Our History

Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts is building on three decades of experience.

Pearl Shaw Dance Teacher

Pearl Shaw, founder

Founded in 1974 by the current director’s mother, the school has been at the forefront of Performance Development in North Wales, growing a rich legacy that has produced many outstanding students. Our work with young students has produced professional careers in West End theatres, cruises, international tours, and vocational teaching.

Just look at our testimony page for recent examples of the work of our talented alumni. They have moved on to amazing things, but they are still very much a part of our family.

Our director Caroline says, ‘This is all I’ve ever known, it is all I’ve ever done!’ Her passion is infectious, and you can see that her love of dance and love for young people permeates all that Pearl Shaw provides. Caroline and her team are utterly committed to developing young people’s confidence and giving them a solid basis for the rest of their lives - whatever they go on to do.