ABOUT US

We are extremely proud of our superb faculty and team. Our teachers are all professionally trained and have extensive professional credits. All of our staff are DBS Checked (Enhanced) and all complete Safeguarding Training to ensure that all of our students get the best experience possible. A lot of our staff are also qualified teachers too with PGCE's and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which means we really do understand about providing amazing opportunities for children and young people. 

 

David Stinson FRSA, MIPATH, ATCL  |  Director & Principal

David is the CEO & Founder of International Performing Arts & Theatre (I-PATH), a world leading examination board which offers exams regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) via our accreditors RSL Awards, with thousands of members worldwide throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

He is a professional singer and dancer and has travelled the world taking leading roles in many musical productions including in the West End’s Dominion Theatre and Victoria Apollo. He’s also supported artists such as X Factor winner Sam Bailey and singers from The Voice at various events.
David is also the Founder and Principal of one of London’s award winning schools – David Stinson Theatre School, based in Blackheath, Greenwich. He’s the CEO of David Stinson Holiday Clubs which provides full time childcare during all school holidays, and a Director at Global Education Training Qualifications. David also works extensively within the state education sector and has experience as a Primary School teacher; a School Business Manager; and has been involved in the turnaround of several schools that were rated as Inadequate by Ofsted. David’s passion extends further through the work he has done as a school governor at numerous schools throughout the country.
Today, David is known for judging dance competitions across Europe as well as Guest Teaching at several colleges and universities in the UK, Europe and Asia. He is also Founder and Director of International Performing Arts & Theatre which is an international examining board that has offices in the UK, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam. David is also one of the founding members of Global Education Training & Qualifications Ltd - an organisation that specialises in education and qualifications which he leads alongside world renowned academics from University of Oxford, Cambridge University and Harvard University to name but a few. 
In his spare time, David supports numerous charities and can be seen judging dance competitions across Europe and Asia. He is a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the UN’s body for dance – International Dance Council where he is invited to attend meetings at UNESCO.

David’s main ambition is to make arts education accessible to everyone.

Keep up to date and follow David’s journey. Like his Facebook Page (David Stinson); Follow him on Instagram @davidstinson20 as well as Twitter @StinsonTheatre
 

Amy Goater | Vice Principal, Teacher of Acting

Miss Amy has been with the theatre school for many years now, and all of our children try their hardest to impress her. Currently, Miss Amy is touring with her girl band 'The Sundaes' as seen on the BBC's All Together Now. Miss Amy has performed in musical productions worldwide as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition to being on tour, she is also studying for her Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts through International Performing Arts & Theatre. We look forward to Miss Amy becoming a more permanent fixture in the school again once her touring is over. 

 

Eva Believer | Music Co-ordinator, Teacher of Singing & Piano

Miss Eva has a Masters Degree in Acting, Singing & Piano. She trained privately under the supervision of Laura Sarti at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Miss Eva sings professionally at many concerts, corporate events, festivals and charity events; as well as having taken leading roles in numerous musical productions. Miss Eva has also been a featured actress in numerous televised series as well as being a very well known clothes model with regular appearances on Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and QVC. We are privileged to have Miss Eva lead our students in the wide repertoire of singing skills and techniques, and has a great sense of humour.

 

Elizabeth Lundy | Guest Teacher of Dance & Musical Theatre

Miss Elizabeth is a dancer of all styles including ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, lyrical and contemporary. She helped Great Britain win gold at the World Tap Dancing Championships. She is a Teacher Member at International Performing Arts & Theatre and is currently in her final year at one of the UK's leading dance colleges - Performers. Miss Elizabeth also passed her DDE Teaching Qualification exam. 

 

Melissa Cavanagh | Admin Co-ordinator, Teacher of Musical Theatre

Miss Melissa is best known for gaining a place on Boy George's team on the hit TV Show 'The Voice'. Today, Melissa performs at many concerts and musical shows. She also works at the BBC as a chaperone.  Miss Melissa literally brightens up everyone's day when she's in theatre school.  

 

Sophie Gandhorkia | Teacher of Dance

Miss Sophie has ISTD Majors in Ballet, Jazz and Tap as well as majors in RAD (Royal Academy of Dance). She trains at one of the world's leading dance conservatoires - Urdang Academy which is based in Central London. We are extremely lucky to have 

Harley-Jo Wing | Teacher of Dance

Miss Harley-Jo is dancer for the stars. She can be very often seen on television and at concerts, backing dancing for stars such as Jason Derulo, Ludacris, Diddy, Tiesto... She is one of the most sought after commercial dancers in Europe. She always inspires the children when she's able to guest teach for us in between contracts. 

 

Support Staff

Miss Karlene - Qualified Secondary School Teacher 

Miss Patricia - Qualified Nursery Nurse Teacher 

Miss Agnes - Senior Leadership Team in a local Primary School

Mr Hassan - Trainee Primary School Teacher

Miss Natalya - Studying Business & Economics Degree

Miss Beatrice - Teaching Assistant in a local Primary School

Miss Ramla - Teaching Assistant in a local Primary School