MRS.DONNA LEE B.A.Hons
My own career started in 1977 at the age of six when I started my training at the Chater Academy (Nuneaton), taking exams in Dance and later Speech/Drama. I remained at the school for eighteen years. (weekends & evenings), the last ten of which were spent as an assistant teacher. I left fully qualified in both Dance & Speech/Drama in June 1995 to get married and to set up a school of my own.
After leaving school I successfully completed a “Drama and Media Arts” foundation course at Stratford-upon-Avon College (1985-1986).
I then started training at Milverton House Kindergarten and Nuneaton Technical College to become a Nursery Assistant, after passing with distinction I remained at the Kindergarten until 1989.
From 1989-1993 I worked as a private nanny for two doctors as my day-time job and from 1992-1993 I was also dancing professionally in the cabaret at Turners Musical Merry-go-round (Northampton) in the evenings.
From Sept. 1993-1999 I taught Dance/Drama at Milverton House School & Kindergarten, which included Curriculum Teaching, Private Tuition and After School Clubs.
From October 1999-2003 I completed a degree course Majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education, whilst running the Lee Academy.
In 2000 I was awarded a fellowship by the British Theatre Dance Association, for outstanding achievements as a dancer and teacher. My own professional Cabaret group was set up in 2004 to provide working experience for dancers.
My achievements include:
Producer and Director for A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG held at the Chater Academy on 6th March 1992.
Writer, Producer & Director of THE PANTOMINE WITH NO NAME held at the Bedworth Civic Hall on 28th September 1992.
Producer, Director & Choreographer for Musical BUGSY MALONE
held at Alderman Smith School on 9th March 1994.
Choreography for the SPICE BALL held at the NEC on 11th June 1994
Director and Choreographer for the Musical Bugsy Malone held at The Bedworth Civic Hall 1996.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for the Musical Sweeney Todd held at The Nuneaton Arts Centre 1996.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for Show Time 98 held at the Bedworth Civic Hall 1998.
Producer, Director and choreographer for ‘The Wiz’ held at the Bedworth Civic Hall 2000.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for Show time 2001 held at the Bedworth Civic hall 2001.
Choreography for a Mardi Gras performance at Her Majesty’s theatre in London 2002.
Writer, Producer, Director and Choreographer for ‘Star maker’ held at the Hinckley Concordia 2003.
Choreographer, for a show performed at Euro Disney 2004
Producer, Director and Choreographer for a dance at the Royal Albert Hall 2005.
Producer, Director, and Choreographer for ‘There’s no stopping us’ at the Abbey theatre in Nuneaton 2005.
Choreographer, for a show performed at Euro Disney 2007
Producer, Director and Choreographer for LOOSE SHOE at the Civic Hall in Bedworth 2007.
Choreographer for performances in Disneyland Paris in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for ‘Showtime’ 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017 at the Civic Hall in Bedworth.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for ‘The Lee Academy 20th Anniversary Show’ 2015 at the Civic Hall in Bedworth.
Choreographer for the Lee Academy performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
Choreographer for The Lee Academy Cruise Performers on board MSC Poesia in October 2017.
Producer, Director and Choreographer for ‘ Showtime’ 2019 at The Civic Hall in Bedworth.
Choreographer for the Lee Academy Disney Performers at Disneyland Paris August 2019.