DSP Performing - The Teachers

Inês Marcelo Curto - Centre Manager

Prior to training in theatre, Ines also trained in Fine Art and has a Masters in Art Markets Management. Ines has been singing from the young age of 8 and later trained in Musical Theatre in Portugal. She subsequently moved to London to train at the American Musical Theatre Academy of London, which she graduated from in 2015. She is an experienced performer and has appeared in a variety of musicals, concerts and plays both in the UK and Portugal.

Grant Leat – Acting Teacher

Grant Leat is an actor/comedian and former graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since graduating, he has worked the independent stand-up comedy circuit, shot several short films and worked on a handful of new plays.

Mariana Nina - Singing Teacher

Mariana is a classically trained soprano and musician with a love for musical theatre and an extensive performing experience. Her training was at Castelo Branco, Portugal and she graduated with a BMus from the Lisbon Nova University. Currently, Mariana teaches at several music schools in London, and is a member of the London Philharmonic Choir

Julian D Lewis - Dance Teacher

Julian completed his professional training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in 2014 went on to tour the UK and Europe as a member of EDge, the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School. Julian has since worked extensively as a performer, teacher and choreographer and is currently Company Dancer/Rehearsal Co-ordinator for Wales-based FFIN DANCE as well as Artistic Co-Director of Traceworks Dance.

James Aiden Kay - Dance Teacher

James trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance gaining a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Dance. On graduating, James trained and performed in Edge 2014, the post graduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School, touring nationally and internationally. James has extensive teaching and performance experience working professionally as a freelance dancer and is Artistic Co-Director of Traceworks Dance.

Tony Eccles - Acting Teacher

Tony trained at the Hammond School of Performing Arts in Chester before going on the earn his Masters Degree in Screen Acting at Drama Centre London. As a Actor, Tony works mostly in TV and Film but has also appeared in Professional Theatre and Musical Theatre Productions.

Samanta Franco - Singing Teacher

Samanta is a performer who started studying Piano and Singing from an early ageat the Portuguese National Music Conservatoire. Later, she progressed to Acting and Musical Theatre as well, at the Theatre Academy of Finland, Lisbon Theatre and Film School

and the American Musical Theatre Academy of London. She is an established performer in numerous musicals, concerts and plays.