Meet The Team

  1. Matthew Marrs
    Youth Theatre Arts Dance & Acting Coach Musical Theatre Teacher
  2. Chloe
    Mini Stars & Musical Theatre Assistant & singing coach
  3. David Scotland
    Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre Teacher (Currently on the UK tour of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea')
  4. Jessica Hickman
    Mini Stars cover teacher
  5. Holly
    Mini Stars Assistant
  6. Jessica Edgar
    STARS Principal. Teacher of Mini Musical Stars, Rising Stars Dance & Drama, YTA Drama & Musical Theatre.
  7. Lily
    Mini Stars Assistant
  8. Sofia Scalo
    YTA Dance Teacher

Jess began performing at a young age. Featuring annually in pantomimes at Richmond, Wimbledon and The Royal
Windsor Theatre's alongside numerous cabaret performances, Disney Land singing recordings and a child ensemble
member of the UK tour of 'Joseph'. ​​​​​

Jess started her full time vocational training at The BRIT School, graduating with a triple distinction in Professional

Musical Theatre. She then went on to study at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park and Doreen Bird College
graduating in 2010. 

Jess has been teaching Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre since 2009 at numerous Performing Arts establishments

and has also taught Drama full time at one of London's top Preparatory Day Schools, at which her teaching was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Having moved to Shepperton in January 2014 and totally immersing herself into its fantastic, friendly community life Jess had realised that there didn't seem to be much in the way of local performing arts classes for children. So following the childhood dream of "I want to run my own drama school" and after some very positive feedback from local Sheppertonians 'STARS Performing Arts, Shepperton' was born, with the aim of offering affordable, accessible and most importantly FUN, engaging and exciting performing arts classes for children of all ages... and not wanting to forget the 'Super Star' adults... they'll be some heart pumping classes on offer for them too! 

This is the beginning of the STARS journey, and I really look forward to you and your children joining me along the way.
Jess x
(August 2015)​