About Shine Performing Arts
How We Got Started
Started in September 2018 by June Young, Shine is a Performing Arts Organisation specialising in drama classes with an emphasis on encouraging confidence in young people through various disciplines of the performing arts.
We offer classes in all areas of stage training and television and film acting and production. The children gain the whole performance experience and learn all aspects of the industry as well as equipping them for life in the outside world.
Founder & Principal Bitterne branch
June Young LGSM ( licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and ANEA Associate of the New Era Academy was trained at the Sander Theatre School in Southampton where she achieved two teaching diplomas in the 1980’s. Family and setting up a successful confectionery business followed and it was only recently having worked as a teacher on a part-time basis for another organisation, that she discovered a passion for helping children that had encountered social problems or confidence issues as well as developing talents in all areas.
Contributing to their development so they can become confident individuals and having fun along the way is the focus of our classes.
Every child is different and unique and has something special to offer so come and join our wonderful Shine family.
Principle New Forest branch
Born in Germany, 50 something grandmother with safeguarding of children a top priority. Owned a B&B in Weymouth for several years and ran a classic car hire company in the New Forest. Worked in the NHS Estates department for a number of years and also helped in the Recreational Department and Occupational Health Department for physically and mentally disabled adults. Currently a private carer part time. Have a wealth of life skills experience and particularly enjoy helping young people develop and grow into confident young adults.
Mike started his photographic career over 25 years ago and has worked at 2 very busy high street studios, specialising in portrait and wedding photography.
Married with 2 children, he now runs a successful headshot and portrait business from his home studio in Burridge, Southampton, near Whiteley. Mike’s hobbies include running and reading.
Colin AKA ‘C.C.’ (Colin the Cameraman) is our resident video and stills cameraman, video editor, website and social media manager. Also affectionately known as ‘the man who can’!
Colin is an Audio Visual technician by trade with over 30 years experience in all things technical. He has a passion for art, photography and videography and is a husband and dad to 4 children.
Parent helper / Admin
Nikki assists our teachers in classes and on location shooting as well as performing administrative duties for Shine. She is a former child career and Nanny with 15 years experience as well as being a parent to 3 children aged 7 (who attends Shine), 15 and 21. Hobbies include puzzles, pets and making birthday cards!
Assistant Teacher for Hythe
Mollie is currently studying acting in college and previously took Drama at GCSE level. She also did volunteering for Southampton Sight. She has enjoyed performing from a young age and now wants to help young people reach their potential and build their confidence. She was previously taught by the principal and having built a good relationship with her welcomed this opportunity with enthusiasm. She uses the experience she gained throughout the years to assist with classes and create a good atmosphere for all students.
Assistant Teacher for Bitterne
Maddie has just finished studying the acting and drama and theatre courses at college with flying colours. She has a lot of experience in acting, devising, writing and directing a variety of performances and is very passionate about all of this. She loves helping others see their potential and also assist them in being the best that they can. Maddie is very enthusiastic and imaginative and loves to develop other people’s imagination and skills within the industry in any way she can.
James Michael Cooke B.A. Born in Bitterne Park Southampton, went to Bitterne Park School, later trained at Southampton City College and Graduate from the University of Winchester. James has done studies in stage and screen combat two years with his time at Southampton City College and attended courses at British Academy of Dramatic Combat. James has twelve years under his belt within the performing arts industry. James is an actor and fight director and is currently training as a performing arts teacher. James has been in multiple student projects, stage productions and TV Drama Documentaries.
James has taught at Richard Taunton six form college and taught other students in their projects with his time at the University of Winchester. James is diverse in different practitioners who have contributed to the performing arts community. James is also writing a book on martial arts and stage and screen combat called Fencing: A metaphor for life.
Shine Performing Arts
We aim to bring out the hidden talents and confidence of all pupils, as each and every child has something special . We aim to make them SHINE
© 2019 Shine Performing Arts.
Shine Performing Arts
Address: Head Office, 23 Wood Road, Ashurst, Hampshire, SO40 7BD
Tel No: 02380 292907 or Mobile: 07887 731155
Monday to Friday
9:00am - 9:00pm