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WELCOME TO PQA GLASGOW!

We operate on Saturdays from 9.45am–1pm, where we welcome students aged 4 to 18. Each week students have sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, led by our fantastic team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

We are always working on exciting projects which feature our students performing in a variety of different roles, in musicals, plays and films.

We are passionate about every student's personal journey with us, and the whole team work hard to ensure every single student is given the opportunity to become the best performer they can be, and reach their potential creatively. Every student has something unique to offer, and it's our job to encourage this and develop it!

We would love to show you what we do here at PQA Glasgow. If you're interested in a free taster session, please call us for a chat and we'll arrange for you to visit the Academy. Alternatively, you can request a brochure or enrol online now – we look forward to welcoming you to PQA Glasgow!

Principal Yasmin Bryce

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Yasmin Bryce

Principal

Yasmin Bryce - Principal

Yasmin has a degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and has always been interested in people and characters. After much time spent in her youth at performance classes and drama groups, as well as directing amateur productions, she went on to graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with an MA in Musical Theatre (Merit).

Professional theatre credits include the title role of Cinderella in Cinderella (Motherwell Theatre), Jenny Hobbs in During the War (UK tour), Bianca/Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Open-air UK tour), Marilyn Monroe 2 in Norma Jeane the Musical (Workshops) and Hope in Hope (UK tour). Yasmin's professional acting work also includes a number of short films, commercials, radio dramas, voiceovers and presenting.

For the past two years, Yasmin has found her passion for teaching in leading workshops and projects in schools and nurseries and teaching music, play and drama classes to pre-schoolers. Yasmin hopes to give the PQA Glasgow students the same joyous experience as so many of her happiest memories back in youth theatre where she learnt so much and made friends for life!

Emma

Vice Principal / Comedy & Drama

Emma - Vice Principal / Comedy & Drama

Emma began acting and performing from a young age, performing in school productions, youth theatre shows and amateur Scottish operas. She then went on to study at The Space, Dundee College before gaining her Masters Degree in Acting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Her love of working with the community and youth led her to teach theatre and drama and she is delighted to be back working in youth theatre. Her focus has always been on instilling confidence, creativity and expression for everyone regardless of experience or ability and knows first-hand how much can be gained from participating in an Academy like PQA.

Emma primarily focuses on teaching but also works as an actor for short films, music videos and corporate role-play companies. A keen writer, Emma has also written and produced her own work including a play that had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She's hoping to bring this to her classes and allow all students the opportunity to devise their own scenes and monologues and maybe even a play! She's looking forward to meeting the students and getting started!

Mandy

Film & Television

Mandy - Film & Television

Mandy is a freelance film-maker currently creating videos and promotional media content for a range of creative businesses, artists, musicians, and cultural events within the UK. She has five years experience developing short films and spent three years working as a Media Co-Ordinator at Mallinson Televison Productions (Scotland's largest commercials production company).

She is a scholarship graduate, who earned a first class honours degree in digital film-making at one of the world's leading creative media institutions, SAE Institute Glasgow. In 2014, she finessed her film-making experience on JumpCut, Film City Glasgow's flagship production project. Here she worked as a Location Manager for short film 'Dropping Off Michael', which won Best Film at Glasgow Short Film Festival in 2015.

Over the past few years, Mandy has been working closely with children as a Casting Director for Claire Catterson Casting to help unleash the full acting potential and personalities of the children for various commercial projects and films. Prior to this, she ran film-making workshops for young adults at SAE Glasgow and at BBC Radio 1 events. She is passionate in all areas of film-making and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with the wonderful students at PQA.

Grace

Musical Theatre

Grace - Musical Theatre

Grace is currently in her second year of studying for a BA in Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having previously attended Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts in London for 1 year.

She has always loved Musical Theatre and actually started her journey at the Pauline Quirke Academy as a blue group student in Bristol and attended PQA Bristol and then Bradley Stoke for 8 years. She absolutely loved her time at PQA and was given amazing opportunities such as performing in London's West End and Theatres in and around Bristol.

