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PQA High Wycombe operates from the fantastic Sir William Ramsay School, an arts college with outstanding facilities! The academy runs on both Saturday mornings and afternoons, alongside a very popular Poppets Academy for our 4-6 year olds.

"As Principal of PQA High Wycombe, I know that every young person who trains with us leaves the academy with a smile on their face and buzzing with tales from their classes! There is no one 'star' performer at our academy - they're all stars, and will all have an equal opportunity to dazzle you throughout their time with us."

Please do take a look at our welcome video above and also one that shows the academy in action!

"We look forward to hearing from you soon - please request a free brochure for further information, or enrol online today!"

Ashley Dredge
Principal
ashley@pqacademy.com

Meet the Team

Ashley Dredge

Principal

Ashley Dredge - Principal

Ashley trains Mountview Theatre Arts where she gained a BA honours degree in Musical Theatre.

Recent theatre credits include: Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Windsor), Belle in the No. 1 UK and International Tour of Beauty and the Beast. Lead vocalist in Mad About the Musicals (national tour), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Music Hall, Shrewsbury & Epsom Playhouse); Ensign Benson and Pain in Hercules all for Disney Cruise Line.Recordings: Mad About the Musicals (2006); Annie in the concept album of a new musical, Whitechapel, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream;?Rosa in Hush; Linda English in Pal Joey; Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar

TV/Film Includes: MoonPig.com TV commercial (Uk & US), Commercial stills photo shoot for Bishops Finger (David Stewart Photography), leading role in a "Scottish Soap Opera" and recorded a voice-over for Spiral Productions which can be heard in the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow.

Katie

Comedy & Drama

Katie - Comedy & Drama

Katie trained at The Urdang Academy in Musical Theatre (Actor/Singer track), graduating in 2017.
Her credits whilst training include Carrie in 'Carrie', and Babe in 'The Pyjama Game'. Since graduating Katie has appeared as Ensemble in 'WAGS - A New Musical', and Sophie in an immersive production of 'Mamma Mia' (in association with Everyman Cinemas).

When not performing, Katie works as a fitness instructor, and also regularly teaches Acting, Singing and Dance to all ages.

Alex

Musical Theatre

Alex - Musical Theatre

Alex trained at ArtsEd London, graduating in 2014 with a BAHons in Musical Theatre. Since then he has performed in various musicals and actor musician productions, shows/roles include:
'Buddy Holly' in The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour), 'Captain Tempest' in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Off West End), 'Charlie/Cover Store Manager' in Elf the musical (West End, Tours).
He also works as a singer and guitarist in various groups and as a solo performer.

He teaches a variety of disciplines (acting, music, dance and singing) at a wide range of schools, including ArtsEd, Spirit, PQA and Redroofs.
Alex's practical and theoretical understanding of how these different performance elements work together means he tailors his classes to complement the work his students are doing in other areas, with a focus always on character and storytelling.

Adam

Film & Television

Adam - Film & Television

Adam's narrative feature work includes 'Extinction', released globally in 2015 alongside the critically acclaimed micro budget feature 'Survivors' which followed the same year. The film played at over ten festivals internationally, winning 'Best Director' at the MAC Horror Festival.

His short work 'The Song Plays On' screened at thirteen international film festivals, winning multiple awards and nominations for it's portrayal of dementia. Adam's most recent short 'Spaceman' has been nominated for eight awards, winning three and has been selected to play at this years BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival in the drama category.

Adam is currently in post-production on a six part web series entitled 'The Desert' and a TV special documentary 'Real Magic' alongside developing several others for various formats around the globe.

Grace

Poppets

Grace - Poppets

Grace is a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham where she gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts. She is currently training at East 15 Acting School on their MA Acting course.

Her most recent theatre credits include: Sybil Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray (Tin Robot Theatre, Old Joint Stock Theatre), Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Happenstance, The Rainbow Courtyard) and has improvised for 3 years with Birmingham improvisation troupe Watch This.

She has also worked with Theatre in Education company KIT Theatre working alongside Birmingham Repertory Theatre to create immersive educational theatre experiences for children ages 5-7.

Liberty

Musical Theatre Assistant

Liberty - Musical Theatre Assistant

Biography coming soon.

 

Anya

Academy Assistant

Anya - Academy Assistant

Biography coming soon.

Peter

Film & TV Assistant

Peter - Film & TV Assistant

Bio to appear soon.

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Saturdays 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

HOLMER GREEN SENIOR
PARISH PLACE
HOLMER GREEN
HIGH WYCOMBE
HP15 6SP

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