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WELCOME TO PQA TAUNTON

Due to high demand we are opening a new
afternoon Academy this autumn!

Come along to our
FREE OPEN DAY
on Saturday 13th October
from 1.45-5pm

Find us at Richard Huish College, South Road,

Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3DZ

To find out more request a free information pack
or to secure your place at PQA Taunton click HERE

WELCOME TO PQA TAUNTON!

We operate on Saturdays, 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.

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 Taunton. If you would like more information about the Academy you can request a brochure or enrol online now. If you woul like a no obligation FREE taster session please call me on 07746671625 - I look forward to welcoming you to PQA Taunton.

Roberta
Principal
Roberta.Partington@pqacademy.com

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Hear what our parents say:

"I joined PQA to just have a try at professional theatre and since the Open Day 2 Years ago, I have felt more confident, not just on stage but in myself. I am constantly challenged and supported allowing me to step outside my comfort zone. All I can say is Thank you to PQA for giving me the push I needed to become who I am today" - Jentina Red Group

"When I first joined PQA I was very nervous, I didn't know anyone and wasn't sure if I was going to be good enough to keep up. However the second I joined I instantly felt at ease, the teachers were all welcoming and always helped out if I wasn't sure of a dance routine. I quickly made friends that I know I will have for life and I have grown in confidence so much since joining"- Erin Red Group

"PQA Taunton has provided my daughter with countless amazing opportunities which she would not have experienced elsewhere. The commitment, enthusiasm and support of the staff is outstanding-their pride and care in the children is obvious. PQA is a wonderful environment which has helped develop my daughter's confidence, performance and social skills and she loves every minute she spends with her friends there. I'd recommend this group wholeheartedly!"- Nikki Green Group Parent

"Anything that a teenager wakes up for excitedly on a Saturday must be amazing! Encouraging and vibrant staff have given and keep giving the children amazing opportunities - Performing with g4, taking part in a play in a west end theatre, watching their short films at a cinema to name but a few. But most importantly they get the best out of the children, build their confidence and allow them to be themselves"- Rachel Red Group Parent

Meet the Team

Roberta

Principal

Roberta - Principal

Roberta has been part of the PQA family for over 2 years as a teacher around the South West and is delighted to be opening PQA Taunton. As the Principal of PQA Taunton, she strives to make every Saturday a different experience and open up new opportunities to the young people who attend. 'Performing Arts in engraved on my heart and I feel it is so important to provide quality lessons which are accessible to all who wish to partake; from those wanting to pursue a career in the Arts to those who want to meet new people or express themselves in a safe and fun environment. My aim to make sure that every young person who attends PQA Taunton on a Saturday, leaves with a smile ear to ear. Children can learn so many valuable skills which transfer across their academic and social development without even realising because they are having so much fun doing it.'

She has been involved with Theatre Productions from a young age, from High School Musical to Les Miserables. Roberta as also choreographed and directed a vast amount of youth and school productions She continued her studies in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and then pursued her teaching career at Liverpool Hope University where she completed my PGCE in Dance and Drama with 'Outstanding'. She currently Head of Dance at a secondary school where she' also teaches Drama. "Teaching has been a passion alongside performing art for as long as I can remember and I am so excited to take the next step of my journey with PQA."

Tabitha

Vocal Coach

Tabitha - Vocal Coach

Tabitha, classically trained in Musical Theatre at Bristol Old Vic.

Credits include: BBC's Poldark, Vivian in Legally Blonde the Musical, Penny in Hairspray and is currently rehearsing for the role of 'Nancy' in the classic musical, Oliver with Bath Light Operatic Company.

Tabitha came to do a master class at PQA Taunton and fell in love with the students and their enthusiasm so she is now our very own Vocal Coach.

Laura

Film & Television

Laura - Film & Television

Laura, originally from Somerset, graduated from University of Bristol in 2014 with a BA (hons) Drama degree and she is now pursuing further postgraduate study in Filmmaking. She currently works alongside her studies as a freelance filmmaker, performer, musician and artist. Laura is currently studying for her PhD in Filmmaking and looks forward to sharing her wealth of experience with students at PQA Taunton.

Kayleigh-Paige

Comedy & Drama

Kayleigh-Paige - Comedy & Drama

Kayleigh-Paige has danced since the age of 4 and has always loved performing. Kayleigh-Paige trained professionally in musical theatre, and all sorts of different dance styles ranging from Ballet, Latin, Tap, Commercial and everything in between. Most recently Kayleigh-Paige played Alice in a 2 month tour of Dick Whittington in the Midlands.

At the age of 18, Kayleigh decided to solely pursue acting as a career after taking classes at Bristol Old Vic and has been in all kinds if different TV roles. Most recently Kayleigh-Paige has been in many short films appearing in many international short film festivals and is in her first DVD on sale in major shops this February.

Kayleigh-Paige is very excited to start teaching at PQA as she has a real passion for helping new generations into the industry and feels as a working actress/performer that she can offer support and advice to any student who needs it.

 

Ruby

Musical Theatre

Ruby - Musical Theatre

Ruby recently graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts but her love for Musical Theatre began at a very early age.

She started ballet lessons at the age of three and eventually gained Royal Academy of Dance Grade 8. Sshe also enjoys playing the violin, bass guitar and mandolin. Ruby has toured the UK with the Creative Vocal Company and has played many characters both before and during training such as: Connie Riley in Made in Dagenham, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Jennyanydots in Cats and has appeared on TV in Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

Ruby is delighted to be a part of the PQA team.

 

Angela

Poppets

Angela - Poppets

Angela Frewin trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for three years after which she entered the theatrical profession. Felicity Kendall The Good Life actress was Angela's proposer for her equity card!

Initially, she toured with a one-woman show based on "Cabaret". Numerous acting jobs followed, such as The Mr. Men T.I.E touring company. She took the lead role at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in "Lavender Blue" which started at the National Theatre. She also starred in numerous parts with "Onstage Atlanta" U.S.A.

Angela had her own theatrical Agency in London where her clients took part in West End productions, TV programmes and commercials. Angela's passion for drama still thrives and has been teaching speech and drama since 2007.

Angela is excited and looking forward to joining PQA Taunton.

Liam

Musical Show Director

Liam - Musical Show Director

Will

Film & Television Assistant

Will - Film & Television Assistant

Will is passionate about Film and Television and dedicates his time to learning the craft and developing his skills. He also has experience in Musical Theatre playing roles such as Sweeney Todd.

Fin

Academy Assistant

Fin - Academy Assistant

An ex-student of PQA, Fin is an aspiring Musical Theatre Performer who has played a variety of roles over his 8 years of performing, from Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream to Joey "José" Vegas in Fame.

Fin loved being a PQA student because of all the incredible opportunities it gave him, including performing at the Bristol Hippodrome and doing many other showcases.

Emily

Academy Assistant

Emily - Academy Assistant

'Emily has been dancing since she was 4 years old and has been part of Musical Theatre Productions in her local Theatre for years, performing in shows such as Sound of Music, Les Misérables and In the Heights. Emily can't loves working with the students at PQA Taunton and can not wait for their next performance to show off their new skills.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00 & 13.45 - 17.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Richard Huish College
South Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3DZ

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