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Singing Teachers

Nadine Cox – Head of Singing

Nadine has taught at PPAS since the very beginning, she also teaches vocal classes for London Theatre Tours and at The London Studio Centre. Her performance credits include UK tours of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (playing the narrator) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Nadine’s West End credits include, The Full Monty, first cast of Wicked and Billy Elliot (Gielgud).

Daniel Thomas

Daniel is the former director of the London Gospel Choir. He worked as voice coach for Girls Aloud, and on the BBC programme ‘Can’t Sing Singers’. Daniels clients include Javine Hylton (Pop Rivals), Appleton, KUBB and Simon Webb.

Lance Ellington

Lance is the son of legendary 1950’s bandleader Ray Ellington, his elegant vocal style has been in great demand from the world’s top recording artists, having worked with the crème de la crème of artists such as Sting, Michael Jackson , Tina Turner, Freddie Mercury , Lionel Richie , George Michael, Paul Carrack ,Take That and Robbie Williams.

Lance is currently one of the singers behind the hugely successful global TV phenomena that is Strictly Come Dancing both on TV and the Live Tour

Lance has also worked in concert alongside George Benson, Natalie Cole and James Brown and Gary Barlow

Aside from being heard on numerous Film and TV projects like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and Grease is the Word. Lance also appeared as his father in the movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, starring alongside Geoffrey Rush and Charlize Theron .and that gave him the inspiration to record his first album Lessons In Love and the second one There Comes a Time.

Lance has also received platinum and gold discs for his song-writing for Steps and Westlife.

Amanda Posener

Amanda trained at Mountview Theatre School Her West End credits include Dancing in the Streets (Playhouse), Caroline, or Change (National Theatre), Rent (original cast Shaftesbury),Denny Blood in Bad Girls the Musical (Garrick) 125th Street (Shaftesbury) and Avenue Q.

She was also in the Original Cast of The Lion King (Hamburg). As well as Theatre work, Amanda is also a singer songwriter. One of her recent tunes can be found on Hedkandi’s Kandi Lounge 2009 album.

Ben Stock

Ben trained at the Guildford School Of Acting.

He has been seen in the West End in ‘DAME EDNA, THE SPECTACLE’, ‘GREASE’, ‘OVER MY SHOULDER’ and ‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG’ and ‘G and I’. On tour he played Lumiere in ‘DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ and Dan in ‘JOSEPH’. He has worked in many regional theatres including Perth, Oldham, Sonning, Frankfurt, Oxford, Watford, Greenwich, Edinburgh and the West Yorkshire Playhouse in shows such as ‘ANNIE’, ‘FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS’, ‘SALAD DAYS’ and ‘LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’. He is also a panto regular!!!

As musical director Benís credits include DAVID BENSON’S CHRISTMAS PARTY (Salisbury Playhouse), OVER MY SHOULDER (West End, Sonning and Tour), SALAD DAYS (Greenwich), HISS AND BOO (Tour), ZIPPERTYDOODAH! (Wimbledon) and THE GAME OF LOVE and CANíT STOP THE MUSIC (QE2).

Ben is also a showbiz correspondent for BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Wiltshire.

Ben has taught all over the country including Sylvia Young Theatre School, Guildford School Of Acting, Pineapple Performing Arts and Stagecoach.