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Meet Our Team of Professionals

OUR TEACHERS

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!

Teacher portrait of Amelia Amos founder and director of PSSA London.

AMELIA AMOS

Managing Director

As Director of PSSA, Amelia is a passionate believer 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, she believes that staying active, exploring creativity, building confidence and developing new talents through commitment and discipline to training are all invaluable skills for life.

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.

Steph de Whalley PSSA team profile

STEPHANIE DE WHALLEY

Teacher

Steph de Whalley was most recently in the West End's "Magic Goes Wrong". Other stage credits include: UK Tours of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "How to Hide a Lion"; she's performed at venues including Soho Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Winchester Theatre Royal among others. She is also a rod-puppeteer having performed with Little Angel and Polka Theatre. Steph also works in Film, (notably at Cannes Film Festival), Commercials, Voice Overs and in Motion Capture, particularly for the record breaking video game "Star Citizen". As a Drama and Performing Arts teacher, Steph has worked for ten years in Stage Academies and Schools across the UK including teaching the LAMDA and New Era Academy exams syllabus.
Teacher profile portrait of Dairm Scahill at PSSA London.

DIARM SCAHILL

Teacher

Diarm trained at The Arts Educational School in Chiswick. His theatre credits include ELF THE MUSICAL, UK Tour, HAIRSPRAY, Irish Tour, GREASE, Cork Opera House. TV credits include HUMANS on Channel 4.

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!

Portrait of Daisy Clark

DAISY CLARK

Teacher

Daisy began performing at three years old and spent her childhood starring in various West End Tour productions such as 'Billy Elliot' and 'Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat'. She moved to London to train at Italia Conti and has since performed on 'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and has been a backing dancer for 'The Vamps’.

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!

EVELYN CRAVEN

Teacher

Evelyn trained at Drama Studio London and also has a Masters in Drama and Theatre with a Specialism in Contemporary Performance Practice from the University of Kent.

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!

FRANCESCA WHITE

Teacher

Francesca trained at Bodywork Dance Studios and Guildhall School of Acting. Since graduating, Francesca has performed all over India where she spent two months dancing for the Indian Premier League. She has worked as Choreographer for various shows including 'On Paper' (Young Actors Theatre, London), 'Alice in Wonderland' (Peterborough) and 'Sleeping Beauty' which performed in Qatar, UAE. Francesca has recently returned from China where she was teaching musical theatre and producing her own shows for 5 months.
Her favourite musical is Hamilton and claims she can rap the whole album with her eyes closed!

DAN GILL

Teacher

Dan’s training includes Arts Educational School, Tring Park and Mountview where he is currently completing his Diploma in Musical Theatre.
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!
Young actress waving on stage in Hairspray the musical.

KATIE MONKS

Teacher

Katie trained at Reynolds Performing Arts. Professional credits include ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ UK & European Tours, Tiger Lilly in ‘Peter Pan’, Ensemble in ‘The Bodyguard’ Germany, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Munich Opera House; Snow White in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, Understudy Meat Loaf in ‘We Will Rock You’ onboard Royal Caribbean Cruises; Carmen in ‘Fame’ and ‘Happy Days, a New Musical’ UK Tour.
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 BASTEN

Teacher

Victoria trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Professional credits include Chess:In Concert at The Royal Albert Hall with Idina Menzel and Josh Groban, The London Palladium, Trafalgar Studios and various performances around the world with P&O and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Victoria has also recorded as a vocalist and backing vocalist for some British Record labels. Most recently she performed for a year, as lead vocalist in a Broadway show in exciting Hong Kong.
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!