KA Arts / Faculty

KEVIN ARCHBOLD

Principal – Jazz & Musical Theatre Tutor

Kevin started his dance training at the age of 17 at CPA Studios in Romford on the 3 year Musical theatre course.

Throughout his college life he worked professionally in Pantomimes such as Cinderella in Crawley and Aladdin in Woking. He also danced for the European launch of Sony Playstation II as well as many trade and fashion shows including Fashion Ikon in Manchester and Salon International (London), Reebok, Nike and BMA.

Kevin had been associated with CPA Studios since 2009 where he joined the dance faculty. In 2011 he commenced a full-time position at the studios as the school administrator and head of the dance faculty.

From 2014-2016 Kevin become Head Booker and second in command for the UK’s No.1 professional dance agency LoveRudeye.

2016 saw Kevin return to CPA School as the Head of School and continued to nurture and inspire the students.

2018 sees the launch of KA Arts, with Kevin at helm the school will be delivering a course that consistently produces multi skilled performers, ready to engage in full time professional training and gain professional employment.

As a performer Kevin’s credits include – Assistant Dance Captain/Swing/Ensemble in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, Ensemble and U/S Tyrone in FAME (Dutch Tour), Ensemble in FAME (European Tour), Dancer – Sonia (Astoria, London), Dancer – Clea (UK Promotional  & TV appearances), Dancer – Gina G (UK Promo Tour) Dancer on Charlotte Church Show and Blue Peter Christmas Special. Louis in Beauty and The Beast (Telford), Cecco in Peter Pan (Broxbourne) He can also be seen keeping fit with Denise van Outen in her Pure Dance Workout DVD.

Choreographic Credits include: Fame, Dutch Tour-Assistant Choreographer; Aiutmarkt 2007, National Dutch Television; London New Years Day Parade 2019; Beauty and the Beast & Sleeping Beauty, Leeds; Peter Pan & Aladdin, Chesterfield; Cinderella, Catford;  Peter Pan, Broxbourne; Jack and the Beanstalk, Catford ; Beauty and The Beast, Telford; Gina G’s – Tonight’s The Night, Astoria in London; Too Good – Promo Video; Slice O’Minnelle at the Apollo Theatre in London’s “West End” as well as trade shows for Reebok and Salon International.

CHANTELLE KEMP

ISTD Tap Tutor

Chantelle trained in Musical Theatre at Arts Ed, London & The MTA graduating in 2014.

Since graduating and gaining professional performance credits, Chantelle decided to pursue her passion for choreographing and teaching.

She has choreographed for Various productions such as SKY TV, Vienna’s English theatre and Snow White pantomime as well as many theatre school productions. 

Chantelle teaches a variety of subjects and is qualified in the ISTD Tap Syllabus and has taught for many years at various academies and schools.

Aside from teaching Dance & Choreographing, Chantelle is also a qualified yoga instructor.

DEAN RYAN

Head of Vocal

Dean trained on the Actor-Musician course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and graduated in 2012. Since graduating, Dean has appeared as a performer extensively in musical theatre across the UK and Europe, as well as working as a vocal coach and musical director.

Theatre credits include: Frankie Valli – The Jersey Quartet (Michael Quinn Productions), Lezardo – Disney’s “The Forest of Enchantment” (The Chaparral Theatre, Paris), Arthur – Sword in the Stone: The Musical (Uk Tour), Casanova – Festivals from Afar (Bridlington Spa Theatre), Bobby/Ensemble – Saturday Night Fever (The English Theatre, Frankfurt), Captain Sid –  The Pirate Squad (The Dugdale Theatre, London), Buttons – Cinderella (The Key Theatre, Peterborough) and Britt Craig – Parade (The Unicorn Theatre, London).

Musical directing and vocal coaching credits include: The Rollerboys (Uk Tour), The Pop Factor (UK Tour), as well as many shows for CPA including Schools Out, 25th Annual Spelling Bee, and various Christmas concerts.

Dean loves working with singers of all ages and abilities to help them realise their full potential. Having a performers background combined with a musical and technical background, helps Dean to understand how to develop a performer in all areas of their voice – from technique, to acting through song, to helping singers release their inhibitions and develop the confidence to progress into a performer that excels.

Dean Ambrose

Junior/Senior Ballet & Infant Tutor

Dean started his training at CPA School back in 2009 at the age of 12. Dean then joined the college at CPA Studios on the full time, 3 year professional Musical Theatre Diploma course, graduating in July 2017.

Dean is a very successful gymnast and before joining CPA, achieved 3rd place in the UK for tumbling. Dean has represented London on many occasions in the National Gymnastic competition.

Theatre credits include: Bill Bailey & Cover Mungojerrie in CATS international tour, Ensemble in Oliver! At the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

GEORGIA HUSSEY

Senior Ballet Tutor

Georgia started dancing at the age of 3 at her local Theatre School, training in all genres including Ballet, Jazz, Disco Freestyle, Contemporary, Tap and Ballroom

and Latin. She appeared in many shows whilst training including the first ever Dance Proms in 2011, Move It 2012, Rio Olympic video directed by members of the English National Ballet and was unbeaten competitively with her dance squad. She also took part in the very prestigious Janet Cram Awards and was a Grand Finalist in Line Dance and Rock ‘n’ Roll at the UK’s ISTD DFR National Competition in 2014. At the age of 13, Georgia demonstrated at the Latin and Ballroom Congress, performing a club dance number titled,‘Bossa Nova Baby’, as well as demonstrating a slow freestyle routine at the DFR Congress in 2015. In 2018 Georgia lectured at the ISTD Dance Exchange for the first time and was invited back to lecture on Contemporary Choreography alongside other Choreographers such as Richard Marcell in 2019.  Georgia took her teaching qualifications with ACS Dance Centre in 2014, holding her DDE in Imperial Ballet,  Modern Theatre and Tap Dance and an Associate in Disco Freestyle and Street as well as receiving her Acro certificate with ‘Actrotrix’. Georgia trains and choreographs competitive dance pieces for various schools and individuals who have won world titles through her training. Student successes include; Westend Debuts, college DaDas, Performers Elite and TV appearances. 

