Although we have many varied lecturers, our core team consists of the following teachers:
Portsmouth's Former Poet Laureate and Dorset's Poetry Slam Champion, Kelly Hunter brings a medley of speech and performance skills to her classes. Extensively trained in Acting and delivering LAMDA training, Kelly's career highlights include writing for the BBC for Dickens' Bicentenary Celebration, performing at Glastonbury's Poetry and Words Stage, and having tea with the Queen as a result of her work in education.
Scenic Artistry and Puppetry
Having worked extensively on TV, Film and Stage, Megan has worked on a range of high end productions. From Kingsman - Secret Service, to the X Factor and Dancing on Ice, Megan has carved a career spanning from Prop and Puppet technician for Disney, to painting the set for the West End's Les Miserables, as well as the infamous Hamilton, Megan brings a wealth of knowledge and specialist skills to The Artori Academy.
Theatre Make Up, Musical Theatre and Drag Artistry.
Alex grew up on the south coast in Bournemouth, Dorset and is now an accomplished actor, writer, and celebrated cabaret performer. After having won national drag talent competition Drag Idol in 2016, he has appeared in the original West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, toured with Drag Race Legend Bianca Del Rio and performed to packed audiences all over the country as his drag alter ego, Miss Moppe.
Improvisation and Dance
Having graduated from Arts University Bournemouth, Josie has continued her career in Ballet, Modern and Jazz - training under both The Royal Academy of Dance and ISTD. Alongside this, she has also produced several dance events for Pavillion Dance South West, and numerous dance festivals.
A highly versatile and dynamic female duo that cover songs from the 20's to present day with a truly unique sound, including remarkable two-part vocal harmonies - a brilliant addition to the Academy team!
Sound and Production
With career highlights including providing the audio for Glastonbury Festival, Liam Gallagher and Spandau Ballet, Bertie's extensive Sound and Production knowledge is a welcome addition here at The Artori Academy.