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At PQA Dartford we have a dedicated and professional set of teachers and team members, all of which have been carefully considered for the Academy. Every staff member is a Performing Arts professional in their own right, working in the industry, and therefore giving our PQA students current and relevant skills to set them up for their performance journey.

We are lucky enough to hold our Academy at Longfield Academy, which boasts fantastic facilities. We have a specialist drama studio, a musical theatre auditorium, a bright and modern dance studio, a media suite for Film & TV, along with spacious and open classrooms perfect for our Poppets!

Our priority is ensuring that all groups have a great time on a Saturday morning and leave looking forward to the following weekend!

We look forward to welcoming our current and new students to PQA Dartford every Saturday! If you fancy giving PQA a go, then why not book your FREE taster session?

Any questions then please feel free to contact Vicki by phoning 07854 109368 or emailing creative@pqacademy.com.

Meet the Team

Vicki

Vice Principal & Poppets

Vicki - Vice Principal & Poppets

After training for three years in drama at City Lit, Vicki Sargent wrote, directed and stared in her own one-woman play, Bric-a-Brac, for the Lewisham Fringe Festival. This led to her being cast in a number of plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Canal Cafe Theatre for last year's Camden Fringe, Lysistrata and A Woman of No Importance. She is currently previewing her new sketch show, which she co-wrote, in and around London before taking it to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Vicki has experience teaching kids drama in fun holiday workshops and she can't wait to share her passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts with the PQA.

Alex

Deputy Vice Principal

Alex - Deputy Vice Principal

Bio to appear soon.

Charis

Musical Theatre

Charis - Musical Theatre

A graduate from Italia Conti, Charis takes her role as Musical Theatre teacher with passion, enthusiasm and delivery to the highest standard!

Her recent credits include: Puck in The Complete Work's TIE tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Dancer/Actor for Channel 4s The Midnight Beast series 2. Dancer on ITV's Stepping Out. Tap dancer on BBC's The One Show. Singer on the DLR for Royal Brunei Airlines. Featured Dancer/Singer in Italia Conti's 'Subject To Change' and 'The Significance Of Seven'.

Charis is thrilled to be part of the PQA Dartford Teaching Team!

Luke

Comedy & Drama

Luke - Comedy & Drama

Luke is thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach Comedy & Drama at PQA Dartford. He is part of D&B Performing Arts and has lots of experience on both TV and stage.

Luke made is west end debut at the age of 14 playing Charley Bates in Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Since then he has gained more experience of TV by constantly filming advertisements such as
Barnardo's, O2, Auto trader and McDonald's. He was also given the role of Trevor Cox in BBC 2s Cradle to Grave.

Luke is excited to be working with such an amazing team and will work hard to guarantee that the students will feel motivated, inspired and challenged while having am incredible amount of fun.

Craig

Film & Television

Craig - Film & Television

While mainly a non-commercial filmmaker and founder of several cinematography clubs and previously taught Screen Performance, by day Craig is mainly a teacher at KS2, FE and HE levels; chartered software developer; digital / VFX artist with several independent film-credits to his name; screenwriter, director and filmmaker with a number of his own film-festival selection / finalist credits.

As well as teaching Film and TV here at PQA Dartford, Craig is currently completing another MA in Film with Raindance, as well as beginning his education path as a counsellor and therapist specialising in the use of Filmmaking as a therapy tool.

Ella

Green Group Teaching Assistant

Ella - Green Group Teaching Assistant

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Tom

Blue Group Teaching Assistant

Tom - Blue Group Teaching Assistant

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00 & 13.45 - 17.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

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