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PQA Earlsfield is a dedicated performing arts school with classes for children and young adults in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television. With industry professionals on hand to deliver the best quality training, our Earlsfield Academy operates from Burntwood School every Saturday from 9.45am-1pm. We welcome students aged 4-18 years from within the Wandsworth, Putney, Tooting Wimbledon, Battersea, Merton, Mitcham, Clapham, Fulham, Chelsea and Kensington areas (to name a few!)

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Note from Principal:

Here at PQA Earlsfield, we are excited about the projects we have coming up next term! We will be working on our Roald Dahl project in Comedy & Drama and Musical Theatre; working towards a large end of term show at Christmas! In Film & Television, students will be exploring the filmmaking process, working together to create and shoot some exciting short films! Our Poppets will be exploring some amazing themed sessions, working towards their Christmas show 'Rudolph's Nose,' while developing skills in the Performing Arts!

We offer an array of diverse and challenging modules designed to engage and excite our students. We are passionate about building confidence and developing children's skills in the performing arts, while striving to allow each individual to reach their potential! Our staff are fully trained and actively working in the industry. With their commitment and experience, we ensure that every student is given the opportunity to be themselves and be amazing!

We offer free taster sessions for potential students wanting to trial the Academy - please email or call us to arrange your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to PQA Earlsfield!

Carly Bond
Principal
Carly.Bond@pqacademy.com
 
07421 023706

Meet the Team

Carly

Principal

Carly - Principal

I grew up in Bristol and started my Musical Theatre training at a young age. I absolutely loved the buzz of getting up on a Saturday morning and attending my local Performing Arts school. I was always asking my Mum for a lift to a rehearsals for something or other!

At eighteen, I went on to University to study Drama and began directing young people in a variety of Musicals and performances throughout my time there. I discovered my love for teaching and worked with a wide range of students and young people throughout my 4 years in Oxford.

Upon graduating, I worked in the commercial theatre world and gained extensive business experience in the London theatre industry. I enjoyed the thrill of the commercial world, but I missed the feeling of creating theatre, together with teaching and coaching young people. I decided to wave goodbye to the Big Smoke and return to Oxford to study for my PGCE, training in Performing Arts Post-Compulsory Education.

I worked as a Performing Arts teacher for a few years before discovering the amazing PQA. I was shocked when I realised I could combine my love of the arts and teaching together with running my own business to create something really magical. Hey presto, PQA Earlsfield was born!

I am so excited to be Principal of PQA Earlsfield and I look forward to welcoming you to our academy. With a strong and dedicated team behind me, I am determined to make PQA Earlsfield a thriving academy, providing the best possible training for our students!

 

Alastair

Musical Theatre

Alastair - Musical Theatre

Coming from a family of professional Classical musicians, Alastair started performing from the age of 6. Alongside regular lessons in Tap, Ballet, Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Street dancing, he also taught himself piano from infancy, developing a keen musical ear.

This led Alastair to start professional training with Ipswich's DancEast aged 14, he went on to Arts Educational School's London to train in Musical Theatre and Music, and graduated from the BA(Hons) musical theatre course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015.

Alastair has spent the last three years performing in international productions in such as 'Baloo' in The Jungle Book and 'Benvolio' in Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare for Kids, touring across The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Alastair also recently returned from a contract as a lead production singer with Belinda King Creative Productions and Holland America Line.

To accompany his passion for performing, Alastair also writes and composes his own music, and regularly sings in venues across London. He has taught Singing and Musical Theatre in performing arts schools since 2011, and is thrilled to be a part of the PQA team.

Evie

Comedy & Drama

Evie - Comedy & Drama

Evie is a professional actress, working actively in the industry both in Theatre & Television. Theatre credits include: Mayfly (Orange Tree Theatre), Mrs Henderson Presents (Toronto), Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal&Derngate), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Hero's Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway) This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour), The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Peter Pan (US Tour), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep), Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End) Television credits include: The Sound of Music Live (ITV), Casualty, Holby City, Doctors (BBC), Misfits (E4) Other work includes: Bonnie & Clyde (The Other Palace), Christmas with the Stars (Royal Albert Hall), Peter Pan (Adelphi), Cool Rider (Lyric, West End), The Light Princess, Microwave, Falklands (National Theatre Studios)

Evie has previously taught at PQA Guildford and is excited to be working with PQA Earlsfield on some exciting and diverse Comedy & Drama projects!

