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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Marketing and Operations Executive

 

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 your children with exciting activities that will hopefully have them hooked for life like she is.  

Amelia Suter
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Admin Assistant & Gymnastics Coach

 

Sian is 22 years old and has been competed for her county and region in gymnastics. She has 6 years of coaching experience since retiring from the sport. Sian wants children in her lessons to learn new skills, but most importantly have lots of fun! After working with B.A. for several months she is now working behind the scenes to manage school and parent relations.

Sian Harris

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.

Dance & Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Hayley has a deep passion for the arts complimented by a wealth of experience in both performing and choreographing.

Hayley Newnes
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Football Coach

 

 

Kaysha is currently studying BSc Sport Coaching at the University of Brighton and is qualified with FA level 1 in football. Her passion for the sport has led her to doing voluntary coaching whilst also having the opportunity to play for Crawley Wasps and Lewes Ladies FC. Kaysha is now looking to advance further and complete her FA level 2 coaching and level 1 goalkeeping qualifications.

Kaysha Franchi

Football Coach

 

Martyn is a qualified Level 2 football coach and intends to completed

his UEFA B course when the opportunity comes around. He already has a lot of  coaching experience under his belt, managing a number of different teams age ranging between 8-16. Martyn also use to play football for Brighton and Hove a
Albion 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

 

Inés Musical Theater and Songwriting graduate currently finishing her BA at the British Institute of Modern Music. She has been working in the entertainment industry for more than seven years now after being trained for her early ages in singing, dancing and acting. Prior to moving to the UK to focus on  composition, Inés worked as an actress, singer and dancer in musicals such as "Company" by  Stephen Sondheim and "Dreamgirls" by Tom Eyen in productions based in Madrid.  

Ines de Teresa
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Musical Theatre Teacher

 

Ellie is professionally trained in ballet and contemporary dance and majored in musical theatre. She achieved a First in Performing Arts: Musical Theatre BA at Millennium Performing Arts (London) and was awarded the University Cup for her dedication to dance. She recently worked for Disneyland Paris as a parade performer and princess which she continuously uses to inspire her teaching.

Ellie Barwell
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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

Martial Arts Teacher

 

Born and bred in Brighton, Robert started his Martial Arts Adventure in his early teens first with Karate where martial art experts like Bruce Lee & Jackie Chan, captured his imagination of Martial arts. He now hopes to inspire children in the way he once was.

Robert Tanswell
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Sports Coach

 

Max has always played football, golf, basketball, and have always remained incredibly interested in sporting events. His passion for teaching was apparent from the moment he first  started teaching sports and his natural instinct of helping others coincided with his passion for helping young people navigate through any challenges they may have due to having his own learning difficulties through his secondary years.

Max Stoker

Manchester

Dance & Musical Theatre Teacher

Louise Hey

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

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

Dance & Musical Theatre Teacher

Beth is an English and theatre graduate from the University of Warwick, during her studies she taught musical theatre to children varying from ages 5-18. She has been singing for over 10 years, she has also starred in plays such as; Jesus Christ Superstar and Pirates of Penzance

Beth Walker

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. 

Ashton Parchment

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