The Sparkles Team

At Lucy Sparkles & Friends we believe in quality and not quantity.

That is why we have a small but highly experienced and talented team. All of our teachers are qualified and professional musicians, dancers and actors with a passion for working with children in their early years. We are all DBS checked within three years.

Are you sick of supposed music teachers that just press play on a CD player? Or drama teachers that simply act out a story? If your answer is yes, book a trial with Lucy Sparkles & Friends today and meet one of our sparkly experts. You want the best for your children and so do we! To find out more about our teachers, please read below:

Behind the Sparkles

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Lucy Sparkles

Company Director & drama, music and dance teacher

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Lucy Sparkles walks to work with a smile on her face every day because she knows of the joy that drama, music and dance can bring into a child’s life. Lucy Sparkles has been enhancing the lives of children through drama, music and dance since 2002. From teaching music, drama and dance to children of all ages, to performing classical guitar; from playing Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, to writing children’s songs and plays; from drama workshops for children with special needs, to directing her own children’s musical… Lucy has done it!

Lucy is a professional singer and songwriter with a BA (Theatre)(Distinction) from Charles Sturt University in Australia, a Higher Diploma in Guitar Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music, a Diploma from the London Music School and a PPC In Early Childhood Music (Kodály) from Roehampton University.

Lucy established Lucy Sparkles & Friends in London in 2009.  Since then, the company has expanded to include three London based franchisees, one Canberra based licensee and a subsidiary company in Singapore.  Lucy has a young daughter, Issy, who loves attending mummy’s classes.


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Dani Bizley

Business Manager

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Based in London, Dani looks after the operational side of the U.K., Singapore and Australian businesses.

Dani grew up in Kent in a family where everybody sang all the time.  She studied flute and violin at Kent Music School and went on to sing with the University of London Chorus, Music in Offices and the Hummy Mummies.  Dani is now a member of the Lewisham Choral Society, with whom she has performed at many events including the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

After studying at Kings College London, Dani worked in events at the Royal Albert Hall.  Shortly after the Independent newspaper declared that “food” was “the new rock and roll”, she moved into a career in food and events management in the City.  Dani worked for blue chip clients in banking, oil and the media, starting in hospitality services and progressing to administrative, commercial and ultimately operational management for client food services.

Dani is a mother to two girls who both love singing and Lucy Sparkles’ classes!  She is passionate about the role the performing arts can play in developing children’s confidence and character and says, “for a child to sing or play in a group is an invaluable experience. They learn to listen, express themselves creatively and experience recognition for their achievement.”


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Sarah Sparkles

Talent Manager, drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

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Sarah Sparkles manages the recruitment, training and mentoring of our U.K. teachers and entertainers.

Sarah is a professional actress, musician, and teacher of drama, music and dance. Graduating from the University of Manchester with first-class honours in English Literature she went on to train at The Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute in New York.

As an actress work includes “Little Voice” for The Theatre Chipping Norton/Greenwich Theatre, “Not Now, Bernard & Other Monster Stories” for the Polka Theatre/UK tour, “There’s a Man Works Down the Chip Shop Swears he’s Elvis” for the Gatehouse/Momentum Playhouse, “Noises Off” for The Old Vic/UK tour, “The Lion in Winter” for The Theatre Royal Haymarket, numerous pantomimes for theatres including The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and The Mercury Theatre, and most recently the 2018 UK tour of musical ‘Twentieth Century Boy’.

Sarah sings and plays piano, guitar and ukulele.  She is also a singer-songwriter and her EPs “These Full Moons”, “Where the Sirens Say”, and “Untitled” are available online.

Sarah has taught for a number of companies including Stagecoach and Make Believe but has been with Lucy Sparkles & Friends since 2014 and remains as passionate about the one-of-a kind Sparkles experience now as she did then. Sarah says, “The skills that little ones gain from the unique Sparkles environment are invaluable and being part of that is a joy and a privilege.”


