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Our Assistants

Originally from New Zealand, Daniel is a professional singer and actor. Initially, Daniel trained in Music before following the musical theatre route. Now based in Birmingham, Daniel has done a lot of work at the Birmingham REP Theatre, not only as an actor but also as a musical director. He has also conducted and lead for the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra's youth choir, most recently conducting for the their 2019 Christmas Concert.

Angelica Ward

CAT TROOP & Advanced Seniors Assistant


Angelica is a training dancer who is currently in her final year at BOA. Gaining a wealth

of experience through years of comps and hardcore training at Bellagio Dance, Angelica has

joined our team to help assist our more technical dance classes. We love having Angelica,

as do the kids!

Meghan Harper

CAT Friday Juniors Assistant

Meghan is one of our older students and has been with us for many years. Having been performing since such a young age it only seemed right for Meghan's next step to be joining our staffing team at CAT. Although only young, Meghan has a wonderful work ethic and an INCREDIBLE voice!!

Meghan is currently part of young performance group, The D-Day Juniors, whom you may have seen on Britain's Got Takent in 2020.

Layla Grace Quaid

CAT TEC & TROOP Assistant

Our youngest assistant, Layla is only in year 9 but already has years of experience on the stage. Layla has been dancing for almost 10 years and has since made her professional debut in the original cast of 'Nativity!' Since then, Layla attended Italia Conti Juniors. Keep your eyes open, Layla is one to watch!

Layla was also part of the dance troop 'ACROCADABRA!' who were finalists in 2019's Britain's Got Talent.

Adawa Awanayah

Workshop Assistant

Adawa is one of our amazing assistants and is our main assistant for our Workshops. Adawa specialises as a vocalist and loves leading a good old drama game! Adawa is currently studying her first year at University of Liverpool and will be joining us for our Workshops and throughout the term whenever she can.

Sophie Monnington

CAT Solihull Assistant

Sophie is currently in her first year at BOA, after being a CAT Student for the past 3 years. Since training with us, Sophie has gone on to sing in the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra's concert and sang with other CAT Students at Kerry Ellis' Birmingham leg of her tour. 

Sydney Shemsin

CAT Friday Seniors Assistant

Sydney is currently sitting her A Levels at Bishop Challoner. Sydney has been with us as an assistant for the past two years and has been an enormous help to us all. With a background in Dance, Sydney is no stranger to the stage. We love having Syd as part of our dream team.

Georgie Jones

CAT Kit-Cats & Saturday Juniors Assistant

Georgie was once a Student at Class Act when we first opened up. Since then, Georgie has become one of our phenomenal assistants. With an extreme talent for singing, Georgie can always be relied on to help with any vocal questions you may have. We love having Georgie as one of our amazing assistants.

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