The principal, Olivia Egan, is a fully qualified dance teacher in all 4 core subjects of the International Dance Teachers Association up to Associate Level in Ballet and Licentiate level in Tap, Modern Jazz and Theatre Craft as well as having a Dance Exercise Diploma. She has been teaching dance for 20 years and giving vocal tuition for 10 years. Singing students achieve high grades in their exams and regularly win awards from the Sheffield Region of the London College of Music for their grades.
Olivia is passionate about developing the whole person so that they can become a confident all round performer and develop transferable skills for future careers outside the sector. She carefully chooses and checks assistants from her senior classes to help with the younger students and encourages them to train as teachers themselves when the time is right. Olivia is registered as a chaperone for Children in Performance by Rotherham Borough Council and is DBS checked. She also teaches for the Lords School of Dance in Sheffield.
Committed to her faith, Olivia believes in upholding the values of love and respect for yourself and all others through the school. She is passionate about Jack's being an inclusive space where everyone is free to be themselves including but not limited to people on the LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent spectrums and those of every ethnicity, religion and disability. In other words, whoever you are, you are welcome in this place just as you are.
Sophie has been part of the teaching team at Jack’s Theatre School for 5 years, after being a pupil of the principle (Olivia Egan) for 10+ years. She has worked her way through her vocal grades achieving a Distinction in Grade 8 Pop Music Vocals and a Teaching Diploma under the London College of Music. Sophie has been providing vocal tuition for 3 years, alongside teaching our Diva Tots class and Infants Freestyle Dance class following an Honours award in her Contemporary Modern Jazz Adult Gold Bar 1 exam. Sophie holds a full DBS certificate with Level 1 Safeguarding Children, Sophie also has awards in Level 2 Child Development and Care and Level 4 Education with Psychology and Counselling.
Mia is our Junior Ballet, Tap and Freestyle teacher alongside leading classes such as Prima Tots, Funky Tots and Infants Ballet and Tap, Mia has been a student of the school for 10 years and teaching for 2 years. Mia is a diligent, creative leader who displays a harmonious and cooperative spirit within her classes. Mia is studying Level 3 Childcare and Education and Level 3 Contemporary Modern Jazz Teaching Diploma. Recently, Mia has achieved Distinction Modern Jazz Gold bar, Merit Grade 4 Ballet and Merit Grade 5 Theatre Craft. Mia is Paediatric First Aid trained alongside holding a full DBS check and Safeguarding in Sport certificate.
Charlotte has been a charismatic, engaging member of our team since early 2019, Charlotte has been a student of the school for 10+ years and currently leads Junior Musical Theatre, Infants Musical Theatre and Just Drama. Charlotte also provides vocal tuition specialising in Musical Theatre, after achieving Distinction in her Grade 8 Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Performance Diploma under the London College of Music. Following her studies at Leeds Beckett University, Charlotte has an Undergraduate Degree in Child Development and Play Work and a Post Graduate Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Charlotte holds a full DBS certificate and Level 1 Safeguarding Children.