MEET THE TEAM
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Director - Georgina Swarc AISTD Diploma YMCA/RSA Qualified AAC1 Certified.
Georgina has been teaching children and young adults to dance for over 25 years. She is the joint Director of Starmaker Dance School and is a qualified ballet, tap and modern teacher with the I.S.T.D. and a certified acrobatic arts teacher.
Georgina is also first aid qualified.
Lauren’s background is in the media, communications and events sector. She is the joint Director of Starmaker Dance School.
We are very excited that Ashley McGuire has joined our team, Ashley is an actress repped by United Agents.
Some of Ashley's credits include (too many to list all!)
Film - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (part 1 & 2), Bridget Jones' Baby, Solo a Starmaker Wars Story, David Brent Life on the Road.
TV - Malory Towers, Eastenders, Wanderlust, Man Down, Casualty, Coronation Street
Stage - Top Girls, Henry IV, Home
Radio - Educating Rita, Up the Coast, Henry IV, Messiah
Ashley is looking forward to sharing her wealth of experience with our ArtsXP students.
Aimee trained at Bretton Hall and The Bridge Theatre Training Company. Whilst an Actor she performed in many new plays, musicals and contemporary dance shows. Aimee has been teaching for over 10 years and she is excited to be teaching for Arts XP.
Street Dance Teacher
Rhiannon trained professionally as a dancer at Bodywork Company Cambridge and has since performed and taught around the world specialising in; commercial/street, jazz and contemporary styles.
Rhiannon most recently played the role of 'Vi Petty' in the UK Tour of 'Buddy' - The Buddy Holly Story and previous to this choreographed 'West Side Story' at the Norwich Playhouse. She has taught for various dance schools including; The Royal Academy of Dance, Spirit Young Performer's Company.
Ashten studied at the Guildford School of Acting and graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre.
Ashten has been singing on cruise ships and has extensive teaching experience.
Melanie trained at Queen Margaret University for Music & Drama Edinburgh, gaining a Diploma in Dramatic Art. She's best known for her powerhouse performances on ITV's X Factor 2012. She reached the live shows with mentor Gary Barlow.
Melanie is now signed to major music company Delirious/Blacksmith, recording an album & sharing a roster with Sam Smith, Emile Sande & Disclosure. She has toured the UK with her own show and was nominated for a Capital FM best newcomer award. She also starred in David Baddiel's musical 'The Infidel.'
Melanie has recorded and toured with many artists including Pink, Stereophonics to name a few.
Guest Drama Teacher
Victoria trained at Mountview Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Bridge Theatre Training Company. She has worked extensively in Musical Theatre, TV & Film .
Some Theatre & TV credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music (Gordon Craig & Kilworth House), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Middle Temple Hall) Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Cinderella (Darwen Library Theatre), Rep Theatre (Bridlington Spa), Mrs Phagon in Parade (LTW), Clare in BBC’s Adaptation If After Henry (Chichester),
ITV’s Broadchurch, Thought of it First (International Eurofilm Festival).
Documentaries - ITV’s ‘This Time Next Year’, CBBC’s ‘Got What it Takes’, ITV’s ‘Ross Kemp on Armed Police’, BBC’s ‘Digging for Britain’.