With a hugely experienced Creative and Production Team.  We stage West End and Broadway Shows, Drama and Weekly Dance Classes & Workshops at South Mill Arts.

Bishops Stortford Academy of Performing Arts is designed and suited to develop acting, singing and dancing skills whilst building confidence, friendships and life changing skills.

Student enrolment available for ages 7 to 21 years old.

Tom Marlow

Consultant Musical Director

Gemma Pobjoy

Consultant Director




Head of Commercial Dance

Jordan Jules-Stocks

Commercial Jazz Dancer


Musical Director


Co-Director & Head Licenced Chaperone




Theatre Coach


Creative Team Assistant


Consultant Choreographer


Production Make Up Artist

Mark Fitzgerald – Production Manager

Mark was performing on stage from a young age in productions such as Half a Sixpence, Me and My Girl, Oliver and Wizard of Oz. He delighted the Royal Family in the Royalty Theatre in London as a champion tap dancer.

Since retiring from performing, Mark moved backstage to Production Management and Stage Management, and has been the linchpin of BSMTC Youth for an entire decade, bringing the stage to life with rain, life-size cars and pyrotechnics and ignoring the old adage of never working with child or animals!

Mark has infinite patience and has enjoyed seeing cast members move from the company to professional theatre.

William Nash – Company Director

Our Director Will’s assists the team with the day to running of the Company providing support and marketing. Having recently obtained a Distinction* in Business and two A’s in Finance.

Will’s is looking forward to working with the team to provide the highest opportunity possible to our members in taking part in professionally staged productions.

With an energetic and enthusiastic approach Will’s is looking to develop the Company to being the best opportunity for our members to take their first steps onto the stage.

Matthew Nash – Producer & Production Coordinator

Having been the Chairman of BSMTC Youth (community company) since 2014, Matthew is responsible for co-coordinating membership, contracts, staff hire and production assistance, drawing on the skills and knowledge obtained developing BSMTC Youth.

With a vast network of contacts throughout the industry, Matthew is keen to provide a unique opportunity to young people looking to obtain a proper theatre experience.

Debbie Snook – Marketing & Data Protection Officer

As the owner of marketing & web agency Think Creativ, Debbie Snook CMI  bring years of marketing experience to the Company.  In her capacity as our Data Protection Officer she ensures all the personal data collected from our members is stored securely.

Debbie has undertaken the marketing of BSMTC Youth for the last 4 years, looking after the websites, social media, producing the programmes and marketing collateral .

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