HOLLY SUMMER ROBINSON

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Holly is a fun, dynamic teacher with a very experienced background in all styles of dance. Holly trained at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre, graduating in 2017.

 

Some of her credits over the years include working for Warner Leisure Hotel (Dance Captain & Ensemble), SOCCER AID performing with Rita Ora, X Factor (RAKSU), X Factor with Little Mix (SHOUT OUT TO MY EX), Brit Awards (SHOUT OUT TO MY EX), Cinderella Pantomime, Radio 1 Big Weekend, as well as multiple corporate events across London and a short period of time working in Greece for a hotel

 

Holly has also had the opportunity to choreograph for companies such a Warner Leisure, and other European Hotel companies aswell as being an assistant choreographer on many jobs.

We are thrilled to have Holly teaching the children’s Dance classes at Red Academy.

HOLLY SMITH

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Holly trained at Guildford School of Acting and has worked in Theatre, Film and Television for nearly 20 years. To name a few of her credits, she most recently finished filming on ‘Killing Eve’ on the BBC and performing in ‘Beauty of the Father’ at The English Theatre of Hamburg, she also played Daisy Cutts in ‘The Hothouse’ at Trafalgar studios, in London’s West End. 

Holly is a very talented voice over artist and also a creative ventriloquist. 

She has 7 years experience working with children, previously teaching at Stage Coach and The Pauline Quirke Academy.  Holly is thrilled to be part of Red Academy and is very excited to be working with the students, building their confidence and skills.

MICHAELA JEAL
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As a young girl Michaela was always putting on shows and singing her heart out to friends, family and anyone who would listen. If there was a stage, she’d be on it and if there wasn't a stage, she’d make her own. At 12 years old she joined The Solo School of Singing where she started her singing career, performing at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham and the Hawth Theatre, Crawley. 

When Michaela was 16, she successfully auditioned and worked professionally as a Lead Vocalist, for First Choice Holidays. She performed in 5 star hotels across the Canary Islands. 

In 2006 she returned back to the UK and continued her studying in vocals, attending Brighton University of Modern Music. It was here where she received her National Diploma in Vocal Training. 

She has 5 years of experience in teaching students from the age of 4, all the way up to adults. She specialises in vocal coaching and is very proud to have helped some of her students to land lead roles in theatres across West Sussex. 

Michaela is also a resident vocalist with the band ‘Take Me Back’. They perform across the Uk at various public and corporate events.

Singing is her happy place. She is brilliant with children and loves helping people achieve their dreams.
 

BETH HENDRICK

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Beth trained professionally for 3 years at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, studying Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating she has worked as a lead dancer and vocalist for P&O, DreamWorks and Universal Studios.

 

Not only is Beth a very talented singer she has also worked commercially, backing dancing for various Malaysian Pop Stars and on Asias Got Talent. She was also host of the world-renowned Malaysian Car and Bike stunt show. 

 

After this she went on the become dance captain for TUI, aswell as performing lead roles in their productions in Mallorca. 

 

Beth has also had the opportunity to work creatively as a choreographer for Aled Price Productions, which have toured theatres around the UK. 

 

She teaches dance and singing at many renowned schools across the south and is also an ISTD trained dance teacher. Beth is very excited to be part of RED Academy and looks forward to moulding our bright stars of the future.

ELOISE JONES

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Eloise is very excited to be joining the Red Academy faculty. She started her performing arts training at a young age, where she was accepted into Stonelands School of Ballet and Theatre Arts. She then went on to train at London Studio Centre, graduating with her degree in Theatre and Dance. 

 

She worked professionally throughout the dance industry, travelling the world with Princess, Carnival and Costa cruise lines. She also performed at La Nouvelle Eve in Paris before returning back to the uk to have a family. 

 

Eloise has 10 years of experience teaching dance, as well as her DDI in classical ballet. Alongside this, she is a fully qualified PT and fitness instructor working at Cycle City, F45 and Barrecore London. 

 

She is a wonderful teacher, great with the children and we’re very excited to have her as part of the team. 

GUEST TEACHERS

RICHARD APPIAH-SARPONG
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Richard A-Sarpong trained at The Urdang Academy for a total of 4 years - 1 year of the foundation course and then was accepted back to do the 3 year BA Hons Degree in "Musical Theatre and Professional Dance".

