Ella Shaw's Academy Of Arts


Ella Shaw's Academy of Arts is back up and running.

Ribble Valley Business Awards Creative Finalists of the year 2019.

Ella Shaw’s Academy of Arts is not only a performing arts school but a family, determined to nurture and guide the future generation of our community. With masterclasses and tutoring from industry professionals and run by young ambitious 2015 Britain’s Got Talent star Ella Shaw with a love for the arts. Classes are filled with singing, dancing and drama but also encouragement of self-confidence, growth and positivity in everyday life.

Together with The Grand Venue we bring a passion for health and well-being and offer a safe place for children to express themselves and have a great time while doing so.


Saturdays at The Grand Venue

9am (Ages 4-9): 1 Hour £9

10.30am (Ages 10-18): 2 Hours £18.00

Payment required at the beginning of each session

Timetable until summer 2021.

For enquires and to enrol contact Miss Ella on 07849 319920.

Ella Shaw – Vocal Coach

Most known for her appearance on Britain's Got Talent in 2015, Ella has had an extensive career in the music industry already for somebody so young. She has taken to the stage for audience as big as 21 thousand, released a debut album and supported stars as big as Olly Murs, The Wanted, Rudimental plus so much more. For the past two years Ella has taught over 60 young people and is dedicated to guiding and developing their voices. She has a key focus of how the body supports the voice but also brings out the best of a performer and builds their confidence. With her extensive list of contacts in the industry and great experience, Ella Shaw is so excited to be working with The Grand venue to open doors for more young talented people.


Grace Avery – Dance Coach

Grace Avery started dance training at the age of 2 in her home town of Guernsey, she continued her training up to the age of 16 with the Avril Earl dance centre, in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and musical theatre. She has achieved top grades in all disciplines in the ISTD syllabus and LAMDA. At the age of 16 she successfully auditioned for the Italia Conti Academy of performing arts (London) against thousands of applicants then continued her vocational training in musical theatre and graduated with a level 6 diploma in musical theatre and BTEC distinction star in performing arts. Professionally she has performed on; Got to dance, The One Show, Dance world cup-Paris (finishing with bronze and silver medals), Dance World Cup-Sardinia (finishing with bronze and silver medals) and supporting actor in a short film. She has also had the privilege of working along side various choreographers such as; Earlene Phillips, Mark Webb, Richard Peakman, Gregory Apostolidis and West End actors such as Craig Scott, David Willoughby, Mark Turnbull, Lisa Turner, Jayne Draper along with live performances in many amazing venues such as the Westminster Abby.


Kathryn Maye-David - Drama Coach

After graduating from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Kathryn has worked extensively within the world of Performing Arts as a performer, choreographer and director. This has included working on various productions with The Blackpool Grand Theatre Academy and Wigan Pier Theatre Company. She has also directed numerous musical productions including Joseph, Grease, Cabaret, Return to the Forbidden Planet and A Christmas Carol and Theatre pieces including Billy Liar, Caucasian Chalk Circle and Find Me. More recently Kathryn has appeared in an online drama and has supported film and television students from a range of universities producing new film work. She has also worked as a drama and dance lecturer at colleges in Lancashire and Greater Manchester with the greatest passion of introducing young people to the pleasure and creativity the world of performing can bring.


"We are delighted to be working with Ella on her new arts academy here at The Grand. Our aspiration is to support local young people and we are excited about Ella and her team helping to nurture the next generation of emerging talent." - Steven Lancaster - Executive Director of The Grand

"My Daughter is loving the Arts Academy, we have had nothing but positive reviews from her every week, no moaning, no whinging about it being boring which has happened with every other activity she has done. I have to say I think it is really well organised and there is so much variety looking at what you have lined up for them each week!! So thank you for all of that."
"My child has grown in confidence so much, that's down to the academy so thank you so much, you've worked wonders!"
"My Daughter is excited to be here every week, she says how professional it is and how good it is that you have to work for your parts."