S84 Faculty

Principal- Miss Faye Quinney

Miss Faye first started her career as a child performer at the tender age of 5 appearing in “The Music Man” at Nottingham Theatre Royal, after which she gained many small roles in shows, pantomimes, TV and modeling contracts all whilst training at the Maureen Law Theatre School in Sheffield. 

While at Miss Law’s, Faye won many competitive titles including Ballet, Tap, Modern and British slow dance championships. At 16 Miss Faye was given a full scholarship to The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and moved to London.   

During her 16 years in London, Faye has worked in many aspects of the entrainment industry, Not only as a performer but also, teacher, lecturer, consultant, studio manager and as an assistant casting associate for Casting Director Mark Summers  (Madonna, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Kanye West)   

Stage credits include:  Westside Story, The Best Little Whore House in Texas, Romeo and Juliet, Annie, Rita, Sue & Bob too, The Music Man, A Christmas Cracker, Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Royal Masonic Gala.  

TV & Film:  Brit Awards 2006, Kanye West, N.M.E Awards, T Mobile Commercial, Sanex Commercial, Life n Lyrics, Blue Peter, Songs of Praise, M.O.B.O. Awards 2002, Soccer AM, Doctors, Grease Monkeys, Wedding House, The Royal Variety Show, Zoe Birkett, This Morning, Lorraine.   

Music Video's and Events:  Roisin Murphy, DJ Nassa World Tour, Body Rockers feat Lucianna, Sony Music Showcase, Utah Saints, Bullet For My Valentine, UNICEF Gala, Pukka Up Album Launch, Toni & Guy Hair Show, Clothes Show, L'oreal Hair Show, Ecovelocity, The Metro Newspaper, David Haye, Blackberry, Jackpot Joy, Semi Precious Weapons, Selfridges London, Planet Love Music Festival, Essex FM Roadshow, The Royal Masonic Gala. G.A.Y London.

Teaching Qualifications: Trinity National diploma in performing arts (distinction) Associate Ballet diploma with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (A.I.S.T.D) Licentiate Dipolma In Ballet & Freestyle with International Dance Teachers Association (I.D.T.A) Freestyle Licentiate diploma with National Association of Teachers of Dance (A.N.A.T.D) Championship adjudicator with A.D.F.P.  ZUMBA®, ZUMBA FITNESS®  

Celebrity Clients: Kimberly Stewart, Billy Elliot Cast from Iceland, A.M.E. - Recording artist signed to Universal Records – UK No.1 with “Need you 100%” Kitty Brucknell - X factor 2010 UK finalist, The Saturdays

Schools & Studios:  A Selection- Danceworks, Expressions Preforming Arts, Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, Jackson Lane Creative Space, LCPA, Leicester College of Performing Arts, Mark Summer’s Casting, Middlesex University, MOVE IT, Pineapple, Push Productions (Full CV available on request)   

While at Danceworks studios, Faye had classes featured and recommended in London’s TIME OUT magazine, The Metro Newspaper, Cosmopolitan, on line magazine handbag.com as well as being complimented in the health and fitness section of the LONDON LITE newspaper.  

Miss Faye is delighted to have been accredited as an ADFP CHAMPIONSHIP Freestyle and Lyrical judge, as well as a theatrical Adjudicator with This is Dance competitions.

Acting- Adam Guest

Adam is fully trained with the prestigious association, LAMDA. 

His qualifications are in Acting, Mime, Improvisation, Prose, Poetry and Duologues. 

His credits include: 

Theatre: Sweeney Todd. The History Boys. West Side Story. Yeomen of the Guard. Punk Rock. Of Mice and Men. Seussical. A Sting in the Tale. The Darkness Within. Cabaret. The Price Celebration. The King and I. A Fistful of Mondays. The Wizard of Oz. Fawlty Towers. Where The Rails Run. 

TV & Film: Hood (TV pilot) Weight loss commercial (Viral promotional videos) 'Stupid Cupid' (Josh Kemp music video) 1818. Stereotypically Me. Marmite advert. 