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Lauren Sparkles (she, her)

Head Sparkle, Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth, Hackney and Stoke Newington

Lauren Sparkles is an accomplished singer, dancer, actress, session musician and performing arts teacher.  Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons) from Winchester University and Grade 8 Ballet, Classical Singing and Musical Theatre.  Lauren’s many talents include playing piano and ukulele and she incorporates these into her lessons.

When she’s not in the studio, Lauren can be found performing in and around London as part of a popular wedding and corporate band called ‘The X-Rays’ and she makes up one third of ‘The Haywood Sisters’, one of London’s top close harmony trios. Her performance credits stretch across the globe as Lead Vocalist on-board Carnival Australia cruise liners; The Opera House, Barcelona; and at home here in London performing at Kensington Roof Gardens, Regent Street Christmas light switch-on and the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Lauren was proud to be the very first Lucy Sparkles & Friends Franchisee (Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth) and went from teacher to business owner. Lauren loved it so much she then went onto buy her second franchise on the other side of London (Hackney and Stoke Newington). “Its amazing how rewarding running your own business can be and I have learnt so much in just two and half years. Understanding how a child learns through drama, music and dance has been fascinating – I love it!”

In addition to Lucy Sparkles, Lauren provides private singing lessons for people of all ages and levels! Her love of teaching and influencing the younger generation stems back to her family as she is the youngest of four musical sisters, became an aunty at 17 and now has over 10 nieces and nephews!


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Jessica Sparkles

Head Sparkle, Dulwich and Herne Hill, and Foligno

Jessica Sparkles graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Drama and Screen Studies and went on to perform in a regular role as Leanne in Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks.  With extensive experience in screen acting and stage acting, Jessica also played a regular character in the hit children’s CBBC show ‘Dani’s Castle’ and is a professional voice over artist for commercials.

Jessica writes and performs comedy for the stage and runs a theatre company called ‘Sugar Butties’. Her double act ‘Trolley Girls was nominated for ‘Best Comedy Play’ at The Manchester Fringe Festival. She is currently writing and developing a one woman show.

As well as being an experienced Sparkle Jessica has taught children’s drama workshops for the “Clapperboard” charity in Liverpool and has vast experience in early years childcare. Jessica believes that dance, music and drama create a positive environment to improve self-confidence and open children’s imaginations.  “It’s integral to helping them blossom”.


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Sarah Sparkles

Head Sparkle, Brockley, Forest Hill and Crystal Palace

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Sarah Sparkles is passionate about the role played by the arts in the development of children as individuals and in group situations. Having played the piano since she was 4 and the violin since she was 5, Sarah grew up with music all around her and has had music in her life ever since. With Grade 8 Distinctions in both instruments, Sarah has also added the guitar and the ukulele to her repertoire!

After graduating from Oxford University, Sarah worked for children’s charities, in fields such as literacy and widening access to education. Since having her own children, Sarah has focused on working with children in their early years and loves working directly with young children to give them an opportunity to experience and take part in live music, drama and dance. Sarah is studying for a Masters in Education (Early Years) and is enjoying bringing her research into the class environment.


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Kemi Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher

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Kemi Sparkles is passionate about all aspects of the arts and how they link to well-being and fitness. She holds a BTEC Diploma in Musical Theatre and Urban Dance from the BRIT School of Performing Arts and has been awarded Grade 8 in Musical Theatre by the Bodywork Dance Company.

Kemi has been working with young children for many years. Her experience includes teaching dance, drama, musical theatre, violin and piano, working with children with emotional and special needs, choir leading, party hosting, dance choreography and leading baby music and baby dance groups for Margaret’s Music LTD.

Kemi says, “I find it so rewarding to see children enjoy, learn, progress and grow in self confidence. I love the challenge of getting to know young people and understanding how they work.”


