Our Team

Emma Sinclair

Company Director

Emma has worked extensively as a drama specialist teacher, a music teacher, and music co-coordinator for over ten years in various inner city London primary schools as well as running numerous police initiatives, summer schemes and holiday clubs. Awarded a Scholarship to the Pimlico Music School. A
talented singer Emma was the first ever applicant to be awarded a scholarship based on voice alone. She went on to study opera and classical singing as well as the oboe. Emma starred in various operas including a lead in Louisa at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. She also worked with the English National Opera Youth Group for 4 years.

Emma was awarded her BA in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford Drama School. She also studied Cross Sectoral Community Arts at Masters level at Goldsmiths University in conjunction with the National Theatre. Emma also studied Theatre Through Puppetry at the University of Theatre, Barcelona. Emma is passionate about the arts and has a deep belief that high quality arts provision should be
available to all, regardless of the participants social/economic background.

“Emma brought soul and sparkle to the Curriculum. Children achieved through music. Emma added sunshine to the day and created multiple sunbeams” – Harry Alan Cowd Headteacher Chesterton Primary School.

Gloria Williams

Resident Playwright

​Gloria is an Award-winning British actress and playwright who is a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Group and Talawa Theatre Company. After training at Rose Bruford College she was awarded a scholarship to train at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. Gloria was mentored by Kevin Spacey as part of The Old Vic Class Mentoring Scheme. She wrote and starred in Monday produced by her Theatre company Freedom Tongues and the play garnered widespread acclaim at International Festivals. Alongside Oscar nominees Sophie Okenedo and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gloria has been nominated for the Ogeyinka Merit Award of Excellence.

Gloria is currently writing an untitled screen play about the life of Sara Forbes Bonetta developed with the Screen Arts Institute. In the summer 2017, Gloria is also due to take a master class with Oscar and Tony award winner David Mamet.

Sidonie Kormeier

Specialist Dance and drama teacher

Sidonie is fluent in English, German and Greek is an inspiring and charismatic dance and drama teacher based in London.

After studying at Creative Academy (BA hons Dance) and the Royal Academy of Dance where she was honoured ARAD, she went to work in various places all over the world as a professional dancer where she gained her experience and knowledge of various dance styles.

Sidonie is very passionate about Bollywood after having worked in India in 2016. During that time she managed to feature in many films, adverts and major shows such as the Stardust Awards and So You Think You Can Dance India. Sidonie is not only a varied dancer she is also a versatile dance teacher, having the ability to teach: ballet (graded), jazz, street dance, contemporary, Bollywood, Latin, musical theatre and Drama.

Katerina Chaida

Specialist Yoga/Dance Teacher

I have been in love with dance for as long as I can remember. I studied Classical and Contemporary dance at the State School of Dance in Athens, Greece, where I graduated as a Dance teacher. I have participated in multiple workshops in Europe and the United States. I have performed, among others, in Railway Carriage Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Onassis Cultural Centre, Ionian Dance Festival and Go Purple Day – Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York City. I have been teaching dance, yoga and mindfulness and creative movement classes to babies, children and adults since 2011.

Teaching is very important to me, I get the opportunity to merge my love and commitment to dance with my passion for sharing the vast knowledge and skills I’ve gained during both my training and professional career

Marc Coleman

Specialist Drama Teacher/Film Maker

Marc is a multi-award winning filmmaker who has worked in the industry as a comedy actor and writer/director for over ten years. He has worked as a comedy actor for various theatre, film and TV productions and was a regular performer with Secret Cinema. Marc’s love has always been in film and 6 years ago he started to make his own short films. He recently won an EMPIRE award and is working on his first Feature.

When he’s not doing all of the above, he works as a freelance artist in schools and colleges teaching film and drama.

Trish Roche

Specialist Dance Teacher

Trish is an associate member of the International Dance Teachers Association who began her movement- driven journey in 1994 training as a professional dance artist in Ireland. She then moved to the UK where she attained a H.N.D in Dance & Performing Arts before going on to specialise in teaching and choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School.

After her professional training and vast experiences she was ready to inject everyone with dance and returned to Ireland in 2008 to launch ‘The Place of Dance and Performing Arts’  which is now in its 10th successful year. Alongside running the school Trish works in the community facilitating dance and movement workshops for all members of the community.

Sarah Batchelor

Specialist Dance Teacher/Therapist

Sarah is a fully qualified IDTA Dance Teacher, with many years of experience teaching numerous dance styles to children of all ages. Nominated for the ‘John Dilworth’ Scholarship in recognition of ‘outstanding’ freestyle teacher-training performance, Sarah has also choreographed routines for performing arts schools, cheerleading squads  and for a variety of dance school classes and shows.

