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STAFF AWARDS 

When our staff go above and beyond for your children, we reward them with a little gift :)

July - Nick

August - Lizzie

September - Emma

October - Charlie

November - Paul

December - Helen

January - Chloe

February - Charlie

March - Paul

April - Tikira

MEET THE STAFF         

Jaynie Powsney

Managing Director

 

J Star Academy of Performing Arts was set up  and developed with your child’s needs in mind.  Jaynie Powsney has over 10 years of experience working with, and teaching  young children ranging from  ages 0 - teens. During her childhood, she attended various Stage Schools and felt the quieter children often felt 'pushed out' or unlikely to grab a 'main part'...This is where the idea of J Star came along - a chance for ALL chlidren to gain the one to one tuition that they deserve (for no extra cost!!)

 She attended various Performing  Arts schools since  the early age of 4 and went on to study for a BTEC  National Diploma in Performing Arts at Bury College gaining distinctions. She then went on to gain further distinctions after studying for an HND in Media Performance at Salford University. 

Jaynie has performed in shows at venues that include The Met Theatre - Bury, The Royal Exchange Theatre – Manchester, and the Palace Theatre – Manchester. Always putting her pupils first, she is continuously striving for the best  for them and will guarantee your child receives the one to one attention they deserve. 

Charlie Lewis 

Prestwich Academy

Classes: Stage School, Street Dance and Competition Teams

Charlie has much experience in drama and dance. Her Television credits include Channel 4's "Shameless" and BBC Drama "The Street" where she played alongside Bob Hoskins as his on screen daughter. She also is experienced in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Street Dance. Charlie’s qualifications include AS level in Dance, an A-Level in theatre studies, and a degree in Drama. Charlie is experienced in working with children and plans to help J Star pupils understand how the television industry works and help them prepare for auditions. She is also looking forward to teaching some dance sessions to enhance the pupil’s concentration and co-ordination skills as well as providing quality exercise.

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Megan Bibby 

Prestwich, Radcliffe,  and Salford Academies, Holiday Clubs and Parties

Classes: Stage School, Street Dance, Popstar Academy, Glee Sing Star, and Ballet Babes

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Lisa Rothwell 

Bolton and Prestwich Academy

Classes: Stage School and Street Dance

 

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Anika Campbell

Blackley and Prestwich Academies, Holiday Clubs and Parties

Classes: Stage School and Street Dance 

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MEET OUR HELPERS

Helen

Office Manager

 Helen (Jaynie's mum!), has worked for J Star since we opened and has been a valuable member of staff. Helen deals with everything admin - from ticket sales to enter. She is also there for one to one help if any of the pupils require assistance with their line learning/characterisation skills and also for support and boosting the confidence of the quieter children. 

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Maria

Repceptionist/Teaching Assistant

Maria is a past J Star pupil and has enjoyed her classes with us so much that she is now our lovely teaching assistant! The children adore her and she is so good with then! We're sure you will love her too! 

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Celsey

Repceptionist/Teaching Assistant

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Chloe

Repceptionist/Teaching Assistant

Chloe is a former J Star and would like to be a Primary School Teacher - so we are training her up the best that we can to prepare her for her dream career! She is so efficient and hard working and the children love having her around! Chloe is our main helper for Children's parties and a regular on the Holiday Clubs scene!

Anthony

Receptionist/Teaching Assistant

Anthony has recently taken the exciting leap of progressing from a pupil at J Star to a teaching assistant. Anthony hopes to put the skills he has learnt from his time as a pupil here to good use and help to inspire ourJ Stars! The pupils love having him as a teaching assistant, as he is very funny - yet still able to maintain the level of discipline we require from our J Stars! 

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