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Ayshe Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher

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Ayshe Sparkles is a professional singer/songwriter and is currently recording her second EP. She holds an Extended Diploma in Music Technology and Performance, a Distinction in Grade 8 vocals, and a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.

Ayshe teaches vocal and guitar lessons privately and wants to further her knowledge by taking an advanced vocal course after she has completed her degree. She is also the lead singer in a function band that gigs regularly.

Ayshe loves teaching young children music, dance and drama because she enjoys seeing their confidence grow as they progress. She believes in the importance in introducing music, dance and drama at a young age and is happy that she can do that through Lucy Sparkles & Friends.


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Zoe Sparkles

Digital media and brand co-ordinator

Zoe is a graphic designer and illustrator with many years of experience in the industry.  She began her creative career as a professional actress, touring nationally and internationally. This path lead her to join the Canberra based Lucy Sparkles & Friends company as a Sparkle teacher and entertainer, a role she continued for 2 years with passion and enthusiasm, before deciding to pursue an artistic career in graphic design.  After completing her advanced diploma of graphic design, Zoe gained experience in the industry before taking on her new role at Lucy Sparkles & Friends, working remotely from Australia.

“Being a Sparkle teacher was a joy and I saw the results of early-years music education first hand, which makes my current role so much easier! It’s awesome to work for and promote a company that I whole-heartedly believe in”


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Martha Sparkles

Drama, music and dance entertainer

Martha Sparkles is an experienced musician and primary school music teacher who loves to sing and to play the piano and alto saxophone. She graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 with a first class honours in Music/Popular Music and has also recently completed an MA in Music in Development from SOAS, University of London, achieving a distinction.

Martha has a strong interest in music making with children with additional needs and is currently training to become a music therapist. She believes that music, dance and drama should be accessible to all and enjoys incorporating multi-sensory approaches and Makaton into her work with children. She finds it a joy to be able to share memorable moments with young children and is proud to be part of the Lucy Sparkles team.


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Victoria Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Victoria Sparkles is a professional actor and singer. She recently graduated with a Masters (Distinction) in Music Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She also has a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance from the University of Portsmouth.

She has achieved Grade 8 in classical singing and continues to enjoy performing in concerts and open mic-nights. One of her performing highlights is singing a solo at the Royal Albert Hall.  She is also an enthusiastic ukulele and piano player and enjoys playing along to any Disney song!  Some of her passions include swing dancing, knitting, and running her dog’s Instagram account.

Victoria loves working with children and young people, and has experience in childminding, working as a mentor and as leading holiday camps. She has also run drama and dance classes for children and has worked as a party entertainer. She loves children’s honesty and hilarity, and the unashamed passion they show when they are doing something they enjoy.


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Halona Sparkles

Drama and dance entertainer

Halona Sparkles is a professional actor, singer, and dancer who graduated with her MFA Acting (Hons) from East 15 Acting School. She has been acting and dancing for almost her entire life. In 2019 she graduated with her BA (Distinction) in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. Halona is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and pointe. One of her favourite experiences was dancing on “The Polar Express” immersive experience and getting to interact with so many people.
With a strong passion for dance, Halona was a children’s dance instructor for three years. Almost immediately she fell in love with teaching kids and helping them grow and develop as dancers and people. She loves how eager children are to learn and how excited they get in the room. Halona has experience in comedy improvisation and enjoys performing in children’s theatre. She believes that children should be able to experience the arts in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.

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Emma Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Emma Sparkles graduated from Bird College with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Musical Theatre, plays guitar and ukulele and has achieved Grade 8 distinction on the piano.  Emma is also a highly skilled dancer, completing advanced levels of ISTD Ballet and Modern exams and training in Contemporary, Jazz and Street.

Emma has always had a passion for working with children as she believes adults and children can both learn from each other.  She has experience working in nurseries, ballet and music schools and school holiday clubs.

Emma believes nothing is more rewarding to her than seeing a child become more confident and joyful through the arts.  Emma is delighted to be able to share her passion for music and dance through Lucy Sparkles & Friends.


