Set up in April 2013, OmniArts Performing School is the brain-child of Becki Short.
Becki Short: Founder
Becki has always found a joy from helping others learn how to better their skills, so it is no surprise that she has always wanted to be a teacher. With over 10 years of professional vocal training, and 15 years of dance training, as well as experience in performing on stage, screen and at various events, Becki has a lot to pass on to any aspiring performer.
The ideology of OmniArts is very close to Becki’s heart, as she believes everyone should have the same opportunities available to them as each other.
As well as running OmniArts, Becki teaches private singing lessons, and runs various workshops throughout the year. She performs regularly, and organises charity events.
“Being a part of someone else’s journey within the performing arts is such a privilege.” – Becki
Find out more about Becki and connect with her on these external links
Ellie Snow: Theatre Director and Generations Practitioner
Ellie has a BA Hons in Drama and Performance from the University of Portsmouth and has been acting for the past 8 years. She is a multi-award nominated actress, recognised both nationally and internationally for short films including winning Best Drama in the Rode Reel short film competition.
Most recently, she has become a freelance practitioner at Chichester Festival Theatre and also been selected for the CFT Youth Commissioning Scheme 2018.
Ellie has a keen interest in LGBTQ+ history and contemporary theatre.
At University, Ellie had the chance to deliver workshops and performances to a local school which she thoroughly enjoyed and has a passion for inspiring new creatives, whether it is with children or working alongside aspiring filmmakers.
“It is an honour to be able to be a part of giving new and exciting performing opportunities to the next generation” – Ellie
Find out more about Ellie and connect with her on these external links
Jo Cone: Dance and Multi Arts Artist and Consultant
Jo is a dance practitioner with over 20 years experience working on projects, workshops and training for children, adults, older adults with and without learning disabilities or mental health issues, and older adults with dementia.
“I am excited to be supporting OmniArts as this collaboration will support skill sharing between practitioners, and enable more children, families and older adults to support their wellbeing through dance, play and the arts”
Liz Donnelly: Generations Practitioner
Liz qualified with a BA hons in Drama from the University of Winchester. Throughout 15 years in the Arts industry, Liz has performed with many production companies, written and directed original pieces.
Liz found an interest and passion for the therapeutic effects of performing arts; as it embraces creativity, confidence, emotional and social development.
As a Drama Instructor of 5 years, Liz has been delivering workshops to a range of people of different ages and abilities, in a variety of settings including; Schools, theatres, community drama groups, care homes and a national performing arts School. Liz can offer individual acting tuition and is currently training to teach LAMDA.
Liz especially enjoys teaching drama to children, as she finds it rewarding to encourage a child to perform, and then over time watch them grow with empowerment and beam with self-confidence.
“Children’s energy, silliness, challenging and imaginative ways of thinking is inspiring” – Liz