Fully Qualified & Insured Teachers

The Robyn Academy is proud of the high calibre of our members of staff. Each and every member has undertaken several years of professional training with some of the very best vocational colleges and tutors in the industry.





Jacqueline started her early training in her home town St Austell, Cornwall at the Capitol School of Dancing before studying at a full time vocational school at the age of 14 with Mrs Patricia Smith at the Cardigan School of Dancing, South Wales. Jacqueline furthered her training in the heart of London’s West End from the age of 16 at the Urdang Academy, Covent Garden gaining a Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Jacqueline has travelled the world as a professional singer, dancer, examiner and choreographer and has worked extensively for a number of awarding bodies. Jacqueline has taught at many Independent schools teaching many styles of dance and LAMDA Drama grades. 

Jacqueline has been a Chairman for several volunteer dance groups and causes and most recently Chairs the Gravesham Performing Arts Festival committee in North West Kent. 

Jacqueline recognising that the dance sector was due to become subject to more stringent regulations from the government has worked studiously to gain a wide range of skills and accreditations including her BTDA Level 4 Diploma in Theatre Dance in Classical Ballet & Modern Jazz and the ISTD Certificate in Dance Education in Imperial Ballet, Tap Dance, Modern Theatre and Disco Freestyle. In 2005 Jacqueline became an approved Tutor at Goodman Dance Centre for the FDI & CDE Qualifications with the ISTD and in October 2008 Jacqueline gained her DTLLS through the BBO & Trinity College. Jacqueline holds Fellowships with the ISTD, IDTA & BTDA and is a Registered teacher with the RAD.

Jacqueline has a vast experience in Teacher Training and has tutored and successfully coached many new aspiring teachers on Ofqual accredited courses.



Dance & Drama Teacher

Rebecca started her professional training at one of the world's most prestigious schools, Italia Conti founded in 1911. After secondary schooling and further education at Conti's Rebecca realised that her passion was in teaching and continued her professional teacher training with Karen King at The Centre of Performing Arts.
Rebecca has appeared in numerous shows, pantomimes and concerts over the years and now continues to develop her teaching qualifications undertaking professional development and guidance from some of the best ISTD tutors in the South East.



Vocal Coach

Sophies parents founded one of Europe’s oldest management agencies in the 1960’s and have managed many of the most prominent Opera Singers, Conductors and Producers of the last half a century. Her brother now continues this legacy.

Sophies childhood was spent watching artists in a vast array of locations such as The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London’s West End Theatres, Abbey Road Recording Studios and Pinewood Film Studio.

Her stage debut was at The Royal Opera House at the age of 9. Sophie has developed her knowledge by being very privileged to have grown up amongst and being surrounded by artists such as her God Parents - Opera Singers Placido Domingo and Martina Arroyo, composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, film directors Franco Zeffirelli and Irvin Kershner and lyricists Sammy Cahn and Alan Jay Lerner who wrote the musical My Fair Lady.  

Sophie studied music at The London College of Music where she gained her professional qualifications LLCM and ALCM before completing her post graduate course in Opera Studies at Trinity College of Music.

Sophies Classical Singing Studies included tutorage and guidance with the renowned English opera singers Margaret Hyde, Pamela Bowden and Wendy Ethorne.

For Performing Arts Sophie was tutored and mentored by Mary Hammond who works with not only cast performers in London’s West End shows such as Les Miserables, Mamma Mia and Billy Elliot but also with contemporary artists such as Coldplay, Dido, Kaiser Chiefs, Katherine Jenkins and The Saturdays.

Sophie is married to a professional musician and has a son who has begun his own musical journey through being a chorister at Rochester Cathedral, gaining a place to study at the Royal Academy of Music and being awarded a place as a trombone player in the National Childrens Orchestra in 2016. Our son was 'crowned' BBC Chorister of the Year in October 2016



Freelance & Festival Coach

Lauren trained in Epson Surrey at the renowned Vocational College Laine Theatre Arts. Lauren is a professional Dancer and Actress and her stage performances include professional pantomimes with Qdos productions including Dick Whittington at The Orchard & Robin Hood at the Mayflower Theatre under Director and Choreographer Nick Winston. Television appearances include Emmerdale, Comic Relief and several advertising campaigns. 
Lauren is currently represented by WGM Talent.



Student Teacher

Charlotte Rose Moore trained with the Robyn Academy and is now studying for a BA Hons degree in professional Dance & Musical Theatre at Bird College. Charlotte has appeared in many professional pantomimes including Wizard of Oz Wicked Productions, Dick Whittington, Qdos Productions & Snow White, Blue Genie Productions. 
Charlotte holds her Associate Diploma with Trinity College London and holds both Advanced 2 qualifications in Tap & Modern with the ISTD.