Meet The Team

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Meet The Teachers

The Teachers at The Boury Academy have all trained extensively themselves in various areas of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. We are very lucky to have West End professionals to teach our students. Find out more about them below...

Rakesh Boury

Founder and Principal

Rakesh trained at MADD (Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama)

His professional credits include We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, West End), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre, West End), Wind In The Willows (UK Tour) as well as various bits and pieces on television and on advert campaigns.

Rakesh is also part of the Acapella singing group MODI-5 who feature on SKY 1's new show 'SING - Ultimate A capella'

He is very excited to be sharing his skills with the students and using his west end connections to bring in brilliant guest teachers and opportunities.

Caroline Boury

Founder and Principal

Caroline trained at both the Urdang and Mountview Academy. Her professional acting work includes Radio (BBC Radio 4), Theatre (including various Alan Ayckbourn plays, James and the Giant Peach and Horrible Histories) and various Television  appearances .She  once even took some students along to perform with her on Cbeebies!

She has also been a children's acting coach for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End) and Choreographer for CBeebies.

She has been teaching students for more than ten years and loves to see how they devlop their confidence and skills as they grow. Children that Caroline has taught have worked professionally in both the West End and on screen (one even won a BAFTA!)

Children she has taught have appeared in things such as....

Les Miserables - West End

John Lewis Advert

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - West End

Cbeebies - BBC

Secret Life of Boys - CBBC

Tina the Tine Turner Musical

On Your Feet

Kage Douglas

Dance Teacher

Kage trained at Bird College in Sidcup

He has worked extensively in dance and musical theatre and has appeared in Dirty Dancing (UK and European Tour's) Hair (European Tour) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, We Will Rock You and Saturday Night Fever. You may also have seen Kage in various Panto's around the country at Christmas time.

As well as working on stage he has appeared in commercials for brands such as McDonalds and Wickes as well as being in the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Kage was a resident dancer for Top of the Pops Reloaded and can also be seen in MAMMA MIA! the movie.

We are incredibly excited to have Kage as part of our team. His enthusiasm and work ethic is infectious and the kids are excited to be taught by a real movie star!

Shalisha James-Davis

Mini B's Teacher

Shalisha has trained with the National Youth Theatre REP Company, where she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at The Ambassadors Theatre West End.

Other professional credits include Our Country's Good (National Theatre), Vera (ITV), Next Of Kin (ITV), Class (BBC), DNA (Ambassadors theatre)

As well as appearing in short films and commercials Shalisha also teaches Singing, Acting and Dance for other performing arts schools in London and loves investing in young performers watching them blossom into true stars.

She is excited to be joining the team this term.

Rosie Sheehy

Drama Teacher

Rosie Sheehy trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and since graduating some of credits include: 

Theatre: The Hairy Ape (Old Vic); Uncle Vanya (Sheffield Crucible); Bird (Manchester Royal Exchange); Strife (Chichester); The Whale (Theatre Royal Bath); The Wolves (Theatre Royal Stratford East);

TV: Chernobyl (HBO); Wild Bill (ITV); Call the Midwife (BBC); DCI Banks (Left Bank Pictures) 

Rosie loves teaching young talent and is so excited to be part of the team.

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