Find out more about our team at Starlight Stars


Ali Latchford - Principal

Ali has been teaching performing arts, musical theatre, singing and dance for 20 years and has been part of the Starlight Stars team since 2010. Ali delivers our private singing and musical theatre lessons, preparing students for LAMDA examinations. She completed a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre, an HND in Performing Arts and a one year intensive diploma at Mountview Theatre Arts and The London School of Musical Theatre and recently achieved her Professional Certificate in Education. Ali loves the Starlight Stars family and all of the students who have been through the doors over the years... Even more so when they pop in to say hello!

Lily Bown (LAMDA/Rockschool, singing and dance tutor)

Lily is the newest member to our Starlight team. She has been teaching dance and performing arts for 6 years and teaches at various dance, performing arts schools and colleges. She has a HND in performing arts and a Professional Certificate in Education. She also has her ISTD Intermediate grades in Ballet, Tap and Modern and ABRSM grade 5 singing. Lily is currently training to be a personal trainer alongside teaching. Lily’s favourite musical is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and her dream role is Elphaba in Wicked.