The Jazz Faculty for 2023
Week 1 & 2
Winner of the Lyn Richardson Scholarship, Abigail trained in Morea Performing Arts with Honours and certified to teach Jazz, Ballet and Tap. During her time as a student, she signed her first contract with the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and is represented by Regan Management.
After graduating, Abigail has worked with Garsington Opera and became a faculty at Pineapple Studios in London.
Abigail represented Morea Performing Arts at PERFORM, Ireland, being a guest teacher at that event.
Her work led to her also working for the National Youth Ballet and she has been announced for the role of Lighting Girl in the upcoming musical SuperYou in London's West End.
Last January she travelled to the USA for his contract with Norwegian Cruises and to work with the choreographer Britt Stewart of the successful North American television show Dancing with the Stars.
Abigail is due to return to the UK to teach at The Dance Summer School before moving on to her next contract in early October.
Musical Theatre / Audition Preparation
Alex has worked closely with Andrew Lloyd Webber as a performer and dance captain in London's West End for over 15 years. Join us, and learn real West End/Broadway audition pieces!
Alex was born and raised in London, England. His first job was at the age of 12 working with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on a show called Young Apollo. He went on to train at the prestigious Arts Educational School in London where he was awarded the Andrew ...Lloyd Webber scholarship for Musical Theatre; he is now faculty at Morea Performing Arts.
During his time at college Alex performed at the Royal Variety Performance and the Brit Awards working for Arlene Phillips. After graduating Alex went straight into work. His first job was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers "Sunset Boulevard", working with Sir Trevor Nunn and the legendary Bob Avion. Alex was the youngest cast member in the history of the show.
His next show was "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and again becoming the youngest person in the history of the show to play the title role of Joseph on stage.
Many shows followed including "LES MISERABLES" ,"RENT" and "WE WILL ROCK YOU" which he made his home for 6 years. Alex performed and acted as Dance Captain, working alongside Ben Elton, the legendary Brian May, and again with Arlene Phillips.
Alex is faculty at Morea Performing Arts and Patron.
JAZZ/COMMERCIAL, BODY CONDITIONING
After completing his professional training, Tom immediately started his professional career in ‘Saturday Night Fever’, Germany choreographed by Arlene Phillips, he played the roles of Joey and Ceasar.
After his time in Germany, Tom toured with ‘Saturday Night Fever’ which included a Scandinavian arena tour and two UK tours ( Acting ) prior to playing Ceasar ( Main featured dancer) in the West End London Apollo Theatre. In 2006 Tom performed in 'Movin Out' choreographed by the world-famous Twyla Tharp also at The Apollo Theatre.
Following Tom's theatre years he ventured into the commercial scene and was very pleased to be part of the ‘Take That stadium tour’ ‘Ultimate Tour’. Tom has worked with Take That on many occasions including ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘The Brit Awards’ and the’ Ultimate Tour’ DVD. If you are a fitness fanatic you will have seen Tom on numerous fitness DVDs including Denise Van Outen, Steps, K-Swiss, and Ministry Of Sound.
Toms film credits include ‘Mamma Mia’ the movie in which he was privileged to work with Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan for 6 months. His Television credits include ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria’, ‘Mobo Awards’, ‘Brit Awards’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ in total three times. ‘Children In Need’, ‘Strictly Dance Fever’ where he performed a duet for LeAnn Rimes, ‘Dance X’, ‘Green Room’, ‘T4 On The Beach’ where he performed for Basshunter, MTV Adidas commercial main feature, Freemasons music video, Sam Sparrow ‘Black and Gold’ music video, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ performing with Duffy, ‘X Factor’ performing for Rihanna, ‘An Audience with- Lionel Richie’, ‘Meat Loaf’, ‘John Barrowman’, ‘Sugar Babes’ music video, ‘Eastenders’ ‘Holby City’ and 'Olympic Closing Ceremony' ‘One Direction’ and ‘Annie Lennox.
Tom has also been lucky enough to travel around the world shooting commercials and modelling, which include; the face of ‘Juliper Beer’, ‘PlayStation’, ‘Iceland’, McCain chips and ‘Vodafone’. His modelling credits include ‘Calvin Klein Jeans’, ‘Miami Nights’ Dusseldorf, ‘Wella’, ‘GHD ‘, ‘FHM magazine’, ‘GQ magazine, ‘Ascot Catwalk’, ‘Diesel and Energie’. 'Tom Ford' 'Harrods' exclusive fashion show, and GHD Australia.
In 2009 Tom was chosen from thousands of dancers to perform with Anastacia on her world tour in which he also performed acrobatic strapwork. Tom has also travelled the world performing the costume 'Quick Change' act to many a surprised face, and a theatre premiere of 'Vampirette' in Manchester. Tom also completed doing his fourth show with Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke, where he enjoyed teaching Anton private tap and jazz lessons.
Tom is faculty at Morea Performing Arts and Patron.
Previous faculty has included
Justine has been a Jazz and Contemporary faculty member in the leading vocational colleges for 25 years, these include Morea Performing Arts, Laine Theatre Arts, Performers College, The Centre for Performing Arts and Bird College, as Head of the Jazz Department.
As a guest teacher, choreographer and adjudicator, she has also worked for The Royal Academy of Dance, Tring Park, The Hammond School and Merseyside Dance Centre.
Along side her vocational level teaching and choreographic work, Justine continues to lecture in the UK and internationally for teachers, being one of the original creative team for the current Children’s Modern Theatre syllabus.