Local performing arts company brings on new singing and dancing leaders

By Jessica Durston - 28 July 2022

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  • The Revolution Performing Arts team, including founder Fi Da Silva Adams (far left, purple skirt) and new leaders Louise Montague (second in from right in denim shorts) & Charlotte Simonis (camera right of Fi Da Silva Adams in white top, grey shorts, front row).

    The Revolution Performing Arts team, including founder Fi Da Silva Adams (far left, purple skirt) and new leaders Louise Montague (second in from right in denim shorts) & Charlotte Simonis (camera right of Fi Da Silva Adams in white top, grey shorts, front row).

Swindon's Revolution Performing Arts has welcomed new talent Louise Montague and Charlotte Simonis to their team of leaders.

As the performing arts company goes into a busy summer time of classes, Louise and Charlotte are bringing years of professional experience to support children in Swindon and the surrounding areas. 

Louise, 36, is starting as a dance leader. Her career so far has seen her train at the world-renowned Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, and have a role as a cast member in Disneyland Paris. 

She said: “I am beyond excited to reignite the fire inside me for dance. I’ve danced my entire life: I started at Haven holiday park as a dance leader, and I’ve been fortunate to showcase my talent a lot since! I have a lot of experience as a dance teacher as well as being a dancer. 

"Children are also always excited when I mention I used to work at Disneyland Paris - I can honestly say I am good friends with Minnie Mouse and Cinderella!”

Having two children herself and previously teaching baby ballet, Louise says she acknowledges the joys of working with young people and the positive impact you can have on their life.

She added: “One of the biggest struggles children face today is social media and the pressure to grow up too quickly - children don’t get enough play time and I want children to have fun dancing with me!

"I always work with children, not against them. I’ve loved it so far at Revolution Performing Arts as every single person in the team is so amazing and welcoming. RPA are injecting love and passion back into performing arts!”

Charlotte, 29, is starting as a sing leader at RPA. She has trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and worked with many professionals, including West End musical performer Kerry Winter. 

She said: “I love leading the children in singing - it is such a blessing to see their confidence grow. Nothing means more to me than seeing them go home with a smile because they had FUN!”

Charlotte also has a six-year-old daughter, and says she appreciates the dedication and optimism children bring to her lessons.

One of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people, RPA was founded in 2007 by Fi Da Silva Adams. It specialises in empowering young people and now adults to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts. 

All the teachers are DBS checked, trained in first aid and receive training in safeguarding protocols.

More information can be found by visiting https://revolutionpa.co.uk

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