LAURA HENDERSON

Junior ISTD Ballet Tutor

Began training in Romford, Bush Davies Schools and later at Bird College Sidcup.  Gaining Advanced exams and Associate Diploma status in Imperial Ballet.  Worked professionally as a performer from 1982 – 1991. Three years in England, Summer Season and Panto. & then in Europe.  Later becoming principle dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Laura has been teaching since 1997.  Entering students for exams and training them in Imperial Ballet technique.

MICHELLE PENTECOST

Senior Drama Tutor

Michelle trained at Arts Educational.


Her Credits Include:

2018, Workshop, Katherine, THE MAN INSIDE, The Union Theatre, Dave Willetts

2017, Musical, Alice / Mad Hatter, WONDERLAND THE MUSICAL, Neil Eckersley Productions, Frank Wildhorn

2016, Musical, Elphaba, WICKED, Playful Productions, Wayne Cilento

2016, Workshop, Lead Actress & Vocalist, NEW COMPOSERS & WRITERS, The National, Joel Fram

2014, Musical, Alternate Eva, EVITA (WEST END & UK TOUR), Bill Kenwright Productions, Bill Kenwright & Bob Thomson

2012, Musical, First Cover Elphaba, WICKED, Playful Productions, Wayne Cilento

2010, Musical, Ensemble, WICKED, London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wayne Cilento

2009, Opera, D/C and US Vava, PARADISE MOSCOW, Opera North, David Poutney and Craig Revel Horwood

2007, Musical, Grace Farrell, UK NO1 TOUR – ANNIE, Chris Moreno, Chris Colby

2007, Stage, Snow Queen, Dance Captain, US Dick Whittington, DICK WHITTINGTON, Norwich Theatre Royal, Richard Gauntlett

2006, Musical, Ronnie Boylen/Ensemble/understudy Grace Farrell, NUMBER 1 UK TOUR – ANNIE, Chris Moreno, Chris Colby.

SHANNON SULLIVAN

Infant Tutor

Shannon began her training at CPA Studios at the age 3 and then went on to continue at CPA college graduating in 2014 gaining the Commitment to Training Award

Professional credits – ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ The London Palladium, ‘Summer Spectacular’ West Cliff theatre & various productions and corporate events.

Shannon has been teaching infants for over 2 years and has taught at various dance schools across London and Essex.

TABITHA WEBB

Junior Drama Tutor

Tabitha trained at Royal Academy of Music


Theatre credits include:
Christine in The Phantom of the Opera; Cosette in Les Miserables; Performed and created the role of Adele in the world premiere of Jayne Eyre by Michael Berkeley at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Featured soloist in Sir Tim Rice’s star-studded production of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall, singing alongside Josh Groban, Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel.

Television credits include: The role of Aloysia Weber, Mozart’s lover in the award winning BBC drama ‘The Genius of Mozart’. And enjoyed filming her scenes as a “lovely lady” of the night for the Les Miserables movie alongside Anne Hathaway.

ROSE SHALLOO

Cover Drama and Musical Theatre Tutor

Rose trained at The MTA and graduated in 2014.


Theatre credits include: Mary-Lou in Malory Towers (Wise Children); Little Boy in The Selfish Giant (Vaudeville Theatre, Royal & Derngate); Chava in Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); Shannon in A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer (National Theatre); Marga in To Paint the Earth (Southwark Playhouse); Alice in Harry is Asking (Clapham Omnibus); Zoe in Counting the Days (Arcola Theatre); Melissa in Superheroes (Clapham Omnibus); Emma in Connected (Landor & Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Jungle Bungle (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Ensemble in Cool Rider (Lyric Theatre).

Television credits include: Ellen Maccoubrie in Holby City (BBC), Tasha in Harlan Coben’s The Five for Sky 1, Hannah Commander in David Eldridge’s The Scandalous Lady W, June Colter in Call the Midwife.

Film Credits include: Hannah in Emma (Working Title Films).

Recordings include: The Scarlet City (Audible); RAMEO & EWELIET; The Little Beasts (Perfect Pitch.

JACK SHALLOO

Cover Drama Tutor

Theatre credits include : Girl from the North Country (the OldVic/west end), The little March Girl (The Globe), Dead Dog In A Suitcase (Kneehigh), Groundhog Day (The Old Vic), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Snow Queen (The Nuffield Theatre), A Clockwork Orange (Stratford East Theatre Royal), Goodbye Barcelona (Arcola Theatre) and Our House (Birmingham Rep and Original UK Tour).

Jack’s television credits include White Gold, Call The Midwife, Chernobyl, People Just Do Nothing, Dickensian, The Interceptor, Doctors, Miranda Hart’s New Year’s Eve Sketch Show, The Man Who Loved The Lakes, EastEnders, Out Of Control, Holby City, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Bill. His film credits include Fit, Kick-Off and Bashment.