Our teachers are passionate believers in the many benefits of performing arts.
Our teachers are passionate believers in the many benefits of performing arts. Whether a child is destined for life on stage and screen, or simply needs encouragement to come out of their shell, we believe that staying active, exploring creativity, building confidence and developing new talents through commitment and discipline to training are all invaluable skills for life. Therefore, it is our mission to ensure every child at PSSA feels safe and supported to express themselves and unlock their potential. We do this by creating a fun filled environment!
It is her mission to ensure every child at PSSA feels safe and supported to express themselves and unlock their potential. By creating a fun filled environment
Amelia trained at The Urdang Academy before working as a professional dance. Credits include Capital Radio, Kanye West, Hed Kandi, Shania Twain, Magical Rhythms of Ireland European Tour before taking over the PSSA brand in 2012. More recently Amelia has been selected for the ‘Creative Breakthrough Mentoring Programme’ for women in creative business, and awarded a ‘Back her Business’ grant towards her fundraising work for affordable performing arts.
Amelia is actively involved in all Academies; guest teaching, overseeing staff training, directing annual productions and ensuring PSSA’s aims and objectives are maintained through every strand of the company.
Since graduating Kate has performed in ALADDIN, Greenwich Theatre, PETER PAN, International Tour & MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, UK Tour.
Kate teaches Dance and Little Stage Academy as well as Choreography for our annual productions.
Kate is a busy bee - when not at PSSA she teaches Zumba, runs her own performance classes and is always rehearsing for a new show or performing in a cabaret around London. We also happen to think she also has the best collection of leggings we’ve ever seen.
Diarm has taught Singing and Little Stage Academy at PSSA for 5 years now, during which time he has also been musical director for productions of Oliver, The Little Mermaid Jr, Hairspray, Into The Woods Jr and Aladdin Jr.
He is incredibly passionate about children understanding vocal technique and helping them to develop their vocal range and strength.
When not teaching or performing Diarm is dedicated to looking after our planet so you’ll catch him cycling around London or making the best homemade houmous we’ve ever tasted!
Her professional credits include BARNUM, Mernier Chocolate Factory, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, The Union Theatre & ALADDIN, Norwich Theatre Royal.
Courtney teaches Dance and Little Stage Academy at PSSA, and is especially focussed on developing our students dance technique and flexibility.
When she’s not teaching or performing Courtney also runs her own lifestyle vlog.
We also think it’s pretty amazing that she has cut her long hair and donated it to the wonderful The Princess Foundation charity to make a wig two years in a row.
Theatre credits include starring as Princess Jill in Polka Dot Pantomimes production of "Jack and The Beanstalk". Her screen experience includes the multi-award winning 'The Adventure's Diary' and the national campaign for Cancer Research.
Alongside performing Daisy has been teaching for various companies over the past couple of years and has truly found a passion for teaching Musical Theatre and Drama. Daisy has worked at Matilda The Musical for the past couple of years and truly believes if she had to, she could recite every single line and lyric!
Professional theatre credits include CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & A CHRISTMAS CAROL, London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Lucy loves all things vocal technique and is passionate about our students understanding their voice and how to use it, as well as giving them the confidence and energy to sing out and be proud.
A proud Aussie, Lucy is loving living in London and always busy exploring the city. If you want any advice on what to see at the theatre shes your girl!
Credits include Elwood Barnes in HARPER REGAN, Herbie in GYPSY, Guido Contini in NINE and Leo Silver/Uncle Morty in MY FAVOURITE YEAR.
Alongside his teaching and performing, Ralph is an avid composer. In mid-November 2019 he pitched a brand new musical set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland to a professional creative panel for an annual competition called BEAM. BEAM helps to promote and fund new British musicals and each year selects just 40 shows to be performed on a professional stage in front of an audience. Ralph is keeping all his fingers and toes crossed that his musical is one of the lucky few to be selected!
Having grown up as a choral chorister Ralph has had the privilege of being in some rather unique situations. One such occasion he was singing in a rehearsal attended by none other than Nelson Mandela and – as Ralph recounted at the time – “a very nice lady with a handbag”. (That lady later turned out to have been former prime minister Margaret Thatcher!)
Since graduating her professional credits include; Ensemble in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Featured vocalist and dancer in the UK tour of Silver Bells, filmed with MTV and has performed at several cooperate events as a Dancer in and around London with Pure Edge Productions.
As well as performing Zoe works as a Dance/Musical Theatre teacher and choreographer for multiple companies and productions across the south east, choreographing shows for large theatres, events, smaller scale productions and arts exams. She absolutely loves teaching and passing on her knowledge to the next generation of young performers.
Zoe has been performing her entire life and somehow weirdly remembers every single dance routine she has ever learnt! Starting with routines she learnt in pre school all the way to anything she learns in her professional career now.
Dan has worked as an arts facilitator and workshop leader on NCS The Challenge, Professional Development and Inclusive Theatre Workshop Facilitator at SOTO Arts, and Chaperone at English National Ballet and Regents Park Theatre.
As a child, Dan was in the Harry Potter films. Don't worry - he’s a Gryffindor!
As an arts educator, Patrick directed and choreographed Swell Productions’ Broadway Junior Series, training hundreds of young performers in musicals such as Beauty & the Beast, Into the Woods, The Little Mermaid, Honk and Seussical. He wrote the Musical Theatre syllabus for secondary students and lectured at the University of South Australia. Patrick was Artistic Director to the children’s music festival for primary students in Adelaide’s 2000 seat Festival Theatre. He directed the State Opera of South Australia’s Young Artist Program, Youth Operas and touring Schools Company.
When not singing, Patrick is either at the gym or baking pavlova – two contradictory passions!
Victoria has always had a huge passion for teaching and loves watching the children grow and develop their skills, as well as a bit of silliness and fun thrown in!
Fun fact…..Victoria can sing a song in Chinese!