Practising as a therapist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Sarah understands the ways that thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours can interact and play a role in our overall wellbeing. This, combined with diverse teaching experiences and a immense enthusiasm for dance, inspires her broad and creative approach to teaching.

Rebecca Lauren

Specialist Music/Drama Teacher

Rebecca is a graduate of Mountview academy of theatre arts. She is a talented performer and has performed in various theatre productions and shows all over the country and world. She a also a singer songwriter and gigs up and down the county writing and singing her own music. She has previously sung at the 02, Ronnie Scotts Jazz bar and Londons Garrick Theatre in the West End.

Rebecca is an experienced facilitator having previously taught for Hart beeps baby and toddler sensory group and at schools across the country. She also worked at Beverly Park Holidays in Paignton as a Red Coat! Rebecca loves imparting her vast knowledge and skills with her pupils. She bring children to life with her high octane singing and drama classes

Sophie Cartman

Specialist Drama Teacher

A professional actress, Sophie has a BA Honours degree in American theatre Arts from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. She has extensive experience working in schools, especially at primary level.

She taught for a year and a half at the prestigious Model Language Studio (M.L.S.) – a leading Japanese English drama school based in Tokyo co-owned by Yoko Narahashi who is also a Hollywood casting director. Sophie has experience directing children in a number of different productions and has lead many drama clubs. She is incredibly talented at using drama and theatre to teach any curriculum subject to children and young people.

She worked with Arts Centre on a month long T.I.E show for Year 6, based at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield. She has also toured the UK for six months with Quantum Theatre – the science and education touring Theatre Company. Sophie worked for Konflux Theatre where she delivered educational workshops for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 at various schools around the south of England. Most recently Sophie has worked with Regent’s Park Open Air theatre on the cancelled touring production of the well-loved novel adaptation, To Kill a Mockingbird.

James Trundle

Specialist Drama Teacher

James is a Masters Graduate who has gained a vast amount of rich experience over the 14 years since he started his journey into the Professional Creative sector. In his own words, James admits the performer he started out as is not the same performer today and this is due to his experience since graduating.

Whilst being an experienced performer himself, James also has experience creating, facilitating and running an array of drama workshops on everything from internet safety to astronomy. He is keen for others to see how art can be an expression of all aspects of life; not just art itself. Subversive art forms (such as graffiti) are of particular interest to James  which he feels highlights a cultural awareness of social trends. As a working class performer, James’s pursuit of form and style has always been authentic and honest and he believes that all young people, regardless of background, should be given the opportunity to experience the joys of the arts. The work he performs and also produces always reflects this.

Charlie Bannock

Specialist Drama/Music Teacher

Charlie has been performing professionally since the age of seven, and now works as an actor-musician, freelance performing arts teacher and workshop facilitator . Charlie has worked both in the UK and abroad delivering drama and music projects, with English and non English speakers of ages 18 months right through to adults. She has worked both in mainstream and SEN schools teaching children with varied disabilities and passionately believes in the benefit of performing arts classes and that they are for everyone.  Having worked in SEN Charlie like to use a multi sensory approach to teaching. She uses music, props and sensory resources such as bubbles and tactile objects and directional actions such as Makaton in delivering an array of workshops. Her multi sensory approach helps to achieve focus, and bring out the best in students across both mainstream and SEN classes.

Aleshia William

Specialist Dance Teacher

Aleshia Williams is an entertainer who was born in Montreal, Canada. Her dedication, talent, and infectious energy have allowed her to work with some of the *industry’s top choreographers, on large projects and with artists such as Disney’s Zombies, MTV, Kesha, X-Factor UK, Shawn Mendes, Glowie, Sharaya J and more.*  Today, she continues to travel throughout North America and Europe on industry jobs. Although performing is a huge love, giving back to the community as a dance instructor is equally as fulfilling to Aleshia. With over 10 years of teaching experience in urban movement/street dance, she can be found teaching at studios, schools, and non-profit organisations throughout Canada and the United Kingdom. Aleshia’s goal as a dance teacher is to promote self-awareness, unity and confidence to the next generation; hoping to inspire the same love and personal drive that motivated her to start dancing.

Dean Lotherington

specialist music teacher

Dean has had great success as a private singing coach and performing arts tutor over the past 20 years. Many of his students have been cast in productions in Australia, Asia, on Broadway, across Europe and London’s West End.

His ability to connect and instil confidence, especially with  dancers and actors, is central to his class techniques, which  extend into repertoire development, acting through song, vocal placement, breathing and physical continuity, tonal embellishment and performance technique.

Theatre Performance classes explore harmony, text &  character, focussed on the end goal – performance through  song. From primary age to post-graduates he sets the bar high enough to achieve focussed results while maintaining a sense of fun.