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Lauren Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher

Lauren Sparkles

Lauren Sparkles graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2003. She is a member of the Sense of Sound Singers and regularly performs all over the country, including backing vocals for Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy Live’ at the Royal Festival Hall.  Her performance credits also include; Mam! I’m ‘Ere! (The Dome, Liverpool), Casanova (BBC/Red Productions), Annie (UK Tour), Oliver! (Genting International Showroom, Malaysia) and Princess Marigold in Jack And The Beanstalk (Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield).  Lauren also has extensive experience as a director and choreographer.

Throughout her career Lauren has enjoyed teaching children of all ages in various disciplines. Since her son Teddy has come along she particularly enjoys the company of cheeky little toddlers and their ever surprising capacity to change and grow!


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Cerys Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Cerys is a professional singer and actress with a love for both classical music and musical theatre. A regular performer at The Phoenix Arts Club in Soho, Cerys aims to entertain and inspire all through the international language of music, drama and dance. Having grown up in a musical school where she joined in with many shows, Cerys believes that the arts can help unite people of all backgrounds and provide a safe space for people to express their feelings in a creative and constructive way. With a warm and approachable personality, Cerys has always found working with children rewarding and exciting.

“Music, Drama and Dance have been a big part of my life. I hope to inspire the younger generation just as I was many years ago.”


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Amy Sparkles (she, her)

Drama and dance teacher and entertainer

Amy Sparkles is a professional actress who loves to dance and is skilled in ballet, street, jazz and tap.  Amy trained in acting and performing to young audiences in college as well as workshop leadership.  She undertook work experience in local primary schools which involved performing a TIE show and leading workshops.  Amy also plays the flute and recorder, and is trained to a high level in Karate. 

Amy has more than three years experience in children’s party entertainment where she regularly performs as favourite characters including princesses, unicorns and clowns.  She also spent four winters in Finnish Lapland as an elf, helping families on their search for Santa!  She finds every entertaining experience rewarding and loves seeing the children’s eyes sparkle as she imagines with them, for that hour or two of interaction, that she genuinely is the character they believe her to be!


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Megan Sparkles

Drama, music and dance entertainer

Megan Sparkles graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature and has studied at LAMDA and The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Megan has starred in multiple award winning shorts and feature feature films and has just finished a second sell-out theatre run of the play ‘Boomerang’.

Alongside her acting Megan has always worked with children in drama, dance, singing and sporting environments. Being a trained professional singer and ballerina, she has assisted at many dance and singing classes and loves watching the children come alive to the music, being creative and expressing themselves.


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Rachel Sparkles (she, her)

Teacher, Drama and dance entertainer

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Rachel Sparkles has dreamed of performing in musicals and working with children since she was a child herself.  She has recently graduated with a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre and in 2018 was awarded the title of Runner-Up for the Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year.  Parts she played whilst in training include Sandy in ‘Grease’, Julia in ‘The Wedding Singer’ and Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

Rachel adores working with children, especially in the context of Lucy Sparkles parties which provide them with a creative outlet while having a wonderful time! She has further experience teaching young children aged 2-5 years in a nursery.


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Hayley Sparkles (she, her)

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Hayley Sparkles is a professional singer and music teacher, with an MA in Music Performance from the University of Bristol and Grade 8 Piano.  She is a highly trained classical soprano with a love of all music, from opera to musical theatre, and from pop to Disney.

Hayley enjoys a varied performing career.  She takes part in professional choirs, concerts, cabarets, contemporary operas and musicals.   A particular highlight has to be performing at the Bristol Hippodrome in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a handmade Chitty car that flew right up to the top of the stage! Other highlights include: Understudy Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Bristol Hippodrome); backing vocalist in the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival; and performing for Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den.  In 2018 she finally got to fulfil a long-standing childhood dream of playing Cinderella, bringing the magic of pantomime to children across the country with Daisy Chain Entertainment Group.

