Tina

Dance Teacher & Principal

From the age of 5 Tina spent all of her time at Drama and Dance classes, continuously learning new skills, performing in shows, competitions, taking dance exams and making new friends along the way.

Tina trained at both Masters Performing Arts College and Barking College for Performing Arts successfully gaining BTEC, HNC and her Diploma in Performing Arts, Associate ISTD and various drama LAMDA exams grades.

Tina has won Best Supporting Actress – Thurrock Drama Festival, and Winner of Derek Hartley’s Tap Awards 2000.

After the training Tina received along with confidence and determination she headed out into the performing world and was lucky enough to dance and perform all over the world on various contracts with P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Between Tina’s contracts other performing work she undertook within the UK: Bremner Bird and Fortune CH4. Holby City BBC, Empire Casino London, Murder in Mind BBC, Spooks BBC and various pantomimes including playing the Fairy Godmother.

Tina also proudly danced at the Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012.

After dancing her way around the world Tina decided it was time for her to offer the performing experiences she had been fortunate to be part of to local children in her home town, discovering that you need all 3 disciplines dance, drama & singing under your belt to succeed, she decided to offer a theatre school incorporating this. Tina along with a team of professional teachers within their field offer students the best tuition, nurturing them to the best performer they can be.  Tina opened the doors of Occasional Dance Theatre School in January 2011 and has seen the children grow into wonderful strong performers.

Rachael

Drama & Lamda Teacher

Rachael studied a three year Musical theatre diploma at Masters Performing Arts College, Since graduating in 2009 she has worked successfully as a professional actress, her most recent credit was performing in NewsRevue, the world’s longest running live comedy show! After completing her run at the Canal cafe theatre she was asked to perform NewsRevue at the Edinburgh Festival.

Rachael has an extensive background in children’s theatre and has performed in numerous pantomimes and musicals across the country.

Rachael started teaching at the tender age of 15 as a helper at her local dance club, she has been teaching drama to children of all ages and backgrounds for the past ten years, she believes that drama plays a large role in confidence building and social skills, as well as being very fun!

Tessa

Singing Teacher

Tessa has been working professionally for the past 10 years, across the UK and internationally. She has been teaching Singing and other aspects of performing arts to children of all ages since 2011. Tessa is very passionate about her job and is creative within her classes, she believes when children enjoy their classes learning becomes a fun experience and they accomplish higher results. Tessa finds her role as a singing teacher very fulfilling as she helps children work towards and achieve their goals as well as understanding the dedication it requires. Tessa has many strings to her bow including Dance, Drama and Circus Skills.
Tessa

Emma

Drama & Lamda Teacher

I trained at CPA Studios, gaining a professional diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating in 2011 I have worked primarily in theatre and short film including a UK tour of Layla’s Room, Narnia at the Brentwood Theatre and a series of educational films for Barclays. I also work as a voiceover artist and have been in several commercials. Drama has always been my biggest passion and I love seeing the confidence build in my students each week through all the fun games and techniques that we build upon. I have a 100% pass rate for all my students taking LAMDA exams, the vast majority of these being distinctions. I ultimately believe that drama gives you important life skills in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.

Emma

Kathryn

Cover Singing Teacher

Kathryn has been singing professionally for 12 years in many successful bands and productions touring the UK and Europe.

In 2007 she was awarded with a national music diploma from the British Academy of New Music. There have been many highlights in her singing career since then. In 2014 she and Souls of Prophecy gospel choir were invited to sing at HRH gala dinner.

Kathryn is inspired by the Motown music era and has supported artists such as Billy Ocean, Alexander O’Neil, Martha Reeves and many other soul legends.

Directing and choreographing children’s theatre productions and preparing students for LAMDA and BATD examinations has enabled her to teach for fantastic theatre schools across the UK with many of her students currently in the west end.

With so many wonderful experiences, Kathryn shares her passion for singing with all students helping them to find their own voice.

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“Just wanted to say my girls thoroughly enjoyed yesterday at your Theatre School. They were still buzzing this morning!”

FrancescaThearte School

Ah Tina, thank you so much!  Jasmine ADORED last night.  I can’t believe she came without knowing anyone else there.  We have only moved to Upminster in the last year and Jasmine is still at her old primary school so this is her first interaction with the local community.  Thank you so much for making it such a great experience for her.

LynThearte School

“Emma absolutely LOVED it and that’s an understatement! She couldn’t sleep she was buzzing from the class so much! She says she wishes it could be every day!”

DeniseThearte School

“Theatre school is first class. My son enjoys all sessions and teachers are very experienced and make the theatre school fun to be in. Would definitely recommend.”

NicoleThearte School

“Well done girls, they worked so well together, and all their great training kicked in. Thank you Occasional Dance Theatre School”

EveThearte School

“What an amazing show!! Thankyou Tina & co for your hard work with all the children!! They were all amazing”

CharlotteThearte School

“Massive thank you from Faith to her fab teachers from Occasional Dance Theatre School. Congratulations to all the students that took their LAMDA this time, what fantastic results/”

EveThearte School

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