All staff are DBS checked
Principal and Drama teacher
Miss Gemma (Principal), the founder of Premier Drama Academy, is an experienced Drama teacher, DBS cleared and has worked with many professionals within the drama field.
From a very young age Gemma has had a passion for the stage and screen alike, performing in many musicals and plays, such as 'Singing in the rain', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Steel Magnolias'.
At the age of 16, she auditioned and was awarded a place at the prestigious NYT (National Youth Theatre) in London and trained with them on their Summer course and has trained with LAMDA and Trinity College, as well as having a degree in Performing arts and a PGCE in Eglish, Drama and Media.
Furthermore, she has appeared on our TV screens in programmes such as: 'Hollyoaks' and 'Jonathan Creek' alongside Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin.
Gemma is an accredited LAMDA teacher and has gained invaluable knowledge and skills with the LAMDA board and through this loves to ignite a passion for performing with children and adults alike.
Musical Theatre teacher
Jodie has been working as a professional performer for over 10 years. She trained at 'Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop' and from there has worked on various T.V shows, stage shows, film, commercials and Radio. Jodie has landed the role of 'Jenny Marshall' on a new itv drama 'Homefires'. Her previous work consists of:
My Mad Fat Diary playing Vicky Barnish. Shameless playing Sarah Berry. DCI Banks playing Bernadette. Moving On playing Lou. Coronation Street playing Gemma Davenport and Linda Green playing Leanne Fenton. Jodie appeared in the film 'Spike Island' in 2013 where she played the role of Shelley.
Jodie's stage credits include: The musical 'Our Benny' playing Maisie at Liverpool Empire. Lead vocalist in 'Glee the Concert' at The Palace Theatre Manchester. Lead vocalist in 'Back in the habit' ( sister act ) at Liverpool Empire. Jodie has also toured with 'The Greastest kids sing a long' and For five consecutive years she has played leading lady in Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Aladdin, and Snow White at Preston Charter Theatre.
Jodie has vast experience teaching at workshops, summer schools and schools ages from 4-21. For 4 years Jodie taught drama, singing and dance at 'Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop'. Jodie loves to share her knowledge and experiences of the industry and encourage the young and upcoming performers of today to bring out their best potential and to make them confident all round performers .
Miss Eilish left the saxtead school of dance in 2010 to study at Preston college where she gained her DDE ballet and modern and DDI in national, as well as succeeding in all ISTD exams. Since leaving college Miss Eilish has gained a wealth of teaching knowledge, teaching a variety of styles to a wide range of ages and abilities.
Miss Eilish is Passionate about good technique, allowing all to achieve their potential.