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Self-Expression in the Spotlight

B.O.S.S. (Be On Stage & Screen) Acting School is a new cutting-edge drama school offering classical actor training with a fresh and innovative twist!


We teach children of all ages the skill of performance on stage AND screen.

Our little actors train in all performance skills, merging the highest professional level tuition with an exciting and dynamic experience.


At B.O.S.S. we put Self-Expression in the spotlight! We build children’s confidence and help them find their voice. We want them to know they are worthy of anything they set their heart on!

Samantha Shaw

Co-Director & Teacher

The main thing you need to know about me is I like to Sing, Dance and be really SILLY!  


I grew up on the sunny south coast of England near Portsmouth. 


I attended a Performing Arts College before gaining a place on the BA (Hons) Acting Degree at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. 


Since graduating some of my credits include being the Voice recognition aid in Toyota vehicles, a lead role in the UK Tour of the New Musical ‘The Egg Rumor’ in theatres such as The Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham, Etcetera Theatre Camden, The Old Red Lion and more. I also got the opportunity to tour two different plays around stunning Italy for six months (being able to travel is definitely a perk of the industry!), as well as participating in various T.I.E (theatre in education) productions and pantomimes.


Besides acting, my favourite thing to do is to teach and inspire young people to do the same! There is nothing better than seeing children transform with confidence, creativity and having an absolute blast doing it!! 

Samantha-Anne Shaw

Co-Director & Teacher

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Jennifer Brooke

Co-Director & Teacher

I always enjoyed acting from a young age but I didn’t have many performing schools locally (or the confidence!) for me to explore this passion.  At 18 I successfully gained a place on the BA(Hons) Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where I trained on stage and screen for three years. It was an incredible experience!


Upon graduating I gained a role on Hollyoaks as series regular. I worked on the soap for just under a year and loved the experience of being on set everyday and watching the behind the scenes making of each episode. Since then I have had various TV and Film credits, including BBC’s ‘White Gold’ series 1 and 2, Lionsgates ‘My Name is Lenny’, ‘Astral’ and more recently ‘The Last Letter to your Lover’. I have also worked in Theatre in The Gym Thing (Pleasance Theatre). 


Alongside working as an actor I have taught acting to ages 2-16 for five years now. I love being able to share my passion with young people and watch them grow as little performers. My proudest moments are seeing the children I work with sharing their ideas confidently with the group and building a performance as a team.  I find it so important for children to explore their own creative identity and have an outlet that allows them to express themselves - there's real power in that! 

BOSS Teachers



Hello!! I was born and raised in Brighton until I moved to London when I was 18 to do a three year Acting degree, which I graduated at in 2020. I shortly after realised how much I love passing on my enthusiasm and passion for performing to children and watching them develop their own individual styles when creating!



Favourite Acting Role: 'fevvers' a trapeze artist in 'Nights at a Circus'.

Favourite film: Has to be Skrek 2!

Favourite Musical: School of Rock

Favourite thing about teaching:

seeing children putting their own personalities into creating something unique to them.

Random fact: I am terrified or Bananas!!



Hiya I’m Nina and I live in London but I am originally from Glasgow, Scotland. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their BA Musical Theatre course. As well as acting I also have a huge passion for teaching and working with children with Special Educational Needs.


Favourite Acting Role: The Witch in Into The Woods

Favourite film: The Holiday

Favourite Musical: Come From Away - IT IS AMAZING!

Favourite thing about teaching: Building a relationship with children and seeing their confidence and creativity grow and flourish!

Random fact: I have a really cool scar on my arm from being stung by a Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish!



Hello, my name is Rhiannon! I'm a theatre, voice and film actor, presenter and theatre maker from Scotland. I really do love teaching at Boss Acting School!!


Favourite Acting Role: Brutus in Julius Caesar.

Favourite Musical: The School of Rock

Favourite film: Legally Blonde

Favourite thing about teaching: Seeing the kid's wacky and wonderful ideas come to life

Random fact: I once got to travel to Belgium to film a yoghurt advert!




