Catherine has a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Dance and has written a thesis on the laws governing child performers in television. Catherine is also an experienced Voice, Drama, and Expressive Arts Teacher having worked in state, private and Stage schools in Australia and England. In addition to teaching Catherine has devised and led a number of workshops to support the key stages of the national curriculum along with theatrical and television performance workshops. Catherine also has vast experience as a Performer, Director, Workshop-Leader, and Theatrical Agent. She has also ran her own professional Theatre Company and her experience to date in theatre and television includes:
Theatre: Children of Cain, One for the Road, Strictly For the Birds, From Shakespeare to Coward, Dancing for Wishes. Television: SMTV Live/ CD/UK, It's a knock Out, Kilroy, Tomorrow's World.
Catherine founded StageArts with after school clubs and workshops in Dance and Drama across North London. She then went on to realise her dream and opened her own Theatre Schools in Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, and Stevenage. Catherine has planned a very exciting future for StageArts, with new schools opening soon across Hertfordshire. With all her experience, Catherine wishes to provide an inspiring, positive and fun learning environment for those who wish to excel with StageArts.
Eamon has been an actor for over twenty years and his theatre credits include Stephen in Dealer's Choice at The Salisbury Playhouse, Julius in Cheeky-Chappie at The Haymarket Basingstoke, Marlow in She Stoops To Conquer (Pakistan tour) Playboy in Playboy Of The Western World (UK Tour) and Flat top in Starlight Express at The Apollo Victoria, London.
His television credits include: The Family Man, Hustle, Murphy's Law, Eastenders, Doctors, Waking The Dead, Rose And Maloney, A Touch Of Frost, Foyle's War, Midsommer Murders, Bad Girls, The Bill, Trial & Retribution, The Sight, Inspector Morse, The Brief, The Stretch, The Knock, London's Burning, Bodyguards and most recently, the critically acclaimed, Shoot The Messenger. Eamon's film experience to date is V for Vendetta, Shiner, The Criminal, Thin Ice, Sugar-Sugar, Nailbiter, The Box and Legend of 1900.
As well as acting in Theatre, TV and Films, Eamon has successfully run his own Theatre Company and Directed World Premiered Plays including Children of Cain, Strictly for the Birds, A Tribute To Hancock, Cinderella's Fellas, Elsie and Norm's Macbeth, One For The Road. Eamon is delighted to be asked to be the Artistic Director for all of StageArts Theatre Schools.
Elysia began her professional career at the age of 5 when she appeared with the English National Opera at the London Coliseum. She was so enthused by this and numerous other appearances with the ENO, that she attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts from the age of 11 until she was 19, where she gained a Performing Arts Diploma (Hons). Whilst there, she also gained her Dance Teacher qualifications in Ballet (inc pointe & Pas De Deux) Tap, Modern, Jazz and is an Associate Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Elysia’s credits include: Annie, Joseph, Grease, Fame, Half a Sixpence and numerous Pantomimes. Elysia was the Choreographer for the 2009- 2011 UK tours of Annie The Musical. She is a specialist in Musical Theatre & Showdance workshops and has been a professional dancer/dance captain/choreographer for over 12 years and is proud of that achievement and working for StageArts.
Dionne Lee, trained in ISTD Dance from the age of 4 years and she continued to attend Tap, Ballet, Modern and Jazz classes throughout her childhood, appearing in many performances across the country. Dionne successfully achieved an A* in GCSE Dance, A* in A-Level Dance and continued on with a Dance BA Hons degree at Middlesex University. Aged 20 she trained at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), where she achieved a PGCE teaching qualification and Masters (MA) in Dance education. Dionne has been teaching for over 10 years, both in the stage school and government school sector. After taking time out for babies (twins) Dionne is proud to be back where she started with StageArts ."Dance is my life and passing my passion onto young children is a true accomplishment”.
Vanessa trained at the Arts Educational School, London and moved on to complete her three-year diploma in Dance with Highly Commended. Her career as a performer spanned eight years including television, theatre, music videos and fashion shows which enabled her to travel extensively.
