MISS STACEY - THE PRINCIPLE
Stacey has extensive dance experience having trained from a young age. Her professional career came following her training at the world renowned 'The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts' on a three-year scholarship course. Stacey performed for many years around the world before settling into her teaching career and now enjoys running TPA Academy. Stacey is a qualified teacher with the Imperial Society of Dance and has a BA (Hons) degree in professional practice.
Kristelle trained in Performing Arts at Tring Park where she graduated with a triple diploma. As a keen advocate of inspiring children through Drama and Dance, she then toured London and Venice, educating children through Theatre in Education. Kristelle continued on her teaching path, working across Hampshire before joining us as the main Drama teacher at TPA Academy in 2013. Kristelle also teaches ‘Acting Lamda’ exams to many of our students. Kristelle loves teaching for TPA Academy and helping students achieve their goal to pursue a career in the arts world.
Miss Emeli undertook her professional training at Bird College in London, an independent performing arts school, graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre. She has an array of experience, having worked for more than 7 years in the industry dancing in films, music videos, festivals and working as a model. She went on to work for both MSC and CMV Cruise Lines as a dancer and progressed to the roles of dance captain, production manager and assistant cruise director. Miss Emeli joined our team a couple of years ago and she is a great asset to TPA Academy. The pupils absolutely adore her!
Sophie trained professionally in Musical Theatre and teacher training at Italia Conti Arts Centre for three years. After graduating Sophie performed all over the UK as well as abroad where she also performed extreme skills such as aerial hoop, fire breathing and stilt walking. Sophie has been teaching Dance, Drama and Musical theatre for ten years now and has three ISTD DDI’s qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern theatre. As well as Acro module one and a certificate to teach in the lifelong learning sector. Sophie loves teaching children to dance, sing and act and TPA, inspiring and giving them the confidence to be the best that they can be.
Miss Jessica has trained in Musical Theatre for ten years and retained a diploma from the London College of Music, before going on to graduate from university with a BA (hons) degree in popular Music Performance. After university, she travelled around the UK singing on stages such as The Royal Albert Hall and venues like the The Hard Rock Cafe. Jess has been teaching singing, both privately and to classes now for just over five years, teaching across all genres. Jess loves being apart of the TPA team and loves nothing more than seeing the students grow in confidence and ability.
Emma spent three years training at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. After graduating she spent some time working professionally, before finding her true vocation in teaching. Emma has now been sharing her passion for performance for nine years, teaching Dance, Drama and PE to children from the age of just one year old, up to post 16 and adulthood. Emma previously worked at Churcher's College, Petersfield, as part of the Sports and Creative Arts department and is now working part time at Crofton School. Emma says “The key driving force behind my teaching career is, without doubt, to share my excitement and enthusiasm for the Creative Arts and Sport. It brings me a great deal of satisfaction to see students grow in confidence and thrive on live performance, whether they are following it as a passion or simply enjoying it as part of a diverse curriculum.” Emma absolutely loves teaching at The Performing Arts Academy and we love having her as part of our TPA family.