Isla Selley- BA(Hons)PGCE,ISTD, -Principle of Boom Arts Academy 

ISTD DFR faculty for Street Dance and Judge of Street dance Competitions

Street Dance, Hip Hop, Cheerleading &Tumble BCA, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Commercial, ISTD Modern, Tap Ballet, Disco Freestyle  Teacher and ISTD Medals in Street

Staff Boom Arts AcademyIsla has worked among Directors, Choreographers and Producers in the industry for  many years. She has Performed and Choreographed Music Videos sponsored by  Addidas  and Vevo Music channel, as well as a Choreographer and backing dancer on Pop Girl TV (Sky channel).  She also was Dance Captain, Soloist Dancer and Choreographer for a Dance Performance at The Royal Albert Hall in front of Our Majesty the Queen.
Alongside this she has worked with the BBC on numerous occasions in BBC’s “Casualty, Schools for Stars BBC,  Warner Bros films including “Harry Potter,  The Boat that Rocked,” and many more. 
She has built up a network of contacts within the industry in Dance and Acting over  the years, and still performs in the industry itself now. Her knowledge is extensive and current. This is always passed on to aiding her student’s achieve there dreams and build their confidence in all styles of Dance, Acting, Singing and Musical Theatre.
Isla choreographs regularly for  public events, Shows and Music Videos around Europe and London regularly. Isla teaches Freelance at Performing arts schools, such as the well known Brit school and many more Vocational and Professional Schools.
Isla has trained at Brit School 4 years and Italia Conti 3 years. She holds a BA in professional practice in the Performing Arts, PGCE, and ISTD Qualifications in Modern, Tap and Ballet with DDI & DDE’S teaching up to Advanced levels. She puts her students in for exams regularly achieving Fantastic Marks in Modern, Tap, Street Dance and Ballet.
She is an Associate Street Dance teacher and is on the Faculty Board for Street Dance  with the ISTD ( only 4 chosen in UK  to be part of the DFR faculty) , allowing  students to be put in for exams and gain medals in Street dance.
Isla  judges regularly at street dance and disco competitions with the ISTD and trains teachers to follow their dreams of teaching their very own classes gaining a qualification.
 Isla also works with Street dance troupe’s around UK  having a troupe of her own “Boom Dance Crew.”

Mathew Harding- BA (Hons)

Street Dance Teacher -Urban Interface 

Staff Boom Arts Academy

Mathew has travelled to Los Angeles discovering street dance and studied dance from a young age. He has his own Company Urban Interface that travel with Street dance with Boom Dance Crew. Matt and Isla have been dancing together for over 8 years and have performed at many venues in london including Royal Albert Hall, Saddlers wells, Spotlight and many more. Matt’s extensive knowledge in street dance and experience is passed to the younger generation in forms of workshops in China, Germany, London and America. Matt continues to work in the industry and is continuously working on new projects with Urban Interface including Boom Arts Academy.

 

 

Sam Morais- BCA

Break dance, Street Dance and Cheer and Gymnastics Teacher BCA

Staff Boom Arts Academy
Sam started dancing from the age of 14 years old and carrying on training at college gaining a Diploma in dance , he has competed and toured worldwide with Cheerleading and Gymnastic championships. Sam has also competed with Street dance/B-boy in London achieving medals and an amazing status and reputation in the industry of dance.

 

Indea Lidbury

Street dance, Afro , Urban, Boom Cheerleading and Hip Hop Teacher 

Staff Boom Arts Academy

Indea started dancing at the age of 8 she then went on to the well-known Brit School Of Performing Arts where she studied a BTEC National Diploma in Dance for 2 years and in Community arts practise for another 2 years. During her time at BRIT she was given the opportunity to choreograph, run workshops and teach dance at a primary school where her passion for teaching grew.
Indea has been involved in a Knife crime show as part of the ‘You Chose your future’ campaign that is in the process of going national, performed in Birmingham’s UDance festival with SLIDE (South London Inclusive Dance Experience)and performed at RADA.
Indea’s training allows her to teach a range of styles in dance including Street dance, Urban, Jazz, Afro and Boom cheerleading.

 

Lauren Johnson – BA (Hons)

Street dance, Hip Hop and Disco Freestyle Teacher 

Staff Boom Arts AcademyLauren has since the age of 7 years old, learning styles including Ballet, Tap, Disco, Contemporary and Hip Hop, alongside a variety of cultural styles . Lauren  graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Urban Dance at the University of East London , focusing on the Hip Hop era and styles. Lauren has performed in many well know theatres and has worked alongside well know names and choreographers in the dance industry. Lauren is fully qualified teacher in Disco Freestyle , Street dance and Hip Hop having a Teaching Associate with the ISTD.

 

 

 

Philip Green- DDI, DDE,PCE

Acting, Comedy, Musical Theatre, Commercial Street Dance, ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern Teacher  

Staff Boom Arts Academy
Philip is best known for his audition on Britain’s Got Talent Series 7 (2013). His likeable character, unique personality, comedy impressions and dance performance landed him a  place in the live finals.
He trained at Italia Conti and graduated in performing arts and dance teaching in 2011.  During this time he performed in several roles on CBBC School for Stars, short films and  TV commercials.
Since graduating he has performed in numerous pantomimes, music videos, charity events, festivals, radio shows and as a professional dancer at the London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012. Theatre credits include: Herman the Henchman in Snow White, Redditch 2011 and Lowestoft 2014. Cecco in Peter Pan, Derby 2012, Little John in Robin Hood (UK Tour) 2015 and Seadog Billy in Pirates of the Pavilion, Weymouth 2015.
Philip’s impressions have led him to work with production companies such as the BBC, ITV, Princess Productions, 12 Yards, CDS Studios LLC and more, while working alongside many directors, producers and impressionists within the industry.
He has his own YouTube channel ‘The Philip Green Show’ (www.YouTube.com/officialphilwgreen) uploading every Tuesday and Friday, where he writes, produces, performs and edits his own comedy sketches with over 15 million views collectively. His parodies are very popular and he can impersonate a huge variety of celebrities from around the world.
Philip has been actively involved in sporting events, raising funds for The Children Trust Tadworth including, running the London Marathon 2014.
Philip has his own dance and acting school in Surrey where he teaches and provides performing opportunities to young people.

 

Shanara Edwards

Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance and Boom Cheerleading Teacher 

 Staff Boom Arts Academy

Shanara  started dancing at the age of 3 she then went on to the well known Brit School Of Performing Arts where she studied a BTEC National Diploma in  Musical theatre for 4 years. Shanara continued her training abroad training at a leading performing arts school giving her an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise in the performing arts.
Shanara’s training allows her to teach a range of style in dance including creative ballet, street dance, musical theatre, tap, modern and Boom cheerleading.
Shanara performed in Disney Land paris for many years as a dancer and actress, and went onto playing the famous role from the disney film “Princess and the frog”
She has also performed in many Panto’s and Dance Shows in well known Theatre’s around the Country

Katrina Kemp

Assistant Manager- Vice Principle of Boom Arts Academy (Safeguarding and Chaperone)

Staff Boom Arts AcademyKatrina started dancing when she was three years old, in ballet tap modern, acting and jazz. She has worked with the BBC on many occasions working with famous cast members whilst growing up.
She appeared in the film “They Never Slept. BBC”
Katrina has worked with children since the age of 16 and has travelled to many countries doing administration for the performing arts industry.  Katrina is also a qualified hairdresser and has worked behind the scenes in theatre and stage. She is fully qualified to work with children as well as holding a current DBS as well as first aid trained.