David is the Founder and Principal of the David Stinson Theatre School. Here, elite training flourishes every Saturday, while full-time childcare during school holidays nurtures the blossoming talents of young performers. The school stands as a testament to David's commitment to fostering creative brilliance.
David is a multifaceted luminary whose extensive journey spans the realms of performing arts and education. Serving as the esteemed CEO and Founder of International Performing Arts & Theatre (I-PATH), he has forged a world leading examination board renowned for its Ofqual-regulated exams. With a global footprint across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, I-PATH stands at the forefront of the performing arts landscape.
David's is also a seasoned singer and dancer. His vibrant presence has graced prestigious platforms, including notable performances at London's West End Dominion Theatre and Victoria Apollo. He has performed around the world in front of thousands of people.
He has experience as a Primary School teacher and as a School Business Manager, where his efforts have breathed new life into schools previously deemed "Inadequate" by Ofsted.
In philanthropy, David's passion finds expression as he champions charitable causes and community betterment. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a vital presence within the UN's International Dance Council, he contributes significantly to UNESCO meetings, championing arts education on a global stage.
As David paves pathways and orchestrates possibilities, his legacy emerges as an inspiring symphony of artistic expression and educational transformation.
Chris, a distinguished musician and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance graduate, commands an international reputation as one of the world's best pianists. A virtuoso across opera, musical theatre, classical, and contemporary genres, he epitomises mastery in his field.
Chris boasts an illustrious portfolio spanning regions and continents. He served as Associate Musical Director for the lauded Three Sides The Musical at the 45th Street Theatre, earning accolades. His talents extended as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for Carmen, Savitri, and La Boheme at Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Centre. Further afield, he assumed the role of Musical Director for productions including Madame Butterfly in Kuwait's Al Bida, La Boheme's South Asia Tour, and aboard P&O Cruises (MVs Artemis and Arcadia). Closer to home, his touch graced productions such as The Family Hoffmanns Christmas Mystery Palace at The MAC in Belfast, Til The Boys Come Home at Sydenham Arts Festival, and Orton at the ATS Theatre.
Chris's pedagogical imprint reverberates through London's prestigious arts institutions, with affiliations including The Urdang Academy, Rose Bruford College, Arts Ed, and London School of Musical Theatre. Presently, he shapes musical theatre acumen at The Guildhall School Of Music and Drama, Be.Training Programme, Northfleet School For Girls, Laura Bruce Dance Academy, and lends his musical directorship to The Place choir and the Claremont Project Gospel Choir. His guidance has also extended to Hollywood actors and West End luminaries.
An invaluable asset to our school and we are so proud to have part of our faculty.
Eva's journey is crowned by a Master's Degree in Acting, Singing, and Piano—a feat achieved through exclusive mentorship under the esteemed Laura Sarti at the illustrious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her educational pedigree, matched by her seasoned experience, has woven her into the fabric of sought-after performers. With a resplendent presence, she has graced myriad concerts, corporate galas, festivals, and altruistic gatherings. Eva's star has risen through leading roles in a tapestry of musical productions, complemented by her spotlight appearances in televised series. Beyond the stage, she is a familiar figure in the realm of fashion, captivating audiences on esteemed platforms including Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and QVC.
It is with immense privilege that we welcome Eva as the head of our Music Department. In this role, she orchestrates the symphony of our private piano and singing classes. Her virtuosity and ardor for music resonate harmoniously in every endeavor, underpinning her resolute commitment to nurturing student potential. From novices to virtuosos, Eva's tapestry of knowledge and skills stands poised to guide you towards musical zeniths. Join our symphony today, and envelop yourself in the enchanting world of music, guided by Eva's spellbinding artistry.
Jasmine's journey unfurled at Studio 69 in Leicester, a stepping stone to her ascent to one of Europe's preeminent conservatoires, Bird College in London. Her mastery flourishes in the realms of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap, and her prowess is equally vibrant in the realm of Musical Theatre.
Presently, Jasmine shines as an unwavering guide at David Stinson Theatre School, imparting syllabus, exam classes, and the magic of Musical Theatre dance. Alongside Sophie, her collaborative efforts have forged a dance department that pulsates with vitality and captivates students, leaving them inspired and enthralled.
Jasmine's lineage of accomplishment and her dance expertise cast her as an invaluable cornerstone of our team. Her pedagogical journey is suffused with her profound ardor for the art, an essence that emanates from her teaching style. Rooted in dedication, she ardently guides students toward the zenith of their potential, shaping not just their skills but their spirits.
Karen brings a unique blend of expertise to the David Stinson Theatre School, combining her roles as an experienced programme assistant, talent agent, and a qualified social worker. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the theatre, performing arts, and talent industries, she has successfully guided numerous students and talents to achieve their potential. However, what truly sets Karen apart is her extensive knowledge in safeguarding. Her background in social work has equipped her with the skills to ensure the well-being and safety of all our students and talents. As the theatre school's safeguarding lead and a dedicated talent agent, Karen's multifaceted expertise ensures that while our students and talents shine on stage and screen, their welfare remains paramount behind the scenes.
Additionally, Karen will be on hand every so often to support when the Principal, David Stinson, is away on I-PATH business. As David sometimes has commitments to examine, Karen's presence ensures continuous guidance and support for the theatre school during his absence.
Sam Gerlack, of the renowned Mountview Conservatoire, stands as a beacon in the performing arts landscape. His journey, rich with diverse experiences, has shaped him into both a captivating performer and a dedicated teacher.
n the classroom, Sam's passion for the arts is palpable. Having served as an Early Stages Teacher at Stagecoach Thanet and later as a Drama Teacher at Stagecoach Whitstable and Faversham, he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to molding the next generation of artists. His approach, rooted in his own rigorous training, ensures that his students receive a holistic education in drama.
On stage, Sam's versatility is evident. From the vibrant streets of 'In The Heights' at the Stockwell Playhouse to the mystical confines of 'The Secret Garden' at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, he has showcased his range and depth as an actor. His involvement in workshops, such as 'The Battle of Boat' at Anselm Studios, further highlights his dedication to the craft.
Beyond the theatre, Sam has ventured into film with a notable role in 'Days of the Bagnold Summer' for Altitude Films. His adaptability doesn't stop there; television audiences have been treated to his dance skills on ITV's 'Keep It In The Family'.
In essence, Sam Gerlack is a blend of talent, dedication, and passion. His contributions to both the stage and classroom make him an invaluable figure in the world of drama and education.
Sophie emerges as a luminary dancer and visionary choreographer, with her artistic journey weaving through the tapestry of the UK's most esteemed institutions. The foundation for her prowess was laid at both Arts Educational Schools in West London and the illustrious Dupont Dance School in Leicester. She stands adorned with ISTD Majors in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap, alongside prestigious majors from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Her continuous pursuit of excellence thrives at the world-renowned Urdang Academy, nestled in the heart of Central London.
Our privilege in having Sophie grace our team is immeasurable. Her proficiency and finesse set a benchmark, while her unique blend of professionalism and innovation radiates remarkably. Beyond our realm, Sophie's footprint in entertainment is indelible, with appearances both on stage and screen adorning her portfolio. Noteworthy among these is her presence in the theatrical magnificence of Aida, sharing the stage with luminaries such as West End and TV luminary Janie Dee.
In every facet of her journey, Sophie's devotion and ardor for dance gleam brilliantly. A genuine cornerstone of our ensemble, she brings an unparalleled wealth of talent and expertise, epitomizing the pinnacle of dedication and creativity. It's with immense pride that we welcome her into our fold, where her brilliance continues to illuminate and inspire.
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