Amanda-Jayne CrowterMBBO -Amanda trained as a child at the Corona Academy Stage School in London where she trained in all aspects of dance and even appeared in the film Oliver! As a teenager, she worked as a professional dancer both at home and abroad. She opened the Amanda-Jayne Stage School in 1981 with only six pupils. Amanda is a fully qualified teacher with the BBO, and most enjoys producing and directing our productions.
Helen Dallamore-Hynd -Helen teaches dance, singing & drama classes for our younger pupils. Helen was one of Amanda's very first pupils and studied dance at the University of Roehampton.
Kathryn Lucas MBBO - Kathryn is also a former pupil of the Amanda-Jayne Stage School, and went on to become a fully qualified BBO teacher. Kathryn teaches several classes from our primary school children to our older senior pupils.
Holly-Jane Crowter -Holly graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre in 2017, and has since performed in both South Pacific in Concert & Les Miserables in Concert. She is one of our singing teachers, teaching both our main classes, as well as private singing lessons.
Beth Woodcock -After graduating from The Centre Performing Arts College in 2016, Beth performed the lead role of Scaramouche in We Will Rock You for Royal Caribbean Cruises. She has also been a lead singer for Viking Cruises, and recently performed as Shirley in the Best of Wham tour. She is also one of our current singing teachers, mainly taking private singing lessons.
Brenda Sharp: Secretary - Brenda has been our wonderful dedicated secretary since the school first opened all those years ago. Our school wouldn't be the same without the smiling face of our Brenda!
Frances Sim: Uniform Supplier & Admin - Frances runs our dedicated uniform company, Essential Dancewear, and is also one of our main adminstrators. She is always around to help out with all your uniform needs!
Helena Sim: Secretary - Helena is a former pupil of Amanda, and has recently graduated from full-time professional training at Millennium Performing Arts in London. She is also one of our secretaries, and also helps out with admin and marketing.
At the Amanda-Jayne Stage School, we have a wonderful team of people working behind the scenes keeping the magic alive in our school, from our secretaries and administrators, to chaperones, wardrobe mistresses and backstage crew. We couldn't deliver the magical training and shows that we do without each & every one of them. They are such a huge, important part of our family here at AJSS.