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Sally Taylor

Sally studied at Laine Theatre Arts College Epsom.

She also attended the Actors Centre London.

Sally was the youngest Dancer to win Miss Dance of Great Britain. She made her West end debut as a Principal Dancer with Wayne Sleeps ‘DASH’ Company which led to performing at the Royal Variety Performance. Singing in the Rain at the London Palladium, Guest performer with ‘Chicago’ the Musical at Cannes Film Festival, Perrilli Calendar Launch and Elizabeth Taylor Tribute, Royal Albert Hall.

West End credits include lead roles in ‘Cats’ and ‘Starlight Express’

Sally has appeared on various TV Shows and toured the UK with productions such as Gypsy, My Fair Lady and Jungle Book.

Sally gained her PCE Greenwich University when she realised that her passion was to teach, inspire and nurture she set up her own school.

Sally is the Director of Performance Hub Theatre School Retford.


Thomas Paton

Thomas is Scottish and studied Ballroom, Modern and Tap before being accepted at The Scottish Ballet Vocational School whilst also attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama junior course. He continued studying at Doreen Bird College and joined a touring production of West Side Story directly from there… Thomas then accepted a contract with London City Ballet company before joining The Birmingham Royal Ballet on their move from Sadlers Wells to Birmingham. Whilst there he danced roles in all the major classical repertoire and in new and created works.
Thomas left Birmingham to start his west end career as Mr Mistoffelees in Cats, then moved on to perform in Grease, Scrooge and the original London Cast of Beauty and the Beast, before returning to Cats. During this time Thomas was fortunate to choreograph many promotional and cabaret projects in the west end and abroad.
Thomas is a ballet associate of both the I.S.T.D and the S.D.T.A. and recently contributed to the new boy’s ballet syllabus. and is also a trained Pilates instructor.
“I feel extremely honoured to have been asked to be a patron of Performance Hub-Arts Theatre Academy, and look forwards to being able to work with its students to help them achieve their full potential in the Arts Industry and have some fun along the way!’

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Lyn O’Hara - Patron

Lyn trained as a Drama Teacher at Trent Park, University of London. She had further singing lessons with teachers from Guildhall School of Music, Italia Conti and private coaches. She emerged with a B.Ed degree ,a L.A.M.D.A qualification in Speech and Drama plus exciting performances at the National Theatre , Riverside Studios ,the Cockpit Theatre and singing in front of the Queen Mother. Having devised a Cabaret act at the age of 16 she continued with this throughout her training, working in Europe.
Lyn’s performances include Nancy in Oliver, Kate in the iconic Joseph Papp production of The Pirates of Penzance at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, a guest appearance as Jackie Dawson on Coronation Street, tap dancing alongside Wayne Sleep, singing in Kew Gardens and many more. She was delighted to be asked to perform at the reopening of the Majestic Theatre, here in Retford recently, with the N.M.T.O (Northern Musical Theatre Orchestra)
Lyn has taught students from the age of 3 to 103. She has worked in Post 16 Further Education delivering Performing Arts units from BTEC First level to Bachelor of Arts degrees. She has encouraged teachers through INSET training to use the Arts as a method of delivering a more creative curriculum.
She has worked and supported various charities throughout her life such as MIND, Age Exchange, plus delivering work through the W.E.A and Arts Award scheme.
Lyn is honoured to be the Patron of Retford College of Performing Arts. Her life has been dedicated to performing, improving her own skills and sharing those with others at every opportunity.

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Jenny Stephenson – Drama Teacher

Jenny has always had a passion for Drama and Music and has been performing since she was young. She become very involved in the arts at school where she achieved her Grade 8 and Diploma in Musical Theatre (DipLCM). She studied Drama and Performance studies (GCSE and A Level), leading her to pursue further education in Theatre at university.
Attending the University of Hull from 2013-2016, Jenny explored a wide variety of styles, practitioners, and skills. Throughout her studies, Jenny became an integral part of the Costume department, and became the official Costume representative for the course. Jenny was awarded a First Class Degree.
In 2017, Jenny earned a PGCE with QTS in Secondary Drama teaching and began teaching at Tupton Hall School. She has taught GCSE and A Level courses, whilst also running drama clubs and co-directing 3 musicals.
Jenny has a diverse experience working with children with different needs. She worked for the Bassetlaw Holiday Activities Club (2011-2013), a scheme for children with Disabilities (ages 5-16), and in 2017 worked for Target English, a scheme helping children from Spain, Italy and Portugal learn English.
Jenny has been a member of the Lindrick Players Amateur Dramatic Society for over 15 years, performing in plays, pantomimes and showcases, and is the Youth Officer on the committee

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Rebecca Taylor-Greyson – Guest Teacher

Rebecca started her dance training locally at a young age then at 18years of age continued at the accredited Brian Rogers Performers college with a full scholarship.
After qualifying from Performers, Rebecca soon landed her first contract dancing in the British Musical of Peter Pan in Malaysia.
Rebecca's theatre credits include Backing Dancer for Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, Mamma Mia in the West End, Dancer/Actress &choreographer for various Pantomimes, Many UK theatre tours.
Rebecca’s Television credits backing dancing for various artists on ITV TOTP, X-Factor and Davina McCall Love on a Saturday Night to name but a few.

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