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Our leading team at Stage Makers Academy are not just ‘good with children’, they have the ability to remember what it feels like to be a brand new human and to appreciate the magic in discovery. 

The Stage Maker leaders want to share the experience in a fun, positive, meaningful and lasting way. 

We want to raise aspirations and inspire children and young adults to make positive life choices!

Our incredible team is truly the heart of Stage Makers Academy. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. 



Elena Malekkou

Hello Everyone! My name is Elena & I am the founder of Stage Makers Academy. 

I decided to open a Drama School locally as I felt there was a need for Performing Arts based training like ours. 

I myself trained in Acting at a London Drama School. I then went on to complete 4 years studying Drama & Film at University and spent a year training in California, all at which I began directing & choreographing Productions for Children’s Theatre. After graduation I worked for two global Production & Post Production companies in Film & TV before deciding to follow my dream of opening up a Drama School. Taking my expertise & experience in both industries, our programmes have been carefully tailored to explore Stage Performance & Stage Production. 

Among a million and one things we have learnt from this past year, I hope we can all take away the importance of health & happiness as these are our two fundamental needs. Stage Makers Academy is here to support healthy young minds and lives with the sole aim of nurturing expressive, happy & confident children all through the power of Drama. 



Joshua Stephens 

Hi everyone I'm Josh! I trained at Bird College Conservatoire for Professional Dance and Musical Theatre (First Class BA Hons)

Credits whilst training include: Young Will in Big Fish and Dance Captain in 9 to 5 Appeared in The Panto Adventures of Peter Pan for Evolution Productions as a Professional Dancer (2022-2023).


I am very excited to be passing on his knowledge and expertise as a recent graduate in Musical Theatre, I can’t wait to get started on the summer showcase, creating fun projects with the the children, which showcase their skills and talents.



Amber Ogunsanya-William

Hi everyone! My name is Amber, I am an inclusive performing arts practitioner specialising in dance and entertainment across England.  My dance styles include: Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Waltz & Ballet (with grading from the Royal Academy of Dance in classical Ballet). I am also a qualified playworker with a degree from Chickenshed Theatre in Inclusive Performance. I'm a cast member in Day 1 Big school which is an outreach show that tours to different schools. I’m so excited to meet all the budding young performers and can’t wait to share my love of Musical Theatre to the next generation.



Becky Fletcher

Hi everyone! My name is Becky. I am currently an A Level Drama student, hoping to become a Drama Teacher in the future. I have always enjoyed Drama from a young age and am at my happiest when I'm in a Theatre! My favourite style has to be Musical Theatre. I love teaching children the different aspects to the Theatre world and seeing them shine on stage, but most importantly having fun!

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