About Team STING

wassSTING Performing Arts was established by Lisa Cureton and Tamara Lee Smart whom had both 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 their further three year training, at prestigious Theatre schools gaining BA honours in Dance and Musical Theatre.

Both Lisa and Tamara went on to perform all over the world having an enormously diverse and happy careers  performing in Shows, Musicals, Commercial Dance, and contemporary dance companies, Acting to film, choreographic employment and radio / voice over work to name a few.

Lisa and Tamara have extensive industry experience along with their numerous credentials they have worked within the creative sector also producing and directing worldwide. 

The natural next step after years of friendship and professional collaboration where the two began to enjoy roles in teaching and quickly made the decision to form a Theatre school, for young people to provide their knowledge and expertise to the younger generation.

The team at STING Performing Arts is built on a platform of industry professionals who have gained experience first-hand 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 are all qualified professionals whom have enhanced DBS checks and relevant qualifications to provide the training in each areas of the arts.

dance studio
Tamara Lee Smart

Founder & Principal

Lisa Cureton

Founder & Principal

Lauren Lydia Ball

Location branch Director and Principal in Colchester.

Jamal Crawford

Location branch Director and Principal in London / Essex.

Lara Ansted

Vocal Director & Head of Buzzy Bees Thaxted.

Sam Thomas

Head of Youth Theatre & Head of After-School Programmes in Uttlesford.

Matt Hunt

Head of Youth Theatre, & SEN-D drama provisions.

Georgia Golding

Head of Youth Theatre & Buzzy Bees nursery programmes

Hayley Baker

Head of After-School Programmes in Hornchruch.

Lilly Evans

Head of After-School Programmes in Hertfordshire.

Louise Cooper

Head of SEND-D courses & Programmes

Emma Townsend

Head of After-School Programmes in Billericay.

Callum Arnott

Head of Film & Combat

Zoe Antoniou-Tibbitts

Junior Associates

Maddie White

Junior Associates

Lauren Barham

Child Welfare Office

Get in touch with STING today and start performing!


07903 192 094


07900 735 566

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