Each member of our highly professional team here at Inspire Stage School offer new and exciting methods of teaching to our students each week. With a wealth of experience within the entertainment industry all of the staff nurture and inspire our students in order to get the best. All our staff are CRB checked.
Principal – Gemma
B A Hons, Performing Arts, Northumbria University
Although studying performing arts for 3 years at Northumbria University provided the essential academic knowledge required, it was performing to audiences across the world, from the early age of 16 that developed the skills necessary for Gemma to thrive in the entertainment business. Entertaining audiences of thousands in such places as Hong Kong, the USA and all across Europe helped develop her talent and passion for performing arts. Appearing on BBC’s “Star for a night” in 2001, ITV’s “X-Factor” and “This Morning” in 2006, were huge career highs which led to further performing opportunities and ultimately gave Gemma the chance to work at Castle View Academy within the performing arts department. Whilst working at the School Gemma’s passion turned from performing to teaching and from that came the idea of creating a Stage School to develop local talent, utilising the facilities at hand. With help and support from Janet Bridges- CVEA principal, Inspire Stage School was born!
“It excites me to think I can use my knowledge and experiences to develop talent right here in Sunderland. It’s always been an ambition of mine to open a stage school. We have fantastic teachers and outstanding facilities which benefit the students enormously. I’m looking forward to developing the stars of the future.”
What attributes makes a good performer? “Drive, ambition and determination are key factors that performers need to be successful in the entertainment industry. Those characteristics are just as important as raw talent.”