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Professional Training in Dance and Musical Theatre at the

Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Acadmey


And welcome to our website for the Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Academy. We pride ourselves on giving first class Training and fantastic opportunities to our pupils. Our students have got to perform on the Sunderland Empire, Customs House, and Consett Empire to name but a few.
We represent all our students and put them forward for auditions and opportunities within Theatre, TV and Film 

Our Studio is based in Gateshead Indoor Bowls Centre, Gladstone Terrace. Which is directly behind the Swallow Hotel. With on street parking and car park (pay and display). coffee shop downstairs which your more than welcome to sit have a coffee and wait while classes are on.

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Lee Brannigan Perfomring Arts Acamdemy 

Musical Theatre Training.

Every Saturday

Juniors (5yrs-11ys)10am - 12pm

Seniors (12-18yrs) 12:30pm - 3pm

Join us every week on a Saturday morning, this is where our students train in musical theatre, becoming the tripple threat!!! We teach them the art of Singing, Acting and Dancing. We also learn them Audition Technique  and how to become more confident as a person and a performer.

Bring them along today and watch your child grow.

Every week is £16 per session and billed monthly by invoice.

Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Acadmey

Meet the Team

Our teachers are all Qualified and have DBS Checks and Chaperone Clearance

Lee Brannigan, IDTA

Lee has worked professionally for 13 years. working on cruise ships, UK tours and working abroad. Lee has now produced pantomimes for the last 4 years and is looking forward to his 5th year. Lee put together touring shows Diggin the Dancing Queen, which has been found popular with our audiences in theatres, Gay Pride Events, and many charity functions.

Lee Trained in IDTA, BTDA and Trinity and Guildhall.

Gaining qualifications in 2018, Lee Has trained students all over the north east who have now gone onto professional work or further their education in London.

Lee also runs the Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Academy, giving children professional training for the industry. 

Scott Howes, NCDTA

Scott has worked on cruise liners and has danced professionally since the age of 18. Dancing for the Vengaboys, cheeky girls and local drag artist Miss Kitty.
Scott now assists with all the help of getting the shows out and works for all the office side of things. Scott also runs the Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Acadmey.

Rachael Fisher

Head of Gymmnastics
Rachael has been a gymnast since she was old enough to walk and has been a qualified coach since 2004 and taught for Gateshead Council for many years.
Throughout her gymnastics career she placed in many local and national competitions.
Rachael got the dancing bug when she was 11 and trained in ballet, theatre craft, freestyle and tap. Since then she’s been combining her love of both gymnastics and dance.
Rachael has Choreographed shows in the area as well as being Dance captain for a lot of shows that Lee is involved in.
Rachael now works with the LBPAA and the amount of tricks the students have learnt over these last two years are amazing and to see the progress we are so lucky to have here at our school. 

Aimee Berry

Dance Teacher
Aimee started dancing from the age of 3 at Marion lanes school of dance wideopen.
Aimee gained a place at NBS Manchester where she completed a 3 year diploma in professional dance (2011). Where she trained in Ballet, Jazz, modern, contemporary and tap.
Since then Aimee has worked professionally since graduating by working on big cruise liners, 5* hotels, Vilamoura casino in the Algarve and Gandeys circus based in the UK. 
Aimee Now is working at the LBPAA to teach professional training to the upcoming talent in the North East.

Lee Brannigan Perofming Arts Acamdey

Class Timetable

Please note you must book your place for you come to the school as some classes may be at full capacity



4:30PM - Tap                                     5:00PM -Ballet                                    5:30PM - Modern                                          6:00PM - Freestyle                                        6:30PM - Lyrical                                              7:00PM - Gym/Acro                                      7:30PM - Comp Team

Adult classes (Via Zoom)

70's & 80's Disco Dance Fitness                 6:30PM - 7:15PM 

Child Classes are £4                                      Adult Classes are £5            



4:30PM - Tap                                     5:00PM -Ballet                                    5:30PM - Modern                                          6:00PM - Freestyle                                        6:30PM - Lyrical                                              7:00PM - Gym/Acro                                     

Mini classes

4:30PM - Mini Tutus (2-4yrs)                      5:00PM - Mini Tappers (2-4yrs)                  5:30PM - Little Ballet (5-8yrs)                    6:00PM - Little Tappers (5-8yrs)               

Adult classes (Via Zoom)

Broadway Boogie Fitness                              6:30 - 7:15pm                                                                        

Child Classes are £4                                      Adult Classes are £5



Musical theatre

Juniors (5yrs-11ys) 10am - 12pm
Seniors (12-18yrs) 12:30pm - 3pm

£15 for the Saturday morning

Private Lessons

Availble on other days

15 Mins - £15                                              30 Mins - £20                                              45 Mins - £25