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We operate on Sundays 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 Loughborough. 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, where Principal Rosie will be on hand to assist you. Alternatively, you can request a brochure or enrol online now – we look forward to welcoming you to PQA Loughborough!

Principal Rosie Howard

Meet the Team

Principal

Rosie Howard

Principal - Rosie Howard

Rosie has a glittering past full of performing arts in both amateur and professional productions from the young age of 10. Rosie knew very early on that teaching Drama was the only career for her and so she went onto University in Leicester to realise her dream. Now with 10 years teaching experience, Rosie has trained hundreds of students in drama and acting at both PQA and Warwickshire Secondary schools.

Rosie now runs 4 PQA Academies across the weekend in 3 separate locations. She is passionate about the performing arts; what PQA is all about and ensuring all of our students get the most out of their training. Managing multiplying academies is her dream job and she ensures that the standard at each one is extremely high! As drama teaching is where it all started for her she jumps at the opportunity teach the Comedy & Drama module when cover is needed or give expert training leading up to shows etc.

Rosie thinks performing arts is not only beneficial for students who are working towards a career within this industry but points out its also beneficial for students who want to meet new friends and raise their confidence. PQA has a family feel and all students come weekly to learn but are having so much fun doing so!

I look forward to meeting you at the academy!

 

Kayleigh

Vice Principal / Comedy & Drama

Kayleigh - Vice Principal / Comedy & Drama

Kayleigh has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting from Bath Spa University.

Her theatre credits include performing and devising Heels and Ties as part of Bath's Fringe Festival, Sharon in Girls Like That by Leading Light Theatre Co., Sarah in Little Revolution directed by Taking Flight Theatre Company and Thersites in Troilus and Cressida by Onset Productions.

Kayleigh specializes in Stage combat having received her BASSC and is now qualified in rapier, dagger and unarmed combat. She also specializes in clowning, puppetry and loves devising her own work.

Kayleigh is very excited about her new journey with the family at PQA and can't wait to share her skills and knowledge.

Annabelle

Comedy & Drama

Annabelle - Comedy & Drama

Annabelle trained in acting at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where she gained her first class honours degree and learnt a wide range of techniques and disciplines.

Since graduating in 2016 she has worked professionally in the industry, predominantly in theatre. Credits include A Christmas Carol (Creation Theatre), the U.K. tour of Northanger Abbey (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), Alls Well That Ends Well (Changeling Theatre) & She Stoops to Conquer (Changeling Theatre).

Annabelle is delighted to start teaching at PQA Loughborough and nurture local talent. Having been raised in the East Midlands, it is important to her to encourage young people to follow their dreams of performing wherever they're based.

Mike

Film & Television

Mike - Film & Television

Mike has been in the entertainment business for 36 years, having started off treading the boards at the age of 6. Since this age he has worked in most mediums including the West End, television, radio and even a professional wrestler!

Film and video is no stranger to him, having made his first award-winning film at the age of 11 and continuing his success producing and creating short films for Merlin entertainments, BBC, London Bridge experience, Job centre plus, Warwick University, English heritage to name but a few.

The chance to be part of PQA and share 36 years of experience both in front of and behind the camera is something mike welcomes.

Shaunagh

Musical Theatre

Shaunagh - Musical Theatre

Shaunagh has a wealth of performing arts experience, having grown up locally in Leicestershire she attended dance & drama clubs throughout her childhood. Shaunagh is a graduate from the excellent London Studio Centre where she studied a BA Hons in Dance Theatre. She specialised is Musical Theatre because this is her main area of interest and she is thrilled to be a part of the PQA team where she can impart her knowledge and skills to our students.

Shaunagh was dance captain in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Adelphi Theatre London and has also danced in the TV show The Kumars for ITV.

Shaunagh said "I am overjoyed to join PQA Loughborough, the standard of talent and passion PQA students bring to academy each week is amazing!"

Anmol

Green Group Assistant

Anmol - Green Group Assistant

Anmol has studied drama for 8 years, gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts - Acting, a Foundation Degree in Acting and a BA Hons in Theatre Arts.

She has always enjoyed working with children and has previous experience of running and assisting drama workshops at the Nottingham Playhouse and the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. On top of this, Anmol has some experience of teaching drama in a secondary school and college.

Anmol has performed in many shows throughout college and university which were mainly course-based projects. She also had the chance to write her own play. As a young child Anmol was not as confident as she would have liked and she felt the performing arts helped her build confidence as well as help her deal with her Dyspraxia.

Speaking from personal experience Anmol said, "I believe that performing arts can help with a child's confidence, personal development and help them express themselves. I can't wait to meet all our new PQA students!"

Jordan

Film & Television Assistant

Jordan - Film & Television Assistant

Jordan studied a BA at De Montfort University in Dance and has recently begun his MA in Film where he will focus on creating pieces in collaboration with performance makers. Having experience within the two art forms means he has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to our students.

Creating artwork and educating others about different art forms are what drives Jordan, which is why joining the PQA family was a perfect step for him as he gets to work with and shape the minds of the new creative generation.

Working at PQA in the Film and TV Assistant role excites Jordan greatly, as it's also Loughborough's debut year, so hopefully we can both progress and thrive together.

Tori

Poppets

Tori - Poppets

Tori is currently studying for 3 A-Levels, including Drama at her sixth form school and has a wealth of experience participating in drama clubs and groups since a young age. Her passion for the performing arts continued into higher education and she is really enjoying her A-Level where she is learning both practical and theoretical content as well as pioneering practitioners.

Tori has a wealth of experience working with Poppets students as she is also Poppets Assistant at PQA Nuneaton & Hinckley. Tori is super excited to meet all our new Poppets!

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Martin Hall Building
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Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU

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