Our teachers are passionate believers in the many benefits of performing arts.
Our teachers are passionate believers in the many benefits of performing arts. Whether a child is destined for life on stage and screen, or simply needs encouragement to come out of their shell, we believe that staying active, exploring creativity, building confidence and developing new talents through commitment and discipline to training are all invaluable skills for life. Therefore, it is our mission to ensure every child at PSSA feels safe and supported to express themselves and unlock their potential. We do this by creating a fun filled environment!
It is her mission to ensure every child at PSSA feels safe and supported to express themselves and unlock their potential. By creating a fun filled environment
Amelia trained at The Urdang Academy before working as a professional dance. Credits include Capital Radio, Kanye West, Hed Kandi, Shania Twain, Magical Rhythms of Ireland European Tour before taking over the PSSA brand in 2012. More recently Amelia has been selected for the ‘Creative Breakthrough Mentoring Programme’ for women in creative business, and awarded a ‘Back her Business’ grant towards her fundraising work for affordable performing arts.
Amelia is actively involved in all Academies; guest teaching, overseeing staff training, directing annual productions and ensuring PSSA’s aims and objectives are maintained through every strand of the company.
Diarm has taught Singing and Little Stage Academy at PSSA for 5 years now, during which time he has also been musical director for productions of Oliver, The Little Mermaid Jr, Hairspray, Into The Woods Jr and Aladdin Jr.
He is incredibly passionate about children understanding vocal technique and helping them to develop their vocal range and strength.
When not teaching or performing Diarm is dedicated to looking after our planet so you’ll catch him cycling around London or making the best homemade houmous we’ve ever tasted!
Theatre credits include starring as Princess Jill in Polka Dot Pantomimes production of "Jack and The Beanstalk". Her screen experience includes the multi-award winning 'The Adventure's Diary' and the national campaign for Cancer Research.
Alongside performing Daisy has been teaching for various companies over the past couple of years and has truly found a passion for teaching Musical Theatre and Drama. Daisy has worked at Matilda The Musical for the past couple of years and truly believes if she had to, she could recite every single line and lyric!
She loves every genre of theatre and film, and has performed across London in Shakspeare's (including Bianca in 'The Taming of the Shrew') new productions including Cupcake in 'Montagu' at the Chiswick Playhouse, Mary-Jane in 'The Poetry of Exile' and Tara in 'Danelaw' at The Old Red Lion, she was also performed in Outdoor summer productions (Mistress Page in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor') to hundreds of people, and on school TIE tours, as well as numerous short films and voiceover projects.
She is passionate about sharing her love of all things Acting with young people of all ages, and works in schools across London when she isn't performing.
She also admits to being a massive movie buff, and is basically a walking talking IMDB, if you need to know a famous actor's credits she's your woman!
Her favourite musical is Hamilton and claims she can rap the whole album with her eyes closed!
Dan has worked as an arts facilitator and workshop leader on NCS The Challenge, Professional Development and Inclusive Theatre Workshop Facilitator at SOTO Arts, and Chaperone at English National Ballet and Regents Park Theatre.
As a child, Dan was in the Harry Potter films. Don't worry - he’s a Gryffindor!
When not performing Katie is also a personal trainer. Her day usually starts at 5am but we can guarantee she never runs out of energy!
Victoria has always had a huge passion for teaching and loves watching the children grow and develop their skills, as well as a bit of silliness and fun thrown in!
Fun fact…..Victoria can sing a song in Chinese!