Lee Academy Staff

Donna Lee – Principal

Donna Lee B.T.D.A reg F, BA Hons, Dip Psych

After initially training at the Chater Academy of Dance I moved into a career as a professional dancer. I then founded The Lee Academy of Dance and Drama in 1995. I taught Dance and Drama at Milverton House school in Nuneaton from 1993-1999 and worked for twenty years teaching after school Dance and Drama workshops in schools throughout Leicestershire. In 2000 I was awarded a fellowship by the British Theatre Dance Association for outstanding achievements as a dancer and teacher. I am proud of the family ethos at the Lee Academy which in 2022 resulted in twenty of our ex- students coming back to perform at the Century theatre. My achievements include Choreographing shows at theatres in the Midlands at Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall and onboard the MSC Poesia cruise ship.

My name is kia I have trained at the Lee Academy since I was two years old, and I am currently the Artistic Director. I am in my final year of a degree studying in Performing Arts Dance at the prestigious stage school Addict Dance Academy. Where I also gained my BTEC in performing arts qualification. I have performed in many venues including onboard the MSC Poesia cruise line traveling around the Mediterranean, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall and Disneyland Paris Resort. I also have been teaching at the Lee academy for five years and love every minute of it. I enjoy watching students’ grow in technique and in life at the Lee Academy family. I thrive off creating performances to showcase the talent and passion of our pupils.

Hi my name is Rosa and I am a student teacher here at the Lee Academy. I have been part of this dance school for nearly 20 years and have danced the majority of my time- being able to perform on a cruise ship, at DisneyLand Paris multiple times and at Her Majesty’s theatre to name a few! I now am studying to become a Physiotherapist at university and so I am now teaching our First Steps and Inters Class at the weekend. The Lee Academy will always be my family💜

Hi, my name is Keira and I am a student teacher at the Lee Academy. I’ve been dancing here for almost ten years and hope to spend many more with my Lee Academy family! I have performed at Disneyland Paris and taken part in the incredible showcases throughout the years. I throughly enjoy teaching the Junior class and helping the children find the same love for dance that the Lee Academy provided me with. I am currently in my final year of sixth form and plan on studying Psychology at university. The Lee Academy has created a supportive and loving environment for everyone to pursue their love for dancing- the best dance family anyone could wish for! 💜

Hi, my name is Erin and I am a student teacher at the Lee Academy. I’ve been dancing at the Lee Academy for just over 12 years and have has some amazing experiences such as dancing on a cruise ship and dancing in Disney Land Paris. I am in my final year of high school and I hope to go on to do my A-levels at sixth form. I hope to continue dancing here for as long as I can and carry on teaching the juniors to create the same passion for dance that I have 💜