TEAM STARLIGHT

It was during a dressing room conversation at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford in 2011, whilst performing in Crazy for You, that The Starlight Company founders, Becks White, Kim Owen and Vicky Lightowler decided to join forces.  We had lived and breathed dance, performance and fitness since young ages; we wanted to bring together our skills, experience and passion to create something we believed could make a real difference.

And we did just that! Since 2011, The Starlight Company has gone from strength to strength, raising thousands for charities, putting on sparkling shows, performances and packed out workshops, teaching thousands of clients in schools, studios and health centres, online and face to face. We’ve forged amazing relationships in the industry and community – as well as dancing for the Queen, meeting Prince Charles and being live on Comic Relief!

We now have extended to a broad team of talent, even our ex-students are now teaching with us!

All of our teachers are welcoming and friendly. Our classes are places where you can have some ‘You’ time. Be that to relax, to burn off some energy, to have a laugh! We cater for every shape, size, age, and level of fitness.  Try our different classes to discover how they can bring you joy, confidence, a healthy lifestyle, new social circles and motivation to have a great life. And if you are not sure of what class is right for you, then please contact us we are waiting ready to help!

Whatever your style, shine!

BECKS WHITE – THE STARLIGHT COMPANY CO-FOUNDER, MANAGER AND MASTER TRAINER 

Becks is a highly qualified Dance, Fitness & Yoga Teacher with 10 years’ teaching experience and a lifetime of dancing! She has worked with hundreds of clients in this time, helping them to improve their fitness and overall wellbeing. 


She is friendly and enthusiastic and her positive attitude to life is infectious.
Rest assured that you will be warmly welcomed!


Becks invests hugely into continuous education by attending fitness workshops and courses every year to keep up to date with the latest fitness trends and to increase her knowledge to ensure that she can serve her clients in the best way possible.

“Dance and Yoga have helped me maintain a positive outlook and get the most out of our wonderful life. The more we give the more we receive. I’ve been teaching across Herefordshire for 10 years now and always continue to extend my learning. I think Dance and Yoga are the most wonderful practices for body, mind and soul no matter age or ability and it brings me so much joy to share this with others. Enjoy the journey!”

Exercise to Music Level 2, Level 3 Pre & Post Natal, ACTIVE IQ Teaching Physical Fitness to Young People, 200 Hour Yoga Diploma, Groovy Kids Yoga, Licensed RAD Silver Swans Teacher, a qualified member of the EDMP (Exercise Dance and Music Partnership) Zumba, Fitsteps, Street Fit, Ballestics, BarreConcept & BarreFloor and ChiChi FIT.  

Full DBS check, First Aid Qualification & Covid compliant.


LAURA LOWE – MASTER TRAINER

Laura joined The Starlight Company as an instructor in April 2013. She has been dancing from a young age in all disciplines from Ballet to Ballroom. She has also performed and choreographed musicals with Hereford Musical Theatre Company. She is an Exercise to Music Instructor, PT Instructor, Lifeguard Trained and Aqua Instructor. Laura is fully trained in Zumba, Fight and Fitsteps.

Laura has won Fitsteps Regional Instructor for 3 consecutive years. In 2020 she won Best Regional Instructo for the Midlands.

She is committed to not only keeping fit and healthy through exercise classes, but combatting social isolation and creating new friendships.

“I’ve been dancing my whole life and get more joy than I can put into words from seeing all my totally wonderful participants flourish. Through my classes I’m so privileged to see friendships and social groups being formed and it’s so wonderful to see. Through the good times, and the bad times, I’ve been able to see them congratulate each other or rally around each other, which makes me so proud.”

LUCY GLOVER – PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S DANCE SPECIALIST

Lucy started Ballet classes at the age of 3 years old, she took grade examinations in ballet, tap and modern. Lucy has a love and passion for dance and expression. Thoughout her time at Kingstone High School she was an avid member in the performing arts groups. She was involved in many school productions, Les Miserable, Fame, Miss Saigon and We Will Rock You. Lucy took BTEC Dance and  BTEC musical theatre at Hereford sixth form and participated in the college production of Guys and Dolls and Macbeth. After college Lucy took her Level 2 certificate in Children and Young People Workforce Care. Lucy started assistant teaching with us in 2017 and teaching with us in 2018. Lucy is qualified instructor in Zumba, Fitsteps, Children’s Yoga and Zumbini. Lucy also took a course in teaching adults and children with learning disabilities and has gone on to take courses in Makaton and ‘helping children grieve’. She is currently studying for her Level 3 in Counselling. Her aim is to complete her degree and to do further study in dance therapy.   

​“I have a passion to express my feelings and emotions through dance. I love meeting and teaching new people and help them discover the freedom and enjoyment of dance and movement. All my classes are an inclusive safe place for all. I have enjoyed my time so far with Starlight, and look forward to many more years ahead. Look forward to meeting you all!”