Her credits include; The Russ Abbot Show, Bobby Davro TV series, The Freddie Starr Tour, Michael Barrymore Live, The Brit Awards with Take That and, Levis and Dainese Fashion shows, Trevor Sorbie Hair shows, commercials for Access, Harvester and John's Smiths Bitter. After this period, Vanessa studied Fashion Media at the London College of Fashion, the outcome of which led her to work for Detail jewellers in Sloane Square . Four years ago, Vanessa began working for StageArts, teaching Street Jazz at their after school clubs and this fruitful partnership has now progressed to Centre Managing our Saturday Theatre School at Hemel Hempstead .
Vanessa is currently busy producing a Fashion Show for StageArts at Merryhills School in Enfield . Vanessa is married with two children and one of her children, Georgia, attends our Hemel Hempstead School. StageArts are thrilled to have such a wonderfully dedicated addition to their team.
Vicki has been teaching drama and singing at various theatre schools for the past ten years and has been teaching singing at Stagearts for the past four. She has directed pupils in shows at the London Palladium, Watford Palace Theatre, Abbey Theatre St Albans and Lytton Theatre Stevenage. She has experience in working with pupils aged 3 – adults, has coached students through LAMDA examinations and led her own choir. Vicki graduated from London School of Musical Theatre in 2010 and has since then performed for Rainbow Theatres company, played ‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bromley’s Amphitheatre, performed in several pantomimes including playing ‘Cinderella’ For Brittany Ferries summer season, played ‘Doris Miller’ in Damn Yankees at The Brockley Jack Theatre. She has sung at the Showbiz Pops Orchestra at the Broadway Theatre Catford, The TMA Awards at the Hampstead Theatre, on the Battersea Barge and The Pheasantry with her cabaret duo The Jenson Duo. Vicki adores the students at StageArts.
Charlotte trained at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts where she completed a singing diploma with distinction. She then went on to Guildford School of Acting, achieving a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre. Charlotte has been a teacher at Stage Arts since 2013 and also teaches privately. Charlotte performs as a Professional Singer with West End function band 'Bloomfield Avenue' and really enjoys teaching for StageArts.
Rob trained at East 15 Acting School and then went on to perform in a range of roles including Mr Bumble in 'Oliver', The Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood' and Jack's mother in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Rob has also worked for Phileas Fogg theatre company in Holland. In 2013 Rob then re-trained as a primary school teacher and now has a captive audience every day of the week! He began working for StageArts as a singing teacher in Stevenage and now teaches acting at our Hemel Hempstead School.
Charlotte's passion for dance and the arts began at the early age of two. Charlotte quickly discovered a love for performing and appeared in numerous pantomime's and productions with The Royal Ballet and The English Youth Ballet. At the age of 15 she was awarded a full scholarship by The Urdang Academy where she completed three years professional training. After graduating with a Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, Charlotte went on to further her study by completing her BA Honours Degree at The University of Northampton. During this time Charlotte successfully auditioned for the role as dancer for director and contemporary choreographer Rosie Kay. Charlotte performs professionally and has had a varied dance career with touring theatre and dance company’s.
Faye started dancing at the age of 4 where she attended the Jason Theatre School in Hertfordshire. She trained in tap, ballet, modern and jazz taking many exams through the ISTD syllabus. At the age of 12 she joined East Herts Operatics Society and appeared in numerous musicals. In 2003 she started her studies for her BTEC National Diploma in Dance at Hertford Regional College and gained a Triple Distinction. She then went on to North London Dance Studios to study for her FDI and CDE teaching qualifications in tap and modern. gaining an in depth knowledge on how to teach the ISTD syllabus. Since graduating from NLDS in 2008 Faye has been teaching tap, ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, Zumba, Street, and Musical Theatre. Faye has a passion for choreography and enjoys teaching at StageArts.
With regular opportunities to perform, every child who learns with StageArts is going to SHINE!.
Whether it’s a career in the arts your child is looking for or just fun and friendship then StageArts is the place to be. We aim to help all students achieve their own personal goal by encouraging self-expression, creativity and confidence. We believe the arts enable children to develop social and life skills that will stay with them forever. Whatever level your child is at there is always a sense of achievement just being part of a performance with StageArts.
