Taira Foo worked as a professional dancer for over 10 years she performed in the  original cast of we will rock you at The Dominion Theatreshe also performed in Chicago, Grease, Fame, The snowman, Royal Variety show, Queens jubilee, Party in the Park & Michael Parkinson, working with some of the best choreographers such as Arlene Philips, Robert North ,Janet Smith , Sheron Wray.

Taira has also worked with various contemporary dance companies including 'Janet Smith Dance Co & Jazzxchange music & Dance Co with performances at TheRoyal Opera House & riverside studios, during her time with these companies she was also creating choreography within the pieces.

Taira then went into teaching and choreography she choreographed short film ‘UNDO’ which was shown at The san Franciscodance film festival and the New York ‘Dance for camera’ festival, Taira have has choreographed Four pantomime’s for Paul Holman Associates and choreographed music video for 'The Flutes' for their forthcoming single 'What is Love'. She also choreographed a full length dance piece for the university of Cumbria in Sept 2013 . Taira choreographed dance piece ‘The Soloist’ at Move it 2014.

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Peter Hague graduated from the Guildhall School of Music in 1981. Since then he has enjoyed a varied career as a musician, working professionally as a singer, percussionist, pianist, harmonica player and musical director.

Pete has played and conducted numerous successful West End shows including Annie, Camelot, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Mamma Mia and Porgy and Bess.

Pete had a long association with Dame Shirley Bassey as her keyboard player and Musical Director.

Pete has always been dedicated to the developmentof young talent within the business and is enjoying his association with The Performing Arts Depot.

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Samantha Underwood began dancing at the early age of four purely as an after school hobby.  A few years later I realised I wanted to make dancing my career.  After continuing to take tap, modern and ballet classes until the age of 16, I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre performance.  This led me to gain a place on the three year Degree course at Bird College.

After completing Bird College I began my performing career.  The jobs I have had include: pantomime at Brick Lane 'Dick Whittington', followed by four years of various different contracts onboard crusie ships and most recently a tap film shoot for a music video 'Style and Grace'.

Whilst at Bird College I gained my ISTD teaching qualifications and I have continued to teach inbetween my performing contracts. I enjoy bringing my performance experience to all the classes I teach. 

 

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Benjamin Archer discovered his passion for acting at the young age. Something that began as a hobby soon developed into a career on stage. 

Ben studied acting at The School of Arts, Northampton, achieving a BA (HONS). In addition Ben continued to develop his skills with training in Unarmed Combat, Physical Theatre, Voice Coaching with Jessica Higgs & Acting for Camera at The Actors Studio.

After completing his training Ben began his in theatre. His credits include Peter Pan, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride & Prejudice, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, Sense & Sensibility, Othello & more.

In additional to Ben extensive professional career he continues to pass on his knowledge & experience teaching at various vocational performing arts colleges & theatre companies.