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Our Team

The Teachers at The Boury Academy have all trained extensively in various areas of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. We are very lucky to have West End professionals to teach our students. 

Our team is dedicated to promoting professionalism in performing arts for all, creating a warm and supportive family atmosphere for young people's development, and empowering people to challenge the status quo. We are a diverse and experienced group of professionals who share a passion for nurturing young talent and providing opportunities for all aspiring performers, regardless of background or circumstance.

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Caroline Boury
Founder and CEO

Caroline trained at both the Urdang and Mountview Academy. Her professional acting work includes Radio (BBC Radio 4), Theatre (including various Alan Ayckbourn plays, James and the Giant Peach and Horrible Histories) and different television appearances. She once even took some students along to perform with her on Cbeebies! She has also been a children's acting coach for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End) and Choreographer for CBeebies.

She has been teaching students for more than ten years and loves to see how they develop their confidence and skills as they grow. Children that Caroline has taught have worked professionally in both the West End and on screen.

Named one of the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2023 she was also nominated for Women Of The Future for her work in Arts and Culture. She is part of the Lambeth Council Future Connected programme as well as the Project Lead for the Lambeth ELEVATE Education team. She passionately believes that working in partnership with other organisations is the key to delivering true success and better outcomes for young people.  

Caroline also heads The Boury Agency, representing Adults and Young Performers across stage and screen.

Rakesh Boury
Director and Founder

Rakesh trained at MADD (Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama)

 

His professional credits include We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, West End), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre, West End), Wind In The Willows (UK Tour) as well as various bits and pieces on television and on advert campaigns.

 

Rakesh is also part of the Acapella singing group MODI-5 featured on SKY 1's new show 'SING - Ultimate A Capella

 

He is very excited to be sharing his skills with the students and using his west-end connections to bring in brilliant guest teachers and opportunities. You can currently find Rak performing as Mr Wormwood in 'Matilda' on the West End

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Sasha Venmore-Rowland
Director 

Sasha trained at Drama Centre London and with the Almeida Young Company.

Some of her credits include: Rugby Girl (Amazon web series), (This Isn’t) A True Story (Almeida Theatre), Cacophony (Almeida Theatre)

Sasha has been teaching for over five years, as well as gaining valuable experience working with children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has loved being part of The Boury Academy from day one and delights in helping the amazing children grow and flourish.

Kage Douglas
Director 

Kage trained at Bird College in Sidcup

 

He has worked extensively in dance and musical theatre and has appeared in Dirty Dancing (UK and European Tour) Hair (European Tour) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, We Will Rock You and Saturday Night Fever. You may also have seen Kage in various Panto's around the country at Christmas time.

We are incredibly excited to have Kage as part of our team. His enthusiasm and work ethic is infectious and the kids are excited to be taught by a real movie star!

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Jada Marie Campbell
Studio Manager / Mini B’s

Jada has always had a passion for performance and attended dance and drama classes from the age of 5. She has worked on many projects and productions whilst exploring various aspects of performing arts. Jada has been working with us for 4 years and encourages all children to follow their imagination and dreams- ‘everyone can be a performer!’

 

Her Credits Include: Featured Teenager in Mini Cooper Christmas (2021), Ensemble in The Adventures of Pinnochio (Ambassadors Theatre), Ensemble / Choir in The Color Purple (Cadogan Hall)

BEN JACKSON
BOURY AGENCY

Having grown up surrounded by the performing arts and performing himself, Ben took his career in an alternative direction when he completed his degree, achieving a first-class accreditation in Business and Human resource management at Coventry University. 

Following his graduation he sought ways to combine his business skills and love of working with people with his love and passion for the arts. This led him to a career as a talent agent, a perfect mix of the two. 

Ben works closely with clients of all ages and is proud to be part of The Boury Agency Team

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Joel Gibson
Studio Coordinator

Born and raised in a little town in Nottinghamshire, Joel sort to follow his ambitions of becoming an actor, so he moved to London in 2019 to study Drama at university. After having graduated with his Drama & Performance degree last year, Joel undertook the position of Studio Coordinator at The Boury Academy. Joel finds the role of Studio Coordinator rewarding and loves meeting new people who are equally as passionate about the arts as he is. The arts are a huge passion in Joel’s life and feels privileged to be working at The Boury Academy as he gets to meet and work with talented like-minded people.


Joel has recently starred in Spider, directed by Jude Benning, a new play put on at the South London Theatre. The opportunity to perform in Spider is a real boost for Joel and his passion for the arts is ever-growing.

Monique Anderson
Musical Theatre

Moniqué began her professional vocational training at ’Bodywork Company’ in Cambridge. Moniqué trained as a ‘triple threat performer’ gaining a diploma in Musical Theatre - studying various dance disciplines like Hip hop, commercial, and jazz and focusing her efforts on Acting and singing. She furthered her education at GSA where she completed her Degree.

Credits include Actress in ‘For a brief Moment’, Currently training with House of Gospel Choir,  

Assistant choreographer/lead dancer Queens Jubilee parade with Boury Academy, 

Notting Hill Carnival Redbull stage artist Alicai Harley with ‘Energy Squad’, ‘Move IT’ featured dancer King of the Castle by Ryan Lee Seager. 

 

Moniqué has a huge passion and enthusiasm for performing arts. She brings that same energy to her classes. Wanting each person to feel confident & most importantly to have fun!

