About Us

Highly acclaimed performing arts centre in both Worcester, Bredon & Tewkesbury

 

We bring you classes in Dance (in every discipline), Drama, Musical Theatre, Gym, Acro, Singing and much, much more! We offer all of our classes with professionally trained & qualified teachers with real professional experience in the discipline they're teaching! On top of that, we can guarantee you a family friendly, child focused environment that listens and responds to its student’s voices whilst helping them flourish and more importantly - have fun!

 

We have over 330 pupils at present and within our first year of opening our Worcester Branch won medals and trophies at numerous competitions across the UK. Our students have performed in venues such as - Warwick Arts Centre, Birmingham MAC, The Abbey Theatre Nuneaton, Blackpool Opera House & Liverpool Echo Arena.

We now have not one, not two, but THREE branches in the local area - Worcester, Bredon & Tewkesbury. 

Our Worcester branch is ideally situated just outside of Worcester City Centre with masses of free parking. We bring you a modern Performing Arts Centre with three large studios all mirrored with sound systems, an office space, waiting areas, changing areas, a fully equipped kitchen that welcomes students and parents to feel at home.

Our Bredon branch is located in the heart of the village at a friendly and warm Village Hall. Our venue offers two large halls (one with a stage) and another smaller (half carpeted) hall. There is also parking next to the site, as well as lots of space to mingle and wait whilst your child is taking class!

Our Tewkesbury branch is located at the Wheatpieces Community Center in Walton Cardiff. A light, spacious room with a waiting area for parents to enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst their child is in class. Equipped with acro mats and ballet barres, children all ages can use all the facilities.

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Please feel free to come and visit or contact us for more information! 

Meet The Team

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Kerry Millis

CEO and Principal

Training:

Bird College

Qualifications:

BA Hons in Dance and Theatre Performance

ISTD, DDE Tap, Ballet

ISTD Licentiate

Certificate of Ballet Studies – RAD (Royal Academy of Dance)

Acrobatic Arts & Alixa Flexibility

Professional Experience:

Professionally, Kerry worked for a number of years as ‘Head Girl’ for Bourne Leisure. During this time she danced with Blue, WWE, X-Factor Finalists and Angie Brown. Kerry also danced supporting Westlife, Ronan Keating, Atomic Kitten & McFly. Kerry has also choreographed for a number of companies such as Park Holidays, Warner Hotels, Haven, CBeebies (Woolly & Tig) & Hit Entertainment (Angelina Ballerina, Barney the Dinosaur and The Tweenies).

Teaching Experience:

Kerry’s experience of teaching is wide ranging, such as teaching GCSE & BTEC at Hanley Castle High School, Dance Lecturer at University of Gloucester on their ‘Dance for Education’ and Performing Arts degree courses. Kerry has also worked with a wide range of young people within the community from varied backgrounds as a Dance development officer for Wyre Forest district council, with WAY (Worcester Action for Youth) and was the ‘dancer in residence’ at the Swan Theatre, Worcester. 

 

Time at Studio B: 

Studio B has enjoyed great success within RAD and ISTD dance exams as well as LAMDA Musical Theatre and Drama exams. The school has had the most fantastic results in Drama and Dance competitions and festivals across the country, with Kerry’s choreography achieving recognition in all the festivals that the school attends, Studio B has quite often been awarded the trophy for the most outstanding choreography. Creativity is Kerry’s passion and, through choreography, she tries to nurture a dancer’s inner emotion of feeling dance from within.

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Karen Edwards

Head of Syllabus

Training:

Symphony Dance School in Worcester

Janet Marshall Dance Studios

Qualifications:

ISTD Foundation in Dance Instruction in Modern 

Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

Registered Teaching Status at the RAD 

Progressing Ballet Technique

Registered teacher to teach Pirouette Surgery

Experience:

At the age of 19, Karen became Principal of Bredon School of Dance, taking the school from strength to strength for the next 11 years. She organised annual shows at The Roses Theatre, choreographed for festivals and entered her students for exams with both the RAD and ISTD. After having her two children, Karen decided that she wanted to get back to what she enjoyed doing most, which was teaching, and her dance school became part of the Studio B branches.

