The Principal / Drama & Mini 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 directs at the STAG theatre, for the UK's largest youth musical theatre company, 'RARE' productions.
"I attended performing arts lessons from a young age and these gave me some of my best childhood memories. It is since then, that I have always wanted to open my own school and pass on my knowledge and experience to our students. Growing up with a strong performing arts background I have worked in numerous schools over the years and performed in various different projects and shows. Some of my working highlights include performing at Disneyland Paris and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing in pantomime and a production of St Trinians at London's West End and extra work in film/TV. I have also directed productions and written shows for performing arts festivals. Aside from performing, I have also taught previously in a number of performing arts schools, which has been wonderful. I loved performing as a child, and now I want to create and share that experience with our students".
Miss Gabby has completed the entire LAMDA Acting syllabus and her 'Silver’ Jazz and ‘Bronze’ Musical Theatre dance qualifications with, ‘The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing’ (ISTD). She has also achieved her Level 2 ‘Junior Dance Leadership Award’ with, ‘Sports Leaders UK’ and trained with Trinity College London.
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).
"I have danced since the age of two and I have done various styles of dancing throughout the years including: Hip Hop, Jazz, Irish and Bollywood. I am now at intermediate level and above in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Theatre-craft and Musical Theatre. I assisted teaching 'Angelina Ballerina' Dance School from 2013-2015 and I then went on to assist and cover at my own dance school, 'SO Dance Academy' for 2 years. This role helped me develop teaching techniques for children and young adults. In 2018, I was nominated for the International Dance Theatre Award in Tap, which was a wonderful experience. I have always had a passion for dancing and regularly performed in annual dance showcases whilst growing up. I thoroughly enjoy teaching technique, amongst being creative with choreography."
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.
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.
" I was classically trained at Trinity College in London, where I achieved my Grade 8 singing qualification. I then attended Performers College in Essex and gained my Trinity Level 6 Diploma, in Professional Musical Theatre. I love performing and I have been lucky enough to have performed throughout the UK and abroad in cabaret, at Hotels, weddings, birthdays and corporate events. A personal highlight was performing on the popular television show 'The X Factor' as a backing singer for the artist, Ed Sheeran. I am very excited to teach the students singing at Born to Perform Stage School and help them develop their vocal ability."
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.
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.
"I have always loved performing for as long as I can remember and attended lessons as a child at schools such as ‘The BRIT School – BRIT Kids’ and ‘D&B Academy of Performing Arts’. I have worked previously as a performing arts teacher/assistant for SEN and EAL students, which I found really rewarding and inspiring. It is this experience that has made me want to teach at ‘Born to Perform Stage School’. Some of my working highlights include extra work in films and an advert for the awarding body ‘OCR Nationals’, performing in two music videos and in a variety of stage productions such as ‘Hairspray The Musical’ and ‘The Bachelor Girls’ with the company ‘Youth Music Theatre UK’. I have also worked as an activity leader for ‘Whitgift Summer School’, which required me to teach performing arts and drama to EAL students, aged 11-17 years and I had to direct performances too.”
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'.