Director: A Chorus Line. The Addams Family. RENT. Jesus Christ Superstar* Aladdin  

Singing & MD - Duncan Leech

Duncan’s love for singing began early in life, when he joined his mother in a local church choir. Shortly after joining he auditioned for many “Choir Schools” around the country including Kings and Eton.
From the age of six Duncan has performed on stage, starting out his glorious career as Boy #1 and Shrub in a local (Suffolk) production of Christopher Robin.
Duncan was selected for the Canterbury Cathedral Choir at the age of 7.
Duncan sang in the Young Musician of the Year, toured the USA and many European cities with Canterbury Cathedral choir and has performed on Michael Barrymore’s ‘My Kind of Music’ and in the Albert Hall with the vocal group Voice Squad.
He later continued his training with Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied Classical Music and Opera. 

Duncan can be seen in many concerts or amateur theatre productions throughout the year, accumulating 30 years of experience.
Over the years, this journey has seen him play such roles as, Pirelli, Anthony and The Judge in Sweeny Todd, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Darryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick and Aeneas in a professional production of Dido and Aeneas.

Duncan plays 6 instruments (Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe and Vocals) some he plays well, some ok, some brilliantly (he will let you be the judge which is which!)
In more recent times Duncan has been invited as a guest singer with Derby Concert Band and was a tutor with Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) 

He has directed a production of Oklahoma!, sung professionally with a male quartet vocal group, played in the orchestral pit for a number of companies and will soon be Stage Manager for Phantom of the Opera.
He has been giving private singing lessons for two years and has just finished filming for a musical film written and produced by local playwrights. He is currently working on two shows for the latter part of this year; a local production of Seussical the Musical and a semi-professional Christmas concert.

Duncan also has experience in working with children and young people; he has been Wave Leader for a number of years with the National Citizen Service (NCS), has qualifications in education including a degree in Child and Youth Studies and has recently been giving cookery classes to 2 – 12 year olds with a local company. Oh and he is a fully trained chef!

Amy May Griffiths - Head Teaching Assitant

Miss Amy  trained in Ballet, Jazz & Freestyle subjects from the age of 3-18 years at the Dance Zone Starlight Academy before joining Miss Faye at Studio84 and Bilbrough Dance & Drama center. 

While at DZSA, Amy completed all her examinations to a distinction level as well as reaching Championship status in Freestyle competitions. 

At Bilbrough Dance Centre Amy received an A for A level Dance. 

Amy currently works as a senior school teaching assistant while she is completing her Dance teachers qualification with Miss Faye. 

Miss Amy has has successfully passed her IDTA Freestyle associate teaching exam making her a fully qualified teacher with in the association, as well as a Freestyle Adjudicator for the ADFP

Deyonne Best - Teaching Assitant.

Miss Dee has danced Freestyle since the age of 5 with Vibe Dance school in Milton Keynes ( now VA Studios) where she reached Championship status in both Freestyle & Lyrical slow.

Miss Deyonne then went on to study a professional 3 year trinity diploma in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Expressions Academy of Performing Arts

Since graduating Miss Dee has auditioned for West End hit musical “Motown” as well as performing in various other jobs, including multiple modelling contracts where she is currently Miss Derbyshire within the Miss England competition.

We look forward to welcoming Miss Deyonne to our school as an IDTA teaching assistant as well as to our freestyle competitive team 

Kim Bormann - Contemporary

Kim Bormann is a professional dancer, choreographer and performer from Germany, who did further training at New English Contemporary Ballet College, Nottingham and went on working with the Contemporary Ballet Company Ampersandance.
In 2013 she completed her postgraduate certificate in physical theatre with Jasmin Vardimon Company and went on working with choreographer Mafalda Deville for a theatre production in Porto, Portugal.
Since then, she has worked with Filip van Huffle, Gary Clark, Benoit Egloff, company DeNada Dance Theatre, New Art Exchange and Dance4.
In 2016 and 2017 Kim performed 'The Gift', a dance theatre piece, as part of Beautiful Creatures Theatre.
In 2017 she also created and performed 'Layer Three' at the Nottingham Contemporary, a full-length dance piece. It comprised a collective of professional dancers and community students.
In the past, she has worked in film for Blackcountry Cinema/Curious Atom. She played a leading role in 'Coffee In Winter', a feature film that was released in 2013. The shoot for their knew work will most likely take place in 2019.
She currently works closely with the New Art Exchange, developing her new project as well as working as a choreographer for variuos adult and youth projects.