CHLOE CORRIGAN – CONTEMPORARY DANCE TEACHER

Chloé is a Freelance Dance Artist with experience in teaching, performing and choreographing. Beginning Dance at the age of 4 starting with Ballet, and later picking up Modern Theatre, Tap and Jazz. She holds a BA Hons Degree in “Dance Performance”, and has had experience of working in an undergraduate touring dance company, performing professional dance pieces in venues both nationally and internationally. Chloé is passionate about sharing her love for dance with others, in particular Contemporary, which she specialises in. She is eager to encourage students to enjoy moving in the space, and to always leave with a smile on their face. Chloé has taught students Contemporary technique across the country to a variety of different ages, encouraging dancers to have their own creative outlet, and dance because they love it.

​“I cannot imagine my life without dance. Performing has always been a huge part of my life and has allowed me to express my emotions like nothing else could. I think it’s so important for people not just to dance to improve, but because they enjoy it. I am grateful and excited to be able to continue incorporating dance into my career, and working with Becks and the team to create an enjoyable experience for the young dancers we teach.”

KIM OWEN - THE STARLIGHT COMPANY CO-FOUNDER, WORKSHOP PRODUCER & SHOW CO-DIRECTOR

Kim started dancing at a young age and began her Musical Theatre Debut at 6 years old playing Gretal in The Sound of Music with Hereford Musical Theatre Company (then HAOS) at the old Hereford Nell Gwynne Theatre. She has never been far from the stage since continuing to take Principal roles with HMTC her last being Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as Hereford Amateur Pantomime Society, Bottleneck Theatre Company and The Little Princess Players.
She has also choreographed shows for all of the above companies as well as the hugely popular Hereford Gang Show and Hereford Sixth Form College, where she now teaches Dance and Musical Theatre.
Kim trained in Hereford and qualified with an Advanced GNVQ in Performing Arts before leaving for the bright lights of London for 3 years at The Stella Mann Dance College. She graduated from there with her Teaching & Performing Diplomas as well as a Teaching certificate with The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and further Teaching qualifications with The Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (ISTD).
Kim is renowned in Hereford as one of our best Dance Teachers, she has entered many children and adults in to Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz exams ranging from age 3-65+

ELLA-ROSE - LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY DANCE TEACHER

Ella graduated from Institute of the Arts Barcelona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has gone on to perform internationally in India and Thailand, working in the film and television industry. Since returning to the UK, she has been collaborating with local artists on new projects. Ella is also a teaching artist and has most recently had the pleasure of working with The Starlight Company.

VICKY LIGHTOWLER – CO-FOUNDER & SHOW CO-DIRECTOR

Vicky began her dance training at the age of 3 at the Hereford Ballet School until she was 18 and she obtained an Advanced GNVQ in Performing Arts at college before moving to Liverpool to continue her training.
She studied at The Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre and graduated from there with a Professional Diploma in Dance as well as ISTD qualifications in Tap, Dance and Modern Theatre. Vicky has experience in varying dance techniques as she completed her Advance National which includes such styles as Irish & Greek, Ballroom & Latin. After Dance College Vicky went back to work at the school where it all began for her (Hereford Ballet School) and she taught there for 5 years as well as choreographing school performances and preparing and entering pupils for exams.
Vicky is a fully qualified Street Fit instructor as well as Zumba and Zumba Toning instructor. Her great love is Tap and she performed with HMTC in April 2011 in Crazy for You and 42nd Street in November 2013.
Vicky now runs The Secret Garden a fantastic Pub and Event venue in Hereford. Although she is now currently not teaching, she is still involved with Starlight on an advisory and creative level.

JUDITH MILNER – MASTER TAP TEACHER

Judith is our expert Tap Teacher. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old, and went on to study dance in London where she became a dance teacher. She has been involved with Hereford Musical Theatre Company since her days in the Youth Theatre and has been a lead dancer in many performances and choreographed Carousel in 1999, Kiss me Kate in 2005, Sound of Music in 2012 & was Joint choreographer of the toe-tapping Crazy for You in 2011. Her first lead role was in 42nd Street, 2013 being her favourite musical with all the tap dancing! She has been a key part of The Starlight Showstoppers performing troop since . 
When not dancing Judith is busy working at Philip Morris in Hereford High town and looking after her 2 boys, James and Daniel and her beloved Benji Dog.

ASHLEIGH MARIE-NICHOLLS – ZUMBA & FITSTEPS TEACHER

Ashleigh is a fully qualified Fitsteps and Zumba Instructor, she is full of energy and enthusiasm! She can also be seen assisting at our workshops and performing with the Showstoppers. She completed the 24hour Spinathon at thePoint4 in February 2017, riding a spin bike for 24 hours and raising lots of money for The Royal National College for the blind.