Time at Studio B:

Karen has been teaching at Studio B Performing Arts Centre since 2016 and loves the family atmosphere the school has as well as the strong work ethic of all the students. 

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Jenny O'Brien

Dance & NXT GEN Teacher

Training:

Shakespeare’s dance studio, Worcester

Harlequin stage school

Bird College, London

Experience:

On graduating from college Jenny performed in various dance companies and productions. Amongst these were the Australian, European and American tours with Spirit of the dance.

 

Jenny has taught dance for over 20 years now and loves to pass on her passion of dance to children. She currently teaches dance at Kings Hawford, Worcester.

Time at Studio B:

Jenny joined the Studio B teaching staff in 2019 and loves the friendly and inclusive atmosphere that the school has, the children, parents and staff have created a wonderful school and she is honoured to be a part of it.

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Alice Bird

Jitterbugs & Dance Teacher

Training:

Studio B

Qualifications:

Royal academy of dance (Ballet, CBTS)

Imperial society of teachers of dancing (Tap, DDE)

Acrobatics Arts

RAD Silver Swans, Leap Surgery (Rosina Andrews), Dancing memories, Barre fitness , Progressive ballet technique

Experience:

Alice has competed at many dance competitions with her highest mark being 93/100 for a tap solo. Alice has travelled across the UK dancing in competitions such as the All England dance finals in London and the That’s Showbiz dance finals in Liverpool where she came 2nd overall in the adult groups dance section with her fellow Studio B teachers. To further her dance teacher training, Alice is currently working with Kerry on gaining her DDE Modern with the ISTD.

Time at Studio B:

After training at Studio B, Alice was then taken on by Kerry as an Apprentice Dance Teacher to achieve her teaching qualifications.

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Tash Bean

Jitterbugs & NXT GEN Teacher

Training:

Performers Dance College

Experience:

TV credits include - 

MTV Awards and Smash Hits Poll Party as a backing dancer for 'Take That'

European Stars In Their Eyes Finalist Show

'65 Years of Magic' Buena Vista / European Productions (Disneyland Paris)

'Big Breakfast' (Channel 4)  'Surprise Surprise' (ITV) 'Comic Relief' (BBC)

 

Theatre/cabaret credits include - 

Pantomimes at various theatres including Bristol Hippodrome, Hammersmith Apollo, Mayflower Theatre (Southampton) 

Touring UK Theatre shows including Shaftesbury Avenue, West End, Blackpool, Manchester, Brighton etc

Various Summer Seasons in Theatres across the UK.

Dance Tours for CSE and the British Troops at locations such as Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyrus, Ascension Islands, Falkland Islands and Northern Ireland.

Since 2007 Tasha has reinvented her career as a Madonna Tribute Artist which has led her to perform all over the world. 

Tasha was lucky enough to have Miss Kerry as one of her dancers for a few years too! 

 

Take a look at more on her website - www.tashaleaper.co.uk

"I have so many years of experience that I want to pass on to the Studio B students. I'd love to bring out the performance aspect of their dancing as well as working on different commercial styles and ever-changing choreography."

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Sasha Hicks

Dance Teacher

Training & Experience:

Sasha started dancing at secondary school where her love and passion for it has continued to develop ever since. She studied dance at GCSE and A-level in school and completed many grades in ISTD ballet, modern, tap and he jazz awards. During her teenage years she auditioned and took part in the annual Pantomime at her local theatre and multiple shows with her dance school, as well as participating in competitions. She is furthering her training by continuing to work on her advanced one tap and modern and intermediate ballet.

Qualifications:

Studying DDE modern qualification at Janet Marshall Dance studio

Provisional membership with the ISTD 

Level 3 childcare qualifications

Time at Studio B: 

Sasha is delighted to continue her journey and development as a dance teacher at studio b and is looking forward to being part of the team. 

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Laura Fullelove

Musical Theatre/Lamda & NXT GEN Teacher

Qualifications:

Diploma in singing with Trinity School of music PTTLS teaching course

Experience:

After college Laura worked as a Redcoat at Butlins for several years before returning to Worcester, where she eventually moved into a career or working with youth organisations across a variety of settings. During this time she completed her diploma in singing with Trinity School of music and her PTTLS teaching course and have taught singing since then. 

