Meet The Staff

Royah Hamed


Royah trained at the prestigious Italia Conti, graduating as Head Girl in July 2011. Whilst training, Royah worked professionally too. She filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 for two years. She also played Tara the Goddess in Trisha Walsh-Smith’s musical ‘Change the Day’ which featured on Pineapple Dance Studios and she has also filmed with MTV for a series called ‘Flash Prank’ which was aired all over Europe.

Since graduating, Royah has choreographed for HQ Theatres several times. She has worked as a vocalist and a dancer in Cyprus and was also lucky enough to work behind the cameras in America for 10 weeks. Since being back in the UK, she has choreographed for HQ Theatres again and also Sky Living and her fingers are crossed for her choreography to make the edit!

Royah still works professionally and loves teaching and working with children and young adults in this industry.

Her aim is to pass on her knowledge to the pupils she teaches so they can be successful in their career choice.


Tap, Modern Acro Teacher

Chloe is currently on the UK tour of Sister Act and teachers when she’s home.

Chloe grew up in Eastbourne where her love for theatre and dance began, she then went on to further her study in theatre at Bird College.

Teaching has always come natural to Chloe, she started by assisting dance and musical theatre classes at the age of 14 and from then on her passion for teaching grew. Chloe is now a qualified ISTD dance teacher in Modern Theatre and Tap.

Alongside teaching Chloe has performed locally for many years and has more recently worked for QDOS Pantomimes. Chloe is also known for directing and choreographing for many ameture and youth produtions in East Sussex.

Chloe is excited to be teaching at SilverLee Stage School helping to broaden the students knowledge in different technical dance styles.


Head Cheer Coach, Acro, HomeEd Teacher

Summer has been involved with SilverLee Stage School since it opened in 2011, attending SilverLee as a student sparked her passion for dance and musical theatre. Since then she has performed with Silverlee annually in festivals, concerts, endless performances and at prize giving every year.

As well as being involved in local productions with the Hastleons such as The King and I, Legally Blonde and Oliver. Ending her time as a student in 2018 summer became more involved with the admin side of things and teaching classes too. Summer currently teaches a range of Dance, Acro and Drama classes across the Home-Ed timetable. As well as after school classes.

In 2020 Summer re-launched Sussex Sparks Cheerleading Squad, as a competing team, taking the role of head coach.

After a brief break travelling at the end of 2023, Summer hopes to return to the school and further her development and continue her passion as a teacher.

Rebecca Hastings


Rebecca trained professionally in musical theatre at Bird College, graduating in 2019. Professional performing credits include Somnium (Sadler’s Wells Theatre London), A West End Christmas and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (BBC).

Rebecca began teaching at Pineapple Dance Studios in 2019 and now teaches across East Sussex and beyond.

She also works as a choreographer with recent projects including SYP’s Bugsy Malone and The Wizard Of Oz, and various showcases and competitions. She is currently completing her DDE Tap with the ISTD.

Liv Link

Pre School & Musical Theatre teacher

Olivia started dancing at the age of 2 years old at her local dance school in Hastings.

After participating in many local shows and competitions over the years, Olivia furthered her training and at age 13 went to train at the Central School Of Ballet, London. She then competed in international Ballet championships representing England.

At 17, Olivia started training at a professional performing arts college in Swindon, Wilkes Academy. After three years of intense training she graduated with flying colours and a prestigious agent.

Olivia’s credits include Qdos Pantomimes (Stoke on Trent and Hastings), Soccer Aid 2016, Catwalk Modelling for Pia Michi at the BT Tower London, corporate events for Iceland, performing for various artists and enjoyed two years performing onboard P&O Aurora and Oriana.

Hamah Turner


Hamah grew up in Hastings where she learned her love of dancing at The Wendy Cameron Academy, before moving to London and working as a performer both at home and abroad.