Hayley also has a passion for teaching, and has lots of experience teaching singing to young children in schools and private lessons.  She finds it so rewarding to see how music and the arts can build a child’s confidence and help their development. Having been lucky to have had a musical upbringing herself with her Nana & Grandpa being classical pianists, her Grandad playing boogie-woogie organ and her Dad as a jazz saxophone player, she believes strongly in the importance of being introduced to the fun and creativity of the arts at a young age. She loves that she can do this through her work with Lucy Sparkles & Friends.


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Chloe Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher

 

Chloe Sparkles is a professional actor-musician, dancer and choreographer. Her performing credits include: ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ (UK Tour), ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ (Belgrade Theatre), ‘Dreamboats and Miniskirts’ (UK Tour) and ‘Cilla The Musical’ (UK Tour).  Chloe has also choreographed many local productions including ‘Twelve’ (Lewisham Youth Theatre) and smaller UK touring shows.

Chloe has been teaching Ballet and Performing Arts in South London for more than 8 years and has a huge passion for working with younger children. She also has experience working in SEN schools and holds a Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language. Chloe loves working with children because their imagination has no limit and finds they are so often full of surprises.


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Essie Sparkles

Recruitment Manager

Essie Sparkles’ enthusiasm for the performing arts is infectious!  She started ballet at the age of 3 and has been hooked on the performing arts ever since. She was introduced to the wonderful world of the theatre soon afterwards and proceeded to immerse herself in every way that she could through school, am-dram, singing and dance, achieving a Grade 8 distinction in ballet and a top grade A-level in music.  Essie went onto graduate from Sheffield University with a BA in English Literature and Theatre, and trained at The Oxford School of Drama,.

Essie has performed at London’s Royal Court and Soho Theatres, the Edinburgh Fringe, the International Theatre in Frankfurt and on tour in Australia, at theatres in Perth and Adelaide. Her most recent job was closer to home in the West End’s production of The Mousetrap.  Essie will reprise the role of Miss Casewell for the  show’s 70th anniversary national tour.

Alongside her acting career, Essie has worked as a private voice coach, drama teacher and a choir leader. She is passionate about the benefits of developing and expressing her students’ creativity and confidence.


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Hayley Sparkles (she, her)

Party Coordinator, drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Hayley Sparkles is a professional singer, actor and dancer who graduated from one of Australia’s most prestigious music schools, The Queensland Conservatorium of Music, with a BA in Musical Theatre. She also plays the piano and cello.  Hayley has performed in numerous plays, musicals and pantomimes including several Australian tours, as well as finding her inner dancing queen while playing Agnetha Fältskog in ‘Gold: The ABBA Tribute’.  She spent two years performing in the Cirque du Soleil-style shows on-board Celebrity Cruises.

Before moving to London, Hayley ran her own private vocal studio for 6 years, eventually branching out into piano, cello and acting coaching sessions as well. She spent two years working as a party entertainer with Super Party Heroes, and has sung Let It Go at many a birthday party!

Hayley truly understands the role that dance, music and drama can play in a young person’s development as she attended vocal and piano lessons from an early age. She believes that they give children the opportunity to develop their creativity, confidence and communication in a safe and encouraging environment, and loves being part of that growth.


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Beatriz Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Beatriz Sparkles is a Trinity Laban Classical Voice BMus finalist, with Teaching as an elective subject.  She started doing theatre and musical theatre at the age of 11 at school, prior to entering the Musical Theatre company Teatro La Maison.  From the age of 15 she performed in many places in such as São Carlos Theatre, Senhora da Boa Nova Auditorium, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Cultural Centre, National Music Museum, Armando Cortez Theatre, Carlos Paredes Auditorium, Bendada Music House, Barcelos Town Hall Auditorium, the Romanian Cultural Institute of London,  and Blackheath Halls, among others.