Hannah Smith

Specialist Dance Teacher

Hannah trained at the Royal Academy of Dance on their BA (hons) in Ballet Education degree programme, and whilst training at the RAD also obtained the Licentiate of Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD) in addition to her teaching qualification. After graduating from the RAD Hannah went and furthered her dance training successfully joining London Studio Centre’s ‘Images Ballet Company’, where she had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers and tour around the UK with ‘Images Ballet Company’. Since graduating from LSC Hannah has had the opportunity to dance professionally in Germany and is a freelance dancer and teacher currently based in London. She has a wide range of experience teaching all ages from young children right through to adults whether it be with syllabus and non-syllabus classes, and has taught for many prestigious schools around London. Hannah has a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion when teaching and can push the most accomplished student, but also enjoys sharing her love of Ballet with our little ones too, getting each child to reach their full potential.


Yoga/Performing arts teacher

Patrick has performed as a singer, actor and dancer in productions around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Rome Opera in Italy, cabaret seasons in New York and theatres around the UK. Patrick was a lecturer at the University of South Australia, and was a popular instructor in the corporate sphere, teaching yoga and mindfulness for busy professionals to step away from their desks, as well as voice production techniques for lawyers and other professionals. He also taught yoga to children as a means to develop focus and stillness and to generate a movement practice regardless of dance experience. As an arts educator, Patrick directed the Broadway Junior Series, training hundreds of young performers in musicals such as Beauty & the Beast, Into the Woods, The Little Mermaid, Honk and Seussical. He wrote the Musical Theatre syllabus for school leavers, and prepared some of Australia’s best young talent for university study and professional careers. For several years, Patrick was Artistic Director to the children’s music festival for primary students in South Australia’s 2000 seat Festival Theatre. He directed the State Opera of South Australia’s Young Artist Program and touring Schools Company. He trained the children’s chorus for various operas, teaching vocal technique, language and stagecraft. Patrick holds an honours degree in the performing arts and a teaching diploma from the University of Adelaide.


Yoga teacher

Nicole is a certified Yoga alliance Teacher and a professional Dancer, who has been working
professionally and teaching for the last 5 years. As a dancer Nicole has grown up and worked in a
competitive industry and has found Yoga to be life changing for both her physical and mental
health. She wants to give back the inspiration she has received throughout her intensive yoga training and practice. Her main aim is to share her
practice with others to help them to grow.
“I believe that yoga has changed my life and I want to do the same
for others.Yoga is the connection of the mind and body and in my classes I aim to bring my students
awareness into the present moment to allow them to become the strongest version of themselves,
both physically and mentally. I can provide modifications tailored to the needs of each individual
for specific postures and aim to teach each student to tune into their own body and what it is they
they need from my class”.
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Level 6 Diploma in Dance


Specialist Yoga teacher

Since completing her Vinyasa Flow Yoga 200hr RYT teacher training, Emily has enjoyed and experienced teaching a variety of different yoga and mindful meditation classes and workshops in London and Essex for a varied range of ages from children to the elderly. Her style is predominately Vinyasa Flow, but she enjoys teaching Hatha, Dynamic Power Yoga and Yin as well as. From private sessions to open group classes, to well-being events and corporate sessions Emily feels her practice is suitable for all levels and she can adapt to everyones needs. She is a conscious yogi who is passionate about people taking back control over health and wellness- something that is neglected in our urban modern day, busy and sometimes stressful lifestyles. Empowering both adults and children, giving as much knowledge and heart as she can to help others along their own journeys through Yoga and Mindful Meditation.


Specialist Yoga/Dance teacher

Amy is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and yoga teacher from New Zealand. Amy trained with the Limon Institute in New York and studied yoga in India. Amy has worked worldwide across physical theatre and contemporary dance. Through all her experience she has learnt the importance of somatic care and seen the positive influence dance can have everyone. Amy teaches dance and yoga classes for adults, children, pre-school, mum’s and baby’s classes, SEN, and elderly including chair yoga and supporting classes for dancers.


Gymnastics and Yoga Specialist

I Started my ballet training at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. At the Age of ten I received weekly private tuition with ex Principle at the Royal Ballet, Karen Paisley. At thirteen I was accepted into the Royal Ballet Associates programme and invited to full time education at White Lodge, The Royal Ballets lower school. I Decided to carry on with the RB Associates and train privately with Karen, Mary Goodhew and Katy Sinnadurai. Choosing not to go down the traditional ballet training route joining a ballet school at sixteen, I went to open professional classes in London taught by Roland Price and trained very hard to join a ballet school for the graduation year. I Joined LSC and danced with “Images” Touring around the UK coached by Jackie Barrett and Emma Northmore. Upon Graduation at eighteen I went onto dance with The Sarasota Ballet Company in Florida, Murley Dance Company, The New English Ballet Theatre, London Contemporary Ballet Theatre and The English National Ballet. I have also studied yoga ands fitness. I am now a freelance dancer, yoga and fitness teacher in London, teaching BalletYou classes, yoga, gymnastics and exercise classes. I adore teaching and love developing the creative skills of children and adults.


