JAMES COLLINS - PRINCIPAL   James has been dancing since the age of 7 and has been very fortunate to dance for Janet Jacksons on her recent World tour. He is currently a Choreographer on Factor. His credits also include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Nicole Sherzinger, Little Mix. James is the best in his field and has a great passion for teaching and choreography.
HOLLY COOPER - PRINCIPAL   Holly started her career at the age of 5 featuring in adverts, ITV drama’s, music videos and danced in fashion shows around the world. She then gained a scholarship at The Urdang Academy where she met James. Since leaving college her credits include The Brit Awards, ITV, The Wanted, X-factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Adverts and recorded and sang with many UK artists. Holly has always had a huge passion for teaching kids.


Every teacher we have at MPA will be actively working within the industry. We feel this helps inspire and motivate our students as they share their stories, wisdom and what is being asked of them right now within a professional environment. We regularly have guest teachers in too so our students can make the most of different teaching styles and styles of dance, singing and acting.

A teacher is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. A teacher is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like. We learn through them, through their commitment to excellence and through their ability to make us realize our own personal growth. We look to them for advice and guidance.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great Teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward