WHO WE ARE
Managing Director and Executive Producer.An airline Captain by profession and having no discernible talent in the performing arts myself, I watched how my son had developed so well through performance and how happy he was and indeed still is. It was this that made me decide to branch into Sirius Young Performers Ltd to help others experience what Oscar did. By employing the amazing team we have and sticking to our core principles, I believe that Sirius Young Performers can provide an amazing theatrical training experience. I enjoy eating out far too much and being near water.
Sing 4 Health Practitioner, Talent Scout for Sirius Talent. Photographer. Lead of Child Welfare and Safeguarding. Marketing and sales.To be the best YOU that you can be. We are SIRIUS about the performing arts, but our ethos is one of learning, through performance, of building confidence through gradual exposure to performance, of enhancing team work through demonstrating the importance of all individuals within a team to make the whole, of recognising strengths and building on foundations, of remembering that results are produced when people are loving what they do and above all to recognise that we are a diverse and wide ranging group of people and that diversity must be respected at all times.
Head Drama CoachDonna has been involved in the arts since early teens. She trained and Mount View Theatre Academy & Chicken Shed Theatre. She has been working professionally as an actress and delivering theatre workshops for over 25 years, including co-running and charity registered theatre company where she was the children’s and youth theatre director, where she wrote, directed and produced theatre shows, both in theatre and TIIE. She also ran a film Academy. She’s a qualified drama teacher and has taught in secondary and further education, teaching performing Arts & acting for screen and GCSE drama. In 2009 Donna made a transition into founding DT Films, where she writes, produces and directs films, particularly those that have a social significance. Donna’s passion is to empower children & young people through the arts & film. It’s her mission and ethos to reach young people from marginalised groups and offer opportunities and ultimately to make a difference.
Consultant.Gayle's Theatre career spans over 20 years, in that time she has worked as a Stage Manager at The London Palladium and Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. Gayle has also worked with touring Theatres working on shows such as Sweet Charity, Return to the forbidden planet and the Woman in Black. Gayle has spent many years working with children teaching drama workshops as well as working closely with the charity MIND where she wrote and directed a play which was then performed to schools and colleges raising awareness and reducing stigma around Mental Health.
First Aider, Head of Dance and Choreography, Vocal Coach and Assistant Show Director.Abi has been performing since the age of 2 years old and has carried on through her whole life. At 17 she attended the Scene II Performing Arts Academy. Here she studied for three years and attained a diploma in performing Arts. She has since worked professionally as a performer but has changed her focus to teaching and choreographing. Abi is very excited to be a part of Sirius and working with everybody.
Head of Social Media and Communications and Deputy Head Child Welfare and Safeguarding.I’m Jacqui, married with 2 children from Braintree. I have been in admin for 30 years. I work for a primary care provider producing all their admin work. I also help with admin for my daughter’s local trampoline club.
Head of creativity.Michelle has worked in the performing arts industry for over 20yrs, her career spans across Television, Theatre, Music and Film. Her early years were spent more as an actress & singer & she enjoyed many pantomimes & theatre shows, before gigging across the country in a pop band under producer ‘Stevie V’. She then worked as a professional TV Presenter for many years, mainly for Channel 4 & Sky TV and also started producing. Most recently she has returned to acting & is now enjoying producing short films, documentaries & TV Pilots. She is also a piano teacher & has worked with many budding young actors & musicians over the years, helping to shape the next generation.
Apprentice.I’m 15 years old and currently going through my GSCES trying to complete all of them such as drama. I’ve always had a desire to act and perform to entertain an audience and Sirius has helped me to meet new people who have the same aspirations about performing as I do! For me I help out with the other fantastic and talented people here learning things from them and helping them out as well!
Young Persons Peer Mentor.Millie is 12 years old and has been a part of Sirius since we began, she is also represented by our talent agency @siriustalent. Millie always has a smile for everyone, she is a valued member of the group and we feel it’s a great role model and ambassador for the Sirius group.
Young Persons Peer Mentor.Lacey is 13 years old and has been part of the Sirius company since we began, she is also a vital and valued member of @siriuslygoodtv. Lacey brings enthusiasm and energy to everything she does, and we feel that she is a great role model who encompasses all of what we are about; kindness, support and effort. Lacey’s will be to be a role model and mentor for all of our young company, she will support the staff team, thus gaining some work experience and leadership skills.
Transporter and mobile stage.Although my heritage is Dutch, I was born in 2003 on a production line at Leyland Trucks in Preston. Very quickly, a man from Bishop Stortford fell in love with me and asked a company to make some changes to me. He used me to sell horse grooming products. About 10 years later, a couple bought me in Stoke. They sold Christmas products from me. Finally, Sirius Young Performers owner fell in love with me too. He says I’ll be with him forever. Lots of children will be singing and dancing on my stage at Fetes, Fayres and other venues. Exciting times ahead.