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ARTEMIS COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS

INDEX HOUSE

ST GEORGES LANE

ASCOT

BERKSHIRE

SL5 7ET

01344 429403

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ARTEMIS COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS

SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE

RINGMEAD

BRACKNELL

BERKSHIRE

RG12 7PA

© 2019 Artemis Studios Performing Art Schools Ltd. Artemis is a not for profit company. 

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Niki Robinson

Founder and College Director

With the help of her amazing and ambitious team, Niki founded Artemis College in January 2018. 

Niki is a professional producer and member of Stage One. She also owns Artemis Studios, Artemis Agency and co-owns Henchbird Productions and The Windsor Globe. 

Niki was one of the founding members of the BRIT School in London, where she studied Musical Theatre. She has a BA in English Lit, a Post Grad in Directing Text (National Theatre/Royal Central) and a Masters in Applied Theatre (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama). 

Her next ambition for Artemis is to become a charity (currently a non -profit) and be able to offer all our classes and courses free to young people aged 4-24 who would like to train and benefit from creative arts. 

When she is not working - she likes to talk about her cats (6, plus stays!) and Disney (would like to be an Avenger when she grows up).

Brad Clapson

Associate Director & Head of Musical Theatre

Brad is an outstanding teacher (and a recent inspection verified it!), performer and producer - with boundless energy. 

Brad is a BRIT School graduate, who followed in Niki's footsteps - in fact he was a student of Artemis until 2008 (when he went off to train in London)!

Brad co-owns Omni Theatre - a thriving events and theatrical management company. He has toured nationally and internationally and everywhere he goes rave reviews follow. Locally, he is best known as 'Mr Bracknell' for the work he does in the pantomimes at the Wilde Theatre. 

He is a proud LGBTQ advocate, and has formed local support groups to counter bullying on line and in person, and has worked closely with local government to try to improve equality and diversity in Berkshire. 

Brad is an exceptional musical theatre performer, and will be touring to China this summer. 

Brad was part of the team who set up Artemis College. 

Luke Robinson

Btec Coordinator and Dept Manager

Luke Robinson (no relation to Niki!), is an experienced triple threat actor - who has a BA in Musical Theatre from Chichester University. 

Prior to joining the Artemis team, he had been teaching Btec in a large comprehensive - and was passionate that what we were setting out to do would be a boon for local young people with a vocation - who felt like they were undervalued in big state school setting. 

Luke has toured internationally as a musical theatre performer, as well as more local work.

 

He is currently on a sabbatical and in rehearsals for a show which will see him fly to Spain in late April and spend 5 months performing in the sunshine! 

Luke was instrumental in helping us establish the Btec course, and shape it to fit our learners. 

He is a popular teacher and we look forward to seeing him in the classroom again after summer!

Rosie Hill

Associate Director and Head of Sixth

Rosie is the co-owner (with Brad Clapson) of Omni Theatre - a vibrant theatre and events management company.

 

Rosie (who was one of Niki Robinson’s students until 2007) has been directing and producing since the age of 15, and has since been involved in numerous plays, musicals, concerts and cabarets.

 

She continued to gain experience throughout completing

her degree program in English Literature and Film Studies at Southampton University. 

Rosie has explored a wide variety of roles within the arts, from director of continuity in film, to casting assistant (West End) in commercials, stage manager of theatre productions, and producer of musicals.

 

Rosie has produced and directed five-star reviewed shows for Edinburgh. 

In 2017 she finished a Post Grad qualification (Directing Text with Young People) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in association with the National Theatre. 

Rosie is part of the team who set up the college. 

Lucy Fennell

Improvisation and Acting specialist

Lucy is a trained teacher (PGCE) of English and Drama and has worked as a director and facilitator in a variety of settings.

 

She has worked with children and young adults on projects ranging from Shakespeare to promenade theatre.

 

Most recently she was a guest lecturer in devising on the Acting and performance BA at UCA and

also worked for Peer productions teaching improvisation for auditions to their actors. 

 

Her specialism is improvisation and she is a member of Impromptu Shakespeare and Bumper Blyton

 

Lucy is due to complete a residency at The Bristol Improv Theatre in the new year, exploring how to imbue scripted work with the most tantalising aspects of improvised work and vice versa. 

She brings fun to her practical classes, but also her formal teacher training, which is invaluable to any learners struggling with written work.

Charlotte Steele

Singing & MT specialist

Charlotte and her group Remember Monday have recently been on national TV as part of The Voice Uk. 

