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About Us

Allstars Academy is owned and run by Natalie Powers and Amanda Constantinou, who having had incredible experiences in their careers in the performing arts, want to use their talent, experience and passion to inspire others.

Our classes combine Singing, Dance and Drama to give the students a balanced set of skills and are designed to be fun whilst bringing out our students creativity and building their confidence and self-esteem. We welcome all ages and abilities.

All teachers are professionally trained West End performers and fully CRB checked and our Principals are ex West End performers.

Our classes are mainly held at Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club and Longwick (Princes Risborough) and are centrally located and ideal for the following areas: Berkhamsted, Tring, Hemel Hemstead Chesham, Kings Langley, Apsley, Bovingdon, Princes Risborough, Thame, High Wycombe, Watford and Aylesbury.

The Team

We are extremely proud of the team we have built up at Allstars Academy, click on a team member to read about their experience.

Amanda Constantinou (Principal)

Amanda studied performing arts at the prestigious Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and began her career touring the country as principle actress with a children’s theatre company. After that she toured with Michelle Breeze as singer/dancer in her variety show and then left for the high seas to work for Celebrity Cruises and then the Italia Prima on a world cruise as a dancer/singer.

Amanda's first West End credit was in ‘Starlight Express’ in the principal role of Ashley (one of thecarriages) at the Apollo Theatre.

Her next role was in the original cast of ‘Closer to Heaven’ written by the Pet Shop Boys at the Arts Theatre where she also understudied thelead.

She then appeared in the original cast of ‘Jus like that’ at the Garrick Theatre with Jerome Flynn.

Amanda’s other career highlights include:

  • Work on various musical shows and charity gala's at the Palace Theatre, the MillenniumStadium and Royal Albert hall
  • Performed in aspecial production for Scandinavian Royalty of The Lion King produced for a Royal birthday party
  • Features in numerous adverts for Archers, Datec.com,Vodafone, Iceland and Abba just dance
  • A featured Zombie in the film ‘28 Weeks Later’
  • Dancing for Robbie Williams on Top of the pops and the video for his tour
  • Danced and skated for Madonna on her Sorry Video
  • Perfomed on varioustelevision shows including The Word, Pebble Mill and Graham Norton
  • On the production team and performed as a dementor skater in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics

Amanda has also formed and run Muse Artists, a successful events company providing entertainment for prestigious events such as forfilm premieres, perfume Launches and huge events at Natural History Museum, Hampton Court, the Wallis Collection, Madame Tussauds, and supplied theentertainment for England's biggest corporate Christmas party company.

Natalie Powers (Principal)

Natalie trained at the highly acclaimed Arts Educational College, Chiswick, London, where she studied ‘Musical Theatre’. Natalie then went straight from College into the West End, making her debut at the tender age of just 18 with ‘Starlight Express,’ playing the principal role of Buffy for 2 years, and understudying both Dinah and Pearl.

Other theatre credits include:
  • ‘Tommy’, Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, understudying Kim Wilde in theleading role of Mrs Walker
  • ‘Starlight Express’, Apollo Theatre, a return visit to play Dinah for 1 year
  • ‘Annie’, Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Russ Abbot Summer Spectacular, B.I.C. Bournemouth
  • ‘Cinderella’ The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
  • ‘Babes in the Wood’, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
  • ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, Wimbledon Theatre, London
  • ‘Annie’, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Celebration, Royal Albert Hall
After extensive Theatre work Natalie then choose to change direction and breakinto the recording industry, her first love, and secured lead vocalist with popband ‘Scooch’. The band released 5 singles - 2 of which made number 5 in thecharts - andan album. The band then won ‘BBC Making Your Mind Up’ and were voted torepresent the U.K in the Eurovision Song Contest in Finland in 2007, watched by some 200 million viewers

Natalie has travelled the length and breadth of the UK with Scooch, performing in every major city and Arena and still performs with them today.

Television Credits include.
  • Top of the Pops,Pepsi Chart Show
  • Blue Peter,Graham Norton
  • CD:UK,Loose Women
  • This Morning,GMTV
  • Lorraine,SMTV
  • Live & Kicking,Richard & Judy
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Natalie has successfully run her own vocal academy ‘Songstars’ for the past 15 years and is now delighted to incorporate it into her new partnership with Amanda to create Allstars Academy.

