Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated teaching professionals, focused on student development.

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Jacqui Tapsell - Evolution Foundation College

Jacqui Tapsell F.I.S.T.D


Tap, Jazz Technique
Founder of Evolution Foundation College Jacqui began her training with Gillian Farr and subsequently with Susan Stephens. Upon completion of her training Jacqui worked as a professional dancer, and as a Fashion and Hair model across the UK and in Europe.
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Kevin Tapsell C.I.P.S


Kevin has been married to Jacqui for over 35years and has been there as a constant means of support throughout all her teaching, examining and professional work.
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David Anderson L.I.S.T.D

Commercial Jazz

David is a professional dancer working in the Commercial industry and has danced for many UK and International pop artistes.
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Andrea Binks

Student Mental Wellbeing & Counsellor

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, with a background in the performing arts, Andrea possesses innate empathy and a natural inclination to listen and understand the struggles of others.
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Sarah-Faith Brown

Broadway Jazz & Musical Theatre

Sarah trained professionally in Musical Theatre at Performers College
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Rachel Chilver BA Hons

Private Acting Tutor & Level 4 Contextual support

Rachel attended Mountview Academy of Theatre arts and graduated with a BA Hons in Performance.
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Mark Connell A.I.S.T.D

Head of Singing, Acting and Musical Theatre

Mark appeared in the West End production of MAMMA MIA understudying the roles of Eddie, Pepper and Sky.
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Dan Cooke

Broadway Jazz

Dan started dancing at the age of four and was accepted by the Royal Ballet School as a Junior Associate at the age of ten.
He furthered his dance and musical theatre training at Performers College
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Aimee Dwight - Evolution Foundation College

Aimee Dwight A.I.S.T.D

Contemporary, Jazz, Audition routine classes

Aimee began dancing at the age of 3 at Susan Stephens’ Theatre School in Corringham, later known as Junior Performers.
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Spike Grimsey HND, CertEd

Acting & Voice

Spike graduated from The Arts Ed School of Acting and continues to have a successful career in Theatre, TV and Film.
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Aaron Lissimore F.I.S.T.D


Aaron trained locally in Essex. Whilst training he was a multiple winner of the Janet Cram, Marjorie Davies Star Tap and Imperial Ballet Awards. He was also the recipient of the ISTD Dancer of the Year award.
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Helen Steggles L.I.S.T.D


Helen trained at the Arts Educational School, London. After graduating in 1986 Helen taught for a variety of schools whilst furthering her teaching qualifications gaining Distinction in both her Associate and Licentiate Ballet.
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Lyndsey Reynolds BSc, PgDip, MCSP

On-site Specialist Dance Physiotherapist

Lyndsey graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2007 with a First Class Honours degree and completed a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Physiotherapy in 2011.
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Jane-Elizabeth Taylor, F.I.S.T.D, Ballet

Jane-Elizabeth Taylor F.I.S.T.D


Jane commenced her training at the Marguerita Hoare School in St Albans and is a graduate of the London College of Dance and Drama.
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Guest Teachers for Masterclasses/Workshops/Mock Auditions

All our guest teachers are currently teaching at various Performing Arts Colleges across the UK as well as still performing professionally.

Hugh Maynard – Trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) and Arts Educational, Hugh has worked across the board in theatre, music and television.
Cchosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s company RUG (Really useful Theatre Group) to play the principle role of Simon Zealotes in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Hugh has continued to have a successful career in both London’s West End and on tour with LION KING, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, FOLLIES, DANCING IN THE SREETS, MISS SAIGON and SISTER ACT.

Craig ‘Foottit’ ScottProfessional Choreographer/Teacher/Performer – Tap Dogs, Starlight Express, Chicago, Sinatra.

Adrian Gas – Professional Choreographer/Dancer – ‘X’ Factor, Brit Awards-Olly Murs, ‘Take That’ Tour, Music Videos.

Stuart Hayes – Professional Choreographer/Teacher/Performer – Music Videos, Kylie Minogue, Spice Girls, The Wanted, Jamelia, and  Danni Minogue

Rosina Andrews – Professional Choreographer/Teacher/Dancer – Kinisi Dance Company.

Sam Downings – Professional Fitness Teacher – Samual Downing PT

Philip Joel – Professional Choreographer/Teacher/Performer – 42nd St.Gala, Gulliver’s Travel Film, Top of the Pops, Aiden Grimshaw Sony Music Video.

Kyle Seeley – Professional Choreographer/Teacher/Performer – Memphis and has recently joined the cast of Aladdin (Dance Captain)

Evolution Students

100% audition success rate with Full or Part funding being offered

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