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Welcome to PQA Coventry!

Welcome to PQA Coventry! We have 2 academies available; AM - 10am to pm and PM - 2pm to 5pm and we are based at Coventry College in the City Centre.

We are a long-established academy within the city dedicated to delivering high standard performing arts classes for kids and young adults. We are so excited for the academic year 2018/2019.

In our Film & TV module students are busy creating new short films, using their own ideas, characters and narratives to produce quality films to screen to audiences.
Musical Theatre is very busy this year, AM academy will be performing with G4 in November 2018 and PM academy will be performing in London's West End in June 2019!

Our Comedy & Drama module will see students explore different genres this year with both academies producing drama for our Carnival of the Dead festival this term and AM academy will be performing original outdoor theatre at Coventry Cathedral Ruins in June 2019!

We have 2 Poppet classes; 10am to 11.30am and 11.45am to 1.15pm where our Poppets learn key performing arts and social skills through different weekly themes. These fun, exciting and educational lessons for Poppets are available for children aged 4 to 6.

To book a free taster session for your child in either main academy or Poppets please call Rosie on 07710519690 or email rosie.howard@pqacademy.com.

Meet the Team

Principal

Rosie Howard

Principal - Rosie Howard

Rosie has a glittering past full of performing arts in both amateur and professional productions from the young age of 10. Rosie knew very early on that teaching Drama was the only career for her and so she went onto University in Leicester to realise her dream. Now with 10 years teaching experience, Rosie has trained hundreds of students in drama and acting at both PQA and Warwickshire Secondary schools.

Rosie now runs 4 PQA Academies across the weekend in 3 separate locations. She is passionate about the performing arts; what PQA is all about and ensuring all of our students get the most out of their training. Managing multiplying academies is her dream job and she ensures that the standard at each one is extremely high! As drama teaching is where it all started for her she jumps at the opportunity teach the Comedy & Drama module when cover is needed or give expert training leading up to shows etc.

Rosie thinks performing arts is not only beneficial for students who are working towards a career within this industry but points out its also beneficial for students who want to meet new friends and raise their confidence. PQA has a family feel and all students come weekly to learn but are having so much fun doing so!

She looks forward to meeting you at the academy!

Chris

Vice Principal

Chris - Vice Principal

Hi there,

My name is Chris; I am the Vice Principal of PQA Coventry and PQA Nuneaton & Hinckley. Although my background is not in the Arts, my fiancée Rosie (your principal) lives and breathes performing arts and over time her passion for the arts and PQA has become a huge part of my life.

I currently work within education and have over 10 years experience of working with children at Key Stage's 3 & 4 in alternative educational provisions, specialising in behaviour management & child psychology and development. I have worked with, taught and assessed children and families from varied backgrounds and all aspects of life.

I look forward to putting all of my experience into supporting you, alongside our amazing teachers to make your PQA Saturdays as enjoyable and rewarding as possible by providing a nurturing environment designed to challenge, stimulate and develop our students not only in the exciting profession that is the 'Arts' but socially and emotionally too.

Lauren

Vice Principal & Poppets

Lauren - Vice Principal & Poppets

Lauren has always been involved in the performing arts, starting early at the age of 3, singing and dancing at Warwickshire schools. She became a Warwickshire county choir soloist as a young child and her passion and love for all things theatrical grew and grew.

Lauren gained a Performing Arts Diploma in Musical Theatre and her theatre credits include, The Wizard of Oz, RSC Courtyard Theatre (2014), Sweet Charity, Stratford Arts House (2013), FAME, RSC Courtyard Theatre (2012). In 2011 Lauren choreographed and was acting Co MD of Evesham Arts Centre annual show.

Lauren is also a qualified pre-school teacher, gaining an NVQ in Children's Care Learning and Development. She also has special needs training and specialist behaviour management training.

Lauren is very proud to be a part of the PQA Coventry team and creates termly programmes for Poppets that are hugely popular. Laurens, experience, skills and love for performing arts makes her an amazing Poppets teacher. Please contact the Principal to arrange a free taster session in Poppets

 

Daniel

Musical Theatre

Daniel - Musical Theatre

Daniel is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

He has been teaching Performing Arts for many years choosing to focus on all aspects of Musical Theatre performance in order to provide as rounded an experience as possible for his students.

He is an accomplished pianist and musical director having studied conducting under Sharon Choa at the University of East Anglia, and has been the musical directer on several prestigious productions including Shakespeare 4 Kidz national tour of Macbeth and Aladdin for Qdos at The White Rock in Hastings. He has also musically directed various companies including the very successful WBOS Youth Theatre for several musical theatre concerts and a fantastic production of Scrooge at the Lichfield Garrick.

As a dance teacher Daniel has worked for Jigsaw Theatre Arts in London teaching Musical Theatre and Pop routines and as a teacher for S & J Allstars teaching bollywood/musical theatre fusion! He has also choreographed several musicals including Little Shop of Horrors and Return to the Forbidden Planet.

