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. His theatre credits span from taking leading roles in musical productions aboard some of the world’s most prestigious cruise liners to performing lead 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 cast of Hairspray; winners of The Voice; and X Factor Winner Sam Bailey.
Today, David is more commonly seen judging dance competitions across
Europe as well as Guest Teaching at various colleges and universities. He is
Founder and CEO of International Performing Arts & Theatre
together with his fellow colleagues in North America and Australia. Together,
they are about to take the world by storm with their incredible opportunities
that they are about to offer.
Keep up to date and follow David’s journey. Like his Facebook Page (David Stinson); Follow him on Twitter @Stinson20
In 2002 he joined Cirque du Soleil,
where from 2004 to the present day he has been a Talent Scout
specializing in dance. Over the last several years, Rick’s contributions
to the Casting Department has extended itself to contributing to and
drawing up new operational and business strategies, as well as
contributing to innovative internal and external strategies of various
Rick was also one of the acrobatic choreographers for the Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show Volta.
In November 2016, Rick began working with Ukranian hoop manipulation artist Aleksandra Savina as choreographer and coach. Together they are currently developing two new manipulation numbers.
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 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 a Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) for the London Region of The Scout Association.
Danny is an internationally-known professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer and the owner of O.I.P. Dance Centre, a staple drop-in studio in Toronto for over 10 years.
As a dancer, Danny has performed and toured worldwide with top artists such as Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Sean Paul. A few of his greatest performances include those with Danny Fernandes and Shawn Desman on their Hit & Run European Tour, the Much Music Video Awards, the motion picture Shall We Dance with Jennifer Lopez, and the Carnival Choreographers Ball. Danny was also the lead choreographer for the TV series “Popstars: The One.”
Outside his dance career, Danny has directed and produced many theatre plays, live performances, music videos, and short films. He was also the TV host and producer of “Get Up and Dance” on the BPM TV network. Most recently, Danny was an assistant choreographer with the Cirque Du Soleil team for the PanAm Opening Ceremonies alongside Luther Brown. Today, he is focusing much of his attention on growing and enhancing Toronto dancers by utilizing all he has experienced throughout his career through training the ladies of the Badass Babes program.
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
Drama | Artistic Director: David Stinson | Artistic Group: Adam Lee, Rick Tjia, Adam Tate
Hip Hop Dance | Artistic Director: Danny Davalos | Artistic Group: Rick Tjia
Modern Jazz Dance | Artistic Director: Lucy Willett | Artistic Group: Rick Tjia, Vanessa Miller, Adam Lee
Musical Theatre | Artistic Director: David Stinson | Artistic Group: Eva Kaminskaite, Adam Lee, Lucy Willett
Singing | Artistic Director: Eva Kaminskaite | Artistic Group: David Stinson
Tap Dance | Artistic Director: Lucy Willett | Artistic Group: Rick Tjia, Vanessa Miller
UK: Adam Tate
Africa: David Stinson
Australia & New Zealand: Adam Lee
China: David Stinson
Europe & Russia: Eva Kaminskaite
North America: Rick Tjia
United Arab Emirates & Qatar: David Stinson
This panel meets twice a year and are responsible for ensuring that I-PATH programmes of studies are up to date and relevant for todays teachers and students.
The accreditation board consists of the board of directors at GETQ (Global Education Training & Qualifications). These people are responsible for ensuring the educational content and structure of the qualifications are robust and comparable with other similar qualifications from other examining boards.
Adam Tate MSc BSc FRSA
Professor John Gratton
Kate Parkinson MSc
David Stinson FRSA CID
Partnerships & Memberships
Member of International Dance Council CID - UNESCO
Member of One Dance UK