Meet The Principal

Hello and welcome to the Acting Up Drama website! My name is Claire and I’m the Principal of Acting Up Drama.

I created Acting Up to give children the opportunity to gain confidence in every day life. I believe skills gained in drama are so important in helping children develop emotionally, physically and mentally.


Before opening Acting Up Drama I completed a 3 year Performing Arts course at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts where among other qualifications I gained my L.A.M.D.A Diploma. This training gave me a great head start and taught me many skills enabling me to go on to dance on cruise ships, in pantomimes and act in various plays nationally and internationally. However after 10 years of performing in London and around the world I decided a more stable life was calling and came back to my hometown of Bournemouth to open my other business, babyballet Bournemouth and Poole.

My vast experience in performing alongside running a successful babyballet business make me an ideal teacher for your child.

I have great passion and enthusiasm for drama which I can’t wait to share with your little star.

I welcome you to Acting Up Drama and look forward to meeting you soon! Love Claire x

Please note all Acting Up teachers are CRB checked and first aid trained.