About us

 

PLAYMAKERS has been formed by two Performing Arts professionals Lisa Copson and Salli Gage who bring together diverse experiences from working in the performing arts industry for over 10 years. After years of training, both have worked with highly regarded professionals from the world of dance and theatre and are now sharing their knowledge and experiences through specially designed dance and theatre programmes. PLAYMAKERS ethos is to provide young people with a professional experience; high quality training, a variety of performance platforms and opportunities to work with a range of performing arts professionals whilst endeavouring to get the best out of each individual.

TUTORS

Lisa Copson

PERFORMING ARTS TUTOR

 

I have been working professionally since graduating from London College of Dance with a BA Hons in Dance. I have been working as a dance and drama artist across the West Midlands and South East for the past 10 years. I am a qualified Dance teacher with the ISTD and IDTA and I have a wealth of experience teaching a wide range of dance styles. I currently work for Dudley Performing Arts, The Newhall Project, Stagecoach Lichfield and Jigsaw Youth Theatre where I enjoy developing the talents of young people.

 

Salli Gage

PERFORMING ARTS TUTOR

 

Since graduating from London College Dance in 2002 with a BA Hons Degree in Dance, I worked professionally as a singer and dancer both in the UK and overseas. For the past 6 years I have been lucky enough to perform as part of the successful Abba tribute band 'Abba Again' and have travelled all over Europe as a lead vocalist. Since settling back in the UK permanently, I have worked as a freelance choreographer and dance teacher. I have produced and directed several musical revue shows for Cradley Heath Amateur Operatic Society (CHAOS) and I enjoy teaching various genres of dance ranging from ballet to street. I am also an acting member of 3 local operatic societies where I love being back on stage.

Emma Newton

PERFORMING ARTS TUTOR

 

Liz Compton

TEACHING ASSISTANT

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