Gymnastics Coach/Dance teacher

Isla trained in Musical Theatre at Millennium Performing Arts. Isla started dancing and gymnastics at a young age and is now professionally trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Singing and Contemporary. Isla is now a gymnastics and dance teacher in London. Isla’s professional credits include: Dance Captain U/S Tinkerbell in Peter Pan at Malvern Theatres, Featured dancer in DD classic cars advert, Ensemble in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.


Specialist Dance teacher

Since graduating, Rebecca has been involved in various projects; working in the UK & Ireland with choreographers Ania straczynska, Diana Loosemore & Lewis Normand as well as John Scott, Catherine Young & Daniel Squire as part of Step Up project 2018. Most recently, Rebecca performed in Kate Haughton’s ‘her minutes’ at Emerge Dance festival, London & Laura Macken’s ‘Connections’ in Dublin. Alongside performing, Rebecca has a keen passion for teaching, believing teaching the next generation of dancers heightens her own passion for the art & enjoys helping her students progress and develop in a creative environment. Rebecca has been teaching for the last three years for various schools including Debbie Allen dance school & Little London Ballet.


Yoga Teacher and Specialist Theatre Practitioner

Tim trained in theatre and performance, which he has used to perform on various stages over the world in musicals as well as plays. Throughout his theatre career he has taught and run drama and physical theatre workshops for children and adults. Having practised yoga for over ten years and always curious of mindfulness, Tim travelled to India where he studied yoga and it’s philosophy. He now combines his theatre background and his experience as a certified yoga teacher to inspire each individual, whatever age, to find balance of mind and body through yoga and mindfulness.


Specialist Yoga Teacher

Creativity has always been a big part of my life, from childhood, to textile designer, to being a parent. With a dedicated daily yoga practise that spanned 15 years, I finally trained as a Hatha Yoga teacher. This enabled me to share my love of the art that is the union of mind and body strength. Combining the most important elements in my life: yoga, creativity and connecting with others; I devise fun and engaging classes for all ages. I enjoy focused teaching of one to one, and small adult groups; children and pre-school classes. My yoga classes for teens are especially rewarding as I feel it’s important for them to have both a physical and grounding experience. Through yoga and mindfulness we learn to connect with our emotions and inner self, which in turn gives us the confidence and patience to navigate this fast paced world

Nicole Laska

Bio Music/Dance Specialist Teacher

Nicole is a nurturing and experienced dance and music teacher from Sydney, Australia. She achieved her Bachelor of Music from The Australian Institute of Music majoring in contemporary voice and went on to achieve a Certificate IV in Dance at Sydney’s Mango Dance Studios. In 2012 Nicole moved to London and has since been cast in a variety of professional work some of which include a ballet feature film ‘Summer Can Wait’, Grease the Musical, television programmes including Midsomer Murders and A League of Their Own, to name a few. As a singer, Nicole has worked around the UK and abroad for Brittany Ferries and P&O as well as holiday parks across the country. Nicole is able to teach ballet, jazz, singing (graded) and musical theatre and is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge by teaching the next generation of young performers in a gentle and encouraging way.

Zoë Purdie-Wood

Dance Specialist Teacher

Zoë is an experienced dance, drama and music teacher, having trained at the Royal Academy of Dance and the South London Theatre Centre, and gaining a scholarship to the Pimlico Music School. She holds a BMus (Hons) in Music from The University of Birmingham and a PGCE in Music and Performing Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has performed and stage managed for institutions such as the RAD, ENO and Handel and Hendrix in London. A qualified classroom teacher with over 22 years’ experience, she has taught performing arts to people of all ages, from a few weeks old to retirees, and at Primary, Secondary, College and University level. She has been a Head of Music, Head of Creative Arts and Assistant Head Teacher, as well as teaching extra curricular performing arts and peripatetic music lessons. Zoë has also directed, M.D.’d and choreographed for musicals , including West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease and The Lion King. She has been a music education consultant for schools and professional bodies such as the Royal Albert Hall and the BPI. Currently, Zoë is working with Zip Zap Kids (0-4 Music/Drama/Sensory classes) and Songs and Smiles (delivering music sessions for babies and toddlers in residential and dementia care homes) as well as teaching ballet/dance, music and drama in primary schools, acting as répétituer and providing workshops for Black History Month and Topic based learning. She is an experienced PSHE and citizenship specialist and runs Zones of Regulation sessions for children with SEND and processing difficulties.