Meet The Team


Miss Lisa

Founder \ Owner

Lisa founded The Performance Academy back in 2008 with just 9 students.

She studied her BA (HONS) in Acting & Performing Arts at Hull college and later her MA in Theatre and Live Performance at the Live Academy

Lisa won a full scholarship to study at the New York film academy at only 17 years old. She attended drama & theatre school classes from a young age. She has performed in numerous television and theatre productions travelling across the UK performing including: Taggart, Still Game, How not to live your life, Cinderella & Waiting for Groucho at the Edinburgh Festival.

She has worked in theatre in education and began teaching freelance across the UK at a young age. She holds a Guinness world record for performance. She currently teaches drama, dance & singing and she is also a qualified fitness instructor having taught classes in the UK & USA. Lisa not only teaches children but adult acting & additional needs classes. Lisa works with many additional needs groups, mental health groups, charities and businesses and creates workshops and plans for each of them. She directs and writes show scripts and has taught and directed many local school shows.

Lisa founded TPA back in 2008 in her local area as she noticed there was a shortage of classes and performance opportunities for local children She was invited to teach an acting workshop in Bathgate theatre back in 2010 and has ran classes there ever since.

Lisa loves drama & the many benefits it has on young people. She is proud of her staff team and loves her Performance Academy team of children.