About Team STING

STING Performing Arts was established by Lisa Cureton and Tamara Lee Smart  who met whilst training together at Harlow College aged just 16. They graduated with A- Level Dance and BTEC in performing arts, before they headed off to professional Theatre schools to train and complete a further three year training programme at prestigious Theatre schools in London, gaining BA honours in Dance and Musical Theatre along with teaching qualifications.

Both Lisa and Tamara went on to perform all over the world having enormously diverse and happy careers performing in shows, musicals, commercial dance videos and events with international artists. Together they have experience in film and screen acting, radio, voice over work, choreographic employment for music artists, science and media programmes. 

The team at STING Performing Arts is built on a platform of industry professionals with teacher qualifications and whom have gained  first-hand experience in all creative areas to provide the students with a professional outlook, this giving them the best training for their future within the arts.

The STING team is an unmatched faculty of industry qualified professionals whom have enhanced DBS checks and relevant qualifications to provide excellent training in each areas of the arts.

dance studio
Tamara Lee Smart

Founder & Principal

Lisa Cureton

Founder & Principal

Lauren Lydia Ball

performing Arts coach

Jamal Crawford

Musical Theatre coach - London

Lara Ansted

Music Director / vocal coach

Louise Cooper

SEN-D course leader / Pastrol care

Leo Shepard

Drama coach

Shannon Brearey

Performing Arts / Singing coach

Hayley Baker

Performing Arts coach

Katy Mckenzie-Howard

Performing Arts coah

Taylor Fletcher

Performing Arts coach

Sasha Bellamy

Buzzy Bees coach

Callum Arnott

Head of Film & Combat

Lilly Coombs

Drama Assistant

Bea Brown

Dance Assistant

Jemma Shaw

Jemma Shaw

Welfare Officer

Get in touch with STING today and start performing!


07903 192 094


07900 735 566

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