MEET THE TEAM

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Management

Managing Director

 

Founder and director of B.A Academy, passionate about improving the next generations education.

Bem has been managing the company for over 6 years and is excited to expand to more schools and bring more opportunities to young people.

Bem Asare
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Amelia Suter

Admin and Operations Manager

 

Amelia is 23 years old and has been working for B.A. Academy since February 2021. She has been involved in extra-curricular activities all her life and now spends most of her free time climbing, skateboarding and playing netball. Amelia is excited to play a part in providing children with exciting activities that will hopefully have them hooked for life like she is.  

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Admin Assistant

 

Leslie is a woman of many talents! From ice skating and horse riding to the most important of all - ADMIN! She is incredibly hardworking and always the last to leave the office (we're all convinced she lives here). It is safe to say she is a vital memeber of our team! 

Leslie O'Shaughnessy

Brighton 

Alex Cowie

Sport & Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Alex is a highly experienced and qualified teacher. He is one of our most versatile coaches with also offering his teaching in both Gymnastics and Multi-Sports while also running our elite clubs.

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Football Coach

 

Martyn is a qualified Level 2 football coach and he intends to complete his UEFA B course when the opportunity comes around. Martyn already has some coaching experience under his belt, managing a number of different teams ranging between 8-16. Martyn also used to play football for Brighton Academy from the age of 9 to 16 where he then went on to sign his first professional contract at Barnet Fc aged 16. 

Martyn Box
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Amy has just completed her degree at Solent University, graduating with a first class honours in musical theatre. Amy has spent the last several years honing and developing all three attributes of singing, dancing and acting through exploring a range of techniques and methods. Amy has created and directed children's theatre pieces for local primary schools and now specialises in building confidence through theatre education.

Amy Whittington
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Gymnastics Coach

 

Freya is one of B.A. Academy's up and coming coaches! At only 17, she works as an Assistant Gymnastics Coach whilst studying for her A levels at BHASVIC College.

Freya Hext
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

IMegan is a First Class Honours Theatre graduate (Falmouth University) who has written, directed and performed in theatre across the world. She has trained in dance since the age of three and choreographed for numerous shows and short films. Throughout her work and teaching, Megan has been particularly interested in equity and creating a safe and exciting space for everyone.

Megan Peacock
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Sports Coach

 

Max is a qualified trainer based in Brighton & Hove with extensive experience teaching all ages a variety of movement styles across the community. He is energetic, patient, and loves inspiring others to move their bodies, improve their overall health and aims to make it fun and exciting at the same time. Max is passionate about gymnastics as it offers skills that you can carry out into your day-to-day life, helping to improve mobility, coordination, determination and increased strength. 

Max Feilden
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Ballet Teacher

 

Maria began training at the Beacon Arts. She has competed in many Contemporary dance youth groups including Penny and Jules youth. After college she went on to further her training at NSCD in Leeds before completing her Degree in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. Maria bases her classes on the fundamentals of Ballet and Contemporary whilst giving the space for her students to be expressive and explorative. 

Maria Kypreos
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Amber is a passionate Singer-Songwriter with over 8 years of music industry experience. Whilst training at prestigious schools such as The Royal Academy of Music Amber gained a passion for both performing and teaching. She has received acclaim for her songwriting and performed at esteemed venues such as the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. She is rooted in a background of dance and musical theatre and hopes to inspire students to find joy & expression through song and dance.

Amber Burgoyne

Sports Coach

 

Izy is currently studying at Sussex University whilst working at B.A. Academy. Izy's favourite sport is without a doubt tennis. She represents the 1st team at her university in BUCS Tennis competition and is a level 1 qualified coach.

Izy Winter
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Sports Coach

 

Michael is currently studying at the University of Sussex and has previously coached tennis at holiday camps in his local clubs (Radlett Lawn Tennis & Squash Club in Hertfordshire, Halton Tennis Centre in Buckinghamshire) for about 2-3 years now and is a LTA level 2 qualified coach. At the camps he also taught other sports such as football and basketball and has integrated skills from other sports into tennis games (e.g. tennis cricket/baseball). 

Michael Broner
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Sports Coach

 

Giles has done many sports from a young age such as tennis, waterpolo and squash. He has taught children ageing from 6-18 at both tennis summer camps where many different sports and games were integrated.

Giles Ogorman
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Kamila has 9 years of experience as a professional in the performing arts industry as well as over 7 years experience working directly with children at camps and educational institutions. Kamila's dedication to the performing arts industry is shown by her hugely successful time at the Maska Theatre, where she was awarded the prestigious annual award - The Speaker of the County Award for Arts, Promulgate Culture and Protection of National Inheritance.

