Aimee began her training at Singer Stage School before continuing her training at Millennium Performing Arts. She then completed her National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy and was awarded a Dance and Drama Award (Scholarship).
After graduating Aimee’s professional credits include...
TV & Film: ‘I Love My Country’ BBC (8 episodes)-Dancer, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ BBC-Backing Singer for IlDivo, ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’, ‘Everybody Dance Now’ (ITV)-Dancer,‘Podaa Podi’ (FeatureFilm), ‘Let It Go-Alexandra Burke’ (Music Video)-Featured Model/Dancer, ‘Louis Spence’s Show business’-Dancer, Commercials include-Sony Book Reader, Moneygram, Clairol Nice &Easy, Heart FM & Big Brother. Aimee was also a sports dancer for various sports including Rugby, Cricket and Basketball-dancing at major events and for Sky Sports.
Theatre and Events:‘The Sunflower Jam’-Royal Albert Hall-Featured Dancer, Jack and the Beanstalk (Shaw Theatre-London)-Ensemble, ‘XBoxDance Central 2 Launch’-Lead Dancer, An Evening with Pearly Gates(Shaw Theatre)-Featured Dancer, Potters Theatre Company (various productions)-Singer/Dancer, Financial Times Awards (Natural History Museum)-Dancer, ‘Sonique’ PAs-Featured Dancer,‘Mercedes Awards Gala’, ‘Vogue’s Fashion Night Out’.
Aimee has choreographed several Musical Theatre productions in Norway including Hairspray, High School Musical 2, Annie, Jungle book & Heidi. She has also choreographed corporate events and several performances with The Earthlights BoogieBand-venues include The Royal Albert Hall, Troxy and international performances. After working professionally Aimee completed her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Imperial Classical Ballet. She has completed both Modules 1 & 2 with Acrobatic Arts and was the first qualified teacher within the area. Aimee has also attended several teaching workshops/courses with The Royal Ballet School, ISTD, Acrobatic Arts & Ryan Jenkins (ID Company).
Aimee is first aid trained and a licenced chaperone. She is delighted to be the Artistic Director of Singer Stage School.
Ashton is a composer, teacher, musical director and musician based in Colchester, Essex. Ashton’s writing credits include book, music & lyrics for I Wish (premiered 2019), music & additional lyrics for Pip’s Post Room (premiered 2019), Footprints in the Snow (premiered 2018), Swash (premiered 2016), and A Hundred Shining Hearts, a National Lottery-funded original musical to celebrate the centenary of the Palace Theatre in Westcliff-on-sea. Ashton’s first original musical SAMSON premiered in concert in 2015, starring Sharon Rose (Hamilton, Beautiful), Haydn Cox (Dear Evan Hansen) and Ben Tyler (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), and is currently in professional development. In 2016, Ashton was selected from over 300 writers as one of four national finalists for the Perfect Pitch Musical Theatre Writing Award. Ashton’s original work has been performed across the U.K. including at The Other Palace, Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Winchester Discovery Centre.
As a musical director, conductor and artistic director Ashton has worked on over 50 musical productions. Highlights include Sister Act, Legally Blonde, School of Rock, Bonnie & Clyde and The Last Five Years. Ashton also works extensively as a musician for theatre productions, weddings and corporate events. Highlights here include productions of Les Miserables, Chess, The Wiz and The Producers, engagements in the Republic of Ireland and at the Ritz Hotel (London), and working with Hugh Maynard (Miss Saigon) and Rachelle Ann Go (Hamilton, Miss Saigon) at the Leicester Square Hippodrome Casino, as well as working with Josh Dylan (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Noughts and Crosses), Giovanni Spano (Bat out of Hell, The X Factor), Tim Howar (RENT, Phantom of the Opera), Nathan James (ITV’s Superstar) and numerous other stars of the stage and screen.
In addition to his role as the Head of Singing at Singer Stage School, Ashton is the Director of Music at Littlegarth School in Colchester. He also provides audition preparation and coaching for college-age students and adult professional performers. Ashton’s pupils and clients have a strong track record of success, with recent credits including Matilda (UK Tour & West End), School of Rock (West End), Half a Sixpence (West End) and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).
Judith Taylor - A.L.A.M, BA (hons) Childhood and Youth Studies including children’s literature and language development.
Judith has been a tutor with Sandra Singer for 19 years teaching across the age ranges in Stage School and working with students for both Television and Stage.
She also teaches an adult drama class where the subject matter is more intense and challenging, in this class the students are also prepared for auditions for drama schools.
She is also the LAMDA teacher for the school and has had excellent results across the grades, working in a one to one session to prepare students for their examinations and has been invited to examine internationally from next year.
Recently, she has undertaken training in the area of voice over techniques and film techniques, this will ensure by practice is current. She has been employed as a supply teacher and has worked with reception and junior school children. In particular working with children who lacked confidence and needed additional support with speaking and listening.
She is a producer/performer for a local amateur society and has worked on a range of play genres.
Dina grew up in Southend on Sea and began her training in all aspects of performing arts at a young age. She trained professionally at the Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, London and was awarded the prestigious Dance and Drama Scholarship.
Her West End and UK tour credits include:
Young Eponine, 'Les Miserables'; ensemble 'Oliver'; Lucy, 'The Goodbye Girl'; Ensemble, 'Closer than
Ever'; Mrs Puff, 'Spongebob Squarepants the Musical'; 'Martha, 'High School Musical 2'; Tracey Turnblad, Hairspray'; Sister Mary Patrick and ensemble, 'Sister Act'. Dina also has extensive
experience in session recording, voice over work and has also been involved in two original cast recordings for West End productions.
Dina continued her studies under BAST to gain certification as a vocals and performance coach. She
has taught industry workshops for schools and colleges nationally but is thrilled to be teaching dance
and singing at Sandra Singer Stage school and is extremely passionate about training and inspiring the next generation of young performers.
Michael is originally from Port Talbot, South Wales and Graduated from renowned The Arts Educational Performing Arts College 2007.
Theatre credits include, 3 years in Jersey Boys West End (Prince Edward Theatre), Abe/CC La Drue in Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour). Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, New London Cast (Savoy Theatre) Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Arts Educational Schools London).
Michael also sang backing vocals for artists such as McFly (V festival/ Isle Of White Festival), The Stylophones (Sphere Studios London).
Michael was the vocal organiser for BBC’s ‘Children In Need’ – Featuring Adrian Lester and The Beatbox Collective.
Recently Michael has been travelling the world with his 2 vocal groups. ‘The 4Tunes’ made up of 4 West End singers and Renowned A Cappella group ‘ The Magnets’ supporting Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Gregory Porter at the ARIAS.
Michael is now a member of our resident teaching creatives
This as an amazing opportunity for younger children who show an interest in performing arts to start formal training at one of the UK’s leading vocational training schools. Working alongside West End and Industry professionals. We start the ‘learning’ journey of exploring Dance, Drama (Stage and Screen) and Singing.