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 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).

Shelby Hillback

Chief Project Officer

From the moment Shelby joined our organisation, she made an impact. She started as a BSL Tutor where she wanted more responsibility and was always going above and beyond our expectations, for this reason, she was promoted to Project Manager. She thrived in this role and helped us set up all of our group projects.  Her role now is to coordinate and manage our Group Project Managers helping them achieve the company objectives.

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. She is a great leader of our Vocal Group inspiring the next generation of vocal performers.

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. 

Bradley Taylor

Customer Experience Advisor (Walsall)

Bradley joined our team to take over our BSL One To One service and to help set up our BSL Social Group which has become one of our most popular workshops. Bradley was keen to take on more responsibility and was promoted to the role of Customer Experience Advisor ensuring Student registration & payment records are up to date and that our young stars are fully supported.

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

Drama Tutor (Rugeley)

Luke is a highly qualified, excellent performer with great industry knowledge. With an Honours degree in Drama from the University Of Wolverhampton, Luke was well suited to be a Project Manager at Thespian Arts; responsible for establishing our company in the Rugeley area and developing Drama across our whole organisation. 

Sammie Tupling

Customer Experience Advisor (Rugeley)

Sammie is a bubbly person with a huge work ethic. Sammie is instrumental in the setup of our Rugeley Group; her fantastic contribution to our team made it a no brainer to recruit her in this position. She is responsible for looking after all of our customers experience; from payment, to making sure our young stars are supported and speaking with them when they are upset. 

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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