All of our teachers are DBS checked, experience of teaching children from early years to high school. Our team also have plenty of experience and knowledge within the arts industry.
We always have a first aider on sit at all of our classes we run. All update safeguarding training has been completed. The safeguarding lead for Echo Performing Arts Academy is Lisa Campbell.
Principal- Lisa Campbell
Lisa is a dance teacher and has been teaching dance and sharing her passion for the subject for 18 years. Starting teaching at 17 Lisa went on to do performing arts at college and then completed a BA Hons in dance. Lisa specialises in contemporary dance, street dance and musical theatre.
After spending many years performing and creating opportunities for young people through her teaching she then completed her teaching degree becoming a qualified teacher. Lisa has spent 13 years within education teaching dance to students of all ages from Primary School to GCSE and A Level Dance. Winning awards for her teaching Lisa went on to become a Head of Performing Arts within a secondary school.
Lisa is currently a safeguarding governor at a local primary school and working with young actors and extras on TV and films.
Alice is a trained professional actor from Manchester, with years of experience teaching children. Since the age of 4, Alice has trained in all aspects of performing arts, including dance, singing, and acting. She decided to further her training at the Pendleton Performing Arts College, in Salford, and trained there for two years. During her first year at Pendleton, Alice was offered her first professional job in Salou, Spain as a performer with the RJP Productions team. She went on the spend three months working abroad and particularly enjoyed playing the roles of Marty in Grease and Snow White in the Disney Princess Show. After the months working away, Alice returned the UK to finish her BTEC Degree at Pendleton, where she received DDD*. She then gained a place on the Foundation Musical Theatre course at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London after rejecting a place at the top drama school, BIRD College in Sidcup. After a tough year of training at a top London drama school, Alice was incredibly proud and excited to receive two offers at different drama schools. Alice decided to take one of only thirty-two places on the BA Honours Acting Degree at the acclaimed Guildford School of Acting (her dream drama
school). During her time at GSA, Alice worked as the early stages teacher at Stagecoach Bracknell and loved her time teaching and nurturing her students. Alice graduated in 2019
with a First Class Honours degree and quickly went on to make her professional debut as Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the English Theatre, Frankfurt.
Ba Hons Dance & Performance Arden School of Theatre Original Member of MM Jazz Company (Manchester)
ITV 2 Timewasters – played Fifi a Cabaret DancerNetflix Get Even – Rushgrove Cheerleader ATG Theatre Tour UK – Let Me Entertain You Lapland UK
Echo Performing Arts
Dance Etc (Street and Jazz)
Rachel Almond Dance Academy (Ballroom & Latin
Hannah was First Cover Cosette in London’s LES MIS and has just appeared in The Pirate Queen here at the London Coliseum with Rachel Tucker. And soon will be playing Tammy in Hairspray Training: Arts Educational Schools, London, 2018 graduate and National Youth Music Theatre. Credits while training include: Dale Tremont in Top Hat and ensemble in Bullets Over Broadway and Phoebe D’Ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Theatre includes: Ensemble in Ferris & Milnes’ A Christmas Cracker (Ambassadors Theatre), Titty Anderson in BRASS for NYMT (City Varieties, Leeds) and Audrey in Out There (Lyric, Hammersmith), Cinderella in Qudos Pantomime Cinderella at The Nottingham Theatre Royal. Concerts include: Vocalist in Stagey Sunday for Natalie Weiss (Leicester Square Theatre) and Disney’s Broadway Hits (Royal Albert Hall). Workshops include: Rose in Stepping Out for Maria Friedman Television includes: Olivier Awards 2017 and Comic Relief 2017 opening (BBC). Recordings include: Titty Anderson in BRASS (original cast recording)
Our Saturday morning Echo Future Leaders Team
Our Saturday morning team also includes performing arts students who have a huge amount of experience from singing, dance and drama. The experience the future leaders bring to our team is very valuable, adding fresh ideas and training to our Echoes.
Hi, I’m Hattie Jones and I’m 15 years old. I’ve been dancing and singing since I was 2 and it’s always been a huge passion of mine. I’ve been lucky enough to perform in the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and in theatres such as the Cambridge theatre, Cadogan hall and The Royal Court. Recently, I’ve been involved with shows such as Chicago and Macbeth at my school, and a Pantomime production of Pinocchio.
Emelia has had a passion for dance since the age of 10. A late starter, she has subsequently gone on to achieve in the art during her time at secondary school, GCSE, productions, competitions, shows etc…
A performing arts leader, Emelia plans lessons and creates dances for Stockport Academy and various primary school students.
At the age of fourteen she became the first student of Stockport Academy to successfully audition for the Lowry Centre for Advanced Training where she is currently in her 2nd year of pre-vocational dance training.
Alongside Emelia’s technical and physical attributes she has a strong foundation in contemporary and ballet technique, as well as a broad understanding of performance and creative tools.
Her professional attitude, positive work ethic, joyous energy and ability to work within a team has been gathered through her experience of working with various tutors, artists and peers both at school and during her time on the CAT scheme.