Our GAPA Teachers
Drama - Joy Moloney
Joy found her love for drama as a teenager at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. It was soon after that they Joy knew she wanted to be a Drama teacher. After training at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, she completed her PGCE in Drama Education in Birmingham. Now with over fifteen years of teaching experience, Joy has trained hundreds of students in Drama and Acting in Secondary Schools around Coventry, Birmingham, Leicestershire and even Florida.
Joy is fanatical about the Performing Arts. Although teaching is a major part of Joy’s life, she has directed some fantastic school productions. Some of these plays received high praise from adjudicators in Birmingham and Florida.
Joy believes that Performing Arts is so important in young peoples’ lives; it develops their confidence, creativity and communication skills. Many other transferable skills such as public speaking, team building, self-discipline and problem solving also grow.
Joy is delighted to be back in the GAPA team as the Drama teacher.
Modern, Tap - Lois Pickering
Lois trained for 3 years at a professional performing arts college (LCPA) since graduating, she had the opportunities to tour the UK in various musicals; such as White Christmas in which she played main character Judy Haynes. Lois danced on MOVE IT main stage in London, performed in front of hundreds at Sadler Wells and Royal Albert hall. She also appeared as a dancer in the children's film 'Nativity 3’.
Street - Louis Lewinson
Louis Lewinson is a self taught, urban styled international choreographer from Coventry, England. Being 22 years old and having danced for a total of 9 years he has travelled globally to perform and deliver workshops in several different countries and cities and has also been involved in TV work. Louis does choreography for theatres, academies and dance schools and train other dancers of all ages in his style.
Ballet - Vincent Cabot
Vincent began his training at the Choreographic Center Michèle Darcy, before joining the National School of Dance of Marseille.
He started his career in 2004 at the European Ballet, where he quickly made Principal Dancer. He danced many roles, performing in the repertoire of Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker , Cinderella to name but a few.
Looking to diversify his skills he moved to Germany where he performed for a year at the Deutsche Tanzkompanie in Neustrelitz in Folklore "Tanzlutz", Musical "Sorbas" and Neo-classical "Snow White", "Carmina Burana".
Back in England, he joined the Ballet Theater UK where he stayed for 5 years, creating major parts of their repertoire, from the main classics (Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker , Swan Lake) to the creation of "Snow Queen", 'A Christmas Carol", "Alice in Wonderland", and "the Little Mermaid"....
Since 2016, Vincent has turned his focus to teaching the new generation of dancers whilst continuing to perform himself. He is currently appearing with the Chantry Contemporary Ballet Company in their production of Dracula whilst teaching Ballet .
In 2018, he followed the BBO teaching qualification and get graduate with merit.
Mini classes - Rebeca Mara
Rebeca has gradually over the years trained in all disciplines and having the opportunity to be an assistant at GAPA and then further get the opportunity to teach the mini’s on a Saturday has been a great way to massively boost her confidence. Rebeca adores the little ones and loves to see them exceed and progress with us at GAPA. Rebeca has recently finished her A-levels.She is now going through further training with her GAPA family and hoping to eventually pursue a future career in the arts.
Georgia has been a dedicated student of GAPA since the academy opened. She enjoys dancing and performing as there are many different styles and feels it is great way to express yourself.
Georgia has a passion for teaching; she loves to see the younger student’s progress whilst having fun and has excellent rapport with all students. Georgia loves being a part of the GAPA family and thinks the academy is so welcoming. She is currently studying dance at Coventry City College doing a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in Dance.
Rajan loves assisting and helping out at GAPA. Rajan has always had a joy in dancing and so began training in different dance styles with GAPA as a senior student and over time his strongest style has grown to be street. Being a part of the team has given him greater confidence as well as widening his abilities and furthering his love for dance as a hobby.
Rajan is working as an apprentice engineer and product designer while also attending various classes at GAPA. He enjoys how GAPA pushes all students towards their full potentials while also ensuring everyone has fun while doing so. He currently assists with the younger students in street alongside Sir Louis and also manages the website.
Jasmine is a senior student as well as an assistant who enjoys every discipline of performing arts with a particular passion for singing. Jasmine enjoys assisting just as much as she loves training at GAPA and hopes to one day perform on the West end and around the world. GAPA has been a platform for Jasmine to widen her performance skills which landed her a role in the Birmingham Hippodromes production of West Side Story. Jasmine hopes to pursue a career in performing arts after her A levels.
Channon is a senior student as well as a teaching assistant at GAPA. She has always had a real passion for dance as well as all other aspects of performing arts. Channon loves assisting as it allows her to be a role model for younger students and nurture them. GAPA has definitely brought out the best in Channon and has always pushed her to do her best in order to expand her skill set within all styles of dance and performing arts as a whole. It has also become a real eye opener for her as she hopes to continue training at GAPA to pursue a career in the industry.
Calie enjoys dancing and performing as she finds that it’s a great way to express yourself and brings out the best in you. Calie loves assisting at GAPA as it allows her to be a role model and see others progress whilst they have fun. Being apart of GAPA has brought out the best in herself along side giving her more confidence not only in the arts but in general. GAPA has taught Calie many techniques and skills for life and performing arts. She hopes she can keep training at GAPA and pursue her dream to go far into the industry.
Grace's passion is performing, Musical theatre, Singing and dancing. Grace enjoys being a teaching assistant and helping as much as she enjoys performing. GAPA has given Grace the confidence to audition and receive call backs for West End callings and the the Voice Kids UK. Grace has also worked with various local theatre companies and appeared in panto. GAPA has inspired Grace to pursue a career in the Performing Arts industry and a desire to perform on stage.