 

Since Graduating in 2019, his credits include: 

The Wedding Singer (DIMF) - South Korea 2019

Back to the Future (workshop) 2019

West Side Story - Curve Theatre (Leicester) 2019-2020

Everyone's Talking About Jamie (UK Tour) 2020-2022. 

Skilled: Acro, Ballet, Baritone-High, Bass Guitar, Bass-Baritone, Beatboxing (vocal percussion), Break Dancing, Choreography, Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Drums, Jazz Dancing, Keyboards, Street Dance, Tap.

It’s been wonderful having Richard working with the children at Red Academy, inspiring our young performers and we look forward to having him back as a guest teacher after his next Tour ‘Everyones Talking About Jamie’. 

 

CV link - https://www.spotlight.com/7419-5617-7383

JONATHAN MAWSON
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In 2001 Jonathan began training at Laine Theatre Arts towards a diploma in Professional Dance. Since then, he has performed internationally, appearing in Music Videos, Commercials, TV shows/ live performances UK Tours and Londonʼs Westend.

Theatre credits include: Starlight Express, Bochum (Purse), Legally Blonde, West End (Swing), An Evening of Dirty Dancing, Uk Tour (Rob, Dance Captain), High School Rocks! UK Tour (Ensemble, Dance Captain).

Other credits include: Dancer for Kylie Minogue, Anastacia, Enrique Inglesias, Will Young and Gareth Gates Royal Variety Show (2002), Olivier Performance (Legally Blonde), The film ‘Confettiʼ (Ball Boy), Carnival Cruises as lead vocalist/ dancer.

 

Choreography Credits Include: 

  • Associate choreographer for MBP Productions (Carnival Cruise Lines). 

  • Choreographer “Britannia Beat” (Carnival cruise lines ‘Britanniaʼ). 

  • Resident choreographer “An Evening of Dirty Dancing” (Stage Acts Productions). 

  • Associate choreographer 'The Roller Boys' (Micheal Quinn Productions). 

  • Choreographer "A Velvet Affair" (Jammy Shows & Productions). 

  • Associate choreographer ‘Uptown Funk' (Micheal Quinn Productions). 

  • Choreographer “The Jersey Quartet” (Michael Quinn Productions). 

  • Choreographer “The Greatest Showmen” (Michael Quinn Productions). 

  • Choreographer "Jack & The Beanstalk" (The Capitol Theatre Horsham). 

  • Choreographer "Sleeping Beauty" (Capitol Theatre, Horsham). 

  • Choreographer “Galileo” (Michael Quinn Productions). 

 

Creative Director - Jammy Shows & Productions. Since the launch of their company in 2013. Involved as part of the creation and installation of multiple shows for the Jammy production team, to be performed on board Tallink and Silja cruise lines. Latest shows were released December 2018.

 

Director - Tina Das Musical (Reset Productions). Grease (Capitol Theatre Horsham), Our House (Capitol Theatre Horsham), 

 

Co-Producer, Director “Tina Das Musical” (Reset Productions).

 

Producer - “Pop Factor, The Concert” through his company Adrenaline Productions which toured 2014-2017.

ROCHELLE ROBERTS

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Rochelle started her performing career at the age of 6. 

She played Gretl in the ’Sound of Music’, Molly in ‘Annie’ and Bielke in ’Fiddler on the Roof’ at The New Theatre in Cardiff, as well as performing in ’The Wizard of Oz’, ’Jesus Christ Superstar’, ’Oliver!’, ’Joseph’ and ‘The King and I’.

 

She played Cosette in the World Premiere of ’Les Miserable’ School Edition and performed with the Northern Ballet Company in ’Dracula’.

 

She was a part of the National Youth Music Theatre also winner of The Vale singer of the year award for 5 years in a row. She played Louise in ‘Carousel’ at St. Davids Hall, Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre and Wendy in ‘Peter Pan’ also at the New Theatre, Cardiff.

 

In 2007 Rochelle graduated from The London School of Musical Theatre. One of her favourite jobs to date was playing Snow White in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ at the Swansea Grand Theatre.

 

She also worked on ‘Anya’ at The Donmar Warehouse, in Covent Garden and played Antoinette in ‘Odette’ at the Bridewell Theatre, London. 

 

 

Rochelle and Jenny met when they worked together at the ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular’ in Norfolk and have now been friends for over 10 years. Rochelle is thrilled to be part of The Red Academy team and we are very lucky to have her as a guest teacher.