Stellar Performing Arts

Small in numbers big on nurture


Stellar Performing Arts aims to fulfill the need of young talent across Scotland, showcasing their performance skills and giving them many opportunities to perform throughout the year.

Too often, children in Scotland are unable to experience what it is like to train and be part of a professional show as the majority of castings are in England. Here at Stellar your child will receive professional training every week in RAD Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Vocal and Acting as well as working on their performance skills for the many and varied events they will be attending.

Every child will be nurtured and each child's skills will be showcased during show performances and in frequent demonstrations. For all Musical Theatre Performers, ballet is the underlying discipline and every week will include RAD syllabus ballet at different levels as well as jazz and other forms of dance. Students will be offered the chance to take LAMDA Musical Theatre exams and, students who attend our Saturday dance classes will also be able to take RAD exams and Jazz exams.

Stellar are also proud to be able to offer two scholarships. The Stellar scholarships will be awarded at Christmas for the following two terms to a child who has shown massive improvement, shown team spirit and been a general Ambassador of Stellar. These will be the Stellar Musical Theatre Scholarship and the Stellar Dance Scholarship.

Meet the Team

Jennie Ellen McCutcheon


Sammy Murray


Kirsty Tremayne ARAD, PDTD, RAD RTS

Ballet & Dance Coach

Nicola Filshie

Musical Theatre/Dance Teacher

John Burlington

Jazz/Dance Coach

Emma McDougall

Acting Coach

Rebecca Curbelo Valdivia

Guest Teacher, Residential Teacher

Chris Pugh

Elite Video Team Musical Director and Vocal Coach

Daniel Schlordt

Advanced Performance Coach

Kayleigh Doyle

Commercial and contemporary

Rachel Campbell

Vocal Coach

Lynne Bustard

Advanced Vocational Dance

Stellar Company Training

Main Company Class

Company Training Wed 5 pm - 9 pm Kessington Hall, Bearsden

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Stellar Saturday Dance Training

Saturday dance classes are held at Kessington Hall, Bearsden. These are intensive classes from Grade 1 - Grade 7/8 (or Intermediate RAD Ballet). Classes are given in RAD Ballet, ISTD jazz, tap, commercial/street and lyrical. Children also learn dance routines for competitions.

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Advanced Vocational

Preparing dedicated children age 13+ for drama school auditions. Thursday 6.15-8.45

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Mini Musical Theatre

Thursday 5-6 pm Introduction to drama, dance and singing with Nicola Filshie Ages 5-8


Continuously throughout the year students will have the option to take part in extra workshops provided by casting and industry professionals. We have had Sammy Murray, TV & West End Choreographer; Lenny Mullan, Casting Director and various professionals from the West End.


The first half of the year will be getting to know the children, learning various routines/songs to be ready for the performances and events that we will have lined up. Once a year we will focus on a full scale show - all children will be featured in some way to show off their talents. Each performance will have dance genres that can showcase all dance forms and there will be solo/duet and ensemble singing. There will also be in house demonstrations, showcasing your children once a term.

Stellar Elite Video team

By Audition entry only

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Residential Week

Beginning of August every year.

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The Stellar Agency

Children within the Company will be invited to join the Stellar Agency at a time when we feel they are ready.  We will only ever represent children whom we believe are suitable for castings/auditions and only children within the Company, in order that we know each child's strengths and weaknesses. Just as we aim to keep the Company small and personal, so too will we keep the Agency, therefore offering both child and Casting Directors a personal service.