Kamila Willcock
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Spanish Teacher

 

Alejandra is a Spanish student from Madrid and has been a camp councillor in America during her summers. She has also worked at sports camps for a few years and really enjoys working with kids!

Alejandra Metre
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Sports Coach

 

Zara has vast experience in coaching children ages 4 to 16 as at school she was the sports captain in Sixth Form which involved her assisting the teachers in running after school clubs. Furthermore, Zara was a sports and group leader at Barracudas Activity Day Camps where she gained experience in behaviour management and safeguarding. 

Zara Hill
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Sports Coach

 

 Whilst studying at college and raising her 3 children, Rika also delivers a range of performance based sports with B.A. Academy. Currently Rika delivers gymanstics but she has previiusoly pioneered B.A. Academy's first ever Cheerleading club!

Rika Clausen
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

 Mimi is currently studying English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sussex whilst hoping to become a children’s speech therapist, but she also has an enthusiastic passion for musical theatre. Throughout attending a drama club for 12 years, she earned distinctions in grades 1-5 in LAMDA awards and in her Bronze and Gold and loves to perform. Mimi has taught and choreographed dances for the younger groups at her club and has assisted teaching at annual workshops. 

Mimi Harris
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Football Coach

 

Dane's first experience with any type of sports coaching was during school when he delivered PE lessons. During sixth form he was then driven to take on more of these responsibilities. Delivering PE lessons, running after school clubs and working with the school games organiser Dane helped to run termly tournaments between all of the local primary schools

Dane Stackable
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Sports Coach

 

Sonny has been coaching football at the weekends every Saturday for the last year. He is now taking on mid week sessions with B.A. Academy as he continues to develop his coaching skills.

Sonny Carey
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Sports Coach

 

 Rosa is  currently studying at the University of Sussex. She is a Level 1 Qualified Tennis Coach and has taught kids at St Ann's Tennis club. Rosa is passionate about sports, from tennis to horse riding and sailing, and her love for sports has led her to compete internationally in places such as Trinidad, Martinique and Wales. 

Rosa Robbins
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Charlotte is a performing arts 2021 graduate with a passion for musical theatre. When Charlotte is teaching she uses creative techniques that often make children want to learn more, increase their levels of focus, and most importantly help them express themselves. As an auntie of four nieces, Charlotte understands the importance of imagination and animation when it comes to children.

Charlotte Panteli

Manchester

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Spanish & French Teacher

Hyaat has very good knowledge of French and Spanish, after completing her BA (Hons) in both languages, where she achieved a distinction in spoken French. Visiting her French and Spanish family around the world thoroughly helps Hyaat to progress her  skills further. Hyaats other passion has always involved working with children and all her previous jobs have been in nurseries and primary school settings. 

Hyaat Halwani

Sports Coach

 

Andrew has extensice experience within sports coaching through his 7 years volunteering with his local grassroots club Flixton Juniors AFC, Everton in the community and has volunteered in 4 different primary schools and two secondary schools. 

Andrew Lowe
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Dance  Teacher

 

Having experienced  dance for 10 years, Isabella has learnt transferable skills which have brought her to becoming a choreographer, a tutor, an administrator and a project coordinator. Those experiences have given Isabella  a varied skillset and the ability to work with different people. Now, studying her MA in Choreography and Professional Practices in the United Kingdom has opened Isabella's eyes to the inclusive, producing and outreach teaching scene.

Isabella Ng

I'm Ivan, a Level 2 gymnastics coach, 25 years old originally for Cumbria. I have been teaching in Cumbria for over 5 years with a multitude of classes at different gyms around the west coast.

Ivan Renac

Dance & Musical Theatre Teacher

Graduated with a first class honours degree in musical theatre at the Blackpool school of creative arts. 

Antonia Busby

Taekwondo Instructor

Having taken part in taekwondo since the age of 14, Ashton has over 10 years of taekwondo experience, 5 of which have been at black belt level. Ashton fully endorses the practice of martial arts at a young age, to help develop discipline, confidence and self-defence. 

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Jason is a specialised coach in taekwondo, who has been competing since 1988 at the age of 11. Jason has achieved a black belt in taekwondo and has competed in many competitions both international and national. Jason is now a full-time coach and has trained taekwondo for 2 Great Britain nationals team members.

Jason Mayoh