About Us



Principal - Gemma Barrett



The Central Academy Theatre School was launched in February 2009 in Coventry (West Midlands).


Our Business has made great early progress helping to create a fun sense of health and fitness through the art of dance, musical theatre and aerobics. Our classes are becoming increasingly popular with all age groups from 2½ years and above to adults of all ages.


We currently run classes in Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Acrobatics, Street Dancing, Dancercise & Exercise



How It All Began...


Gemma Barrett (Founder of C.A.T.S) is a fully trained dance teacher with the I.S.T.D (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) and I.D.T.A (International Dance Teachers Association).

Gemma has danced competitively since the age of 5 and has more than 20 years experience in dance performance and Theatre. Gemma continues to study all forms of dance to keep her skills up-to-date with the latest dance trends & techniques.


C.A.T.S. Class In Action...


Students of C.A.T.S are offered a variety of fun and inspiring dance classes. Classes can be taken for pleasure or to work towards graded examinations (recognised by the government). Students are encouraged to take examinations however this is not compulsory! Students will have the opportunity to perform in school shows, festivals and west end theatres & workshops.




For further information on classes, location or any other queries you may have please contact Gemma on 07742222322 or alternatively you can send an email to info@centralacademytheatreschool.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.