All of our teachers are of the highest quality and are hand picked by Miss Rebecca the Principal. All of our Teachers Have worked in the professional industry and have teaching experience. All of our teachers are fully CRD & DBS checked. There is also at least 1 member first aid trained in each class.
Sandra Patmore is the Paton of our Watford Campus. Originally the Sandra Patmore school of Dance, The school started 55 years ago until partnering with Miss Rebecca and coming under the banner of Trinity Performing Arts.
Miss Rebecca started performing at the age of 9 where she began at the Ann Oliver Stage School on a full time basis. Ann Oliver is the founder of British Theatre Dance Association and there her love for the syllabus, and Performing Arts was born. Miss Rebecca turned semi-professional at the age of 12 in a production of 'Oliver' with an all-star cast, including the late Bernie Nolan. She turned professional at the age of 15 securing a 3-year contract with two professional theatre companies in the Midlands.
Whilst at Performing Arts College, Rebecca was hand picked to work along side teachers from the English National Ballet and to join Leicester Ballet Company. She took the lead 4 years running in 'The Nutcracker', 'La Sylphide' and 'Coppelia'. During her time at the Stage School and College, Rebecca achieved All-England Champion status 5 years consecutively in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theatre and at 16, she was spotted by one of London's biggest directors, Cameron Mackintosh, and invited to take part in a stage performance of 'Cats'. Rebecca graduated with Distinction in Performing Arts at (LCPA) Leicester College of Performing Arts and in Classical Dance & Dance History. Miss Rebecca loved her time at LCPA and enjoyed working alongside industry greats such as Adam Cooper best known for Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” and Wayne Sleep.
At 19 Rebecca got her big break and spent a year on the world famous QEII cruise liner travelling the world as Lead Singer and Principal Dancer before returning to land one of London's biggest West End shows 'The Ratpack'. Rebecca toured Europe and the Middle East before settling to perform in the West End at the Strand and Savoy Theatres. Rebecca has taken the lead in 'Grease', 'Fame', 'Little Shop of Horrors, 'A Chorus Line, 'Chicago' and many more. She has performed on many of the world's stages including Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena, and The Royal Albert Hall as well as for the Qatar Royal Family and many of our own Royal Family.
Miss Rebecca still performs on a regular basis and her love for performing will never leave her! She has been teaching for 16 years and is passionate about bringing The British Theatre Dance Association – one of the only Dance Syllabus that is academically accredited - into local schools and communities helping children & adults young & old, to reach their full potential through the Performing Arts.
Head of Street Dance and Acrobatics.
Also teaches Pre-School, Ballet, Tap & Jazz.
Lisa trained at Dixon Woods School of Dance in Leicester from the age of 3 until the age of 18. She majored in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Stage class. For 15 years running, she performed and competed regularly in competitions against other dance troupes. She won numerous gold and silver medals throughout these competitions and also in duet and solo performances.
Lisa left Dixon Woods aged 18 and joined Leicester’s Street Dance group Lexia. As a group they would travel to compete in regional dance competitions including London’s UK Street dance Championships where the likes of Diversity and Flawless were also competing. Since Lisa moved to London she has been an accomplished dancer in music videos, she has featured in performances for special events like London Fashion Week and has trained at the Centre for Circus Arts learning the skills of rope, trapeze and acrobalance as a part of a duo. Lisa now pursuing her passion, mainly dances for Hillsong Dance Team being involved with items for Outreach & Social Justice. Lisa is really excited to be part of Trinity Performing Arts Academy & is looking forward to bringing all her knowledge and experience in to the classroom.
Head of speech & Drama and Performing Arts.
Also teaches Pre-School, Ballet,Tap, Jazz.
Rachael started performing at the age of 3 where she began at the Ann Oliver Stage School on a full time basis. From 3 years old it was clear that she was gifted for the stage taking the lead in many shows year after year. Rachael graduated with Distinction from the Leicester College of Performing Arts 9 Years ago and has been working in the industry ever since. Rachael is a very talented performer and has travelled the world working in the industry dancing and performing. She has always been extremely talented in the Dramatic Arts, and continues to Write & Direct for productions worldwide now. Rachael also teaches at the prestigious Thames Christian College where she directs and choreographs the annual Musicals for which the entire school is involved. Rachael is excited to be head of department for Drama as it is a passion of hers to see people young and old inspired in this field.
Adult Ballet, London Campus & Guest Teacher.
Miss Julia began dancing with Susan Robinson before going on to train professionally at Central School of Ballet in London. Whilst there, she won a Bronze medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition and toured the UK with Ballet Central. Upon graduation, she joined Northern Ballet Theatre, performing in their productions of The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol and Romeo and Juliet. Miss Julia has performed with Les Ballet Persans (Stockholm), Ballet de Camara de Morelos (Mexico) and Lalaget Danza (Mexico) touring internationally to USA and Canada and dancing roles in neo-classical and contemporary creations, including the lead in Diego Vazquez' Nutcracker and the title role in Nima Kiann's Femme. After returning to the UK in 2010 she joined Ballet Theatre UK, where her favourite roles included Gerda in The Snow Queen, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Odette in Swan Lake. Miss Julia is delighted to be part of Trinity Performing Arts & is looking forward to getting everyone on their “Tippy Toes”.
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JUNIOR ASSISTANT & ASSISTANT TEACHERS PROGRAM
Miss Rebecca is pleased to announce that she is starting her Unique Junior assistant program in September.
This is designed for children and teens who really have a passion for the younger generation,
who would like to gain some teaching experience and for children who just cannot get enough classes!!
Children as young as 6 can get involved, designed to help equip them with excellent social skills,
giving them little bits of responsibility week by week.
For Teen’s & Young Adults Grade 5 and above, we have a great program from BTDA, An Assistant Teachers Program which is a full qualification recognized by exam boards, Most of the people that finish this qualification continue on to do the full qualification to become a fully registered teacher. An excellent opportunity for anyone whether looking to go into the performance industry or straight to teaching.