As a performer his theatre credits include: 'Carry On Uncle Eric', 'The Italian Job' and 'White Christmas' (all at the New Vic), 'The Poor Soldier' (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), 'Into the Woods' (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), 'Rebels and Retail' (Trafalgar Studios), Thomas the Tank Engine (UK and International Tour), 'Godspell' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' (The Chelsea Theatre)

Daniel very excited to be starting a new adventure with the Pauline Quirke Academy.

Emma

Film & Television

Emma - Film & Television

Emma has worked as a freelance video producer and editor for over a decade, and regularly produces documentation and promotional videos for both organisations and individuals.

She has delivered hundreds of video projects, creative workshops and media arts events for young people. Specialising in video during her Media degree at Sheffield Hallam University, she went on to manage all of the in-house video production at a multimedia arts centre in her home town of Shrewsbury; there she also devised and ran a weekly filmmaking workshop for young people, and this successful and rewarding experience has led Emma to get involved in many more youth arts initiatives.

Emma's own work has shown in festivals both in the UK and abroad. In her films she seeks to explore the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the 'what if?'

Kimisha

Comedy & Drama

Kimisha - Comedy & Drama

Kimisha joins the PQA Coventry team as our new Comedy & Drama teacher and we are so excited! She completed her BA Acting training at Rose Bruford in 2015 and has since successfully secured professional acting work in theatres across the UK. Acting credits include, Veronique in 'Table' at Stratford Circus, Sam in 'Last Dream' for The National Theatre Scotland and Marie in 'A Game of Textual Tennis' at Lyric Hammersmith and many more.

Kimisha is a talented actor, practitioner and a brilliant drama teacher. She has an incredible ability to make drama accessible to all children and gives them the security and space to create pieces of theatre that they are proud of. Kimisha said "I am honoured to be on the PQA team and looking forward to making some amazing drama with the students"

Sheree

Film & Television Assistant

Sheree - Film & Television Assistant

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Harmonie

Green Group Assistant

Harmonie - Green Group Assistant

Harmonie was a PQA student for over 5 years and graduated from PQA Coventry in July 2017. Harmonie been performing since the age of 8, developing a love and passion for all aspects of the performing arts. As a well-rounded, mature and versatile performer, she is able to support pupils with all aspects of their studies at PQA. Harmonie has had the privilege of working with some amazing professionals, and she hopes to inspire her younger generation as he was as a PQA student.

Harmonie is currently training at the prestigious Redroofs School of the Performing Arts in London, as their scholarship recipient.

Harmonie's acting credits include: Young Eponine in the The 25th Anniversary tour of Les Miserable (Birmingham Hippodrome), Emily Cox in BMOS Theatre's Wallop Mrs Cox (Birmingham Hippodrome), Mini Jo on FreeRadio Birmingham, Mother Goose Imagine Theatre Pantomime (Leamington Spa Theatre), BMOS Theatre's Carousel (New Alexander Theatre), guest lead Anita Heaton BBC Doctors, lead Lizzie Maddocks in BBC1's WPC56, Young Emma in BBC Radio 4's Riot girls. She has also featured in global commercials such as The BBC bitesize commercial, and The Volkswagen Tiguan commercial.

Paige

Poppets Assistant

Paige - Poppets Assistant

Paige is an ex PQA student and is currently a musical theatre student at BOA in Birmingham. Paige has been performing and dancing since she was a very young child and is passionate about the arts and carving out a career within the industry. Paige hopes to get into a drama school in London next year where she can further her training. However, this year she wants to share her love of the arts and encourage other young people to express themselves and enjoy something they love. Paige is so excited to work with our poppets at PQA Coventry.

Hannah

Poppets

Hannah - Poppets

Since graduating from De Montfort University with a 1st class degree in performing arts, Hannah has worked in industry with her most recent acting credits including Tell me a story (MAC Birmingham), Scrounged (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Dinner (Sue Townsend theatre) and Humanimals (East Anglia Tour).


In addition, Hannah has been involved in various community theatre and outreach projects including facilitating workshops for MIND, AGE UK and Arts Council England as well as various theatre in education projects. Hannah is also a qualified performing arts teacher, gaining a PGDE with distinction from Warwick University.


Proud to be a member of the PQA family, Hannah is committed to creating safe and inspiring environments where children can thrive. Believing that performing arts truly enriches the lives of all children, Hannah is thrilled to be working with poppets, unleashing their creativity in a fun and engaging way.

Chloe

Blue Group Teaching Assistant

Chloe - Blue Group Teaching Assistant

Chloe has been a PQA student for 6 years and graduated PQA in 2018. She is currently training at BOA enhancing her skills in Musical Theatre. Chloe is passionate about the arts and is able to give support to the students at PQA. Chloe hopes to get in to a school for performing arts in London after she graduates from BOA, to develop her training further. She hopes to inspire the students and give them guidance for the future.

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Saturdays 10.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 17.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30 & 11.45 - 13.15

City College Coventry
50 Swanswell Street
Coventry
CV1 5DG


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