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/Drama & Mini's 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.
Intermediate & Senior Dance 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.
Intermediate Singing & Junior Dance Teacher
Miss Elisha has a strong performing arts background and has completed various qualifications in both singing and dance. She has just returned from working abroad as a professional singer in the hospitality industry. Miss Elisha has completed the full Trinity Singing Syllabus and is trained in harmony arrangement, solo, duet and ensemble work and a variety of styles and genres of singing; including pop, musical theatre, jazz and opera.
Junior Drama & Mini's Teacher
Miss Toyosi graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a Bachelor of the Arts Performing Arts degree (Hons), in 2016. She is currently studying a Master of the Arts (MA) in Drama therapy, at Roehampton University. Miss Toyosi has completed the entire Trinity Musical Theatre syllabus and has previously studied with ‘Youth Music Theatre UK’. She has also studied part-time with the, 'Identity School of Acting'.
Junior & Senior Singing Teacher
Miss Seanna graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with a Masters degree in Musical Theatre. She also achieved her Bachelor of the Arts Performing Arts degree (Hons) from London Metropolitan University. Miss Seanna also holds her QTS for both drama and singing and has privately tutored and taught classes to young people for many years.
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