Francine Graham – Artistic Director
Francine is the Artistic Director of All Stars Performing Arts. The All Stars Family was born in 2013 with a vision to provide, high quality tuition within a friendly, caring atmosphere. Nurturing the individuality of each student and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Whilst inspiring the performers of tomorrow to be well rounded, confident individuals with a passion for their art.
Francine is a recognised teacher with the council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre as well as an associate of the IDTA and an Arts Award Practitioner, with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.
Nathan Graham – Assistant Choreographer/Adult Fitness Instructor
Nathan is a professional dancer who comes and works with the students of All Stars in preparation for shows. His West End credits include – Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, Thriller, Loserville, 20th Century Boy and Hairspray in Macau.
He has also danced on The X – Factor, The Royal Variety Show, The Brits and Saturday Night Takeaway.
Jessica Ward – Musical Director
Jess is a musical director, pianist and instrumental teacher. She studied an undergraduate degree in music and maths at the University of Leeds followed by a postgraduate in musical composition.
Following university, Jess began her career as a freelance musician alongside part time work programming and running the University of Leeds International Concert Series. She owns Yorkshire Theatre Arts, has worked for Opera North and performs for Lost Chord.
Jess frequently accompanies and prepares students for instrumental, vocal and musical theatre exams. She has musically directed many musical productions and operas for a variety of Yorkshire based companies, and leads three choirs in West Yorkshire.
Maviline Graham – Production Secretary
Maviline carries out all the administrative tasks to support the All Stars faculty team, she is also on the front desk and is available to answer any questions and queries.
As part of safer recruitment all staff hold a Kirklees chaperone licence and DBS with safeguarding training, as well as first aid certificates.