Principal & CEO
Originally from Yorkshire, Daniel trained in all aspects of Musical Theatre at SLP College - Leeds, before embarking on an International career performing in Musicals, Dance shows, Television Series and Films.
Performance Credits include: Dance Captain in Evita (European Tour), Dancer in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour & Singapore), Lead Male Singer in Lullabies of Broadway (Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach, USA), Lead Male Singer in Fire of Dance (UK & European Tours), Soloist Singer in Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Norfolk), Lead Irish Dancer in Spirit of the Dance (European & American Tours), Soloist Irish Dancer in The Magical Rhythms of Ireland (Netherlands Tour), Soloist Singer and Dancer in Celtic Journey (Churchill Theatre, Bromley). Film & TV Credits include: Backing Singer in Popstar to Operastar, Dancer in The Magic Flute (Film), Small roles in Emmerdale, Heartbeat, At Home with the Braithwaites and My Parents are Aliens (ITV).
Daniel opened Sharpe Academy in September 2008 as a small part-time Drama school, but numbers quickly grew and in 2010 he decided to step away from performing to fully concentrate on teaching. This allowed him to build Sharpe Academy to be one of the largest independent performance schools in North West London. Daniel specialises in performance training and has become highly experienced, teaching all disciplines of the arts. Whilst growing his own company he has taught Masterclasses in Irish Dance at several London colleges including Millennium and Italia Conti, and has taught workshops in over 100 schools around the UK. He was the Drama Teacher for the Swaminarayan School in Neasden for several years and has coached students to over 1000 successful LAMDA Acting examinations. Directing credits include 20 musicals for Sharpe Academy including the World Record production of Annie, which continues to hold the official Guinness World Title Record for the fastest theatrical production ever staged from start to finish. Daniel's students have gone on to perform in a variety of West End and Touring productions including Les Miserables, Annie, Bat Out of Hell, Beautiful, Dreamgirls, Sunny Afternoon, Fathers and Sons, Bodies, The Railway Children and International singing/dancing tours.
In 2018 Daniel continued his own professional development, training as an Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher and now teachers students how to flip and tumble. A keen pianist, Daniel teaches vocal technique and repertoire using several methods including the ESTILL Voice Training Programme. He has completed three ESTILL courses to date and is currently working towards taking his EFP (Estill Figure Proficiency).
Daniel enjoys teaching all disciplines of performing arts to children, vocational students and professionals. To become a true Triple Threat performer you need to develop all disciplines of the arts and be able to perform each independently to professional level. Daniel is now focused on teaching the next generation of Triple Threat performers as Sharpe Academy begins its full time Diploma Course.