 

After moving into schools to carry on her passion for teaching, Laura now teaches drama at Kings Hawford in the day and Musical theatre 3 evenings a week. In what spare time she does have, she also make cakes, as side-line business in lockdown which has really taken off!

She has toured across the Uk performing in various groups and acts and she hopes to continue to perform herself in Musical theatre in the future. 

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Graeme Brookes

Drama/Lamda & NXT GEN Teacher

Training:

Manchester Met: School of Theatre

Experience:

Returning actor at the Royal Shakespeare Co. most recently performing in Measure for Measure (dir. Greg Doran) & As You Like It (dir. Kim Sykes) at the RST Stratford and subsequently transferred to Barbican and a No.1 tour. Graeme also performed in Duchess of Malfi & Mrs Rich at the Swan Theatre at the RSC. Graeme has also toured the country multiple times in successful shows such as Wait until Dark & Invincible (Original theatre co.), the latter transferring to New York. Graeme has worked at many regional theatres across the UK as well as touring Europe on two separate occasions. Graeme has also worked on screen on shows such as: Doctors, The Job Lot, Raised by Wolves and more. 

 

Graeme has also begun a writing career. His debut play 'The Interview' was produced and performed in London in 2018-2019 and was published by Oberon Books. He also wrote the short film 'One in Five', which was also produced in 2015 and won multiple awards and is now part of a catalogue of films that is broadcast to multiple charities in the UK. Graeme has also written multiple scripts for children's shows at performing arts schools including Studio B in 2016 & 2021.

 

Graeme has worked in education throughout his career - working in multiple secondary schools across the West Midlands and working at many private performing arts schools in the Midlands & Worcestershire. Graeme later became an Educational Associate Practioner with the RSC. Graeme has also worked in the children's safeguarding field across Walsall, Solihull & Sandwell, working in Child Protection, Child in Need & Early Intervention roles as well as established a working programme for young males in the Sandwell area that is being rolled out across the Midlands. 

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Evie Maitland

Dance teacher & Office Manager 

Training:

Studio B

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Qualifications:

First Class Honours Degree in Dance

Experience:

Evie is still working hard on gaining a professional career in the arts so is always travelling to London to take class and audition

Time at Studio B:

Alongside teaching, Evie has also taken on the role of Kerry’s admin assistant, and will be seen in the office every Saturday morning to answer your questions. She also sorts invoices, emails, uniforms, social media posts and all things organising along with Kerry.

Evie loves watching Studio B  grow day by day and meeting new students that come through our doors; the professional but family friendly atmosphere creates a fantastic work ethic within the school and is proven by the amazing exams results in RAD, ISTD and  LAMDA exams.

 

She can’t wait to see what the future holds and is looking forward to exciting things to come for the school.

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Sophie Jo

Guest Teacher

Training:

London Studio Centre (awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship as well as a 3 year grant from The Bransford Trust.)

Experience:

Sophie-Jo graduated from London Studio Centre with a first class honours. After this success, Sophie obtained a London based agent where she took on numerous performing contracts across the UK. Sophie-Jo has performed at The Sadlers Wells Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre, The Peacock Theatre, The Swan Theatre, The Royal Opera House for the Pet Shop Boys Inner Sanctum Tour, E.M Forster Theatre with The Wizard of Oz and the UK Tour of The Little Mermaid.

Sophie-Jo is consistently continuing professional development, most recently achieving her qualifications in Yoga, for Children, Chair Dance for the elderly & an introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy. She has a real passion for sharing her knowledge and expertise to young people in performing arts.

PAST STUDENT SUCCESS

We have had a number of students who have gone on to train at some​ of the country's best performing arts colleges and have gained worked as professional performers since leaving Studio B.

  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

  • Bird College

  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

  • London College of Performing Arts

  • Kings International Ballet Academy

  • Birmingham Ormiston Academy 

  • Creative Academy

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"My daughter loves it here at studio B everyone is so friendly. The shows they put on are amazing, it's so nice to see what your children are getting up to. my daughter’s confidence has grown since going here. if your son/daughter are looking for a place to dance and enjoy themselves I highly recommend Studio B"