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...
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
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.
Head of Dance/ Board Member
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!
Head of Mini B's/ Board Member
Sasha trained at Drama Centre London and with the Almeida Young Company.
Some of her credits include: Rugby girl (Amazon web series), (This Isn’t) A True Story (Almeida Theatre), Cacophony (Almeida Theatre)
Sasha has been teaching for over five years, as well as gaining valuable experience working with children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has loved being part of The Boury Academy from day one and delights in helping the amazing children grow and flourish.
Outreach Manager / Head of Singing
Jasette Amos started her career as a session singer and had the opportunity to perform with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Elton John and Madonna. She has recorded with Grammy Award winning Basement Jaxx, and pop legend Boy George. On stage, Jasette landed a leading role in the West End musical Daddy Cool, and went on a world tour with the show. On screen, she has often sung backing vocals on the X Factor, and recorded singles with One Direction.
More recently, Jasette has moved into television and film. She featured in popular daytime TV drama ‘Doctors’, shot adverts for Visa in Israel and Ford in the UK, and shot the feature film ‘Death Race 4’ alongside Danny Glover, which is released worldwide in early 2018 and recently starred in The new Ella Eyre video for her latest release “Mama”.
Jasette has built an excellent reputation as a vocal coach, having taught in many schools throughout the country with The British Gospel Arts Consortium , Magic Beans theatre company and also L.E.A.D.E.R.S community arts. As a performance consultant, working with various new artistes and pop groups, record labels and management companies. She featured on X Factor 2014 for her vocal coaching work with finalist Fleur East.
Jasette is an excellent vocal workshop leader and has over 15 years experience working with schools.
A graduate of the London School of Musical Theatre, Lisa has been a Director and acting coach for a number of years. Her teaching credits include Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College and The International College of Musical Theatre. As a director, she most recently helped to create a trilogy of feminist comedy pieces with the comedian Holly Morgan, the third of which will be transferring to The Soho Playhouse Theatre, New York. She has directed many genres including Shakespeare, Musical theatre,Comedy and Horror, including ‘The Darklings’ with theatre company ‘The House Macabre’ which was the recipient of The After Dark Award at The Vaults Festival, London 2019. Other recent credits include; What The Dolls Saw at The Pleasance Theatre , Host at The Space Theatre and her next project will be Macbeth at the highly anticipated new open-air venue, Thorington Theatre.
Music Production / Technical Theatre
Rob has worked as a lighting designer / technician at the National theatre, Royal opera House, Royal festival hall, Fairfield halls and at most west end theatres. He was was also part of the team that toured Swan Lake around Europe for two and a half years.
He has worked on various festivals such as Glastonbury, British summertime, Neverworld , Summerburst (Sweden), Beach break live and The big chil as well as on live events at The 02, Royal Albert hall Camden Round House,Koko Alexandra palace Hammersmith Apollo Brixton academy and Shepherd's Bush empire
He does lighting design, lighting programming, laser design & programming, live sound, music production and DJing.