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learn from 
the leaders 
in the industry

In August 2016, 7 Academy of Performing Arts opened it's doors in Shropshire and quickly became the first choice for performing arts in the area. Offering the area's most extensive range of classes, we built a reputation for offering reliable and affordable tuition in a highly exclusive environment.

7 Academy is now one of the leading centre's performing arts in the UK, committed to helping its members unlock their full potential. 

With a strong focus on personal growth and artistic development, 7 Academy provides a transformative experience for individuals who aspire to be a professional performer or simply want to explore their artistic side.

7 Academy provides a supportive and empowering environment where it's members can thrive, regardless of their aspirations, experience and background.


Meet our dream

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founder & joint managing director

In August 2016, Ben founded 7 Academy of Performing Arts by ordering 500 leaflets online and spending many weekends actively promoting his new venture.


From learning to dance locally before studying professionally in London, Ben has since taken his Teaching Exams after many years of teaching and choreographing professionally across the country.

Ben is a member and registered teacher with UKA Dance, BBO Dance and the National Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Ben loves an early morning walk, exploring new cities and all things Kylie Minogue!


Michael Halford
Joint Managing Director


Jacqui Richards
Head of Teacher Training
& Development 


Amanda Hannah 
Senior Director of Operations


Sammy Thomas
Senior Teacher


Rebecca Shipton 
Dance Programme Director

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Sian Everitt
Senior Teacher

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