Stagearts saturday theatre school is perfect if your child is aged 4–18 and wants to act, dance and sing.creating friendly a caring, friendly environment which inspires and educates, whilst making sure that every child who attend a StageArts School shines but most of all has fun whilst making new friends for life.
The reason we started StageArts was to help enrich children's lives through the learning of the arts. We want to encourage children fully by allowing self-expression, creativity and awareness. We believe that the arts can enable children to develop social and life skills, and can build their confidence as individuals and as members of a team. StageArts' role is to provide positive guidance, encouragement, discipline and praise, so that all the children who learn with us are allowed to shine!
Children are given regular opportunities to perform, either to their fellow students, their parents or to a larger scale audience at the end of show terms. We believe that this brings them closer together as a school and a team and enables them to learn from the experience and to experience the excitement of performing! Whatever level children are at there is a sense of achievement just being part of a performance.
Are you a budding ACTOR, SINGER, DANCER?
Or are you interested in Writing, Directing or Producing?
Or would you be happier to get involved behind the scenes?
At StageArts we put on a range of shows Musical Theatre, Drama and Pantomime. We would welcome performers of all styles and experience - whether you are a complete beginner or regularly tread the boards.
There are various teams that focus on publicity, drama productions, musical productions, and general all round assistance to the company. We would also like to build up a team to manage our costumes, but we currently need more helpers / volunteers. There are many exciting and creative roles and they would require a variety of people with skills and attributes throughout the year. So Please get in touch
STAGEARTS Theatre Schools are held during school term times only. All students are taught to ACT, DANCE and SING over a 3-hour session. We teach all children from 4-18 years of age regardless of ability. All StageArts children are divided into groups according to their age. This ensures that each child can reach their full potential and also allows us to make sure our classes are never too large. Our classes also offer equal opportunities to all, from the experienced or to the newcomer with no experience at all. Every child is included and welcome at a StageArts Theatre School. StageArts : We have 3 age groups at our StageArts Schools;
Red Group 4-6 year of age Yellow Group 7-12 years of age Blue Group 13-18 year of age.
With over 15 years experience as a first class Stage School in Hertfordshire, we feel we have the experience and commitment to offer your child the very best in Theatre Arts Training. When your child joins us he or she along with yourselves will be joining something special that will last for many years, providing a solid base on which your child will thrive. We operate an open door policy at StageArts meaning parents are encouraged to express their opinions, feelings and suggestions to the Centre Managers or directly to ourselves, making sure improvements can be made. We seek to communicate with all families on a regular basis either by phone, letter or e-mail, regarding rehearsals, show-times, etc.
TEACHERS Our teachers are carefully screened and auditioned from within the Performing Arts Industry and they are all professionals within the Theatre Arts. Most of our teachers are either involved in West End Productions or have dedicated themselves to teaching the next crop of talent. All of our teachers are CRB Police checked and most are First Aided too.
UNIFORMS We run Professional Schools and therefore we encourage all students to wear the wonderful StageArts uniform, which can be bought direct through our schools Centre Manager at a reduced rate. Once your son or daughter puts on their StageArts uniform they feel part of something special and are proud to be a part of something magical.
STAGEARTS Is dedicated to creating friendly a caring, friendly environment which inspires and educates, whilst making sure that every child who attend a StageArts School shines but most of all has fun whilst making new friends for life.
To add to the sense of belonging in our theatre school we have decided to introduce a basic school uniform.
While at classes we do require all our students to wear the following uniform:StageArts T-shirt.
These are available from your centre manager or click link below for a pre-order form
Comfortable pants or jogging bottoms. However during performances you would like if possible the student to wear dark pants.
Trainers, Plimsoles or Jazz Shoes. No hard shoes or ones with marking soles.
We would like to remind parents to please ensure your child's name on the inside of the T-shirt and on other articles in case they get lost or forgotten during sessions.Uniform Link
All t-shirts are priced at £10.00 no matter what the size.