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All our teachers are experienced professionals and come from very different backgrounds and areas of the industry. They are all experts in their field and their wide ranging skills and experience provides the base for a solid training for our students.

FRANCES STYLES

Frances Styles trained at the famous Italia Conti Academy in London, along with Martine McCutcheon, Louise Redknapp and Claire Goose. Since leaving she has worked as a professional actress/singer/dancer and choreographer.

Frances started her professional career at the age of 19 touring Italy with an Opera company, she then went on to work with The English National Opera in some of their youth projects. She performed on board 3 cruise ships travelling all around Europe and the Middle East, as well as performing in various hotels and casinos worldwide. Aged 22 she went into Musical Theatre, starring in many musicals, including 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat', 'The Rocky Horror Show' as Columbia, and 'Cabaret'. She has also appeared in many panto's, her most recent one being 'Jack and the Beanstalk', in which she played a roller skating fairy! Her other panto's include 'The Wizard of Oz' as Dorothy, 'Cinderella' as Prince Charming, 'Mother Goose' as Jack and 'Peter Pan' as Tiger Lily.

More recently Frances has played lead roles in 2 straight plays 'Machinal' and 'Like A Virgin' both in london and at The Edinburgh Festival. She is currently rehearsing for 'The Bible of Peckham' which is a stage version of 'Only Fools and Horses' in which she plays Marlene.

She has also worked on films and pop videos as an actress and choreographer and has written an album of pop songs entitled 'Take Me For What I Am'. She directed her first musical in 2005 - Moulin Rouge New York Style, which toured Europe.

She founded The Star Struck Theatre School in 2003, as she felt that there was a lack of high quality theatrical training in the Essex area, and she wanted the chance to give local children a true taste of theatrical life.

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Katie trained at Talents Theatre School and having achieved a diploma in performing arts, completed her singing, keyboard and music theory examinations, validated by the associated board of the Royal Schools of Music, at Love music academy in Billericay.

After appearing on several West End stages including Her Majesty's & The Royal Opera House, Katie performed in a cabaret group and singing duo at various venues in the South East, before becoming a senior trainer and then voice coach for Young Stars at Studios Two, Essex.

She is delighted to have joined Star Struck as Vocal Coach.

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Melanie trained at Masters Performing Arts College in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Flamenco, Street Dance and Hip Hop as well as Singing and Drama.

Melanie has been performing since the age of 3 and has performed at many West End theatres including Sadlers Wells, The Royal Albert Hall and Wembly Auditorium.

Since graduating Melanie has appeared in music videos and commercials.  She was a finalist in the 4x4 Hip Hop competition in London and was a judge at the UK Street Dance championships.  She is currently working as an exhib actor at Madame Tussauds.

Melanie has enjoyed teaching at a number of theatre and dance schools around Essex and is very happy to now be a valued member of the Star Struck Team!

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