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Nicholas McClean
Singing

Nicholas studied Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Nicholas joins The Boury Academy fresh from The West End where he has recently been playing ‘Boq’ in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre). Nicholas was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal at The Black British Theatre Awards 2020.

Previous credits also include: Annie Get Your Gun (London Palladium), First Date (Streaming now on Broadway HD), Avenue Q (UK & Ireland Tour), Mamma Mia - The Immersive Experience (Abu Dhabi), The Book of Mormon (West End), Sister Act (Regional Theatre).

Nicholas has a wealth of freelance teaching experience across both Higher Education and Part Time drama schools. He is delighted to be joining The Boury Academy and looks forward to assisting in their mission to diversify the performing arts.

Mervin Noronha
Dance

Mervin is a triple threat artist with who first began his love for the arts in dance. Mervin has worked professionally in Film/TV, theatre and the commercial industry. Working from Music videos to west end and also leading in a feature film releasing in summer! Mervin loves to story tell via singing, acting and dancing, and loves to also pass on the knowledge and experiences he has gained to the upcoming talent.

 

Previous Credits: Greatest Days (Elysian Film), What's Love Got To Do With It? (Studio Canal), Antigone (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Wonderville (Palace Theatre, West End), Wizard of Oz (Curve Theatre), The Masked Singer Skeleton Crew (ITV) Jonas Brother's Sucker (Music Video)

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Claire Stangroom
Drama

Nottingham-born Claire Stangroom is a classically trained professional actress working extensively across all mediums with award-winning directors. She is a qualified teacher and coach having tutored at top schools in London and coaching actors globally at WeAudition.com.


Alexandra is excited to be joining The Boury Academy and is looking
forward to creating with the students.

Jess Murrain
Drama

Jess Murrain is an actor, poet and theatre-maker of dual British-Caribbean heritage. Her work spans theatre, radio, tv and film. She trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and prior to this she studied Drama at Exeter University. She is co-founder of 'Theatre with Legs', an experimental performance company based in Bradford & London.  Her other main focus is education, well-being, and pastoral care; specifically within drama schools and youth arts organisations. She worked as an equality and wellbeing associate for Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the acting programme and has been an acting tutor and drama workshop facilitator for over a decade; teaching at Central, Rose Bruford and East 15.  Other work includes collaboration and mentorship with various teenage activist groups including BLM Hertfordshire.

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Jaden Evelyn
Mini B's

Jaden has been a student at The Boury Academy since its first ever day.

 

He has gone on to train at The Urdang Academy on the AVT course and is currently studying at Fourth Monkey.

 

He has appeared in the 2022 Mini Cooper Christmas Commerical and is a brilliant Triple Threat Performer.

 

He is an excellent friend to our mini B's and loves working with them each week 

Precious Scott
Mini B's

Precious is a longstanding student at The Boury Academy. She has trained at The Urdang Academy on the AVT course and is currently studying at Fourth Monkey. She has appeared in a pilot for Sky TV's Kisses and Bumflicks' in 'Macbeth' with The Players Theatre Company, co-starred in a BFI Funded short film and featured in the 2022 Mini Cooper Christmas Commerical. She loves working with the Mini B's and is an excellent friend and role model for them

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Leonie O’Sullivan
Mini B’s

Leonie trained at The Boury Academy where she has been a student now for three years. She is part of our mentorship and growth scheme to employ students and give them the opportunity to develop their training and employability within performing arts. She is thoroughly enjoying sharing her skills with the youngest students and we are delighted to see her thrive and develop confidence in teaching as well as performing

Joe Press
Ballet and Tap

Joe started his training at the BRIT School before graduating from Laine Theatre Arts with a Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

Joe’s credits include Swing in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (West End), Ensemble/ Cover Alderman in Dick Whittington and His Cat (Norwich Theatre Royal), Ensemble/Cover Prince in Cinderella (Norwich Theatre Royal), Swing in Mary Poppins (Theatre en der Elbe, Hamburg), Ensemble/Cover Sheriff Hiccup in Jack and the Beanstalk (Norwich Theatre Royal), Ensemble/Cover Silly Billy in Sleeping Beauty (Norwich Theatre Royal) 

Television Credits include; Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (Mary Poppins) ITV’s This Morning (Mary Poppins) Dancer for The BRIT Awards (Kim Gavin)

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Robert Ogilvie
Music Production / Technical Theatre

Rob has worked as a lighting designer / technician at the National theatre, Royal opera House, Royal festival hall, Fairfield halls and at most west end theatres. He was was also part of the team that toured Swan Lake around Europe for two and a half years.

He does lighting design, lighting programming, laser design & programming, live sound, music production and DJing.

Zoe Humphryes
Dance

Zoe trained at Arts Educational Schools, London - graduating in 2018 with a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre. 

Professional performing credits include: 'Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas' (Original UK Cast), MAMMA MIA! (West End), Comic Relief (BBC), Olivier Awards (Royal Albert Hall), Friday Night is Music Night (Royal Albert Hall), TFI Friday - Christmas Special (Channel 4).

Zoe has been teaching for 7 years and has choreographed performances at venues including The Shaftesbury Theatre, IndigO2, Sadlers Wells, The Stag (Sevenoaks) and The Hawth (Crawley). She has also trained pupils who have gone onto successfully audition for leading drama schools and professional theatre/TV work.

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