Meet The Director
My name's Jen and I'm an actor from Fife, Scotland. Having over 17 years experience of teaching children in a variety of forms, ranging from gymnastics coaching, to teaching drama, dance and singing for various child development companies to leading children's birthday parties, I know that it's the most rewarding thing I can be doing with my life. Which is why I set out on an exciting new venture in April 2017. Inspire was born in London and after a year and a half I am extremely excited to be branching out in my home county, Fife, with brand new Drama, Dance, & Singing weekly workshops for 4-17 year olds, all centred around Child Development. For us here at Inspire, it's not about promising to turn your child into the next big A-list star... child development is at the heart of everything we do and our passion for developing the "4 Cs", Concentration, Communication, Coordination, and Confidence, shines through.
My simple aim - to help children realise their full potential.
"I have done quite a few different classes and groups with my children but this is without a doubt the most professional, well run and organised, by far. Jen is fantastic. She is enthusiastic, professional and my son adores her. She runs the class excellently. My son has had many more mature group leaders at other classes previously who do not command nearly as much respect. The classes are a great balance of discipline and fun and my son comes out completely engaged and enthused. It's a great end to his week and start to the weekend!"
Claudia, parent - Bushey, London
Meet The Team
Since her magical childhood role, "Dancing Spoon Number 4", in Beauty and the Beast it's clear that Amy's lived her best life while bringing a character, or rather an inanimate object, to life! Amy has recently graduated from Queen Margaret and Napier University with a BA Honours in Acting for Stage and Screen. Performing roles on and off stage, in front of and behind the camera, Amy has created a solid foundation of knowledge and experience that she can’t wait to expand and share through teaching. With previous involvement leading drama workshops throughout Fife, Amy loves to witness children’s confidence and personalities bloom. She loves the lack of inhibitions, endless imaginations and smiling faces children possess; she can’t help but immerse herself and explore their ever-expanding worlds with them.
"Amy is so full of energy and enthusiasm and Amelia absolutely adores her. She is a shy wee thing and this has really helped bring her out of her shell. We signed up for a karate class before this and she made it to one class before refusing to go back because she was too timid....and she's been the exact opposite with this class."
Jo, parent - Burntisland, Fife
Calette Corrie Duke
Calette trained in Acting and Performance at Fife College, progressing on to studying Physical Theatre at Summerhall, Edinburgh, where she explored techniques such as Clown, Puppetry, Mask and Mime. She has previously taught youth theatre at Little Einstein's Nursery, Auchmuty High School and through Fife College's Youth Theatre program. Calette's goals are to develop children's key social skills, to help them become confident and creative individuals, all while exploring their limitless imaginations in an environment where everything is possible.
"You all do an amazing job instilling such valuable skills, attributes and qualities in all these wee cherubs. Keep up the good work, Calette, and thank you."
Lorraine, grandmother - Thornton, Fife
Since her first performance as Jack in ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ in primary school, Tiana has
always known she’s wanted to be a performer. She partook in various musical theatre
productions back home in Aberdeen before embarking on the journey to obtain her degree
in Acting for Stage and Screen at Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret Universities. Since
graduating in 2019, she has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe, been in a children’s radio
drama, and played a prince in Howden Park Centre’s pantomime of ‘Cinderella’.
She is looking forward to bringing her experience and abundance of excitement to classes to
help children and young people develop as individuals.
"The team are absolutely fantastic & put time and effort into each and every child. Such a brilliant class for kids. I have noticed a HUGE increase in my daughters confidence since joining. This also carries into her everyday life, from speaking confidently with new people & having the confidence to hold an opinion strongly.Would highly recommend, she loves going & always has great fun."
Megan, parent - Kirkcaldy, Fife
In the words of William Shakespeare “All the world’s a stage”, and that is exactly how Mollie likes to live her life. Originally from Newcastle, Mollie recently graduated from Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier University with a First Class BA Hons in Acting for Stage and Screen, and is thrilled to be using the skills she obtained from her degree in her teaching at Inspire. Having lots of experience teaching performing arts classes for children of a wide range of ages, she can’t wait to see the smiling facing of children ready to grow in confidence and courage.
"Mollies energy is just BONKERS. I want to know how she achieves that. The kids absolutely love the class! The "teachers" (Jen, Mollie, Amy and Kate) are all fab and the kids enjoy every minute of the class"
Jo, parent - Burntisland, Fife