Loretta Legge Principal
M.I.D.T.A. - M.I.S.T.D. - M.A.D.A. – M.R.A.D. -M.G.P.T.D. Registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
Director / Choreographer / Lecturer / Adjudicator
Awards – The Carl Alan Professional Award for Outstanding Services to Dance, Le Classique De Dance Award for Theatre Choreography.
Miss Legge began her training with the schools former principal Mary Leonard who gave her the opportunity to find her love and talent for teaching at a very early age whilst helping in classes at the school. At 15 years old she auditioned and was accepted at the prestigious Muriel Tweedy Dance College in Manchester. At the end of a three year course she graduated with teaching qualifications in all subjects through the major teaching bodies. During her years of training she continued to take a very active role as teacher and choreographer in the school assisting Miss Leonard with shows and dance festivals, this close link made her departure at 18 yrs very difficult but throughout her career she always maintained contact with the school, teaching for Miss Leonard whenever she came home, without knowing she would one day become principal herself. Miss Legge’s professional career started in the 1970′s and still continues today working in Television, Theatre, Cabaret and Cruise ships world wide.
1973 saw the start of her own production company supplying shows for P & O Cruises, Butlin’s Holiday Centres, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Jim Davidson’s Pantomime Productions, Qdos Entertainments, Duo Entertainments, Gandies Circus Co. Oakwood Leisure Park and American World of Adventure. She has choreographed and directed Ice Shows to Pantomimes working with a wide variety of celebrities in all aspects of the industry. Miss Legge has over 40 years experience teaching children and adults, this combined with her past and on going professional work gives her the ability to pass on her knowledge of technique and performance in a very unique way. She is delighted to be back where she started as Principal of the North West’s largest and oldest Theatre School with a history that speaks for itself.