Vincent Martin BA (Hons), A.IDA, Dip
– Founder and Head Teacher
Training : The Urdang Academy, Indentation Dance Association, Melody Bear
Vincent started performing at the age of 5 and graduated from one of the top accredited theatre schools in the United Kingdom; The Urdang Academy. By graduating with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre (Hons), he gained intense vocational training in all three disciplines of musical theatre including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance, as well as developing singing techniques (Estill method) and acting techniques (Stanislavsky method). He followed his intense vocational training with teacher training with The Independent Dance Association and Melody Bear Movement, where he was awarded teacher association awards.
Vincent most recently joined the UK’s No.1 Take That tribute band (Fake That) as lead vocalist and is currently touring the UK. He previously returned from a European tour as principal dancer and lead vocalist. He has received outstanding reviews for London lead roles such as: Adam/Noah (Children of Eden – Musical) and principle dancer (Elements – Dance Show). On top of his performance career, he gain many professional modelling credits, where he was chosen to model at a large scale catwalk show in London’s West End.
After graduating, Vincent quickly become in high demand for his teaching abilities and has had the privileged of teaching dance and musical theatre for the past 6 years up and down the country. As well as starting his own company (The Vincent Martin Company of Dance and Musical Theatre) in 2014, he accepted the role of Head of Department with a London based company, devising and teaching a specialised dance program for both primary and secondary school students.
Other teaching credits include both residential and special guest teacher roles: All Saints Primary School (London), Gatwick School (Crawley), Imberhorne Secondary School (East Grinstead), Claremont Private School (Hastings), Fox Dale Dance Company (East Sussex), Louise Ryrie Dance and Drama School (Crawley), Kaleidoscope Theatre Company (Lewes), Act Now! (Hove), Stage Works (Cambridge).