When putting this team together, Stephen wanted powerful therapists, kind and generous with their time and knowledge who would nurture and support those in need of recovery. One of the requirements to be a therapist on this team was, Professional credits and training in Musical Theatre, Dance or Voice.
Simply put, this means any member of the team knows and understands where you’re coming from and what it is you need of your body to succeed in the entertainment industry.
Stephen trained as a classical ballet dancer at the Central Ballet School, before retraining as a Musical Theatre performer at Arts Educational Schools, London on the BA (Hons). After recovering from a knee injury, Stephen left performing and has since become an international lecturer on the connection between the body and the voice for performers. He is now the resident anatomist for the Modern Vocal Training institute internationally. Stephen is also a keen educator, and has been delivering the Vocal Anatomy and Vocal Health modules at Urdang, as well as being one of the seven World Voice Teachers, training singing teachers in his Myofascial Release integration and basic Anatomy and Physiology.
Stephen has presented his research at University College London Hospitals, The Inaugural Voice Geek Conference and Pedagogy in Development Conference, The London College of Music and the 2nd World Voice Teacher’s Expo in Poland.
Whilst vocal coaching at top drama schools, several London shows, running a private studio and coaching a series of The Voice (Belgium), Stephen retrained as a deep tissue massage therapist and is now a body worker with Level 6 modules in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy (ACMT), and an Advanced Certificate in Myofascial release. After completing a Level 6 Advanced Anatomy of the Voice, He has continued to study with a personalised and unique Level 7 Post Graduate Certification in Vocal Pedagogy which has seen him developing his own painless form of vocal massage which he now integrates into singing lessons. Stephen has also attended Voice Workshop’s Jacob Lieberman training event around Muscle Tension Dysphonia and Laryngeal Manual Therapy (2017, 2019) and holds a certificate in osteopathic spinal manipulation.
/ Manual Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Vocal Massage Therapist
Qualified from the Brandon Raynor International School of Massage, Ronan specialises in Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage. Recognising that no client is the same, Ronan can provide a tailored massage to suit each individual whether they have a particular injury. repetitive strain or just need an hour to destress.
Having trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Ronan understands the needs of those in the Performing Arts Industry. Whilst his clients work in various sectors, Ronan often works closely with performers, athletes and some A list celebrity singers to help them recover from injuries, eliminate physical and emotional tension and reach their full potential.
Successfully running the London Raynor Massage company based in Tooting, Ronan is also part of the first cohort of Vocal Massage therapists to be trained by King Manual Therapy in the Certificate in Vocal Myofascial Release.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Vocal Massage Therapist
Vocal Coaching bookings
Since graduating from ArtsEd’s Musical Theatre BA(hons), Poppy has furthered her training, with Masters level research into injured voices at Drama Schools with a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy). She is presenting her research at the 2nd Voice Geek Conference in London in 2019.
Poppy has performed non stop since graduating too, and knows the demands of a performer in the Musical Theatre industry. After Poppy graduated from the Brandon Raynor International School of Massage, she then furthered her studies with an Advanced Certificate in Myofascial Release, as well as reflexology and aromatherapy training.
Poppy is always around to answer any questions you may have, and point you in the direction of what treatment may be suitable for you.
Associate Mindfulness and Meditation Coach
Associate Mindfulness & Meditation Coach
Mindfulness and Mindset Coaching
Mindset success coach. Brenda works predominantly in London’s West End coaching performers, singers, dancers, actors pre-stage, TV and film productions. Covering everything from: confidence, stage nerves, loss of voices, forgetting lines, sleeplessness, learning to relax, injury recovery, anxiety, panic attacks, fears, the list is endless!
Brenda works full time with students in one of London’s top performing arts universities on performance mindset training, coaching them on overcoming old habits, fears and emotions, and building resilience and positive futures. When not at The Urdang Academy, Brenda runs meditation classes in London and Belfast for both kids and adults. With Brenda’s specialism in Children’s mindfulness her extensive career has seen her working with 5-12 year olds from primary schools to specific one to one coaching. As well as her mindfulness coaching, she is a published author and was named Business Woman of the Year 2012. She won an Outstanding Contribution award from Princess Ann for 5 years charity work for Save the Children and was also the chair of Ballyhackamore Business Association for 6 years.