Meet the team

Meet the Team

Sonnets Theatre Arts School staff are all passionate about the performing arts, we want your children to thrive in this fun and creative environment.

David Phaure: Sonnets Company Director understands how the arts can make a difference to young peoples lives and be used in a positive way.  He has over 15 years experience in teaching and running performing arts workshops for young people.   He created Sonnets Theatre Arts School to make high quality performing arts training more affordable and to help children either to become a professional artist or gain confidence and invaluable life skills. David also coaches the adult classes.

Children at Sonnets Theatre Arts School are given equal opportunity to perform in the annual showcases from the beginners to the experienced. STAS Coaches offer a wide syllabus of acting skills for on stage or TV and Radio.

The quality of our instructors are important to us, so we ensure that we have the best quality and mix of skill sets for each class.   STAS Coaches hold professional performing arts qualifications from accredited Drama Schools (you have to be very talented to get a place at one of these schools, there are only 18 accredited schools in the UK you may have heard of some such as: ALRA, LAMDA, RADA, Mountview, Guildford, Italia Conti and Arts Ed, professional Dance teaching Qualifications or are educated to degree standard.
David has also published 3 books to date: ONE: A collection of monologues for children, TWO: A collection of duologues for children and a one act play, BULLY OR VICTIM.

The STAS Team are all DBS checked and there is a first aider on each site.  Sonnets Theatre Arts School has full public liability insurance.

Danielle Bartlett
Dance Coach – Andover, Salisbury & Newbury
Danni is a fully qualified ISTD Freestyle Dance Coach.  She joined STAS in September 2011 and is trained in pop and street dance style. Danni has completed her degree in Dance and now has a BA (Hons) 1st class.

Lisa Phaure – Company Director (Accounts & Marketing)

Mike Bushell – Patron (BBC Presenter)

Claire Gould – Class Assistant, Newbury

Robert Allen – Class Assistant Minis

Helen Mockeridge – Parent Ambassador, Salisbury

Venessa Lacy – Parent Helper, Salisbury

Lisa Allen – Parent Ambassador, Andover