Welcome to the Peploe Williams Academy

About Us

Peploe Williams Academy dance

Our School

Having had a glittering 25 year career in London’s Musical Theatre Industry under Cameron Macintosh, professional Actress, Emma Peploe-Williams started her Academy in 1998 in Winslow, Aylesbury, North Buckinghamshire. She founded the Academy to address the need for a children’s, and teens professional performing arts training centre in the 4 counties, Bucks, Northants, Beds, and Oxon.

Our students’ success lies in the quality of our teaching. Our teachers are key to this school. All our teachers are successful professional actors, dancers, choreographers, directors and vocalists. They’ve ‘been there and done it’ and can share their coal-face experience in their teaching with your child. With any training school the results should speak for themselves, and at Peploe-Williams Academy we’re proud to publish our results throughout the year to our Parent families, and the wider community.

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We are part of CDMT (Council for Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre), which gives parents comfort by ensuring that their children are being taught by the right professionals. Our West End stage, film and television contacts and connections are formidable, and we are recognised as a quality source of fresh talent for the UK’s leading drama, vocal and dance schools. There are no shortcuts. To audition successfully for the leading colleges at age 16 or 18, you need a thorough grounding in all disciplines of the performing arts, and we pride ourselves on being able to deliver to any student and family that have the commitment to follow our direction.

Our Studios

The Peploe-Williams Studios are in the Sir Thomas Fremantle School & Leisure centre, Buckingham Road just at the end of the Winslow High Street. Winslow has a thriving population of young families with children, and our local high street boasts many amenities including banks, cafes, mini-supermarkets, hair salons and a local library.

Our Studios are situated 9 miles from Aylesbury, 11 miles from Milton Keynes, 5 miles from Buckingham, and finally 10 miles from Brackley, and serve a radius around Winslow of 30 miles. Milton Keynes Rail Station is only 12 miles away, where we can get to London for TV, Film, & Theatre castings and auditions in 35 minutes.

Peploe-Williams Studios offer 3 Dance studios, 2 Acting rooms, 2 singing rooms, a Junior Musical Theatre room, a reception area, a parent relaxation area offering Wi-Fi, and refreshments. The studios offer a relaxed and professionally disciplined environment where the students can be taught the various disciplines that make up Performing Arts.

East & Botolph Claydon Village Hall - Studio 2

Within the centre of East & Botolph Claydon, 3 miles from Winslow, next to the beautiful clock tower, there sits a beautiful Dance studio, Drama studio and performance space which is known as PWA Studio 2. The Peploe-Williams Academy have been using this facility for over 15 yrs in this picturesque village in the middle of the Buckinghamshire countryside. Upstairs there is a lovely seating area, as well as having an beautiful outside space. It has easy driving access to Winslow, Milton Keynes, Bicester & Aylesbury.

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Our Staff

All our professional teaching faculty are, or have been, working professionals who deliver to our students at the highest level. In addition, we’re lucky enough to have connections with some renowned professional guest teachers with years of industry experience. We all work to enrich the quality of Performing Arts training within our own environment for our students, and also enrich the Arts Education in Schools & Colleges, and we equip young people to live and work successfully in our society.
Emma Peploe Williams

Emma Peploe-Williams

Actress, Director, Choreographer, and Principal

Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan

ISTD Dance & PWA Dance Team Coach

Meghan Cara

Meghan Cara

Junior Musical Theatre & ISTD Instructor

Phil Snowden

Phil Snowden

Acting Instructor

Josh Loki

Singing and Acting Instructor

Scarlet Baxter

MT Vocal Coach

Molly May

Musical Theatre and ISTD Instructor

Charlie Cassen

Charlie Cassen

Guest Acting Coach

Julian Bigg

Julian Bigg

Guest Teacher

Paul Hawkyard

Paul Hawkyard

Guest Acting Teacher

Lyall Walmsley

Lyall Walmsley

Media and Marketing Assistant

Peter Heppelthwaite

Peter Heppelthwaite

Director, Actor, Producer

Adam Linstead

Adam Linstead

Guest Vocal Coach

David Kirby Ashmore

David Kirby Ashmore

Guest Singing Instructor

Elizabeth Went

Elizabeth Went

Guest Acting Instructor

Callum Wade

Callum Wade

Guest Modern Dance, Musical Theatre Instructor

Zoe Dignan

Zoe Dignan

Guest Theatre Instructor

Stephen Bunyan

Stephen Bunyan FRSA

Principal

What We Believe
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What We Believe

Many people believe that talent will simply speak for itself. At Peploe-Williams Academy we take a different view. We believe that talent needs consistent and solid training for it to develop to its highest potential for the long term. Over many years, all great singers, dancers and actors, without exception, combine consistent hard work with comprehensive training to achieve success and perform at their best.

Our vision is to offer personal development plans for children and young performers through Performing Arts experiences which help them to fulfil their full potential. We believe that children should develop in a safe environment, by being given quality, and plan led personal development in dance, acting, and singing. This will teach them self-discipline, leadership skills, and creative thinking that will lead to exploring their passion in our Academy and for life.

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