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Hello and welcome to PQA Dulwich. We are based at the stunning Elmgreen School with its exceptional facilities, including a dance studio, black box drama studio and numerous amazing spaces for filming.

As Principal at PQA Dulwich, I am passionate about delivering a first class performing arts training to my students. The excellent PQA Dulwich team of teachers, all experts in their field, are dedicated to inspiring, motivating and enthusing young performers of all ages and ability. Every young person will be made to feel like they are an important part of the academy, whether they want to gain confidence whilst having fun or venture further into the world of performing arts.

In addition to our exciting weekly classes of Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & TV we have some fantastic future projects planned for PQA Dulwich. We will be holding masterclasses in street dance, stage combat, casualty makeup and magic (amongst others). Students will also get the opportunity to join our professional agency "Quirky Kidz", walk down the red carpet for the screening of their very own film and take FREE Trinity Group exams.

We would love to show you what we do, so please call Mel on 07746 400823 to arrange a free taster session.

Melanie Crouch
Principal
melanie@pqacademy.com

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Meet the Team

Principal

Melanie Crouch

Principal - Melanie Crouch

Hello, I'm Mel and I'm thrilled to be the Principal of PQA Dulwich.

Following my training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama I have been dedicated to teaching singing to young performers. I am passionate about communicating my love of the performing arts to all ages and abilities. It is so inspiring to watch students grow in confidence and blossom whilst they have fun learning new skills.

I began my teaching career as Head of Music at a school in Ascot where I enjoyed bringing the performing arts department to life. I was the Director and Musical Director for the school's first ever production. The enthusiasm and excitement it created within the school was infectious and consequently led to further productions such as Oliver, The Jungle Book and H.M.S. Pinafore.

I then moved to London where I have been fortunate to work as a Musical Director and Singing Teacher in some of the leading performing arts colleges. I have been the musical director for productions of Blood Brothers, Our House, Rent, Avenue Q, The Wild Party and Grease amongst others and have thrived on nurturing the skills of students hoping for a career in the industry. I am also a vocal coach for professionals auditioning for the West End.

At PQA Dulwich there is a wonderful creative team of enthusiastic, caring and fun-loving teachers who inspire and motivate all pupils every week. Whether you are looking to build confidence, make new friends or take steps towards a career in the performing arts, PQA is a fantastic platform to develop young performers' aspirations.

Will

Comedy & Drama

Will - Comedy & Drama

Will trained at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Will recently worked for Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber alongside Tim Minchin and Mel C in the world arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and the London revival of The Beautiful Game. Other recent stage credits include: Love Me Tender UK tour for Strictly Come Dancing choreographer Karen Bruce, The Insect Play (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Prairie Du Chien (Arcola Theatre), Vampi (Workshop), Run Rabbit Run (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Blues Brothers (UK Tour), Oliver! The Musical (Genting International Showroom Malaysia), VIAM Concert Alesha Dixon (Choreographer- Wembley Arena).

TV Credits Include:
Suspects (Channel 5), As the Bell Rings (Disney Channel), Fire Station (BBC), Expression (Also Assistant Director- Channel 4), Break Kids (Disney Channel), Wasting Love (Pilot Reading).

Film Credits Include:
Okugi (Freedom Pictures), Mamma Mia! The Movie (Universal Pictures), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Warner Brothers), Say Something (Short Film).

Will has taught at various professional performance colleges and extra-curricular schools around the UK.

Will is delighted to be apart of the PQA Dulwich team and help in developing acting techniques, encourage confidence and create a fun space in which students can explore their creative sides.

 

Bradley

Film & Television

Bradley - Film & Television

As a B.A. (Hons) Acting graduate from the Italia Conti Academy, Bradley has worked in a variety of performance related fields. He has experience in acting, directing, producing and movement/fight direction in both film and theatre.

His credits include Little Red Hoodie (theSpace – Director), Untold (theSpace – Director), Fifteen (theSpace – Director), Half Way (Oval House – Movement Director), The Wedding (Producer & Assistant Director), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Attic Theatre Stratford – Director), Voices (Torpedo Films, Line Producer and Assistant Director), 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Riverside Studios – Fight Director), One Day (Assistant Director), Our Town (Edinburgh – Producer), They Shoot Horses Don't They? (Edinburgh – Producer), Much Ado About Nothing (NT Connexions).

Hattie

Musical Theatre

Hattie - Musical Theatre

I am a graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, and have been a professional in the industry for a year and a half. Prior to joining PQA and working my way up to the Musical Theatre Teacher, I have worked as a teacher and an assistant teacher at a performing arts academy in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

My latest credits include: Lead Actress and Dancer for pop artist Polly Money's latest music videos and 'Kathy' in a stage production of 'Santa Claus and the night before Christmas'.

I am so honoured to be a part of PQA and love helping the students to grow and develop their talents in the arts.

Jodie

Poppets

Jodie - Poppets

Jodie is in her final year at The Italia Conti Academy and is about to play the role of Luciana in The Complete Work's TIE tour of 'The Comedy of Errors'. Recent credits include soloist and dancer in the Italia Conti production, 'The significance of seven' and tap dancer on the 'One Show'.

Jodie has been teaching and assisting for the past few years in various schools, running Summer and Easter holiday workshops and helping to encourage and inspire young, talented children to enjoy the Performing Arts as much as she does.

Jodie is extremely excited to be joining PQA and cannot wait to start watching young performers blossom whilst working alongside such a great group of people.

Tash

Poppets Assistant

Tash - Poppets Assistant

Bio to appear soon.

 

Brayd

Teaching Assistant

Brayd - Teaching Assistant

Bio to appear soon.

 

Mo

Teaching Assistant

Mo - Teaching Assistant

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