Julian Essex-Spurrier (Guest Teacher)

Born in the U.S.A., Julian was brought to the U.K. when he was a child where he became involved in the arts and began working professionally in show-business at the age of eleven. After gaining experience in local shows and subsequently becoming involved with the National Youth Music Theatre, he attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at age fourteen and then left at the age of seventeen to start his career in London's West End, having landed a part in Starlight Express.

His recent credits include; reprising his role of 'Rocky' in 2010 UK Tour of The Rocky Horror Show and the part of 'Sportacus' in Lazytown Live and Lazytown Live, a Pirate Adventure. He was cast after a nationwide search to find the UK Sportacus and his specialized skill set of being an excellent actor/dancer/singer/acrobat landed him the role as he was required to perform his own stunts whilst singing, dancing and playing the character, twelve shows a week, and of course, look the part.

Previous work includes the role of 'Uncle Wes' in the UK national tour of Footloose, the part of 'Rocky' in the 2006 UK national tour of The Rocky Horror show, the role of 'Joey' and 'Tony Manero' in Saturday Night Fever at the Apollo Victoria Theatre; the part of 'Gordon/Mr Grey', as well as understudying and performing the role of 'Mark', in Rent at the Prince of Wales Theatre; 'Buddy Keno Walsh' in The Full Monty at The Prince of Wales Theatre; 'Riff' in West Side Story (UK national tour 2001); ensemble and understudy 'Theo' in La Cava at the Piccadilly Theatre; 'Gideon' in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the B.A.C; an acrobatic politician in Jumpers at Birmingham Rep; 'Lewis' in Pippin at the Bridewell; Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Tribute at the Royal Albert Hall; ensemble and acrobat in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria, where he performed many roles from 'Rocky II' to 'Rusty'.

Commercial credits include; the featured role in the MaxOne commercial, and editorial campaign, for Denmark (2007) the Toyota Trade Show in Barcelona (2005), the Changing of the Guard commercial for Virgin/Target and many other corporate gigs.

Other work Includes; Good Ship Citizen for Outlaw films, La Boheme at the Albert Hall, Death in Venice for Glyndebourne Festival opera, Les Petits Rats at the International Edinburgh Festival and 'Eaves' in The Ragged Child at Sadlers, Wells for the N.Y.M.T.

Television credits include the part of 'Trojan' in EastEnders for the BBC, appearances on Top of the Pops 2 and Popworld, presenting work for Fox Kids TV, Grange Hill for the BBC, You Bet! for LWT, Agony for Live TV and a multitude of appearances with the pop group E-male, including BBC's Live and Kicking and a feature in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Julian has also performed the voiceovers for the leading roles in lchi the Killer and New Dragon Gate Inn, as well as work on the other titles such as Ju on; The Grudge and The Warrior for Medusa films for British release on DVD.

Emily Bull (Vocal)

Emily trained at Arts Educational Schools London where she gained a 1st class BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre. Graduating in 2005 Emily has had a varied and successful career to date.

Her credits include: Cosette in 'Les Miserables' (West End); Frenchy u/s Sandy in 'Grease' (West End); Bobbie in 'The Railway Children' (Sevenoaks Playhouse); 'Caberet' (UK no.1 tour) where she understudied and played the role of Sally Bowles; 'Sweeney Todd' (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End) featuring in the ensemble and understudying the role of Johanna; Karoline in '3 Composers, 3 Countires' (From Page to Stage season at The Landor); Belle in 'Beauty & The Beast' and Princess Mia in 'Jack & The Beanstalk' (Mercury Theatre Colchester).

Recordings include: 'Sweeney Todd' (London Cast 2012); 'The Railway Children' (original cast); 'Les Miserables 21st Anniversary Concert' (BBC Radio 2).

She has also made several television appearances including: 'I Dreamed a Dream - The Susan Boyle Story' (ITV); 'The Passions Of Girls Aloud'(ITV2); 'Mosgito!' (S4C); 'This Morning', 'GMTV' and The Alan Titchmarsh Show' (ITV).

Most recently Emily has been involved in a workshop of a new musical adaptation of Gulliver's Travels playing the role of Gaia, and she has just finished working on the feature film 'London Road' directed by Rufus Norris. (National Theatre, BBC Films and Cuba Pictures)

Nicola Daniels (Dance Grades)

Nicola was born in 1990 in Birmingham. She started dancing at four years of age and by the time she was seven Nicola was representing her dance academy in competitions up and down the country.

Nicola danced in pantomime several years running in Stafford and when she was just fourteen years old was the youngest dancer ever to win the West Midlands Senior Ballet Championship, a title she still holds!

