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WELCOME TO PQA STOURBRIDGE!

At PQA Stourbridge everyone is seen as equal and each student will be offered the same opportunities as everyone else - from showcase performances to cinema screenings of their film and television work. Students will all have the chance to shine on stage, not just one or two, but every single one.

Students will leave our academy every week with their heads held high and a smile on their faces knowing they have the confidence to take on the world and all its challenges.

We would love to show you what we do so please call 07741 146 956 to arrange a free taster session, request a brochure or go ahead and enrol online now!

Team PQA Stourbridge
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Meet the Team

Jo

Principal

Jo - Principal

Jo has a longstanding passion for creative arts. Her love for performance grew from the age of eight, where she went on to perform in several productions with a local theatre group. The director of the school inspired her; which sparked her ambition to become a leader in the performing arts. Jo attended Bath University where she graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Drama and then went on to study for a Secondary PGCE at Warwick University. Jo trained in stand-up comedy, at university and regularly performed on campus; she set up her charity organisation called Laughs for Life which toured around Bath and Bristol, raising over £1500 for Anthony Nolan charity and the British Heart Foundation.

Also, during her training, she was known as the Commedia queen due to her extensive knowledge of the traditional Italian theatre and held workshops for the drama teaching consortium at Warwick University. Jo is an accomplished creative, having directed musical theatre productions in Maine USA at a summer camp. Her experience extends to Film & Television also as she is a freelance producer and editor. Jo is actively working on a series of shorts to be released publicly as well as producing three music videos! With all this experience across all modules, she also manages to practice graphic illustration as a hobby!

Hyacinth

Vice Principal

Hyacinth - Vice Principal

After completing training at Birmingham School of Speech Training & Dramatic Art I have worked and performed in a variety of musical theatre, drama and rehearsed reading productions.

I later joined The Beechmen Drum and Bugle Corps, an American Style marching band, competing against other Corps around the country. Here I was able to hone my performing and Physical Theatre skills in a completely different genre whilst supporting the choreography and rigorous dance routines required within the Colour and Rifle Guard section of the Corps.

Mike

Comedy & Drama

Mike - Comedy & Drama

Mike holds a Diploma (with Distinction) for Drama in Education and is an experienced and talented performer. Previous roles have included Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables', Sam Silver in 'Copacabana' and Dick Deadeye in 'HMS Pinafore'. Mike has also performed at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on two occasions in 'Annie' and 'Footloose'.

In addition to this, Mike has also had the opportunity to be a technician at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. He has continued to explore and develop his passion for drama in the Performing Arts industry.

Aside from his Theatrical work, Mike supports a secondary school with their Performing Arts department, including putting on and stage managing shows. He has also had the experience of participating within a LAMDA course which brings a professional dynamic to his teaching. Mike has even written his own short play for Stourbridge Academy upon its opening titled, 'A Day in the Life of PQA'.

Mike is really enthusiastic about drama, and cannot wait to teach you everything he knows so that you can become the professional actors and actresses that you have always wanted to be!

Olivia

Film & Television

Olivia - Film & Television

Bio to appear soon

Dylan

Musical Theatre

Dylan - Musical Theatre

Dylan is a Musical Theatre performer, originally from Birmingham but currently residing in Barcelona. He is training to complete his BA Musical Theatre Degree at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona and has been performing since the age of four.

Dylan has played a variety of roles on the UK theatre scene including Javert in "Les Misérables," Trevor Graydon in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Clyde Gabriel in "The Witches of Eastwick," Raoul in "The Phantom of the Opera," the Baker in "Into the Woods," and most recently Reverend Shaw in "Footloose."

He has worked previously with PQA and is greatly passionate about teaching Musical Theatre and also has a strong interest in teaching vocal technique.

Matt

Film & Television

Matt - Film & Television

Matt Johnson is a qualified tutor and film producer based in the Midlands.

Before working at PQA Matt was running EU funded adult education projects in Poland and Czech Republic around the theme of transmedia. These projects were run in collaboration with the Krakow International Documentary Film Festival and the OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival.

Lena

Poppets

Lena - Poppets

Biography coming soon.

Jessica

Academy Assistant

Jessica - Academy Assistant

Biography coming soon.

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