Our Teachers

Stephanie Bicker - Teacher of Dance 

Stephanie also started off as a pupil of Centre Stage Academy. Prior to this she was a yong girl enjoying dance tuition and drama in a local performing arts school and she also took ballet and tap at another school, gaining top marks in her ballet and tap exams. She had one to one singing tuition and went on to perform in many singing competitions and festivals too. She gained an A level exam qualification aged just 16yrs from Bradford University and then after leaving school, she went on to study Dance at Leeds University gaining excellent results, experience and feedback. Stephanie had specific dance tuition at RJC in Leeds and has danced for Leed Rhinos and been a member of a local Cheerleading Troupe. Stephanie now teaches us on occasions as a stand in teacher when necessary. 

Joel McVeagh- Teacher of Drama

 

Lights… Camera… Action… Hello! My name is Joel, I have been doing drama since I was 9, over ten years of being taught the ways of how to act; I carry on being a student as I feel that the industry is forever changing and it has become a priority to be at the front of any new techniques or theories that have become apparent, so that I can learn these and from this teach the kids this, as this knowledge is invaluable and is something that many drama schools do not teach with their out dated techniques of pure stage. I involve myself in various drama related activities included theatre in education, murder mysteries, co-organizing and directing shows, performing at places such as town halls, west Yorkshire playhouse, I have even performed Shakespeare at the O2 arena in London; while being an avid actor myself I put more focus on my lessons and making sure that an educational environment is created which is still fun and entertaining. I feel it very important to be able to act for both stage and screen which is why I have learnt and developed various techniques to push the kids even further to the true limits of their talents, to make them stand out against other neighboring drama schools. Seeing children’s talents develop is one of the best things as a teacher, and it is something I hope to continue to do!