Since moving back to Hastings in 2017, Hamah has completed her Diploma in Dance Education with the ISTD and now passes on her passion for her favourite genre, tap dancing, to students of all ages across Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill. 

Credits include:
Dancer at Disneyland Resort Paris; Solverde Casinos, Portugal; Sands Casino, Macau; Mont Blanc ‘Tribute to Women’, Shanghai; Warner Holiday Resorts UK; Principal roles touring with Peaceful Lion Theatre Company and The Panto Company; Resident Singer/Dancer at the Brick Lane Music Hall, London. 

Naomi Wareham


Naomi has been dancing since she was a babe, Naomi actually taught Royah how to do her polka when they were little girls.

She has most recently choreographed School of Rock, Legally Blonde, The Jungle Book, The sound of music and Jesus Christ Superstar.

She has previously worked for dreamworks as a principle dancer and skin character in their Penguins of Madagscar live show and as a dancer/cheerleader for Crystal Palace football club, performing at a variety of venues including Wembley stadium to crowds of 80,000, dancing live on Soccer Am, Match of the day and BT sports.

Naomi has also choreographed two world record routines for Charleston dancing which were featured in The Guinness Book of World Records in both 2015 and 2017!

Naomi is thrilled to be teaching at SilverLee Stage School while training towards her DDE with the ISTD

Miss Pam

Ballet, Pointe, Classical Greek

Miss Pam began her dance teaching career as an assistant to Miss Phyllis Godfrey, who was a very well respected teacher, back in the day!

Later, Miss Pam taught for many years at Laton Ash Dance Centre and Bexhill Danceworks. At both schools, she enjoyed teaching classes, choreographing dances for festivals and preparing pupils for exams.
She also has an academic career teaching English at both Helenswood and Claverham Community College. She still teaches at Claverham and is Head of Latin.

Miss Pam has choreographed shows for Helenswood, the Hastleons, BLODS, the Stables Theatre and St. John’s.

Miss Pam loves teaching at SilverLee Stage School and hopes that the pupils enjoy their dancing as much as she always has.

Kayley Watkins


Kayley started her Gymnastics career at the age of 5, where she competed for her club at various levels right up until the age of 18.

She started her coaching career locally at the same club where she trained, and took her first Level 1 qualification when she was just 14 years old and has worked her way up ever since. Most recently she has qualified as a Level 3 Women’s Artistic Coach teaching various skills on the apparatus including the Floor, Vault, Bars and Beam.

During her coaching career, she has also undertaken judging qualifications, attended Sussex and Regional squad training with her gymnasts and had gymnasts who have had great success at many competitions and championships.

She currently coaches Gymnastics to children aged from 2 years old for Mini Preschool and Preschool classes up to Women’s Artistic Gymnastics to those who train from 2 to 16 hour per week.

She has a real passion for coaching Gymnastics and helping the children grow throughout their training and as individuals.

Alex Hohenkerk

Musical Director & Singing Teacher

Alex started his musical journey as soon as he was old enough to sit at his mother’s electronic organ. A love of keyboard and piano music soon followed before turning his attentions to brass music and he studied the trombone from secondary school through to studying music at Salford university.

During this time Alex found a real passion for musical direction and working as an accompanist for Yamaha Music schools and local theatre groups. 

Alex was also employed as a musician in the orchestra pits of Beauty and the Beast, The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, Guys and Dolls & The Producers. As well as theatre work Alex recorded albums and for Radio, performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall,  toured across Europe and even played in Salt Mine hundreds of meters underground in Poland!

Following the completion of his studies and gaining a 2:1 in classical music performance,  Alex returned to Hastings and took the position of Musical Director at Silverlee, alongside working with other local theatre groups. Most recently Alex has been the Musical Director for Legally Blonde and Spamalot.

After five years Alex took a short break from teaching before returning in September 2021 and has loved every second of being back and seeing his students go from strength to strength. You may also see him on social media as a master Craftsman of cricket bats and is known the world over for his Viking good looks.