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11 - 16 years
PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers. Specialist modules are packed full of tips that Pauline has learnt from nearly 50 years in the Business and will teach you everything you need to know about performing on stage and screen .
Performances & Live Entertainment
Adam Pearce is a seasoned West End Musical Theatre performer. credits include appearances in "Les Misérables", "Urinetown" and "Sweeney Todd". Adam has recently finished a national tour, playing the part of Max Von Meyerling, the devoted butler of faded movie star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's adaptation of "Sunset Boulevard". Having just finished a run as King Aethelstan in "Knights of the Rose" in the West End, Adam will now work with main academy students to prepare their G4 performance on Friday 30th November at St James' Piccadilly.
Adam graduated in 2012 from East 15 Acting School with a BA (Hons) in World Performance. Since graduating he has worked on a number of tours both Theatre In Education and Pantomime. He has also performed with residential fringe theatre companies over the past few years. He has also performed on screen and has also worked as a performer/host in three top UK London attractions.
Ashleigh is an actress and writer from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Graduating from the MA Acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a distinction in July 2017 she went on to co-produce the critically acclaimed Maiden Speech feminist theatre festival at Theatre N16 in Balham (for which she wrote and performed in her dark comedy play 'Daisy, like the flower'). Ashleigh is passionate about giving young people a solid & varied training in acting and believes in the power of drama to develop a strong sense of confidence and identity.
Carole Bowles worked for 15 years as a professional performer and actor/musician in a range of acting roles for touring theatre companies around the country. Over the years she has worked with companies such Cracked Mirror and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith as well as being a performer/workshop leader in a number of Shakespeare Globe Theatre Education projects. She has also made several screen appearances in TV, commercials and corporate training videos.
Chloe is currently training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course. Chloe has had a passion for performing since a young age and is very excited to be working in the performing arts alongside her training. She is also extremely keen to pass on her knowledge and experience to the PQA students. Chloe has performed in multiple productions of musicals back home in Cheshire, and cannot wait to see what opportunities London an PQA Greenwich can bring!
Dannii has had a passion for performing from a young age. She has gained a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre after graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017. She has spent recent years perfecting her choreography skills by taking on the Dance Captain/Assistant Choreography role in six productions. As well as teaching a range of classes including, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap and Heels/ Commercial.
Jenny is a recent graduate in Film and TV Production at the University of Greenwich. She has worked in research & development, transcription and has been in charge of library rushes for Zig Zag productions. She has also worked for Academy Films London as a Film Fixer and Art Department runner. She is really excited about working with PQA students applying her technical skills and work as part of a professional team.
Leah is a very enthusiastic, dedicated professional performer who, since completing her Musical Theatre training, has spent the last two years working with the Disney Cruise line. Having recently moved back to London, she is really excited to have the opportunity to share her skills with PQA Greenwich students. She has lots of stories to tell about being a performer and choreographer with the amazing Disney Wonder ship where she performed a number of Disney character roles in shows from "Frozen" to "Marvel Super Heroes" to "Toy Story".
Mohammed Kamel first trained as an actor at the prestigious ArtsEd Drama School in Chiswick. Subsequently appearing in several film and theatre projects. Later, he went on to train as a Director and Screenwriter at Raindance Film School. He has since directed & written many of his own projects including the award winning short film 'Honey' released in 2016.
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