 

Charlotte trained at Renton Dance Studio, Guildford School of Acting and The Academy of Contemporary Music. Charlotte has worked as a vocal coach and a dance teacher at an array of drama and dance schools. Charlottes’ choreography credits at the Wilde Theatre include: Madagascar (2018), Seussical (2017), Alice in Wonderland (2018), Wizard of Oz (2016), Jungle Book (2018), Professor Marlé (2017). Other Choreography credits include: Animalphabet (Uk tour and Edinburgh Fringe), Les Misérables (Rhoda McGraw), Spring awakening (Oakwood Centre and Studio Theatre), Pretty Bird (Music Video). Some performing credits include: Jane Banks - Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, original cast), Recurring Senior Dancer - Pantomime (Princes Hall from 2004- 2013), This Too Shall Pass (Electric Theatre), Some Girls (BBC), Pepsi Max (Advert), Hovis (Advert), Uncle (BBC), All England Dance Finals Winner (Peacock Theatre) and has performed as a guest vocalist for people such as Scott Alan and Shoshana Bean. Charlotte has been performing as one third of the country Band “Remember Monday” for the past few years performing nationwide at festivals, concerts and on television.

Yasmine Kabir

Dance specialist

Yasmin is a dance and culture graduate (BA) with a passion for teaching dance. 

She gained her first teaching job aged 13, established her own company aged 16, and received her first award for teaching dance aged 18. 

Since then Yasmin has been learning and experiencing as many dance styles as she can, and now has a large repertoire to teach from. 

Yasmin is an energetic, dynamic teacher, who thrives in getting the best out of her students. 

Yasmin has achieved many projects throughout her dance career so far, including, directing music videos and directing theatre productions.

 

She raises money for charities and campaigns through benefit dance performances.

Yaz is a firm favourite with our college students - her ability to create a good dance performance for students with two left feet is remarkable! 

Ron McAllister

Muscial Director - Shows

Ron (B.Mus, PG Dip) was born in Glasgow, studied music at Glasgow University and then went on to complete a post grad in Theatre Studies at University College, Cardiff.

 

He composed music for many shows in Glasgow which were performed at Glasgow Arts Centre (Agamemnon, Woyzeck, The Hard Man) before moving South to take up the position of Head of Music for South Hill Park Arts Centre

In 1990 Ron launched an arts centre in the Borders (The Maltings in Berwick Upon Tweed), working as Artistic Director there for two and a half years, and his musical adaptation of James and The Giant Peach toured nationally from there in 1991.

 

Later in 1991 Ron moved to Huddersfield to become founder director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, which he launched in 1994.

 

In 1995 he produced his first opera there, as a co- production with Opera North - The Picture of Dorian Gray.

 

Ron has continued to compose for theatre since then, most recently from his base at South Hill Park Arts Centre, where he was appointed Chief Executive in 2001.

 

Ron also practices as an assessor for Arts Council England.

Chantal Addley

Drama specialist & Pastoral tutor

Chantal is an experienced college teacher, counsellor, and artist. She works as a professional theatre designer and prop maker (with a BA in Fine Art).

 

She has built up youth theatres and festivals and has more than 20 years experience teaching and mentoring young people using performing arts.

 

Chantal is a very accessible person (and mother to two grown sons, one of whom is a professional actor).

 

She regularly works with Blackeyed Theatre producing all their show props, including the recent ‘Gatsby’ tour.

 

Her practice includes working with vulnerable and at risk teenagers.

Lydia Markham

Puppeteering and Ensemble specialist

Lydia trained in European Theatre Arts (BA) at Rose Bruford School of Theatre and Performance.

 

She now works as a freelance contemporary performer, maker and scenic artist.

 

Lydia is an associate artist of award winning puppetry company Smoking Apples working both as a puppeteer and maker.

 

She currently facilitates Spectrum Youth Theatre, a puppetry course for young people on the Autistic Spectrum.

 

Lydia is also a performer and designer for Living House Theatre. Their debut show Come to Daddy has enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Matchstick Piehouse, London.

 

Lydia loves working with the students at Artemis, and looks forward to developing their ensemble and contemporary performance skills in the future.

Nick Pack

Guest Choreographer

Nick is a graduate of Italia Conti, with a BA. 

He is a working musical theatre performer and actor, who tours the world with large shows, but can also be seen on the small screen in film and commercials. 

Nick was a student of Artemis director Niki until 2007. 

Nick is a fun and popular teacher. He is a very experienced choreographer, and works with Artemis as a guest musical theatre tutor, and also for our auditions. 

Gemah Sanger

Associate Choreographer (Jazz Company and shows) & Head of Cheer 

Gemah is Director of Dance at Artemis Studios school, and also Head Coach of our Cheer squads.

 

She has more than 20 years experience as a Cheerleader and has won multiple times at World level. 

 

As a dance teacher, her Artemis Hip Hop junior team were National Champions for three consecutive years.

 

She recently won an award for her commitment to her students and was recognised with a Pride Of Bracknell award. 

 

Gemah comes from a creative family of professional TV writers and radio producers, and in her spare time she writes horror films and practices as a special effects make up artist, specialising in wounds.

 

In school holidays she works on feature films - most recently as a continuity person for Dr Strange. She also appears in film and television as a walk on artist.

 

Her parents run a wonderful bird and animal sanctuary in Cornwall - worth a visit if you find yourself near Bodmin this summer! www.wingzbirdsanctury.co.uk