Meet the team
Our Managing Director, Debbie graduated from the University of Chester with a BA Hons in Dance and specialises in Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Latin American and Ballroom, with experience also in tap, ballet and street. She is a qualified teacher with QTLS and has taught Dance, Drama and Music in Secondary Education for 11 years.
Furthermore Debbie has much experience as a Freelance Choreographer in the community, taking Dance into Primary Schools, local community groups and to individuals.
Debbie is an award winning Choreographer and has experience in choreographing Musicals, School Shows, Dance Shows and Wedding Dances, with choreography being her main passion. Having been trained in Music too, Debbie plays the piano, sings and reads music.
Debbie can not wait to share her passion for the Arts with you to create special memories, magical moments of imagination and performances of a lifetime.
Headshot Photography Credit: Martin Ogden
Anna trained at Stella Mann College in Bedford for 3 years and graduated with a diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. She is a versatile dancer having trained in styles such as; ballet, contemporary, tap, street and commercial styles. Since graduating as a Professional Dancer Anna has a vast amount of experience performing around the U.K and abroad. A couple of these include, a Principal Dancer with UK Productions Pantomimes, a Character and Parade Performer at Disneyland Paris, Dancer for Romantic Corporate in Spain and a Dancer in the class variety show in Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End. She has also taken part in various flash mobs and events around various locations.
Anna then gained experience in teaching dance locally in different styles such as ballet, street dance, contemporary, tap and acro and has now been teaching for just over two years in different private and state schools in Chester and dance companies in North Wales. Anna is passionate about dance and teaching and wants the very best for her students. She is very excited to be a part of our team and looks forward to teaching with Embrace Performing Arts.
Bethany has been singing/ performing since a very early age. After leaving college she decided to pursue a career in singing and spent some time working overseas as an entertainer and as part of a touring band. When coming back to the UK she enjoyed working as a live solo artist performing in a variety of venues around the North West and has been very successful over the years with amazing gigs and brilliant opportunities.
A favourite moment of hers was the time she was given the opportunity to sing with the ‘Frozen’ Queen Idina Menzel herself. She’s one of her absolute idols so was a dream come true.
She has supported various artists including Manchester based band ‘Within’ and also X Factor’s Matt Cardle to name a few. She has also performed in many theatre productions in the Manchester area, and has won various awards including - ‘Best Comedy Female’ and ‘Best Female Vocalist!’
Singing is Bethany's greatest passion, it makes her happy and she loves to entertain an audience. Bethany covers all events and will cater to your specific needs to make the day that extra bit special.
From Cheshire, Beckie studied violin from the age of seven, later going on to study at Leeds Conservatoire with a focus on community music and musical theatre. After graduating, she founded her own company, 'Musical Moments' in 2011, an organisation that provides community music activities, workshops and entertainment for care homes, charities and community groups. The company now operates nationwide with a team of musicians across the UK. Beckie continues to play the violin professionally and often plays for weddings, events and for local theatre as a musician and rehearsal pianist.
In 2016 she also took her love for fitness further and qualified in teaching group exercise and later on, became a personal trainer. She is qualified with Exercise to Music Level 2, Gym Instructor Level 2, Personal Trainer Level 3 and Pre/Postnatal coaching and specialises in working with pre and postnatal clients. She also runs a variety of community fitness classes for all ages and works at celebrity fitness retreat Juicy Oasis in Portugal for several weeks of the year.
She also has many years of experience as a children's party entertainer, running dance parties and princess parties. She worked for Stagecoach as an Early Stages teacher for several years and has been running children's introductory theatre club 'Firebirds Theatre' for almost ten years. An avid performer - she has taken many leading roles with local theatre groups and can often be found in the Pantomime most years. Beckie also recently spent time studying with acting school 'The Actors Lab' in Manchester and hopes to return when lockdown ends.
Gemma is currently studying a BA Hons - Dance at the University of Salford, but has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of 4 with a variety of societies. At University, Gemma studies the styles: Ballet and Contemporary, however adores Tap and Jazz too!! Gemma also has a passion for Drama, in which she studied at A-Level, this blossomed from her roots in Musical Theatre with Romiley Operatic Society and Stockport Operatic Society.
Gemma has previous experience with teaching at Drama and Dance schools, however wants to continue to gain as much experience as possible in order to reach her goal of becoming a teacher in the future. Gemma is super excited to be a part of the Embrace team and excited to dance along with you all!!
With a performing arts background, I have performed in theatres all across North England. I fell in love with performing at a young age and enjoy meeting other people with a passion for performing arts. While acting is my speciality, I grew to love Events, such as weddings, parties and formal dinners, providing clients with an experience to enhance their important day gives value to my work. I believe everyone should be able to build ever-lasting memories with the people they care about most.
Amelia is an actor, dancer and model. Born in Cheshire, England in 1998, although a number of her childhood years were spent in Houston, Texas. Amelia’s performing ambition arose early on in various dance and drama lessons and progressed throughout her school years whereupon she decided to peruse her passions as a career.
Amelia’s extracurricular training began alongside her schooling days, where she regularly attended Scream Theatre Schools in Blackpool, taking part in many plays, musicals and dance performances. She then attended Rare Studios, Liverpool, a full time performing arts college and studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Acting. Alongside this training, she also progressed her dance and musical theatre skills. In 2019, Amelia raised her training even further by going to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California where she studied on-camera acting for TV and film. Amelia is now a professional working actress, dancer & model and teaches acting, dance & musical theatre on the side!
Danielle has recently graduated from the British Academy of Digital Marketing in London, whilst running her own small business on the side. She has many experiences in social media marketing, networking, content creation and design.
Furthermore, Danielle also has a background in performing arts as well as tv and film media production. She has always had a passion for the arts and has performed in many musical theatre productions such as Les Miserables, Singing In The Rain and Grease to name a few.
Danielle is very excited to be a part of our team and looks forward to bringing her love of the arts and social media marketing together, in order to provide a welcoming yet professional environment for Embrace Performing Arts Ltd.
After studying Fine Art at the University of Chester I began perusing my passion for storytelling through a Design Masters. The experience from my masters has allowed me to express creativity through my current role.
My hobbies include Photography, Barbershop, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Console gaming (including JustDance) and illustrating.
With a cohesive design approach and expansive communication skills, I hope to provide a convenient user experience with our guests.