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.
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’.
Street Dance Teacher
Kieran has been dancing for many years, beginning his dance training in Street Dance styles in Birmingham. He studied at Arts Educational School London. As well as this, he is a budding singer songwriter working on the the release of his debut album.
Kieran’s performing credits include:
Like A River - Concept Video @theroundhousetheatre
Triz O My - Distance Music Video
La La Land - Comic Relief Opening 2017
Boing - Mina Official Music Video 2017
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.
Eri is an Actor, Singer & Dancer from London. Eri trained at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Since graduating she has appeared on screen in various commercials, with recent credits including HP & Jaguar & Febreeze & many others. She has also taught consistently, over the years and is passionate about developing creative skills.