Born to Perform Stage School was set up in 2017 by Gabrielle Onyett. The school hosts classes for students aged between 4 and 17 years old, who have an interest or desire to perform.
We currently host a drama class on a Thursday evening from 5pm-6pm (term time) for 6-11 year olds and a Saturday school from 2pm-6pm (term time) for 6-17 year olds and 12:30pm-2:00pm for 4-6 year olds. The Saturday stage school encompasses the three art disciplines; drama, dance and singing, into a three hour workshop for the older students and a one and a half hour workshop for the younger students. Additionally, we offer Saturday drama, dance and singing lessons separately and one to one singing and the LAMDA syllabus is taught in our drama classes. Within lessons, the students will work on technique, stage presence and all round confidence. If you would like to know more about a specific class, please visit our classes page.
Additionally, we run a Summer school and workshops for those students that really enjoy being on stage. At Born to Perform, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure our students are learning and growing. We encourage all students to push themselves, from confidence building to performance technique.
Our classes and Saturday school are a brilliant way for your child to engage with others and express themselves. We truly believe that every Born to Perform student is a star in their own right!
Principal, Head of Drama & Minis Teacher
Miss Gabby graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Bachelor of the Arts Drama degree (Hons), in 2016. She set up Born to Perform Stage School in 2017, whilst working with and supporting SEN pupils within primary and secondary education. She currently works full-time teaching the students at Born to Perform Stage School, privately tutoring LAMDA examinations and singing lessons and is director at the STAG theatre, for the UK's largest youth musical theatre company, 'RARE' productions.
Head of Dance, Singing, Ballet & Minis Teacher
Miss Olivia is currently working in the industry as a professional singing/dance artist. She has completed the full syllabus for a range of dance styles with the 'International Dance Teacher's Association' (IDTA) and has also completed the full singing syllabus with ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’ (ABRSM). Miss Olivia has also completed a West End Stage course at ‘Her Majesty’s Theatre’ and has recently released her own music, on the audio streaming platform, 'Spotify', with more to be coming out soon.
Dance, Drama & Singing Teacher
Miss Jodie graduated from Bird College with a diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. She has worked in both secondary and primary education and is now currently working towards her PGCE to become a full-time teacher. Miss Jodie also has experience and training working with SEN students. She has performed in a variety of productions and some of her working highlights include playing the role of 'Meg' in Little Women the Musical and being a Dancer in her local annual pantomimes.
Miss Sarina graduated from the University of Kingston with a first class Bachelor of the Arts (Hons) degree in Dance. She has a strong dance background, having attended regular dance classes in all disciplines from a very young age. Miss Sarina now works for a professional ballet company ‘Ballet Black’, which celebrates dancers of Black and Asian descent. Miss Sarina has also gained her freestyle dance student teaching and her freestyle dance associate qualifications.
Singing & Drama Teacher
Mr Charlie graduated from the University of Chichester with a Bachelor of the Arts Music & Musical Theatre degree (Hons). Since then he has worked within secondary, theatre schools and theatre groups and supported students within a variety of productions and settings. He is currently the musical director at various theatres, for the UK's largest youth musical theatre company, 'RARE' productions. Mr Charlie is a qualified pianist also and regularly musically directs shows in theatres throughout the South East. He has also worked as a pianist for musical productions and shows and enjoys working in any sort of musical or director role.
Drama, Dance & Singing Teacher
Miss Amber has been involved with performing arts from a very young age. She has completed her BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in Drama and Dance and has completed both drama and dance exams with the ‘London Academy of Dramatic Art’ (LAMDA) and 'International Dance Teacher's Association' (IDTA). Miss Amber previously assistant directed for the largest musical youth theatre production company in the United Kingdom. She also has many years of experience working with young people and children within the entertainment industry.
Miss Rosie attended Hillview Performing Arts College, where she studied Drama for three years. She also has achieved all three if her Trinity Arts Drama awards in Bronze, Silver and Gold, as well as her Bronze LAMDA Acting award. Miss Rosie is currently taking a gap year and working on her ballet and LAMDA qualifications.
Born To Perform Stage School
Contact Address: Copthall Cottage, Copthall Road, Nurstead, Cobham, Kent DA13 9AU
Stage School: Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB
Tel: 07753 105594