Lorna Procter-Cook


RAD Examiner


Principal Lorna Procter turned her lifelong passion of dance into creating a dance school that has set the benchmark for what can be achieved with hard work and commitment. Her most recent accolade includes the appointment as Examiner to the panel of examiners for The Royal Academy of Dance. One of only 197 worldwide examiners examining over 240,000 children and adults in 70 countries per year.

Lorna also currently sits as as the chairperson for the Northern Regional Advisory Committee to the Royal Academy of Dance and is also a CPD Ambassador for the RAD.

Born in South Africa where she lived until the age of 12, Lorna moved back to England to continue her training at a local dance school. She underwent her three-year vocational training at Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre, Liverpool. After graduating her teaching diploma with Distinction, she taught throughout the UK for two years at both pre vocational and vocational schools including Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, The Hammond School, Liverpool Theatre School and Carmichael Theatre Arts. Lorna has also taken specialist workshops at The Northern Ballet School and other local schools and colleges.

Procter Dance Academy was established in May 2000 and demonstrates Lorna’s passion for teaching dance. Over these years the Academy has grown and flourished into a school of nearly 400 young dancers, many of whom have gone on to vocational level at specialist schools including The Royal Ballet School, The Hammond School, Elmhurst School for Ballet, Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre, Liverpool Theatre School, Laine Theatre Arts, SLP, Performers College and Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre.

In 2012 Procter Dance Academy was awarded ‘Dance School of the Year’ for the category of 100 pupils or more.