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Micheal Downing

Principal

Acting / Dance Teacher

Micheal has vast knowledge and experience within the performing arts industry and over 20 years teaching experience

He started dancing at 17 and within two years was studying performing arts on a full three year scholarship at Performers College. 

He has been in music videos for Olly Murs 'Dance with me tonight' & 'Please don't let me go' and MK & Becky Hill - 'Back and forth'. He toured America with the Osmond brothers, worked with award winning choreographer Arlene Philips on Bratz Passion for fashion tour. He had rave reviews playing the duck in Peter and the Wolf at the Hackney Empire.

He also danced with Take That on there sell out UK stadium tour The Circus. Performing at Wembley stadium to 100,000 4 nights in a row is an incredible memory he will cherish forever.

Films include Victor Frankenstien as an assistant to Choreographer Jack Murphy (working with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe) and the Elton John biopic Rocketman. 

Micheal has been featured in multiple adverts on TV from Marks and Spencer to MoneySupermarket.

He has been a guest judge at Bloomy Rain dance festival in Lithuania and Synergy Dance Competition in Vancouver. 

After years of teaching at many of London's top performing arts colleges and at Pineapple dance studio he started The Stadium Theatre School in 2010 and is very proud to be running it since. 

Ibraheem Toure

Acting Teacher

Ibraheem is currently training at East 15 Acting School and has been teaching acting classes at The Stadium since 2018.

Ibraheem has a passion for performing arts and is part of London’s biggest Steel Band and directs a London samba school (UDM Samba). His acting career started at high school with performances in Blood Brothers (2014) and Venus (2015). During his time at East 15 Ibraheem played roles such as Trigorin (The Seagull, 2020) and Othello (2020). Ibraheem is very happy to be part of the team at The Stadium and watch the students grow in confidence and knowledge. 

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Charley Hewitt

Singing / Musical Theatre Teacher

I’m currently in my last year of musical theatre training at Masters Performing arts, Graduating summer 2022
I’ve been studying musical theatre since I was 6 years old and have always had a huge passion for singing.

It’s so exciting to teach children that enjoy it just as much as I do and watch their overall growth from week to week.


It's a real pleasure to teach at The Stadium Theatre School and I can confidently say that every child puts their all into every class which makes teaching even more enjoyable.

I look forward to each week and see what we can do to help them improve. 

Mia Bainbridge

Dance Teacher

 I am a  professionally trained dancer graduating from Master Performing Arts in Summer 2022

 

It's been a pleasure to be part of the team at the Stadium Theatre School!  I get the opportunity to pass all my skills and knowledge onto the talented and enthusiastic students.  I started at a very similar school when I showed an interest in Performing Arts.

 

Professional work includes Dick Whittington at Bolton Albert Halls.  

 

I'm so excited to help the students grow in confidence and nurture their talent. 

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