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Laura graduated with a PGCE in Secondary Education (Drama) from Goldsmith's University as well as a First Class BA Hons in Performing Arts (Film, TV & Stage) from Buckinghamshire New University. Prior to this, Laura studied Musical Theatre at The Oxford School of Drama. Laura has trained with LAMDA and Trinity College London, obtaining a PCertLAM in Musical Theatre Teaching & LAMDA Acting Grade 8.

Laura Mathis
Owner, Principal & Head of Drama

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Ellen trained at Wilkes Academy in Musical Theatre, Singing and Dance as well as achieving Intermediate Ballet, Modern and Musical Theatre. Ellen performed in the touring production of 'The Secret Garden' playing Mary Lennox and has also worked professionally abroad with TUI and Brittany Ferries as a performer.

Ellen Cleary
Head of Singing

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Shannon graduated from the University of Chichester with a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre & Acting for Film. She is also trained in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern and in RAD Ballet, up to advanced level. Shannon has experience performing with prestigious companies such as, The Russian Ballet, The English Youth Ballet and The English National Ballet.

Shannon Lois
Head of Dance

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Georgia began as a student at Rising Aspirations back in 2010, before training with Judith Hockaday School of Dance & Drama. Georgia has also completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts and is a qualified Street and Commercial Dance Teacher. .

Georgia Goodhew
Little Stars Leader & Dance Teacher


Phoebe has a 2:1 BA degree in Film and Theatre from the University of Reading and will begin

a PGCE in Secondary Drama from September. Phoebe has a Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts, where she specialised in Musical Theatre and achieved an A Grade

A-Level qualification in Dance.

Phoebe Jerman
Musical Theatre Teacher


Lauren Fielding
Musical Theatre Teacher

Lauren is currently training at Wilkes Academy; studying a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre, and has previously completed a Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts & Dance from Performers College. She has trained in RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz since she was 3 years old and has had private singing lessons since she was 14. Lauren loves the stage and has performed in many productions such as Anything Goes, The King & I and most recently Fame.

Bryony Martin
Dance & Little Stars Teacher

Bryony has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Lyrical since the age of 5, before completing her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts at READ College. Bryony has also trained in Musical Theatre & Dance at London Studio Centre. Bryony has performed in a range of musical theatre productions including Annie and The Little Mermaid.