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ABOUT US

Suffolk All Stars started as the Erin-Lea Murphy School of Dance in 2003, offering classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance in Saxmundham. In 2005 the school expanded to include classes in Halesworth after the retirement of Kay Goddard, Erin's childhood teacher, and mentor. The dance school quickly expanded from having classes one night a week, to six days a week, with new genres being added to the timetable, successful ISTD examinations and the introduction of festivals, competitions and shows.


Suffolk All Stars now have weekly classes for 18 months to 18 year olds in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Disco, Freestyle, Street Dance, Rock n Roll, Contemporary, Allstar Cheer, Acro and Musical Theatre. Classes are taught in fully sprung floored dance studios, that are mirrored with ballet barres, at The Cut in Halesworth and Iron Mighty in Saxmundham - Erin's gym! Through Iron Mighty, Suffolk All Stars offer weekly dance and fitness classes for adults - you are never too old to find the joy and reap the benefits of dance!


Suffolk All Stars is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the United Dance Organisation (UDO), the Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) and Building from the Ground Up - Allstar Cheer (BGU) as well as holding licenses with Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). Our teachers are highly qualified, have current first aid training, are DBS checked, and adhere to our risk assessments and policies.

Meet the star-powered team

Erin- Lea Murphy L.I.S.T.D

Erin started dancing with Kay Goddard at 4 years old and successfully passed all her dance exams with the RAD and ISTD with Distinction or Honours up to Advanced One Level before attending full time-college. Erin supplemented her training at the Laxfield Drama Club for many years, as well as having singing lessons. At sixteen she left school to attend college and complete a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts with Distinction.

Erin competed at dance festivals and competitions throughout her training, where she won many top places and trophies. In addition to this she gained a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dancing Summer School and at eleven she was selected to train within the Suffolk Ballet Scholarship Scheme, through annual auditions she remained a scholar for seven years until she left for Full-Time Professional Dance College at the age of eighteen.

Erin trained professionally at The Centre, Performing Arts College; and was the first student to complete the course as an accelerated student - completing the three year course in two years. Erin gained her ISTD Advanced 2 certificates in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern as well as her teaching certificates (ISTD Associates) in all three disciplines - passing all of these with Distinction (A Grade of 95% and above)

Upon leaving college Erin has continued her teacher training to gain her Associate Teaching Certificates in ISTD Disco Freestyle and ISTD Street Dance, both with the highest award and with a pass mark of 95% or higher. Erin is now a Licentiate member of the ISTD, and holds the Diploma in Dance Education (DDE).  She is a registered teacher with the Street Dance specialists UDO, a member of Acro Dance Teachers Association, holds the BGU Level 1&2 Certificate for Allstar Cheerleading, and a licensed PBT instructor. In addition to this she is a licensed instructor in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Strong Nation and Zumbini. Erin also owns Iron Mighty, Saxmundham's premier community gym and fitness centre.

Nicci Campbell

Nicci started dancing at the age of 3, going on to train in Ballet, Tap and Modern. As well as completing RAD and ISTD examinations in these genres, Nicci had regular performing opportunities including shows at Snape Maltings and an appearance on Saturday Night Live at the London Palladium in 2001.

At the age of 18 Nicci went on to train at The Centre, Performing Arts College, for two years as an accelerated student, where she completed Advanced 2 level Ballet, Tap and Modern and gained full ISTD qualifications teaching qualifications (DDE) in all three genres.

After graduating, Nicci embarked on a career with Carnival Cruises Line, dancing and travelling around the world. Over the course of nine years she progressed from Dancer to Dance Captain, and on to Cast Supervisor, teaching shows to new performers and cast members in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Throughout the last 14 years Nicci has taught a variety of different styles at various dance schools and has now returned to the UK to continue teaching and to pass on her knowledge and experience to a new generation of performers whilst continuing her own studies with the ISTD Level 6 Diploma in Pedagogy. 

George Bundy

Sophy Yeoman

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