Meet the Team

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Stacey Knight

Academy Principal

“Hi, my name is Stacy Knight and I am the Dance School Principal of The Knights Academy of Dance.  I graduated from the Centre of Performing Arts in 2009 with all of my dance teaching qualifications.  Knights Academy started in September 2012 with just 15 children and 2 classes a week, just 5 years later and wow, how we have grown to a dance school of over 100 students teaching 30 different classes per week.  I am so proud and thrilled to be able to offer professional training to our children with the opportunity to dance in such amazing facilities that have mirrors, ballet barres, harlequin floors and our very own theatre!”

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Natalie Hammond

Musical Theatre, Performing Group, Competition Team, Tap  & Street Dance Teacher

Natalie started dancing at the age of three at Toni Moss Academy of Dance. After training at The Centre of Performing Arts College she worked for P&O Australia where she performed on the cruise liners, Pacific Dawn and the Pacific Jewel as a dance/dance captain. Natalie has also performed in various show cases, charity galas, pantomimes and music videos. Natalie has been working for Knights Academy since 2015 and has choreographed many of our winning competition team dances.  She is a huge asset to our team and much loved teacher.


Nicola Archibald

Singing Teacher

After graduating with a degree in music from Exeter University Nicola went on to complete a Masters at the London College of Music and a PGCE in secondary education. She has taught music and singing to children from 3-19 and is proud to have 100% success rate with examination entries. Nicola loves all styles of musical theatre and enjoys introducing the children at Knight’s Academy to a variety of different styles of songs.  


Amy Mastbraker

Musical Theatre & Drama Teacher

Amy graduated from university with a degree in drama and theatre arts. She moved on to work in theatres in London and got to see the running of professional shows on a daily basis. More recently she has been working with young people of all ages and abilities in drama. She thoroughly enjoys teaching different drama techniques to encourage creativity and understanding when performing. “Seeing young people engage and grow in confidence when doing drama is so rewarding and it lets my passion grow even more”.