Meet the Team
Meet our wonderful team of teachers at TVA
Miss Victoria Carney
Miss Vicky, our principal is a busy mum to 3 of her own beautiful children but is a proud dance mum to almost 200 pupils. She lives and breathes TVA and she wouldn't have it any other way. One New Year's Eve in 1986, whilst watching a production of Swan Lake on TV, Vicky was inspired to begin her dance journey. Her mum signed her up for dance lessons the following week. “That passion and hobby has grown into my career and my life and I only hope our pupils find as much joy as I have over the years.” Vicky opened TVA in 2005 at the young age of 21 after completing her training at Mary Halfords School of Dance. She then went on to teaching training at Liverpool Dance Academy. From then on she has dedicated all those years to building TVA into what it is today.
Miss Olivia Ledson
Miss Olivia started at TVA when she was six and is now part of the TVA teaching team. Olivia studied at LIPA sixth form college and gained her UAL extended diploma in dance and went on to obtain her degree from The Hammond School in Musical Theatre. Alongside teaching, Olivia still takes classes whenever she can to keep improving as a performer and give the pupils at TVA as much professional knowledge as possible.
Miss Katie-Ann McCabe
From aged three to sixteen Katie-Ann danced at her local dance school before a successful audition at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre. In 2017, after three years of training and taking on the role of head girl, Katie-Ann graduated with distinction in Performance, Musical Theatre and ISTD Modern, Tap, Ballet and Disco teaching qualifications. Katie-Ann then successfully auditioned and was lucky enough to go straight from graduation to rehearsals in Italy for the role of Dance Captain on board Costa Cruises. During her three years with Costa she travelled to Japan, China, Vietnam, Philippines and all through Europe as well as taking on the role of Production Manager. Katie Ann is still loves performing, but just locally in Liverpool and is now spreading her love for dance and performance through teaching.
Miss Samantha Pearce
Miss Sam was one of TVA's first pupils and from a young age always wanted to teach dance. Samantha is a fully qualified ISTD teacher with certificates in DDI/DDE Ballet, Tap and Modern, a 2.1 BA Hons Degree in Dance with Education studies and completed IDTA teacher's exam in Ballet amongst her other dance qualifications and excellent grades. Her most cherished memories of her time at TVA are having the opportunity to perform in places such as Disneyland Paris and on a MSC cruise ship.
Miss Courtney Holland
Miss Courtney has been dancing since she was around 7 years old & and has always been passionate about dance. A former Elliott Clarke Performing Arts College student she graduated with a triple distinction star for her work there. Courtney comes to TVA with a First Class Honours degree from Shockout Arts Academy, Manchester, in Professional and Commercial Dance.
Miss Vicki Galvin
Bio on its way!!!
Singing and Drama Teacher
Miss Siân Carson
Siân has been teaching singing, drama and musical theatre for over 15 years in different performing arts companies in and around Liverpool. Siân is also the proud principal and director of her own performing arts school based in Liverpool which first opened in 2021 and is growing from strength to strength. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Creative and Performing Arts, along with holding other singing and music theory qualifications with ABRSM & Trinity. From a young age, Siân attended weekly singing lessons and from there, her passion for performing arts grew. Siân thrives on creating a safe, fun and creative space where her students’ talents can flourish. She believes that any child with any ability, can develop their skills and explore the wonderful world of performing arts.
Miss Louise Lowe
Miss Louise has been a passionate dancer since the age of 5. Upon leaving school she trained at Studio 76 College and then at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre where she gained her DDE teaching certificate. Louise has performed at the Miss Liverpool competition as a dancer and represented England in the Dance World Cup.