As she came to the end of her time at PQA she started to assist with the classes and covered for the Poppets and Musical Theatre classes. She is thrilled to teach something she loves every Saturday and share her passion with all the students at PQA Glasgow.

Alison

Poppets

Alison - Poppets

Hi everyone, my name is Alison and I am extremely excited to be a part of the PQA family as the Poppets teacher. We are going to have so much fun together!

I have loved performing from a young age and have appeared in various shows and pantomimes throughout Scotland. I have recently obtained a BA degree in Childhood Studies from the University of the West of Scotland and I am currently studying a PGDE course to obtain a primary teaching qualification.

Since the beginning of my degree, my knowledge of how children grow and develop has expanded, and this has given me greater insight into the different ways of developing a child's confidence and self-esteem.

During my degree, I worked in various nurseries running drama workshops for children aged 2-5. I am very passionate about using drama, dance and singing as a way to engage children and help expand their imaginations.

Prior to my degree, I was employed as a Drama Worker with PACE Youth Theatre where I delivered exciting drama workshops and directed many early years shows based on our favourite stories and characters!

I really look forward to meeting you all and can't wait for the adventures we'll be going on together!

Marnie

Poppets Assistant

Marnie - Poppets Assistant

Marnie Yule has been participating and performing in musical theatre from the age of ten and has always found theatre and performance to be one of the most rewarding and enriching things to do, especially as a young child.

She has been a part of many productions with Ad Lib Theatre Arts in her hometown of Perth (Hairspray, Fame and Les Miserables to name a few) both as a performer and a stagehand/assistant for the junior productions. Since moving to Glasgow to study Physics and Astronomy, she has performed in multiple productions with The Cecilian Society playing Meredith Parker in Bat Boy, Sylvia in All Shook Up, and was Musical Director for The Brain from Planet X and Footloose. She also played the part of Miss Gardener in Carrie with Mad Props Theatre and performed in the 70th Edinburgh Fringe with Room 29 Theatre as Jenny in It Shoulda Been You.

She is very excited to be the Poppets Assistant for PQA Glasgow, and to use her enthusiasm for theatre and film to share with the kids how fulfilling and fun it can be!

Hazel

Green Group Assistant

Hazel - Green Group Assistant

Hazel graduated from Langside College in 2005 with an HND in Acting and Performance. Since then she has worked extensively for several TIE and other theatre companies touring the UK and abroad. She is also experienced in screen acting having performed in a number of short films.

As well as performing, Hazel is heavily involved with The Take Away Theatre Company in a directorial and scriptwriting capacity. She has also worked as a mentor for young actors for companies such as 'The Elma Whyte School of Dance' and 'Stagerite Expressive Arts'. Hazel has a passion for music and enjoys singing, drumming and playing the guitar. She is really looking forward to being involved with PQA Glasgow, mainly because she is a big kid at heart and loves working with the talent of the future.

Robyn

Blue Group Assistant

Robyn - Blue Group Assistant

Robyn has been performing and working in musical theatre from a very young age, training with Diverse Choreography and Performing Arts School in Dubai, where she grew up. She has been involved in many abbreviated productions with Diverse, playing Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Madame Thenardier (Les Miserables), Elphaba (Wicked) and Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) in addition to various dance roles in professional flashmobs. Whilst in Dubai, Robyn also worked closely with children in various interactive performance roles, summer camps and school workshops with Imagination Education and Diverse.

Robyn is currently studying Law at the University of Glasgow, where she continues to produce and perform with the Cecilian Society – most recently as Miss Sandra (All Shook Up) and as a specialist dancer (Urinetown, Back to the 80s!, The Brain From Planet X, Footloose).

Robyn is hugely excited to work with PQA Glasgow, and to help them bring the incredible and rewarding experience of performance and production to their students!

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