The Principal: Jackie Lynn Smith
LIDTA, FBBO and life member, LISTD
The schools were founded by Jackie Lynn Smith. The Jackie Lynn Dance Studio began in Rochester in the 1960’s and Starquest Performing Arts was formed in the early 1980’s in Chatham. Both schools run in conjunction with one another.
The Jackie Lynn Dance Studio runs all the examination and stage festival side, while Starquest runs everything to do with productions and performance.
In 1998, Jackie was honoured to be listed into the famous “Who’s, Who?” encyclopedia for her contribution in achievement for training and performing. Over the years it has seen many students go on to work in the theatre and television industry, but more importantly it has seen enjoyment and fulfilment in ALL students who have come to the school.
“We’ll gear it for your needs”. Not everyone wants to be a star. Many just come for the exercise and stimulation; many come just for fun and to socialise. That’s the recipe for success.