Hello I'm Lawton, I live in London but am originally from Brighton. I trained as an actor at Italia Conti since graduating I've realised my love of creating alongside acting. A year ago I set up my own production company making comedy sketches and short films. I'm now a keen filmmaker writing, directing, editing and producing. â€‹


Favourite Acting Role: Sir Percy Shorter in Habeas Corpus   

Favourite film: Hot Fuzz

Favourite Musical: Hairspray!

Favourite thing about teaching: seeing children passionate about creating! Using their imagination and expressing their ideas. 

Random fact: I've never met anyone with the same name as me!

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Hey, I'm Ellie, I am originally from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where I first trained in dance at Corraine Collins Dance Studios. I then went on to study professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College, where I achieved a First Class Honours Degree. I have just completed a year in Mamma Mia West End as a swing!


Favourite Acting Role: Polly Baker in Crazy For You

Favourite film:  I love a rom-com but if I had to pick one it would be the classic Forest Gump

Favourite Musical:  42nd street

Favourite thing about teaching: passing on knowledge to fresh young minds who are eager to learn and getting young people out of their comfort zones, seeing them express themselves, and seeing their personalities shine through the arts.

Random fact: I am a crazy cat lady, I have four beautiful felines aback in Cheltenham and want to expand!!



Hello, my name is Charlotte! I am from Manchester but currently live in London after just graduating from studying Musical Theatre at Italia Conti. Alongside training I have taught for the past five years and I can’t wait to get started at Boss Acting School!!


Favourite Acting Role: Definitely, ‘Helene’ in ‘Sweet Charity’! Getting to perform ‘something better then this’ was incredible, such an iconic song!

Favourite film: ‘Moulin Rouge’! I love Baz Lurhamn!

Favourite Musical:  ‘Frozen’ ! It’s a magical show and you can’t beat Disney!

Favourite thing about teaching: Meeting new people and sharing my love of performing!

Random fact:  Did you know?...

I can roller skate backwards!!



Hi, My name is Maria, I live in London with my boyfriend and our cat Dwight. I love drama so much and trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was an incredible experience, I learnt so much in my time there and look forward to passing some of that onto the children! â€‹


Favourite Acting Role: Jenny in Company.

Favourite film: Matilda

Favourite Musical: Les Misérables (Matilda as well!)

Favourite thing about teaching: watching the children come out of their shells and grow in confidence! It’s awesome. 

Random fact: I hold the record among my friends for holding the most chicken Goujons in my mouth!

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Hi, I'm Heather! I trained in Musical Theatre at The ICMT London, before gaining my First-Class BA (Hons) Theatre Degree from Guildford School of Acting. I am so excited to teach everything I know to the BOSS Actors!


Favourite Acting Role: I played Donald Trump in a comedy show which was fun and silly!

Favourite film: The Harry Potter films

Favourite Musical: Wicked

Favourite thing about teaching: I was really inspired by passionate teachers growing up, so there is nothing she loves more than to pass this on to her students!

Random fact:  Did you know?...

I have double jointed elbows!


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Hello there! I’m Angharad (or Harri) and live in London, although I’m originally from Llangollen, North Wales. I went to drama school at Rose Bruford for 3 fabulous years and graduated in 2021! I am an actor-singer and vocal coach, but also make my own strange little clown shows (sometimes musicals). I love bringing some wackiness into our B.O.S.S. classes!


Favourite Acting Role: Michelle Dubois in ‘Allo ‘Allo

Favourite Musical: Phantom of the Opera is a classic

Favourite film: Amélie (Mr Bean’s Holiday is a close second

Favourite thing about teaching: Seeing the way children play with absolutely no inhibitions. Kids are so naturally creative and I love being surprised by the stuff they can come up with!

Random fact: In true Welsh fashion, I once got chased for a mile down a canal by a sheep




At BOSS we love having a mascot! BOSS DOG (inspired by the Real BOSS DOGS) is special to all of our children. If you are feeling a little nervous BOSS Dog stays with you to help you feel brave, they reward children that have impressed them at the end of each lesson and cheers the children on from the side-lines!




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