achievements during her time at the university. She is a huge believer in continued professional development and keeps up to date with all the latest advancements of voice science on a regular basis and is now a research practitioner in her field of practise. Catherine is also a qualified vocal health first aider, your first port of call for any voice concerns.
With a wealth of teaching experience, leading instrumental lessons and all disciplines of musical theatre at stage schools across the UK, she also has a 100% pass rate for all students who have taken exams under her tutelage. Previous students of Catherine have gained places at Sylvia Young Theatre School, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London College of Music, Leeds College of Music, Mountview, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts & LMA and now work successfully in the world of performing arts.