In 2005 Nicola was offered a place to train at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and stayed there on a scholarship for the next five years. During that time Nicola danced for National Youth Ballet in her spare time and was privileged to dance at the London Palladium, Sadlers Wells, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and many other London theatres. In 2009 Nicola was chosen to dance at Lincolns Inn for HRH Princess Anne at a ‘Save the Children’ fund raising dinner.

In 2010 Nicola graduated from Tring Park with a National Diploma in Professional Dance. She is thoroughly enjoying teaching dance at Allstars Academy.

Kathy Andrews (Dance Grades)

Kathy was born in Blackpool and started dancing aged three at the Barbara Jackson Academy of Dance. She continued her training at Arts Educational Tring aged 12 and moved to the Arts Educational London at 16 to complete major exams including 4 associate teaching qualifications in Modern, Tap, Ballet and national dance. She also studied Greek dance, Contemporary, Spanish, Pas de Deax and repertoire.

Kathy returned to Arts Educational Tring where she taught for five years, before taking over a Dance School in Stevenage and opening a further 2 branches in and Tring and Whitechurch. She then went on to spend a further 4 years teaching at The London College of Dance and Drama (The Imperial Society's teacher training college) specialising in boys work.

After moving back to Blackpool in the late 1980s, Kathy returned to teach for Miss Jackson and stayed for over 20 years developing a strong major section and boys, many of whom are now dancing in the West End and numerous other parts of the world!

Kathy gained her Fellowship in Modern dance and Licenciate Tap in the 1990s, the Fellowship being the highest qualification the Imperial grants. In 2012, Kathy moved back to Aylesbury and is enjoying being associated with Amanda, Natalie and all the talented pupils at Allstars Academy

Holly Costin (Drama)

Holly trained at ‘East 15 Acting School’ in London as an actor, working with many experienced directors such as Crispin Bonham-Carter, Dawn Walton and children’s theatre specialist Vicki Ireland (touring in Panto The Ugly Duckling), and at the end of training performed at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus in the West End.

Later on that summer in the East End played Fanny Squirers in Nicholas Nickleby at Wiltons Music Hall.

Upon graduation Holly formed, with a couple of her fellow graduates, ‘Short Straw Theatre Company’, thus named as all three of the Artistic Directors are quite petite. The company was focused on new writing and produced a number of new plays in London.

As Co-Artistic Director of Short Straw Theatre Company Holly was responsible for creative production, sourcing Writers/ Directors and Actors, running workshops to groups of all ages, devising interactive shows, acting on stage for both Short Straw and other theatre companies.

She had shows playing at; Theatre 503, Greenwich Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and workshops at the Soho Theatre London, whilst playing Scooner in Fates, Victoria in Walthamstow Central, Kelly by Jenny Harrold and Atropos in Threads.

Throughout her career Holly has always been found teaching the next generation of Thespians when she’s not performing, and is delighted to be Allstars Head of Drama.

Holly still performs regularly trying out new material that she has written. Most recently playing Mummy Dearest in a piece she wrote called ‘Let me go’, which ran in February for an Emerald Kitty show, a theatre company she is an Assistant Producer for.

Nicole Romasz (Dance & Vocal)

Nicole studied at Tring Park between 2007 and 2009 and attended Laine Theatre Arts from 2011 - 2014 where she obtained a level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre, she also has the following qualifications:

  • Ballet - RAD Adv 1 (Distinction)
  • Modern Dance - ISTD Adv 1 (Distinction)
  • Tap - ISTD Adv 1 (Merit)

Her theatre credits include:

  • A STAIR(e) AT A TIME (2013) Ensemble Epsom Playhouse Theatre, Dir: Betty Laine
  • MOVIN’ IN TIME (2012) Dancer Epsom Playhouse, Laine Theatre Arts, Dir. Betty Laine
  • BALLET SHOES (2010) Principal/Nana London Children’s Ballet, Peacock Theatre, London, Dir: Matthew Hart
  • ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET (2009) Dancer Kings Theatre, Southsea, Dir: Janet Lewis
  • ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET (2005) Dancer Kings Theatre, Southsea, Dir: Janet Lewis
  • DISNEY CHANNEL KIDS AWARD (2004) Dancer Royal Albert Hall, London, Dir: Tammy McKendrick
  • BARNEY COLOURFUL WORLD LIVE (2004) Leading Girl UK Tour