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.
Cover 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!
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.
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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.