Meet The Team
Founder & Principal
Musical Theatre, Acting and Singing Classes Teacher
I have a real love of all things theatre and drive my children crazy singing all the songs from every musical around the house! Setting up this Academy has been a dream for a very long time and to be able to pass on all my experience and passion for Musical Theatre is a privilege.
My love of performing started when I started dancing at the age of 4 with a mixture of ballroom and disco. Aged 11 I began training at Poole Academy of Dance where I learnt Ballet, Tap and Modern dance until I was 16. It is also where I learnt stage craft, acting and singing. With Poole Academy, I performed at the Lighthouse Theatre in Poole on several occasions. At School my most memorable part was as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, but I have also done Oh What a Lovely War and South Pacific. I was a semi-professional singer with a local girl band Encopia, in which we were lucky enough to support acts like Bucks Fizz, Ultra Nate and Dance DJ, Sasha and gigged all over the South of England.
I have been lucky enough to train at the Artists Theatre School under Principal Amanda Redman, and acted in the play Nell Gwynn which was in the Questors Theatre, West London directed by Amanda.
I have also completed my Speech and Drama Diploma under the tuition of James Bowden at the Dorset School of Acting.
Principal and Head of Dance Classes
Ballet, Acro and Tap Teacher
I have performed for as long as I can remember and started at age 4 in a little disco class while my brother attended football at the sports centre and have not stopped dancing since.
I have studied a wide variety of disciplines throughout my career, from Modern Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Musical Theatre and Ballet at different local schools including Poole Academy of Dance. I have trained with The Bournemouth Ballet Club, Laines Theatre Arts and Arts Educational Schools extra curricular courses and performed in many stage productions both amateur and professional and I have been lucky enough to work with many professionals in the industry.
After completing my Musical Theatre degree at university, I successfully graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with my Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies qualification and with the British Theatre Dance Association in Tap and Modern shortly after. More recently I have completed my teacher training with Acrobatic Arts bringing the incredibly popular Acro to our ever growing curriculum and trained as a Pilates teacher and a DDMix instructor.
Teaching is my biggest passion and I aim to instil this passion and love of performance into our students throughout their time with us. Watching the children develop and grow as performers and individuals in their ability and their confidence is the most rewarding thing and I feel incredibly grateful to be a part of their journey.
Commercial Dance Teacher
Beckah has enjoyed performing since she was four years old in all sorts of styles from, Modern Jazz, Tap and Ballet. She had been part of multiple shows/events in her time as a young dancer.
Beckah studied at Weymouth College doing Performing Arts and further dance training, where she continued her journey at the University of Winchester in Choreography and Dance. Since graduating in 2019, she has become a Dance Teacher in Winchester, whereby she teaches Street dance to primary school age groups. She has enjoyed her teaching career so much so that she is looking forward to progress her future with us here at the Blandford Performing Arts School.