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PQA Maidenhead is based at Furze Platt Senior School, in their purpose-built drama and dance facility.

Classes are led by our team of first class tutors who deliver action-packed sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & TV.

Under 6's are provided for with their own special Poppets class.

Come along and try a session with us - call me for further information on the number below, or register on-line HERE. Places currently available in all age groups.

See you soon

Liz Charleston
Principal
07443 460390
liz@pqacademy.com

Meet the Team

Liz Charleston

Principal

Liz Charleston - Principal

Hi, my name is Liz Charleston & I am looking forward to be running the Maidenhead Academy and working with the team.

Since my own children were small, I have been involved with Youth theatre and love the sense of self-worth that this has engendered in my own and other children that I have worked with.

I'm delighted to be able to offer children in the area a whole new experience in performing arts. PQA offers children the opportunity to get involved with all areas of performing arts from dancing, singing and theatre to comedy and television and is designed to help children gain confidence, make friends and have fun.

All the teachers at PQA Maidenhead are dedicated professionals and we are looking forward to working as a team to provide a fun experience for all the children who join us

Emily

Vice Principal

Emily - Vice Principal

Emily trained at Rose Bruford and was fortunate to spend a year studying further at St Mary's University of Minnesota.

She has extensive experience in both theatre and TV/Film and is looking forward to working with enthusiastic young people.

Theatre include; Paulette in Playing for Time (Norden Farm), Mary Warren in The Crucible (The Page Theatre, USA), French Fries in Talking With (Valencia Arts Centre, USA), Dancer in The Benny Goodman Suite (The Page Theatre, USA), Maenad in The Bacchae (The Rose Theatre), Lily Mortar in The Children's Hour (The Rose Theatre), Carol in Oleanna (The Rose Theatre), Penelope in The Penelopiad (The Barn Theatre), Erin in There's A City in My Mind (The Rose Theatre), Chorus in Cinderella (The Kenton Theatre), Hartley in Casablanca (The Troxy Picture Palace).
TV/Film; Ravenmoor Killer (RHUL), Nutbox Comedy Pilot (NutBox), Midsomer Murders (ITV)
Other work includes: NYT Press Play Workshops (The Curve), Emily provides drama workshops for children and adults with ASD working with CATSYPP and The Impossible Theatre Company.

Eloise

Musical Theatre

Eloise - Musical Theatre

Eloise started performing at the age of 4 and competed in festivals across the country where she became the All England Tap Champion by the age of 15. She also played the body double of Elizabeth Earl in the feature film The Greatest Store In The World. She then went on to win a DaDa scholarship to train at Millennium Performing Arts college London. After 3 years intensive training, her first job upon leaving was as principal dancer in the show La Calisto at the Royal Opera House, West End.

Eloise has been performing professionally ever since and her recent credits have been national and international tours as the lead in various plays and Musicals, The Crazy Coqs Show performing with Ty Jeffries as a Crazy Coq in the West End, The lead in 3 shows touring Germany for 7 months and then on to filming the feature film Suffragette, as Lady Suffragette which was out in cinemas 2015.

Eloise teaches jazz, tap, commercial, ballet, contemporary, street and musical theatre. She has a passion for teaching to all ages and is extremely excited to be a part of the PQA team!

Christina

Comedy & Drama

Christina - Comedy & Drama

Christina is a professional actress and stage combat specialist having trained at East 15 Acting School. Since graduating in 2013 Christina has worked in both theatre and film.

FILM/TV Credits Include; Ellie in Something Happens Here (Talk To Camera) Amy in Gates of Vanity (Future Focus Films) Lilly in Abide With Me (French Honey Films) Fight Artist in Zemmy, (Music Video) Ally in OCD Awareness Campaign (Fixers)

Theatre Credits Include; Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Melbourne Shakespeare Company) Constance in The Three Musketeers (Illyria Theatre) Emil Etin in The Musketeers (BBC Worldwide) Sparrow in The Hole in The Night (SharkLegs Theatre) Lou in My Face (National Theatre)

Having been in Australia for just under a year working with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company, Christina is excited to be rejoining the team at Maidenhead.

 

Harrison

Film & Television

Harrison - Film & Television

After completing a degree in Film Production, Harrison worked as a Runner, Production Assistant, Studio Assistant and Editor, before turning to freelance work as a Videographer & Editor.

He now works at Bucks New University, making promotional films and works on other film projects with staff and students.

Karmela

Academy Assistant

Karmela - Academy Assistant

Karmela has graduated from student to class assistant at PQA Maidenhead.

She has performed from a young age and is still active in numerous youth theatre groups in the area. Karmela cannot picture a future where she is not involved in the performing arts.

Rozalia

Academy Assistant

Rozalia - Academy Assistant

Rozalia has graduated from student to class assistant at PQA Maidenhead.

She studied Performing Arts at school, gaining a Distinction* and says that performing has made her the person she is today.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00 & 13.45 - 17.00
Poppets 09.45 - 11.30

Furze Platt Senior School
Furze Platt Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 7NQ

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