Principal / Teacher
Nick graduated from Middlesex university with a BA Hons, in theatre arts. Prior to gaining a place at Middlesex, he studied and achieved a first class diploma in musical theatre at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA). Nick has performed on some of the big stages, such as Her Majesty’s, The Palladium, Sadlers Wells and most recently The National Theatre. During the summer of 2012, Nick achieved a place on the Tangled Feet Participation Programme, a sought after position, which many auditioned for. The programme taught inspiring performers the trade of Physical Theatre and were rewarded with performing with Tangled Feet at the National Theatre.
Nick has had 12 years experience of teaching children of all ages. Nick has previously taught at the Chicken Shed (Southgate) teaching theatre to children with disabilities. Nick is a working director and script writer working with children and adults on producing performances.
Nick’s Comment: Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the students at Love Theatre Arts, have a smile on their face, performing their hearts out. It is so rewarding, to see Love Theatre Arts grow, into a school that has become a home for children who wish to partake in the teachings of Musical Theatre & Dance. I have had the opportunity to teach many children in the past with various abilities, but what I have learnt, is each child is individual, each child needs a different approach to teaching to get the best out of themselves and it is my job to do so. I love teaching, and I love seeing improvement in any child’s ability. Whether it be confidence, pronunciation, diction etc. each of which gives a teacher a great satisfaction in their job.
Credits: All That is solid melts into air (National), Mardi Gras(Sadlers Wells), Pippin the Musical ( Bellerby Theatre), Hamletmachine (MU Trent Park), Oristia (MU Hendon)
Nick looks forward to working with the children of LOVE THEATRE ARTS.
Principal / Teacher
Hannah began dancing at the young age of 8 at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. It was here where she developed her love for dance and the arts taking classes in Ballet, Modern,Jazz and Tap as well as Musical Theatre where she took many graded exams which she passed with Honours. Hannah was taught by excellent teachers who not only taught her technique but who inspired her to persue a career in dance. After attending Laines for over 10 years Hannah was accepted into the Urdang academy one of the top performing arts colleges in the country where she studied for three years graduating with a Professional Diploma in Dance. Hannah is a qualified Zumba instructor.
Hannah has had 11 Years experience when it comes to teaching theatre and dance to children. Hannah currently attends local schools, and leads our Love Theatre Arts school programmes whereby students learn an array of songs, dance routines & dialogue from a number of hit West End & Broadway Musicals.
Hannah’s comment: From working with different children I have become very passionate about teaching and inspiring the children of today, watching them grow as people and artists. It is so rewarding when I see them expressing themselves through the discipline of the arts. It now has become my biggest ambition to start up a performing arts school and so I am absolutely over the moon to be co founder of Love Theatre Arts. I am proud of all the students from our little 2 year olds, to the inspiring 18 year olds.
Musical Theatre/ Singing Coach
Emily graduated from Laine theatre arts with a level 6 diploma in musical theatre. There she also gained DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) in both ballet and modern. She has also been playing the piano from the age of 5, competing and winning medals in competitions and has achieved her grade 8.
Credits include: Ensemble/understudy Tink, understudy and played Mermaid and Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Gordon Craig Theatre), Ensemble in Cinderella (Epsom Playhouse), Laine Aflame, Laine Leaps Ahead, Flying in at 40 (Epsom Playhouse), Mrs Mayor in Suessical and Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Epsom Studio Theatre), Ensemble in Cinderella (Harlequin Theatre),
Performed with the acappella group Apollo 5 (Royal Albert Hall)
Emily has been teaching and assisting since the age of 14 and has taught in numerous schools, where students have gone on to gain places at prestigious performing arts colleges. Emily teaches all types of dance, singing and drama, she is extremely passionate about musical theatre, and hopes to instil the love she has for it into all her students.
Musical Theatre/ Singing Coach
James is a Musical Theatre and private singing teacher within the Love Theatre Arts company. He teaches our Peacock Class (4-6) Musical Theatre, takes the singing aspect of the Lyceum Class (7-11) and also privately tutors singing classes for pupils.
James started training at the age of 6 going between different dance and musical theatre schools including Italia Conti before finding his home at Deltoro School of Dance at age 11. There he trained in 3 major disciplines Ballet, Tap and Jazz completing all ISTD grades in all three.
From there in 2012, James auditioned and further studied at Bird College, a professional Dance and Musical Theatre college training in everything from tap to contemporary to commercial jazz. James graduated from Bird College in 2015 with a 1st class Degree, with a dissertation researching improvisation in dance focusing on it’s confidence building attributes in young dancers.
Alongside the Musical Theatre training James was the lead vocalist and director/arranger of a 12 piece Jazz band “In The Swing” which played in venues across London and the South East for events ranging from corporate to weddings.
Since graduating James has performed professionally and this year has been working with a new emerging jazz company (House of Jazz) and is working as a creative with the immersive theatre company Uncorked Theatre, branching into directing and writing for dance focused films.
James is eternally grateful to Nick and Hannah for the tremendous opportunities they have provided to develop his teaching abilities and experience. The school is a beaming example of care, love and fun in its purest form allowing children from 2-16 to escape from any stress and throw themselves into a creative, self-discovering and loving environment and he couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.
Street Dance Teacher
Tia is our street dance teacher for Love Theatre Arts. She teaches our two age groups of street and is constantly putting them through their paces.
Tia started dance at 14 years old through a local dance school. She since went on to become apart of hip hop group Unity, performing on Sky One – Got to Dance and winning the title, Hip Hop World Champion in Germany. Tia has traveled extensively during her time at Unity, including competing at the world championships in Las Vegas, performing in Jersey and Barcelona.
Tia then joined Bird College of Musical Theatre and Dance in 2012 where she completed three years professional training in all aspects including singing and acting. Graduating in 2015 with a First class BA Hons.
Tia thoroughly enjoys teaching the kids all aspects of street dance whilst working on building stamina and performance. She’s extremely grateful to be apart of such a strong, support team at Love Theatre Arts and is looking forward to continuing her teaching journey alongside the children.
Musical Theatre Teacher/ Singing Coach
Daisy is a 2015 Musical Theatre Graduate from Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) Guildford. She has recently returned from working as part of a show team in Cyprus for Thomson Gold where she was the Resident Singing Captain. Daisy is extremely passionate about teaching and has clocked up 8 years of experience as a Choir Leader, Musical Director, Private and Group Singing and Drama teacher and has taken children through their Singing and LAMDA grades. She achieved her Grade 8 ABRSM in Singing aged 17 and so is extremely familiar with the syllabus. Recently, Daisy has started to study Music and Drama Therapy and is currently working as an assistant for children with special needs. Having worked extensively for Stagecoach, Razzamataz and Make Believe. Daisy is loving the fresh take that Love Theatre Arts has on introducing young children to such exciting new skills and already feels a very welcome member of the family!