The Teachers

Chris Newport

Chris started dancing at the age of 18 with Davinci dance school after being told they were doing a Michael Jackson Set in their show (who is Chris’ biggest inspiration). Chris then went on to train with Phoenix Performing Arts as well, learning Hip Hop, Commercial, Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. With PPA, Chris has been fortunate […]

Emma Finch

Deputy Principal and Head of Dance FIDTA, RSA After training professionally on the outskirts of London, Emma went on to travel around the world working on cruise ships and in various hotels. In her career Emma has been lucky enough to work with choreographers such as Anthiny Van Laast, Adrian Allsop, Chris Baldock and Alan [...]

Graham Lappin

Theatre includes: Elf the Musical (West End, Theatre Royal, Plymouth/Bord Gais, Dublin & Lowry, Manchester); Car Driver/understudy Mr Toad in Wind in the Willows (UK Tour), Store Manager in Mr Bumble in Oliver! (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Mr Jackson/Policeman/Charcoal Burner in Swallows & Amazons (Theatre By The Lake, Keswick); Pierre/Georges in Piaf (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Man 1 in Spread a Little Happiness (Salisbury Playhouse); Dad/Winthrop in the UK […]

Jane Rebecca Marshall GLCM, LLCM, ALCM

Whilst studying for her Degree in Music at the London College of Music, Jane Rebecca Marshall gained her LLCM (TD) & ALCM in teaching & performing, graduating in 1990 with Honours.  Her tutors included Janice Chapman, Pamela Bowden & Mary Hammond. After a Post-Graduate year, concentrating on Advanced Singing Studies, Jane- Rebecca started her career […]

Katie Travers-Spencer

I started my training at the age of 5 in dance, drama and singing, and at 16 went on to full time college where I gained all of my teaching qualifications. I started performing professionally at the age of 6 progressing to leading roles, and never looked back. I have performed all over the country […]

Keith Jack

Keith Jack appeared in the BBC1 Show ‘Any Dream will Do’, coming in second place and has just finished playing the part of Joseph on tour and has recently played the part of Alastair in the new musical Sincerely Mr Toad Shortly after the program Keith joined the UK Tour of Bill Kenwright’s Joseph and [...]

Kieron Providence

Kieron Providence started his dance career in 2003 with a youth street dance group called Poison Ivy. In 2005 Kieron started his professional training at the Urdang Academy, He began teaching in 2006  at the London Metropolitan university on a Saturday scheme. In the same year he started teaching for U.D.S where Kieron’s vast knowledge and experience in the [...]

Luke Robson

Luke trained at the New English Contemporary Ballet School under Benoit Egloff, and furthered his training at College. Credits include Dancer/Understudy Russian in The Nutcracker (Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham) Dancer for Take That (London Palladium) Dancer at the Royal Variety Performance (Kim Gavin) Dancer for James Blunt (I really want you M/V) Dancer for Scape (Be my friend) Dancer for Ethermia (Lost M/V) Ensemble/Understudy Daniel in Seven Brides for […]

Mandy Ellen

Principal: Mandy Ellen is a member of the International Dance Teachers Association, where she holds fellowship qualifications. Mandy has been dancing since the age of 3 and has studied all genres of Musical Theatre and Dance. Mandy is passionate about dance and ensures that her own knowledge and experiences are passed on to the student [...]

Myron Birch

Myron started his career working as a dancer with Princess Cruises on a world cruise. He then later did “Thriller Live” where he did a European tour and West End Contract. Myron has danced for artists such as; Mel C, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Zara Larsson, Tinie Tempah, Fleur East, 5am, Emeli Sandé and Robbie Williams […]

Sam Stanley

Sam has a strong influence in the dance training here at MEPA ensuring that every demand is met for the ever-changing industry. He has always had a passion for teaching and nurturing the next generation of performers who want a career in the arts and believes ‘If you put your heart and soul into something [...]