Our Head Vocal Coach Sarah will help you reach those hard to reach notes.
Much like smells, hearing music has the ability to transport you to other places, to lift you when you are feeling down, to reduce you to tears often for no discernible reason. It can unite or sometimes even divide people such is the power of music. To be able to produce this in whatever the chosen media is a true gift. The question often asked in life, but particularly the performing arts, is was that person born with that talent? Can it be learnt? Can I ever be that good? Is it too late for me? The simple answer to this is that everyone is different. Indeed, what people want from singing is different as are there aspirations and expectations. At Sirius, we believe we can find a role for everybody to express themselves in some way through singing. We are there to look at your existing abilities, listen to your wishes and then set realistic goals. We can certainly take an enthusiastic bathroom singer and fine tune your voice through various practical techniques, but a large amount of improvement comes from practise and confidence. We will apply appropriate roles in shows to the level of your ability, pushing you gently to stretch yourself on each new occasion, gradually building that confidence through actually performing. Above all, you must enjoy it and set yourself realistic targets every step of the way.
Our Head of dance and choreography will help you pirouette your way around the stage.
Of course, correct dance techniques are extremely important for your bodies wellbeing as well as producing great results. But key to success in this art is the passion you feel for the art and indeed feeling passion for the interpretation of the music into dance. You need to be able to convert the sound of the music into a physical form that links the audience between the two medias. Indeed, you need to be able to act too. To express emotion through not just your body, but your face too. Some of you may have read the singing section, and there we talk about being born with talent. Indeed, many people are born with innate talent in many fields, but each person varies.
A person born with huge amounts of innate talent who never practices because they have no desire for instance, will never reach the top of their chosen field.
At Sirius, we are not here to put you on the stage with the Royal Ballet. We are here to identify what you have and nurture you. We will develop you step by step and enable you to put what you have learnt into practise at least twice a year on stage. Again as with all sections on this page, you will truly benefit in many ways none the least in gaining confidence. I will say this in all sections because it is so important, you must enjoy yourself.
Our Head of Acting Gayle will help you find that inner Oscar Winner.
Have you ever been in a cinema and looked around you to see that every single person around you is silent, eyes unblinking, maybe just a tear running down their cheek and a piece of popcorn frozen half way between the bag and mouth. Chances are you are watching a film that no doubt has been well written and directed, but also beautifully acted. In fact, some of the best actors are the ones that can take a poor storyline and turn it into a masterpiece. Although, once again, the talent that you are born with can be a factor, we believe that of all the elements of the performing arts, this is one that can be most easily developed at any age. What you will need though is an ability to understand a character by reading a script, to listen to direction, be confident in your abilities, to remember lines and work well in a team. As with everything at Sirius, we will keep you generally in your comfort zone, but gently stretch you to build you confidence and learn and develop without even realising you are being taught anything. Could you be the next Hollywood or even better, UK based star to emerge. It’s very possible with application and ambition. If you’ve read the other sections, you will know what I’m going to say next. Indeed, you are right Have Fun!!
An airline Captain by profession and having no discernible talent in the performing arts myself, I watched how my son had developed so well through performance and how happy he was and indeed still is. It was this that made me decide to branch into Sirius Young Performers Ltd to help others experience what Oscar did. By employing the amazing team we have and sticking to our core principles, I believe that Sirius Young Performers can provide an amazing theatrical training experience. I enjoy eating out far too much and being near water.
Sarah graduated with a BA(Hons) from York St John University. She is passionate about the arts and loves sharing this enthusiasm through her teaching. She has taken part in many performances including Annie, Bugsy Malone and Hello Dolly and more recently a duologue co-written by herself that was shown at the Harlow Playhouse. Sarah has continued her training throughout her career and is currently completing her Licentiate Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama. Sarah is a singer songwriter and enjoys teaching and encouraging both adults and children alike.
Sadly for us, due to a move back to her roots, we have had to bid Sarah a fond fairwell from regular teaching. We do hope however to work with Sarah either in the North of England or on a consultancy basis.
We thank Sarah for her huge contribution and wish her and her family well.
A social worker by profession, I have taken a career break and am now responsible for developing new and exciting avenues for our company to develop towards. I’m keen on yoga and photography both of which I’m undertaking course in.
I have attended a number of theatre schools since I was 5 and this has given me the opportunity to do the following roles and certificates.
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I enjoy all aspects of Drama and the arts. For me, It is not just about a main part but working together as a team towards a common goal. I enjoy the friendships i have made throughout my experiences and the mutual support we have for one another.
Gayle’s Theatre career spans over 20 years, in that time she has worked as a Stage Manager at The London Palladium and Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. Gayle has also worked with touring Theatres working on shows such as Sweet Charity, Return to the forbidden planet and the Woman in Black. Gayle has spent many years working with children teaching drama workshops as well as working closely with the charity MIND where she wrote and directed a play which was then performed to schools and colleges raising awareness and reducing stigma around Mental Health.
Abi has been performing since the age of 2 years old and has carried on through her whole life. At 17 she attended the Scene II Performing Arts Academy. Here she studied for three years and attained a diploma in performing Arts. She has since worked professionally as a performer but has changed her focus to teaching and choreographing. Abi is very excited to be a part of Sirius and working with everybody.
I’m Jacqui, married with 2 children from Braintree. I have been in admin for 30 years. I work for a primary care provider producing all their admin work. I also help with admin for my daughter’s local trampoline club.
I am currently studying Drama as one of my A-levels after having just completed my GCSE’s. I have a passion for performing and get a thrill out of experiencing live theatre, whether that’s being involved in the show or simply as a member of the audience! I enjoy working with those who share my love for performing, and hope to bring enthusiasm and excitement to Sirius!
Although my heritage is Dutch, I was born in 2003 on a production line at Leyland Trucks in Preston. Very quickly, a man from Bishop Stortford fell in love with me and asked a company to make some changes to me. He used me to sell horse grooming products. About 10 years later, a couple bought me in Stoke. They sold Christmas products from me. Finally, Sirius Young Performers owner fell in love with me too. He says I’ll be with him forever. Lots of children will be singing and dancing on my stage at Fetes, Fayres and other venues. Exciting times ahead.