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Welcome to the Spring term at PQA Loughborough!

After such an incredible first term at PQA Loughborough students will be introduced to new projects across all three modules.

In Comedy & Drama students will take part in a 4-week project called PQA Monologue SLAM! This exciting project will see students learn about different genres and styles of monologues, and learn how to deliver and perform a monologue with skill and technique! Parents will have the opportunity to watch some monologues at the end of the project. There is also an opportunity for a couple of students to be entered a PQA national monologue competition in London!

In Musical Theatre students will start a new Disney themed project where each group will explore different Disney numbers with objectives on technique and vocals. Students will continue to learn how to become an ensemble, to sing and dance together as a group. It's very important that students are learning lyrics at home.

In Film & TV students have until the end of March to complete all projects that they want to enter the PQA Film Festival to ensure there is enough time to edit films in post-production before submitting them. The films our students produce are of such a high standard, students love this module and we are very lucky to have the University as a location for filming as it gives students so many options!

We break up for Easter on Sunday 25th March for 2 weeks and return to Academy on Sunday 145th April.

To book a free taster session for your child please contact Rosie Howard 07710 519690 or email [email protected].

 

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!"

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 has worked for PQA for over 2 years now across multiple academies in the Midlands. She has a wealth of experience teaching Poppets and creates amazing programmes of work for our Poppets to learn the performing arts through.

Tori is currently studying for 3 A-Levels, including Drama and has been dancing and acting since an early age. Tori's passion for the performing arts is infectious and she is dedicated to giving our Poppets the best experience possible every week!

Seren

Poppets Assistant

Seren - Poppets Assistant

Seren is currently an English and Drama final year student at Loughborough University – studying both theoretical and practical drama modules. She is currently the Social Secretary for the Athletic Union Dance Club.

She has vast experience in performing arts, attending drama clubs and dance schools since an early age.

Seren is delighted to be the new Poppets Assistant at PQA Loughborough and is excited about passing on her performing arts knowledge!

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