Meet the team
The Academy of Performing Arts was established in 2012 as we felt that there was a need on the Cote d’Azur for an Academy aimed mainly though not solely at the English speaking community children. Together they co-manage the Academy working with locally based, experienced and English speaking dance, vocal, drama and theatre teachers.
|Antonia Beauvoisin-Brown is this venture’s manager. In charge of the overall management and administrative side of running the Academy and working closely with the team on productions. She deals with registrations, finance, communications and all the legal and bureaucracy requirements and putting on the shows. Antonia set up Kidooland linguistic center for children in 2006 and has been running activities and holiday clubs for hundreds of children on the Cote d’Azur ever since.|
| ||Theatrical Director & Stage Management - Katherine, is the Academy of Performing Arts dance and drama teacher.
Originally from Australia and already an leader at Kidooland, Katherine
holds a BA in Education and has worked in numerous schools in both
England and Australia teaching English through drama and dance to
children aged 5 to 18 where she was also the coordinator and director of
the schools musical productions. Her additional experience working as a
special needs teacher has made ensured she is focused on every child
with an ability to draw out even the shyest performers. She is looking
forward to meeting you all and being a part of our Performing Arts
| ||Dance Director - Sian, has completed a foundation course in
Performing Arts and holds various diplomas in Dance . Sian has joined the KidooLand team to teach dance and to choreograph our Sautruday workshop classes in Flame. |
|Musical Theatre Director– Heather, first fell in love with the musical
theatre, watching old Hollywood movie musicals on Saturday mornings
while she was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, California. While at
university, she studied drama receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in Acting. Heather has extensive experience as a professional Musical
Theatre actor and singer in the USA. Following her pursuit of the
stage, she returned to school to obtain her Master’s degree in
speech/language pathology and worked as a pediatric speech therapist for
several years. Heather is thrilled to collaborate with the FLAME team,
sharing her passion for music and theatre with the students of the
Performing Arts Academy.|
Our Mission Statement
Drama and music can be greatly beneficial for all, but particularly
for young people. Through participation in arts activity, young people
develop skills that are not only useful for a career in theater, but
also skills that are transferable to real-life contexts including team
management and building, self-confidence, public speaking, social and
cultural interaction and tolerance and understanding.
The skills and techniques taught in our classes follow the English National Curriculum and are designed to be fun, creative and engaging.
The aim of Flame Performing Arts Academy is to tailor classes to the needs of our students in order to ensure an inclusive, positive comfortable and safe working environment.
The classes are split into different age ranges and offer support and encouragement to all, from those taking their first steps in drama, to those more focused on developing skills for the stage. The school welcomes both those who simply want to have fun and learn new skills as well as those who want to pursue an artistic career.
- To provide high quality performing arts opportunities for young people.
- To create opportunities for social and educational development through participation in the arts.
- To introduce young people to new and innovative elements of performing arts as well as embracing the more traditional performance practices.
- To ensure our activities are to the benefit of the local community and encourage community learning.
- To provide ongoing professionally led weekly classes in the performing arts.
- To produce two productions a year.
- To enable members to develop interpersonal skills such as confidence, social interaction, responsibility sharing, planning, decision making, team-work and problem sharing.
- To seek out new and innovative performing arts opportunities and ensure that all activities are inclusive for all our students.