The Teachers

Darcy Knowler

Darcy Knowler is one of Mandy Ellen Performing Arts Street teachers. Credits Include The Greatest Dancer BBC Move It Dance Convention Can You Dance   Darcy is a fantastic teacher with a passion to educate and teach the next generation of talent!

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 [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

Tilly Cook

Tilly Cook is one of our lovely student teachers. Credits Include The Greatest Dancer Matilda – West End Billy Elliot – UK Tour Tilly is a very talented choreographer and loves passing on her skills, learnt from working in the industry professionally.