A Proven Track Record

Our graduate destinations are outstanding, and with our incredible industry links, our graduates can be seen in featured roles on stage and screen across the globe.

A Showcase for All

All of our students are given the opportunity to perform in the showcase- there is no double or triple casting. Our students are all in the spotlight!

Join the Family

Our students are known by name, not number, right from their very first audition. Every student is important to us and all of our staff.

Fulfil Your Potential

We strongly believe that professional on-set and stage experience is a huge benefit to our students and gives them a competitive edge to their training. We will actively look for opportunities for our students whilst they train.

Accessible to All

Our fees are hugely competitive, and we believe in keeping them that way so that our students are not saddled with debt when they graduate. Adding to that, we welcome every student to audition for our generous scholarships and bursaries.

Our Passionate Faculty

We are delighted to have a wonderful team of staff here at D&B who represent all aspects of the industry.

All of our tutors have worked professionally and many are still active in their field and are therefore able to bring the most current techniques and styles to D&B Students. As well as encompassing a team of highly regarded performers within the faculty, many of our staff are creatives on major West End Shows including, Billy Elliot (Resident Director), Jersey Boys (Resident Director), Book of Mormon (Resident Director) and Dreamgirls (Resident Director). This direct industry link is often a shortcut to audition opportunities.

A major advantage to students is small class sizes, enabling them to receive a large amount of care and attention from their tutors, allowing strong professional relationships to develop. Often, teachers have been highly instrumental in providing audition opportunities for students upon graduation.

  • Management team
    • Donna Sullivan- Director
    • Bonnie Sullivan- Director
    • Alison Pollard – Artistic Advisor
    • Nikki Gummer- Course Co-ordinator
    • Maria Kaisharis- Course Secretary
    • Barbara Sullivan- Financial Manager
    • Emma White- Financial Assistant
    • Matt Flint- Showcase Director
    • Jo Goodwin- Showcase Director
  • Ballet
    • Subject Coordinator- Libby Watts
    • Leila Seeley- Ballet
    • Belle Erskin- Ballet
  • Jazz
    • Subject Coordinator- Jo Goodwin
    • Grace McKee- Technical Jazz
    • Lewis Easter- Lyrical Jazz
    • Genevieve Nicole- Technical Jazz
    • Jo Goodwin- Audition Technique and Tap
    • Kirsten Wheeler – Commercial Dance
    • Dominic Hansford- Tap
    • Joel Cooper- Technical Jazz and Tap
    • Will Lucas- Technical Jazz
  • Drama
    • Subject Coordinator- Jon Emmanuel
    • Dayle Hodge- Acting Through Song
    • Ben Rawlings- Television Technique
    • Sarah Middleton- Screen Acting
    • Andy Langtree- Screen Acting
    • Sophie Cosson- Acting Techniques
    • James Keeper- Production Director
  • Singing
    • Subject Coordinator- Alex Southern
    • Paul Morrissey- Singing Technique, Private Vocal Tutor
    • Ashley Stillburn- Private Vocal Tutor and Ensemble Singing
    • Nikki Gummer- Private Vocal Tutor and Production Musical Director
  • Professional development
    • Alison Pollard- Careers Class
    • Joel Hatfield- Acrobatics Coach
    • Maria Kaisharis- Student Wellfare
    • Ben Rawlings- Production and Stage Management
  • Guest teachers and visitors

    We regularly invite highly regarded guest tutors to take class at the College and believe that this exposure to different styles and industry professionals and creatives hugely benefits their training. These guest stints have often resulted in professional opportunities for the students. These are just some of the expert visitors who have worked with the lucky students over the past few years whether for a one-off master class, for showcase rehearsals, or for more regular classes.

    • Aaron Francis- Matthew Bourne’s Company
    • Adam Sopp- Sunny Afternoon, The Woman in the Moon, Backbeat
    • Alexzandra Sarmiento- In the Heights, Hamilton
    • Alison Mead- Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of Errors
    • Andy Langtree- Ghost, Emmerdale, Coronation Street
    • Ashley Day- 42nd Street, An American in Paris, Book of Mormon, The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Oaklahoma
    • Ashley Hale- We Will Rock You
    • Barnaby Thompson- Cats, Legally Blonde
    • Besfort Williams- Sweeny Todd, Zanna Don’t, Paloma Faith
    • Calvin Francis- Dancer for JLS, Cheryl Cole, Alexandra Burke
    • Cameron Jack- We Will Rock You, South Pacific
    • Chris Baldock- Choreographer- Blaze, Top of the Pops, The Brit Awards, Mobo Awards
    • Damian Jackson- Resident Choreographer- Billy Elliott
    • David O’Reilly- The Book Of Mormon, Lady Windemere’s Fan, Benidorm
    • Emma Kelly- The Full Monty, Mamma Mia, Numerous TV, Film and Commercial Credits
    • Francesca Hoffman- Hairspray, Ghost
    • Garnon Davies- Hollyoaks
    • Ivan De Freitas- Ghost, Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams
    • Jamie Blackely- Spring Awakening, If I Stay, Irrational Man
    • Kieran McGinn- Save the Last Dance, Jessie J Music Videos
    • Laura Emmitt- Wicked
    • Mark Hilton- Director- Hairspray, Sister Act
    • Matthew Malthouse- Singing in the rain, My Fair Lady, Matilda, 42nd Street, Chicago, Edward Scissorhands, Mary Poppins, Anything Goes
    • Matt Flint- Choreographer for BBC, So You Think You Can Dance Winner
    • Michael Peters- Hairspray, Ghost
    • Mike Denman- Matilda, Never Forget, Chicago
    • Nia Jermin- SInging in the Rain, The Producers, Les Miserables, South Pacific
    • Rebecca Giocapazzi- Ghost, Chicago
    • Richard Peakman- Choreographer- Grease, P&O, Qdos
    • Rosy Thompson- Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray
    • Roxanna Shirley- Headliners Musical Director
    • Russell Smith- Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing, Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Sam Oatley- TV- The Bill, Foyle’s War, Law & Order, Casualty
    • Sarah Richards- Some Like it HipHop, Into The Hoods, Zoonation, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Dancer for Cheryl Cole, Peter Andre, Take That, Calvin Harris and Kanye West
    • Simon Hardwick- A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Sophie Cosson- Call the Midwife, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey
    • Tara Wilkinson- Choreographer- Memphis, High School Musical
    • Vicki-Lee Taylor- A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls

Training With the Professionals

“"The passion of the students is infectious and the character they bring to dance is what I love and look for in a performer."”

Jo Goodwin | Head of Jazz

“"D&B students are always well prepared and good to have in auditions. They have great energy and commitment and are full of character."”

Debbie O'Brien | Leading UK Casting Director

“" I have used many of the students in professional shows and workshops including 'The Little Princess' in London as I know what they can bring to a show. Of course having wonderful things on their CV's also massively benefits them when it comes to graduation."”

Jo Goodwin | Head of Jazz

“"I love the college. It's been incredible to watch the growth of the students through regular assessments where I'm able to give each student my own personal feedback. Through my work I've been ale to have my pick of the students to work professionally in pantomimes that I've directed and shows that I direct in the West End."”

Alison Pollard | Artistic Advisor and Resident Director for Book of Mormon West End