Beatriz is also part of a collaborative project concerning babies, toddlers, and their families where she gained more experience with children this age and has worked as an Early Years Teacher.

For Beatriz working with children is the most rewarding job.  She knows the developmental benefits that art learning has for these ages, but also loves how “no-filter” genuine and fearless children are, and is amazed by how much we can learn from them.


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Francesca Sparkles

Music, dance and drama teacher and entertainer

Francesca Sparkles is a singer/songwriter and musician. Growing up in a family of musicians in East Yorkshire, she began learning guitar aged fourteen after being shown a few chords by her dad. 
 
Francesca graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where she spent four years honing her craft as a songwriter and performer. In her final year, Francesca was one of eight students chosen for a one-to-one songwriting masterclass with Sir Paul McCartney.
 
Having taken part in music, dance and drama classes as a child, Francesca appreciates the role that the creative arts play in helping children to express themselves, as well as assisting their musical, intellectual and physical development. Francesca hopes to share her passion for music, and inspire children in the same way that she was inspired.

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Jhanei Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Jhanei Sparkles

Jhanei Sparkles is a singer/songwriter who graduated with a BA(Hons) in Popular Music from the University of Hull. She is a classically trained singer but enjoys singing popular music, most commonly in the style of R&B, neo-soul and jazz.  Jhanei also has a love for East Asian culture and studies Korean in her free time.  As a result, she performs songs in Korean – one of her many talents along with playing the piano and guitar, and dancing in a variety of styles including belly dance, hip-hop, ballet and contemporary.

Jhanei has performed multiple times on the radio for BBC Humberside and BBC Radio 3 with the University of Hull’s Chapel Choir.  She also achieved 2nd place in the Mandarin singing competition “Chinese Song UK” which had national coverage in China.  In her performance work Jhanei works with charity organisations such as Nurses Association Jamaica (UK) and care settings for those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  In addition, she has gained experience looking after children by working as a nanny through the company Koru Kids.

Jhanei says, “I am an advocate for introducing music and performance into the lives of children. I believe the effects music and performance have on a child’s development are fundamental in their growth, as they have a positive impact on their physical, mental and emotional development. I believe we all have a duty to help raise the next generation to be the best version of themselves and love to have the opportunity to support this through teaching with Lucy Sparkles & Friends.”


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Harry Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Harry Sparkles rejoined the Sparkles team after spending three years in Montreal, Canada where he spent his time broadening his early years teaching techniques, as well as gaining more experience working with primary school age children.

Harry started playing piano at the age of six, and the alto saxophone the following year. By seventeen he was attending the Guildhall Junior Saturday School and had performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival and The Royal Albert Hall. Then he went on to to specialize in classical soprano saxophone with Gerrard McChrystal during a four year course at Trinity Music College, where he graduated in 2005. He then self taught himself how to play the clarinet, flute and guitar after college as well as becoming the saxophone section leader for the London Breakbeat Orchestra.

Harry is a fun and engaging musician that strives to make music possible for all ages. His experience and enthusiasm is driven by a love for introducing babies and toddlers to different aspects of the creative arts – You are never to young to start learning and appreciating all the different art forms! He started teaching piano and saxophone as a hobby at the age of sixteen, and now has over 10 years experience teaching piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet and recorder as a full time career to a wide range of ages and abilities.


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Christian Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Christian Sparkles graduated from The Urdang Academy with a Level 6 Diploma in professional Musical Theatre, since then he has travelled around the world performing as a lead vocalist on various cruise ships. Back on dry land Christian has performed at the iconic The Phoenix Arts Club and The Dorchester Hotel.

Christian loves to play the piano and ukulele, and has a great passion for teaching children singing, dancing and acting.
‘There is nothing I love more then working with kid’s and letting their imagination run wild in such a creative way, it’s such a wonderful and rewarding job to do.’


