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Silverdale School

Bents Crescent

Sheffield, S11 9QH

© 2019 Verve Academy of Performing Arts

 

Tel: 0114 321 1854

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Tim Watson-Mitchell
Principal, Acting Coach & Singing Coach

 

Tim trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, completing a three year acting course. Since graduating, he has appeared in 'The Bill' on ITV, 'Doctors' and 'Waking the Dead' on BBC1 and has acted in feature films and commercials. Tim also had a taste of the London stage when he played the lead role in 'A Time For Everything'.

 

Tim's love of performing arts soon directed him towards teaching. He has taught acting and singing in a number of stage academies across London and Essex, and is now loving this new chapter in Sheffield.

Sharon Watson-Mitchell
Principal, Acting Coach & Dance Coach

 

Sharon graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2006. She has worked in film, television, commercials and theatre. Her screen credits include 'Doctors' and 'Waking the Dead' for the BBC, and commercials for KFC, Thomson and Transport For London. Sharon also gained vast experience from a six-month UK theatre tour.

 

Sharon has taught drama and dance at various stage and primary schools for the last eight years. Her main passion in life is inspiring children and teenagers through creative arts.

Charlotte Ironmonger
Dance Coach

 

Charlotte started acting, dancing and singing as a youngster. After training at the Oxford School of Drama, she went on to work as a full-time dancer.

 

Charlotte has travelled to many different places across Europe as a dancer and worked extensively in Asia performing at award shows and in Bollywood movies.

 

Charlotte is a qualified dance teacher and currently tours with a soul and Motown group who recently supported the Four Tops on their UK tour.

Kate Hogan
Singing Coach

 

Kate is a music tutor and vocal coach specialising in contemporary vocals.

An experienced and versatile session singer, Kate has sung in such differing outfits as a folk band, jazz/funk band, wedding band and a bit of an experimental stint in a metal band for a brief time also!

Still performing around the country, Kate now dedicates most of her time to coaching the voices of up and coming artists, hobbyists and youngsters alike.

Laura Gregory
Dance Coach

 

Training in various dance styles including Street Dance, Contemporary, Tap and Ballet makes Laura a versatile and well-rounded teacher and performer.

 

Starting her dance training in Sheffield, she has also trained in London and at prestigious dance schools in New York including Broadway Dance Center and Martha Graham Contemporary Dance School. Laura's recent credits include music videos, flash mobs, working as a backing dancer for Tony Christie and dancing at a number of big exhibitions.

Sarah Collins
Singing Coach

 

Sarah is an experienced performer and teacher who specialises in Pop and Musical Theatre vocals.

 

Sarah studied at Chichester University obtaining a degree in Music with Vocal Teaching. She subsequently furthered that with a post-graduate degree in Choral Studies.

 

She currently works as a singing teacher for Wakefield Music Service, where she teaches 5-16 year olds in a number of schools as well as running various choirs.

Abi Turner
Dance Coach

 

Abi has been dancing since a very young age, studying all styles and genres of dance. She then went on to train professionally after being awarded a full scholarship at a prestigious Musical Theatre college. Abi graduated SLP College 3 years later with a Distinction in Musical Theatre.

Since graduating, Abi has toured all over the country in several theatre tours and has performed in many corporate events and shows all over the UK. She has also travelled the world twice working as a dancer on board P&O Cruises.

Jamillah Fletcher
Assistant Dance Coach

 

Jamillah is currently completing her degree in Professional and Commercial Dance at Shockout Arts in Manchester.

 

Jamillah has been dancing since the age of seven and has trained in Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Theatre Craft and Contemporary.

 

She regularly competes in prestigious dance competitions and has won titles in London, Blackpool, Nottingham and Derby.