Owen Allen

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Owen founded Thespian Arts in 2017, after 13-years of theatre experience, company management, project turnarounds and community work. Owen manages the general running of the organisation and is determined to grow the company so that we can accommodate more people who will benefit from our projects. 

Owen achieved top qualifications in Performing Arts and currently teaches Guitar & Drama at Thespian Arts. He has previously co-founded: Dreams In Action Performance Company (Avenues Community Association Charity) and Heightened Fitness. 

Shelby Hillback

Chief Project Officer

Shelby joined our organisation and instantly made an impact. She started as a BSL Tutor where she was responsible for setting up private & group sessions. Shelby was always going above and beyond our expectations, for this reason, she was promoted to Chief Project Officer. Her role now is to coordinate and manage our Group Projects.

Shannon Stokes

PR & Marketing Officer

Shannon joined our group after achieving a First Class Honours degree in Digital Marketing from Birmingham City University. Shannon has extensive knowledge in marketing and has developed great strategies in which will help us reach more of our target audience. We are proud to have her putting her stamp on Thespian Arts.

Sadie Allen

Customer Experience Officer

Sadie is a wonderful personality loved by colleagues and customers. She is responsible for looking after all of our customers experience; from payment, to making sure our young stars are supported. Sadie deals with any questions customers may have so has a great knowledge of all elements of The Thespian Arts Group. Sadie now manages our group Customer Experience Advisors.

Alishea Campbell-Drummond

Dance Project Manager & Tutor

Alishea joined our organisation as our Event Choreographer after completing her BA Hons in Dance at the University of Derby. Alishea's extensive performance experience and qualifications soon lead her to being promoted to Project Manager, responsible for the development of our Contemporary & Acro Dance group. She is a delight to work with and a great asset to Thespian Arts.

Kaitie Brown

Vocal Tutor

Kaitie has made an immediate impact by taking on responsibilities and working hard to achieve the company objectives. She has been instrumental in the set up of Group sessions for Adults. Kaitie has extensive performance experience and has achieved an ABRSM Certificate of Music Education and is studying for her BMus Music Honours Degree.

Cara Jackson

Assistant Vocal Tutor

Cara joined our organisation to specifically help with the Vocal Tuition for our Musical Theatre Project. Since joining, Cara has helped to coach our young stars in the Bugsy Malone production and is preparing to assist in Tutoring our Junior Vocal Group. Cara has many years of performance experience and is highly graded in Singing. She is currently studying Music Performance and Community Practice at the University of Wolverhampton. We are excited to see Cara develop in her first Tutoring role.

Josh Gethen

Drum Tutor

Josh joined us to help setup and establish our Drums project. He has been a great addition to our team. He has extensive performance experience in bands and is studying for his BMus Music Honours Degree from the University Of Wolverhampton.

Charlotte Orton

Dance Tutor (Walsall)

Charlotte joined our organisation in February 2019 and was given the task of setting up & leading our dance group specialising in Contemporary, Tap & Acro dance. Charlotte is highly graded in these styles and has many years of teaching experience. Our Dance Group has become our most popular class thanks to her work. She is a wonderful personality loved by all Thespian students. 

Carmen Rhodes

Guitar Tutor (Walsall & Great Barr)

Carmen joined our team to tutor our Beginner Guitar Group in Brownhills & Great Barr. She has fit in really well and the students are learning from her patient tutoring approach. Carmen obtains her Rockschool Grade 5 and is always looking to improve our services; currently she is developing our Online Guitar Classes.

Lucy Chilton

Dance Tutor (Rugeley)

Lucy joined our organisation in February 2020 after achieving her BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Creative Practice: Theatre Arts and Dance. She was given the task of assisting with setting up & leading our Rugeley dance group specialising in Contemporary & Acro dance. Lucy has many years of teaching experience and we are glad to be working with her.

Luke Groves

Bespoke Sessions Tutor

Luke is a highly qualified, excellent performer with great industry knowledge. With an Honours degree in Drama from the University Of Wolverhampton and extensive performing experience, Luke was well suited to be a Bespoke Session Tutor at Thespian Arts; responsible for establishing our company in offering Bespoke Performance Classes for external organisations.

Jo Williamson

Drama Tutor (Great Barr)

Jo is a highly qualified, experienced performer with great industry knowledge. With a degree in Secondary Drama Teaching from the University Of Central England and an honours degree in Drama from the University of Chester, Jo was well suited to be a Drama Tutor at Thespian Arts. Jo has previously been Head of Drama at a secondary school. 

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