Vibe Performing Arts | About us

Vibe Performing Arts and Vibe


About Us

Vibe Performing Arts Academy is committed to delivering professional and exciting singing, dancing, and acting classes

Offering something for all students,whether that be foundation training for professional performance, unlocking hidden talents, building confidence or engaging children physically in learning. All our dance and theatre teachers work professionally within the industry and are DBS / CRB checked.

Vibe Performing Arts was established by Louise Timmins who believes passionately in the benefits and impact performing arts can have on the artists themselves and the audience.
Committed to delivering professional and exciting singing, dancing and acting classes Vibe seeks to offer something for all students, whether that be foundation training for professional performance, unlocking hidden talents, building confidence or engaging children physically in learning.
All our dance and theatre teachers work professionally within the industry and are DBS/CRB checked.


MISSION!

'BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE'

  • INSPIRATIONAL TRAINING IN PERFORMING ARTS
  • NURTURING AND DEVELOPING TALENT
  • CONNECTING CREATIVITY WITH COMMUNITY


"enriching the lives of children and teenagers, all our teaching goes BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE; We seek to inspire and nurture in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our professional training is accessible for all levels, and is offered at an affordable price, producing a high standard of theatre and engages creativity into the community"

Louise Timmins

Principal and founder Louise graduated from Kensington Performing Arts School in London and worked professionally as an actress and singer in the UK. Completing 3 tours with Opera North, her passion for teaching began as she took on a post at Leeds College Of Music, alongside working in theatre in education.

After teaching for the biggest stage schools in Yorkshire, Louise had a deep desire to make the arts more accessible and affordable, and to produce theatre that would positively impact young people.

Pioneering 3 Summer Schools in Leeds City, Louise then lead a team of 25 young people facilitating 10 months of training in performing arts, and presenting an outstanding piece of theatre to an audience of over 300.

Louise believes she was "made for this!" in her words she states that

"being a teacher is such a privilege, to have the opportunity to impact a child or a young persons life in a huge and positive way..... I seriously couldn't ask for more."


Mags Delgado

Mags has a wealth of experience in both performing and teaching dance. She has performed with many people including Nelly Furtado, The Gorillaz and Jennifer Lopez, and came second in the Movie 'Streetdance' competition.
Mags choreographs for the Street Dance Society of Leeds University and since joining them, they have been nominated for and have won several competitions. She also teaches Hip Hop at Leeds Dance Centre, directs for a Yorkshire based dance company and choreographs regularly overseas.


Mary Sanjurgo

Principal and Teacher (IDTA, Acadermy and Youth Dance Company)
Mary has always been focused on dance, starting at the age of 6, it was the Cathy Carroll Stage School that gave her the first taste of what she would later become a professional in. Whist there Mary obtained numerous examinations in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Singing.
Since Graduating with a BA(hons) in Dance (2005), Mary has taught, choreographed and performed for a number of prestigious and high profile clients, organisations and events including: BBC, Yorkshire Dance Centre, RJC Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Sainsburys Active Kids, Kings Camp Foundation, Breeze and West Yorkshire Playhouse to name a few.
Alongside teaching for EXP Dance she is Curriculum Leader of Dance and Musical Theatre at Leeds City College. Mary continues to develop her techniques and skills by taking part in workshops, seminars and courses throughout England, she was also a part of the Channel 4 programme 'Big Ballet'.


Ruth Johnson

Ruth studied a BA in dance and related arts at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Chichester University.
With performance experience in the Uk and Europe, we are privileged to have Ruth joining the team. As a passionate performing arts specialist, Ruth shares our vision to inspire and encourage all ages and abilities.


Akeim Toussaint Buck

Since graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in cross-disciplinary projects working with a wide range of artists. His focus as a maker + collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting through performance, and telling new stories that reach beyond existing dance audiences.
He has worked on numerous projects with different artists + companies around the UK as a dancer, beatboxer and actor, including: Pauline Mayers (Mayers Ensemble), Chris Goode & Co, Balbir Singh Dance, Jamaal Burkmar Dance, John Liron (Wolf Kid Theatre), Heather Walrond Dance + Ballet Lorent.


Nichola Dixon

Born and based in Yorkshire Nichola commenced her training at The Northern School Of Contemporary Dance and completed her Bachelor Of Arts Degree in English, Philosophy, Drama, Music and Dance at The University Of Leeds.
During her education Nichola was fortunate enough to commence employment within the television industry and has since worked with industry professionals both as an actress and a presenter.
Over the years Nichola has traveled extensively covering stories on behalf of channels such as the BBC, SKY, Channel4, ITV in addition to mainstream and commercial radio stations.


Geoff Hewitt

Geoff Hewitt, Leeds based Drummer and Percussionist for over 25 years has worked with Steve Washington (Take That, Texas, Steve Williamson), Myke Wilson (Corrine Bailey Rae). Graduated from Drumtech 2003, performing drums & percussion in theatres, (London and Coventry) bands and workshops across venues the UK. Supporting local artists including; members of Haggis Horns, Testament, Home-cut, Sam Hendricks, Terri Shaltiel & Danny Gough.
Geoff has years of experience working alongside various youth projects and in schools across the coutry. We are privileged to benefit from his talent and energy at Vibe Academy.



Musical Theatre Classes

Offering a wide variety of performance skills and styles these fun filled classes are a fusion of music, drama and dance.

  • acting
  • music & singing
  • movement dance
  • physical theatre


Theatre in Education

Professional artists working in partnership with the national curriculum, to create a different learning experience, physically engaging all children, improving speaking listening and boosting confidence and self esteem.

Examples of our Pre-School classes include:

  • Healthy Happy Strong - this class introduces Energetic Eddie the teddy who can dance teaching slow and sleepy Sid the snail who ate all the wrong foods
  • A trip to the moon - the children participate on a mission to the moon with many mice to find some cheese, but that's not all they find
  • Fly like a bat, creep like a cat - visiting a wonderful world full of creatures, have fun creating moves,shapes and rhythms as we venture through this land together
Examples of Key Stage 1 & 2 classes:
  • India
  • Family and friendship
  • Victorians
  • Anti bullying
  • Healthy eating
  • Heroes

"Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to." Willem Dafoe



Other Projects and Programmes

We are available for assistance with directing and/or creating school productions,festivals or assemblies, if it's inspiration you need, vocal tuition, direction or teaching we are happy to help you blow your audience away.

  • helping children form a band
  • having fun learning and creating together
  • using dance drama and music
  • a show for the parents