Staff

Tel: 01248 361306

Natalie RobbPrincipal
Efa GaffeyTeacher
Efa Gaffey is GSDPAC’s Street Dance teacher, we are delighted to have Efa as part of our team and look forward to lots of exciting adventures ahead.

 

Lorraine DyasonWestend Volunteer
Lorraine (Loz) loved Academi Westend Academy so much, she became part of the family as a volunteer! You will meet Lorraine on reception, in the cafe or the shop and also as one of our Youth Club Volunteers. We feel very lucky to have ‘Loz’ as part of our team and are very grateful for all the time she gives to us here at Academi Westend Academy.
Gaia Worley-BarstowTeacher
I’ve had a great love for theatre from a very young age and have studied everything from ancient Greek theatre to contemporary multimedia! Drama has done so much for my personal development and confidence, and I’m so excited to be able to share my experience with the next generation at Academi Westend Academy.
 

Claire WilliamsConsultant

 

Guest Teachers

Anna VartyTeacher
Anna Varty has always wanted to work in theatre, over the years she has been lucky enough to work in most areas of the industry, including acting, directing, teaching and marketing.  Anna went on to gain QTS in May 2004 and taught at Ysgol Friars, where she became “Head of Drama”. In addition to this Anna has been teaching and running LAMDA examinations in Acting, Devising and Musical Theatre since 1996. Having now accepted the job of Head of Drama in a school in England, Anna will now continue as guest teacher at GSDPAC. She is very proud to be part of our Gwynedd School of Dance and Performing Arts Centre team.
Tanya RobbTeacher
Tanya Robb trained at Kate Simmons School of Dance and then went on to train at Bird College of Performing Arts where she graduated with a First class BA Hons Degree. Her credit include many on stage, TV and film 

 

Gillian HurstTeacher
Gillian Hurst trained at the Royal Ballet School before embarking on a teaching career which began at Elmhurst, before moving overseas to Malta and then returning to the UK to freelance.
ED HoldenTeacher
Ed Holden is the man behind Mr Phormula. You might already know him from his hugely successful collaborations with welsh bands like Pep Le Pew, Genod Droog and Y Diwygiad. Or you might have heard of his work with the Welsh Language Board, the Urdd or the Academi. From beatboxing to rapping to DJing, Ed Holden is on a mission to share his passion for hiphop with the world and 808 brings this right to your doorstep. Often appearing under the pseudonym Mr Phormula Ed has built a solid reputation based on exceptional talent, hard work and total dedication to the hiphop genre. Ed’s enthusiasm for his work is infectious, inspiring students of all ages and abilities to be experimental, outspoken and creative. Watch the film to see Ed’s unique talent for yourself.