WHO WE ARE
International Performing Arts & Theatre was founded in 2009 and is made up of some of the world's leading creatives, experts and academics.
Through coming together and sharing expertise, knowledge and skills - the board of directors together with the artistic groups have created some of the most relevant programmes of studies and qualifications in the world! I-PATH have schools in Europe, China, Australia and North America and the organisation continues to grow and develop on a daily basis. Take a look below at the calibre of professionals we have leading our organisation forward.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Stinson FRSA
David is a professionally trained dancer and performer having graduated with a Trinity Diploma in Musical Theatre back in 2007. He has performed all over the world as both a singer and dancer and has also performed leading roles in London’s West End at theatres such as the Victoria Apollo and the Dominion Theatre.
David has also led a successful singing career. He released his debut album in 2007 and has since shared the stage as a solo artist with the likes of the Hairspray cast; winners of The Voice; and X Factor Winner Sam Bailey.
Today, David is more commonly seen judging dance competitions across
Europe, Asia and Africa as well as Guest Teaching at various colleges and universities worldwide. He is
Founder and CEO of International Performing Arts & Theatre.
As well as working extensively with Cirque du Soleil and as a freelance artiste / choreographer, Rick is excited to be an Executive Director of International Performing Arts & Theatre and is leading dance and theatre education in the 21st Century. Rick, together with the other Executive Directors and the wider team, is excited to be part of this evolving organisation.
Adam Tate MSc, BSc, FRSA
Adam graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Oxford in 2015 and is a qualified teacher having taught at one of the UK's leading secondary schools in London. Adam left teaching in secondary schools in 2018 and is now reading for his PhD back in Oxford whilst leading I-PATH forward with the rest of the team.
Adam leads the Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts course as well as oversees the academic and accreditation aspects of the organisation. Adam is also our Designated and Qualified Safeguarding Officer and is experienced in safeguarding, this ensures that we have a highly qualified person to advise teachers on the welfare of all our young member students.
Finally, Adam also finds time to be the Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) for the London Region of The Scout Association.
Upon graduation, he went straight into 'OKLAHOMA!' as the Dance Captain and understudy of Curly and Will. Adam then went on to perform in pantomimes and shows throughout the United Kingdom, as well as travelling the world as a Singer/Dancer aboard numerous cruise ships. Other credits include being a backing dancer for Sugarbabes, Girls Aloud and Westlife.
Adam has now settled in Australia where he is the CEO of 'In Demand Entertainment' - Australia’s most up and coming talent agency. He is very excited to be an Executive Director of International Performing Arts & Theatre where he is working closely with the other Directors in developing outstanding programmes of studies and syllabi in dance and theatre disciplines. Adam is also the Lead Representative of I-PATH in Australia and New Zealand.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS & ARTISTIC GROUPS
Hip Hop Dance
Artistic Group Members
David Stinson, Vanessa Stafford
David Stinson, Adam Lee
Adam Lee, Tesh Allit, Ieva Kaminskaite
Ieva Kaminskaite, David Stinson
Sylvia is the Section Lead for Performance at University Centre Weston. She received extensive training in musical theatre at the prestigious London Studio Centre under a full three-year scholarship awarded for outstanding achievements and talent.
She has over 20 years’ experience on the professional stage as a singer, dancer and actor. Originally from Munich, Germany, her career began with the Munich National opera where she worked with many famous international musical directors and choreographers.
Further credits include Lead Dancer/Singer for Spirit of the Dance, which she performed for several years in the USA including the Las Vegas and Reno productions; tours of Australia and New Zealand; roles in A Chorus Line, Chicago, Starting Here, Starting Now, West Side Story, The American Dream, The Rake’s Progress as well as variety shows.
She travelled the world as Lead Production Singer on major cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Cunard, and appeared in numerous TV, Film and Audio recordings. Recently she was awarded a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Learning in Higher Education from Bath Spa University and has also completed an advanced course in The Estill Voice Method course at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Sylvia is an accomplished singing and dance teacher and also holds a Masters in Professional Practice in Higher Education. Finally, Sylvia is in her second year reading for her PhD in Education. Click Here Sylvia's Full Bio
Vanessa Stafford, Tesh Allitt, Lucy Maria, Adam Lee, Rick Tjia, Adam Kerr, Anthony Whiteman, David Stinson
Australia: Adam Lee
Canada: Rick Tjia
China: David Stinson
Holland: Kaylee Good
Japan: Yurika Yamagata
Lithuania: Ieva Kaminskaite
New Zealand: Adam Lee
South East Asia: Thanh Bui
Qatar: Lucy Willet
United Arab Emirates: Lucy Willett
United Kingdom: David Stinson
United States of America: Rick Tjia
I-PATH is accredited by an independent organisation called Global Education Training & Qualifications (GETQ). This organisation currently accredits all I-PATH Graded Examinations and is also working to gain OFQUAL recognition for I-PATH which we aim to recieve by 2022. GETQ is made up of the following directors who assist I-PATH in its development:
Professor Andrew Saint George
Professor John Grattan
Professor Grattan has an extensive academic background in Environmental and Archaeological Science and has developed a real passion regarding science communication. He began his career obtaining a Ph.D. from The University of Sheffield and his research has since been highlighted in many different media outlets such as: The Economist, The Guardian, The Times and International Television and Radio.
Kate has been a qualified social worker since 1998, having gained 15 years post qualifying experience in social work and social work management before becoming a social work academic. Her research interests include Family Group Conferences and strengths based approaches to practice, young people missing from home and the transition from social work practice to academia. Kate is an expert in Safeguarding.