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Meet the Team


Matt Brind


(aka "Music Man")

I am a composer, conductor and musical arranger. I work on movies (Paddington 2) TV Shows (X Factor / Britain's Got Talent) and in the theatre (Legally Blonde, Notre Dame De Paris, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). I was children's musical director for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium and I've been arranger / conductor for 3 UK number 1 singles, and 3 UK number 1 albums including "Rewrite the Stars" with James Arthur and Anne Marie. Check out my website below for more info.

Laura Brind

Creative Director

(aka "the Gaffer")

I trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Whilst still in college I set up my first theatre school, in Crouch End - North London. Creating that theatre school gave me a great balance of flexibility, security and job satisfaction. After moving to the countryside with Matt and my young family, it feels amazing to have created a second successful theatre school, and I'm really excited to throw all that experience into VAPA Franchise.

Lizzie Dimond

Company Manager

(aka "Social Media Guru")

I studied Musical Theatre at the GSA Conservatoire. After graduating, I performed across the globe with various shows. Then motherhood called, and I moved back to South Wales to start a family. When Laura told me she was starting VAPA theatre school, I jumped at the chance to invest my knowledge and experience into the next generation doing something I love, with people I love. Working with Laura and Matt is really inspiring, and I'm really excited to be creating the VAPA Franchise with them.

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