Who ARE WE...
My name is Jenny Jones and I am the founder and Director of JKPA. Now in our 6th year I am so proud of how JKPA have expanded and I'm very excited for the future with lots of things in the pipe line.
I qualified with a BTEC & HNC in Performing Arts and subsequently went on to work with various theatre companies across London as a professional actor. I am a very enthusiastic musical theatre performer and I have previously performed in various London based shows. I still perform on stage with an adult theatre company competing in competitions around the country, which I absolutely love!
I now feel extremely lucky to be able to teach musical theatre and acting at various different stage schools across London and Essex as well as JKPA and have a huge pool of private LAMDA students who are all thriving with their results.
I believe that music and drama go hand in hand to provide children with key skills and confidence...as well as being fun. My main focus for JKPA will always be to raise confidence in children and to provide them with the skills they need to be happy performers.
Founder, Director & Teacher
LAMDA Acting Teacher
My name is Nigel Bernard. I trained as a professional actor at The Bridge Theatre Training Company and graduated in 2007. Prior to my graduation I spent 6 years working with Theatre Royal Stratford East Youth Theatre, this was coupled with a BTEC National Diploma in performing arts.
My experience has led me into performing in many theatre productions such as Aladdin, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and many more. My TV credits include The Bill, Boots commercial and Autopsy: The last 24 hours of Amy Winehouse.
I have worked for various theatre companies by leading workshops within some of the poorest Boroughs throughout London and have directed young people into devising and performing at the Polka Theatre Company.
I have worked backstage for JKPA for many years and have loved watching the children grow in performance ability and confidence. I am now so excited to be teaching LAMDA Acting for JKPA and achieving many more fantastic results for these aspiring children.
Im Tiffany Callaghan, I trained at Birmingham Royal Ballet and Stellamann Dance College studying the 3 year Musical Theatre Diploma.
I have worked on various different cruise lines tours, corporate events, tv shows such as ‘Magicians’, ‘You cannot be serious’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. I’ve also been in some tv adverts including Sanex, JD Sports, Nike & Orangina.
I’m now working behind the scenes as a choreographer and movement coach to celebrity’s such as Olly Murs, One Direction, Jamelia, Denise Van Outen and many more working on numerous different projects.
Im professionally trained in many different disciplines and styles of dancing and love to now teach young performers the skills they need to shine.
I am so excited to start my journey with JKPA and bring new exciting classes to the school.
Just Kidz Teacher
My name is Callie Ince. I have 10 years of performing arts training/experience as well as 5 years of teaching experience. I trained at Havering College of Further and Higher education studying a BTEC level 3 diploma and BTEC level 3 extended diploma in dance and performance. I attended a theatre school for 8 years, where I trained in all areas of performing arts including, dance, drama and musical theatre. I am now lucky enough to teach ballet, tap and street dance at this theatre school.
I am currently a dancer for professional tribute act shows, where I perform at various holiday parks and festivals across the country. I have performed in many shows across theatres in and around London including Her Majesty’s theatre, Queen’s Theatre, Thameside theatre and The Millfield Theatre.
I have worked backstage at the JKPA Christmas and summer shows over the last two years, and I am very excited to start teaching at JKPA. I look forward to helping the children gain confidence in performing and watching them progress in their lessons.