Meet The Principals

The Brighton Academy opened its doors to its first class of Full-Time Performing Arts students in September 2011. With four successful West End performers at its head.

The Brighton Principals say: “Instead of handing out free training to a select handful of students every year we have decided to make our tuition fees affordable for every student that wants to train with us. In fact, we believe that it is entirely possible for a student with no financial support to be able to train during the day at The Academy and still make enough money of an evening to put themselves through college. Such is the extent of the difference we charge in our fees compared to other institutions.”

Stuart Dawes - Jersey Boys - Piccadilly Theatre

Emma Green - Spamalot - Palace Theatre

Tim Newman - Jesus Christ Superstar - Barbican Theatre

Kate Alexander - Starlight Express - Apollo Victoria

Kate Alexander

Principal

Hairspray – West End
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – West End
Guys and Dolls – West End
Footloose – UK Tour
Starlight Express – West End

Fame – West End/UK Tour
Grease – West End
Love Shack – UK Tour
Boogie Nights – West End/UK Tour
De La Guarda – West End
Gigglebiz – CBBC
Cinderella – Walt Disney Pictures

Choreography

A Night With Liza Minnelli – West End
New York Fashion Week
London Fashion Week
Elite Model Look – Shanghai
Work It Campaign – Selfridges, London
Agent Provocateur – Berlin

Stuart Dawes

Principal

Jersey Boys – West End
Urine Town – West End
We Will Rock You – West End
Grease – UK Tour
Spamalot – West End
Crazy For You – West End
Shall We Dance – West End

Fame – West End
Singing In The Rain – West End
Passion – West End
Romeo & Juliet – West End
On The Town – West End
Dick and Dom – BBC
Poirot – ITV
Cinderella – Walt Disney Pictures

Emma Green

Principal

The Merry Widow – London Colosseum
Wicked – West End
Spamalot – West End
Grease – West End/UK Tour
Shall We Dance – West End
Fame – UK Tour

42nd Street – UK Tour
Guys and Dolls – Workshop
Dancer: Tiller Girls
Dancer: Kylie Minogue
John Bishop Show – ITV
Dick and Dom – BBC
M&S Mother and Baby – Advert

Presenter - World Poker Tour
Dancer – Private Drama Events
Singer – Disney Cruise Line's & Tokyo Disney

Choreography
Cinderella – Hilton Metropole
Halloween Ball – The Grand Hotel
Celebration (Director Carole Todd) – New Stein
Brighton Pride – Heart FM
Witness The Fitness – KrystalRoxx
Miss Matahari – Fashion Show
Macmillian Cancer – Regents Park
Wilderness Wonder – Wilderness Wood

Tim Newman

Principal

Jesus Christ Superstar – West End
Memphis the Musical – West End
Tap Pack – West End
Jesus Christ Superstar – Arena Tour
Mamma Mia! – International Tour
Grease – West End

Fame – UK Tour
Footloose – West End/UK Tour
Saturday Night Fever – West End
All The Fun Of The Fair – West End
Tap Dogs – UK/European Tour
Crazy For You – UK Tour
Build Me Up Buttercup – Workshop
Tap! – Workshop
Support Act For David Essex – Rock Arena Tour
“Remedy” – Debut Solo Album (DTJ Records)
“Why Me?” – Solo Album (Whiteburn)

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"Loved training here - the faculty are super supportive and nurture you to be the best you that you can be! As a graduate, I've really benefited from the emphasis on professional development and what it means to be a professional performer. I'd recommend TBA to everyone."

Roxanne Applebee

Graduate

“TBA is an incredible place to train. It is run by 4 of the most amazing principals who are passionate about every single student and give you opportunities you won't find anywhere else! I am proud to have trained at The Brighton Academy and would recommend it to anyone looking for a career in Musical Theatre.”

Edward Thurgood

Graduate

"Loved training here, learnt so much from all the industry professionals who work here and feel very lucky to not only have had such high quality training but also such a loving and caring family community. Cannot recommend enough"

Juliette Greedy

Graduate

I’ve only been studying at TBA for a term now but I absolutely adore this place! I have learnt so much in my short time here! The faculty are all long time professionals that provide the highest quality training, the contact hours are unlike any other drama school I’ve seen and the facilities are great, there are 3 campus’ that are only a short distance apart, each campus has several large studios, changing rooms and private singing rooms. At TBA you get two – one to one singing lessons a week and amazing opportunities to take part in a multitude of shows.

Ethan Makey

Current Student

"All I can say is I feel so lucky to attend this drama school as I don’t think I would’ve had the same amount of care, attention and opportunities anywhere else. Each teacher knows me as an individual and I am constantly given 1 to 1 feedback which has helped me to improve so much more than I think I would’ve elsewhere. We are given a huge amount of teaching hours and performance opportunities, all the teachers are knowledgable and passionate about the business, especially the 4 principals who are amazing at what they do!"

Abbey Noble

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The Brighton Academy Patrons

TBA proudly boasts a 100% graduate success rate with top West End agents and delivers courses in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, offering you the very best start towards a successful career.

Our Partners & Sponsors

Thanks to our wonderful partners and sponsors for supporting us, if you’re interested in working with TBA please get in touch.