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Jessy Sparkles (they, them)

Drama and dance entertainer

Jessy Sparkles is a performer and facilitator, working towards a BA in applied theatre and education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Their practice has a foundation in clowning, drag and contemporary physical theatre.  Nothing brings Jessy more joy than seeing others laugh, smile and learn!

They developed a passion for children’s entertainment whilst volunteering and throughout their training Jessy has seen how vital the performing arts can be for children and young people, and adores seeing the imagination, creativity and excitement children have for all things magical, new and sparkly!


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Bella Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

 

Bella Sparkles is an actor, writer, drama teacher and clown! She graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama, and completed two years of training in comedy and clowning at École Philippe Gaulier, France.

Isabella has been Resident Drama EduActor and Drama Educator in Theatre Noir Foundation, Hong Kong, and has worked with varies schools and local communities to promote Drama Education. Her work ranged from teaching, directing, singing coaching and choreographing to scriptwriting and performing bilingual Theatre-In-Education (TIE) productions.

Through engaging with children in creative workshops, she believes that children would be able to learn as much about knowledge as about expressing themselves. She enjoys sharing her passion while having fun in a lively atmosphere that is infused with imagination.


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Gemma Sparkles

Drama, music and dance entertainer

Gemma Sparkles is an actor, singer, dancer and all-round facilitator of theatre in education. Gemma is training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for a bachelor’s degree in drama, applied theatre and education. Gemma has a passion for musical theatre, performance and playing both the piano and guitar.

Gemma thoroughly enjoys working with children, “watching their imagination and creativity grow is so exciting she loves seeing their faces light up when she enters a room in character!”

Gemma Sparkles remembers the magic she felt meeting Disney Princesses and superheroes as a child, and creating that magic herself is a dream come true!


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Frankie Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Frankie Sparkles is a professional actor, singer and dancer from Surrey who now lives in London. Frankie graduated from The BRIT School in 2020 with Distinction in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. She is working towards a BMus (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance, specialising in songwriting and vocals. She has been performing since she was 3 years old and spent 10 years training with the Laine Theatre Arts Children’s Department in Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, achieving an advanced level in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern.

Frankie started working with younger children at Laine Theatre Arts, assisting in classes, summer camps and with productions. Since then she has worked as a professional entertainer at a top UK theme park, where she really discovered her passion for interacting with children and spreading magic and joy as a fantasy character. In addition to storytelling, singing and character work Frankie has written, choreographed and directed several original musical shows and loves to see how her work can bring happiness to children of all ages.


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Amber Sparkles

Music, dance & drama entertainer

 

Amber Sparkles graduated from ALRA drama school and adores acting, music and singing. She has performed with many theatre companies including Kneehigh, The Minack, Wildworks and Miracle Theatre, and loves being part of the Sparkles team! She has wide experience running fun and energetic drama workshops which allow everybody involved to stretch their creativity and build confidence, skills and joy.


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Matt Sparkles

Drama, Music, and Dance Teacher and Entertainer

Matt Sparkles is a performer, writer, and grade 8 musician.  He loves sharing his passion for music and drama and, after 5 years as musical director for Chickenshed Theatre’s ‘Tales from the Shed’, he’s an expert on musical fun!  A background in of inclusive theatre has allowed Matt to work with a huge variety of ages, backgrounds, abilities and neurodivergences, while striving to make the arts available to all.

As a player of piano, ukulele, oboe and a singer, Matt has performed at a variety of venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Hard Rock Café, The Savoy Theatre and British Summer Time Hyde Park. In 2021 Matt made his writing debut at The Hope Theatre with his Offie award-nominated show ’21 Round for Christmas’.  His love of story telling helps him bring that extra sparkle to every character he plays!

 


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Faye Sparkles (she, her)

Dance and Drama Entertainer

Faye Sparkles trained at the BRIT School, Bird College and Trinity Laban (Musical Theatre). Her favourite thing is Theatre in Education and providing this to those who may not otherwise have the chance to experience it. Faye loves entertaining children; seeing how invested they become in stories and playing and making their day unforgettable!

