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 and New Era Academy teacher and has gained invaluable knowledge and skills with the both boards 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. Most recently, Jodie has appeared on The Voice with her singing group - Monroe.
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 Máire has a BA Hons degree in dance teaching, performance and choreography!
Whilst training she reached her advanced levels in Ballet, Modern and Tap.
Furthermore, she has now qualified as a Primary School teacher and is a qualified circus skills teacher through Dance Cirque.
She loves dancing and loves to teach!
Pearl started singing lessons when she was 6 years old and has her grade 8 from Trinity College London. She has been in a variety of different productions at the charter theatre and performed in choirs backing Katherine Jenkins and Russel Watson. After completing a course in Musical Theatre at Runshaw College and receiving 1-1 drama lessons from Premier Drama Academy's Principle Gemma, she went on to achieve a first class degree in Professional Musicianship specialising in vocals, teaching and music theory at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Manchester. Pearl is DBS cleared and has experience teaching vocal techniques, songwriting skills and simple instrumentation to children from reception to year 6 at various primary school.
Paige started her dancing career at age 6 as an irish dancer. She began travelling to competitions where she was soon named European Champion, All Ireland Champion, Ulster Champion among many others. Around this time Paige started lessons in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical also. Paige has performed in pantomimes, Christmas shows, and televised productions at various theatres across Ireland. Paige has also experience teaching ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical at dance schools in Northern Ireland. She is currently in her second year of the BA Hons dance teaching, performance and choreography degree at Preston College Dance.