Kimberley

Poppets

Kimberley - Poppets

Kimberley is a recent graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre. Whilst training her credits included: Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Fosca in Passion and Rita in Made in Dagenham.

As well as performing, Kimberley has always had a passion for teaching others and is very excited to be joining the team at PQA Earlsfield teaching the wonderful Poppets!

Jennifer

Cover Musical Theatre Teacher

Jennifer - Cover Musical Theatre Teacher

Most recently graduating from a Masters in Musical Theatre the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Jennifer has discovered a passion for teaching in this field. Before GSA she gained a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Music Theatre where she devised and performed in professional productions whilst also training in the running of backstage; finding a passion in set design.

Jennifer has been teaching full time since graduating and is very excited to now be part of the PQA Earlsfield team!

Eleanor

Green Group Assistant

Eleanor - Green Group Assistant

Eleanor is in her first year at Arts Educational Schools London working towards a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre, which follows on from her A Level studies there focusing on Musical Theatre, Theatre Studies and English Literature. Eleanor started dance and a Saturday drama school from a young age which led her into being fortunate enough to perform in many professional shows in her home town of Bristol. Eleanor is excited to be sharing her passion for performing arts with the PQA students and is looking forward to supporting the children in Green Group as she recognises the benefits of classes like this for both confidence building and furthering their performance skills.

Fleur

Poppets Assistant

Fleur - Poppets Assistant

Fleur has a BA in Interior Architecture from Oxford Brookes University and has always loved working with young children. She has nannied for many years throughout her time at university in both Oxford and Somerset. Her love of musical theatre and her main passion of dance has been with her since a very young age. She was a member of her dance school for fifteen years focusing on ballet, tap, modern and jazz, all of which she gained high distinctions for in her many examinations. During school she studied drama and performed in multiple shows every year, her fondest memories are of playing Lena in 'Bugsy Malone,' choreographing 'The Wiz' and helping produce 'Les Miserables.'

At university she was a key member in the musical theatre society The Fortune Players, where she performed in numerous shows including Rent, Spring Awakening and Rock Of Ages. Fleur loves all things "arts" and is very excited to be working with PQA Earlsfield's youngest members to help encourage them to express themselves through singing, dancing and acting!

Charlotte

Film & Television Assistant

Charlotte - Film & Television Assistant

Charlotte is currently studying on the BA Acting course at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, and has just finished performing in 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at the Southwark Playhouse.

She began performing when she was 4, doing ballet and jazz and became a student at PQA Stroud from the age of 12, which fuelled her passion for Performing Arts. When she left, she became a teaching assistant there and found that she thrived on encouraging young people to open up and gain confidence through Performing Arts, in the same way, that she did.

Charlotte can't wait to join the PQA Earlsfield team and meet a whole new group of young people who are enthusiastic about the arts!

Bethany

Film and Television teacher

Bethany - Film and Television teacher

Coming from a family of creatives and teachers, Bethany has always been swayed towards the arts and equally education. Growing up between the UK and USA grounded her with diverse creative perspectives and enhanced her interest in a vast array of Film and Television. Her background has had a strong impact on my decision to practise and study Film and Theatre

Having always been involved in performances and other creative projects from a young age, Bethany went on to persue a BA in Theatre Studies and Film. This then inspired her to get involved in TV and Film projects in Los Angeles and later Belfast. She has equally enjoyed being involved in smaller film projects, and has a particular interest in producing, editing and writing. More recently Bethany has tutored Sixth Form Film students, allowing her to combine her two passions of Film and Education.

Now completing her Masters in Film, she is excited to be able to pass her knowledge on to young inspiring film makers!

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Burntwood School
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