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Rosey Sparkles (they, them)

Music Teacher

 

Rosey is from Wales, the land of song!, and graduated from Goldsmiths University with a first class Honours degree in Music. They were inspired by the powerful impact music has on development and wellbeing, especially in Early Years.

Rosey plays the trumpet, the guitar, and teaches recorder and piano. They have worked with a variety of musical styles from 16th century baroque through to jazz and contemporary sonic art. Rosey now works with children and young people of all ages through music and the Scouting movement. They specialise in teaching brass, and adventures in the great outdoors.

 


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Jessica-Rose Sparkles

Drama, music and dance teacher and entertainer

Jessica-Rose is an actor who graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in 2020 with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts.  She has always had a passion for performing from a very young age.  She was part of the Chichester Festival Theatre Youth Theatre, and has been in musicals such as Rent, The Wiz and Into the Woods.  In recent years she has worked and collaborated with Musicians and Performance Artists.  Jessica Rose also works as an Actor at Madame Tussauds. 
 
Outside of performing work, Jessica-Rose has had experience working as a nanny and drama/gymnastics teacher for after school and holiday clubs.  She adores working with children and loves kes to see them have fun and enjoy learning through imagination and play. 

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Mia Sparkles

Drama and dance entertainer

 

Mia Sparkles has had a passion for the arts for as long as she can remember, participating in drama, singing and dance from a very young age.  Mia received a Distinction Grade from LAMDA, and attended Italia Conti, where she performed in a number of productions.

Mia studies Fine Art and Psychology, with the hope of bringing art and drama to the lives of the young children she works with.

Mia Sparkles believes in the indiscriminate power of art, and the many ways it can bring people together.  She truly enjoys being able to sparkle and encourage the creativity of others, incorporating a flare of theatricality to any project she is given.


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Marky Sparkles

Music teacher and entertainer

Marky Sparkles is a professional musician and teacher, with a long and varied history of musical performance and of working with children… including earning a Blue Peter badge along the way!

From choral singing, classical piano, and appearing with the National Youth Music Theatre, to performing his own music on the folk clubs circuit Mark, has always embraced a broad range of musical styles. A few years ago, Mark took up bass in addition to acoustic and electric guitar, and sings and plays with several bands.

Marky is a dad too, and some of his happiest musical collaborations have been playing with his son. Marky has always loved working with and entertaining children, and he loves combining his technical tuition work with the holistic music teaching approach Lucy Sparkles brings to Early Years. For Marky there’s really nothing better than giving young children an experience that is positively developmental and also FUN!


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Alice Sparkles

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Alice Sparkles is a professional actress and singer who landed her first acting role when she was 17 in the Channel 4 soap ‘Hollyoaks’ as Rae Wilson. Alice has continued to appear on TV and has played guest roles in hit shows such as Benidorm, Coronation Street, Drifters, Casualty and many more!
In 2018, Alice toured the UK and played the leading role in the musical ‘Son of a Preacher Man’.  Alice appeared on BBC1 The Voice in 2013 and reached the Battle stage, and has sung for the British Troops in Afghanistan, Poland, and the Falkland Islands.

Having grown up living and breathing performing arts, Alice has a passion to sharing her knowledge and expertise with children and loves watching them grow and develop.


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Filippo Sparkles

Music teacher, Foligno

Filippo Sparkles first approached the world of music through studying piano and later found his true love, the guitar. He continued his studies in music, earning a bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Pop Guitar at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome in 2018 and in the same year, a masters in Music for Media and Videogames at the Saint Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.

In 2019 he completed a specialisation qualification in Sound Design at the IITM (Italian Institute of Music Technologies). Filippo has worked in several nurseries in Rome teaching musicianship to children under 5 and finds working with children and watching their musical development highly rewarding.


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Kate Sparkles

Dance and Drama entertainer