Welcome to Crash Bang Wallop Academy. If you are interested in learning more about Acting, Singing or Dancing then CBW Academy is for you!


Run by professional Actor and Director Dan Brookes, CBW Academy offers high quality training at an affordable rate. We are all inclusive, so anyone who wants to get involved can do so. We offer a safe environment where children can learn and develop performing skills, whilst also having fun and making new friends.


The Academy is designed to suit both beginners and experienced performers. We pride ourselves on having excellent staff at the Academy and we are sure you will love coming!





The Courses


Performing Arts

What better way is there to spend your Saturday morning than making new friends at the Academy? You’ll spend 3 hours discovering the excitement of acting, singing and dancing.

Classes are run by experienced performers who will help newcomers to find their feet and start to learn about drama as well as pushing the more experienced performers in the Academy to new heights.

As well as learning to act, sing and dance you will acquire new found confidence, creativity and team working skills as well as having lots of fun along the way!


Course Content

Acting: – Improvisation, confidence building, teamwork skills, mime, physical theatre and script work.

Singing: – Musical styles, group and solo singing, vocal technique, show music through the ages ranging from ‘Oklahoma’ and before to modern day classics like Les Miserables, Wicked and We Will Rock You!

Dance: – Different musical theatre dance styles, increased fitness, stamina and much, much more!

At the end of each term there is a small show for parents and friends.


Course Details


When: Saturday Mornings from 10am till 1.15pm

Where: CBW Theatre Studios. TS9 7AE

Age groups: Junior PA (5 to 8 year olds), Intermediate PA (9 to 12 year olds), Senior PA (13 to 18 year olds)



When: Friday evenings from 5.30pm till 8.30pm

Where: Methodist Church Hall, Northallerton

Age groups: Junior PA (5 to 8 year olds), Intermediate PA (9 to 12 year olds), Senior PA (13 to 18 year olds)



To sign up for next term please email or call 01642 723 065 for further details.




This course is for those children who love to perform, but at the moment don’t want to do the all singing, all dancing approach and would rather concentrate on their acting skills.

It is ideal for those new to drama and will help them to develop their confidence and creativity as well as equipping them with acting and team working skills. It is also perfect for experienced performers as it will push them forward and give them new tools to flourish in stage performances.
The children will learn invaluable performance skills as well as skills that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives!


Course Content

Storytelling, improvisation, mime, mask work, physical theatre, theatre sports, short scripted scene work and monologues. The course will also cover lots of team work and confidence building, as this is an integral part of any actor’s work.


Course Details


When: Tuesdays 6.30 till 7.30pm

Where: CBW Theatre Studios, TS9 7AE

Age Range: 6 to 10 years of age



When: Mondays 6.30 till 8pm

Where: CBW Theatre Studios, TS9 7AE

Age Range: 11 to 18 years of age


To sign up for next term please email or call 01642 723 065 for further details.




The Staff


Dan Brookes – Principal and Acting Tutor


dan-brookes-453536629Dan trained at the Guildford School of Acting and now works as a professional actor and director in the North, as well as running CBW.

Dan grew up in Great Ayton and attended Roseberry C P School; where he now works as a Teaching Assistant. His acting career began at the tender age of five as a tub of cream of tartar, progressing through Joseph in the Nativity play, to a Yule log in year 6. At Stokesley Secondary School he was involved in school productions of the musicals “Oliver” and “Big Al” as well as GCSE and A-level drama productions. On leaving school, he attended the foundation course in acting at the Oxford School of Drama.

During the years from sixth form to the commencement of his training at GSA in September 2005 he was involved in many productions, including pantomimes and plays with Great Ayton Dramatic Society and Hutton Rudby Dramatic Society; directing a youth production of “Shake Ripple and Roll” and helping to produce a number of other children’s shows outside of CBW. He has played Curly in “Oklahoma” at the Middlesbrough Theatre and Perchik in “ Fiddler on the Roof” at the Billingham Forum as well as taking on the roles of Lank in “Crazy for You” and Gerald in “Me and My Girl” both the The Forum, Northallerton. He has also had a number of singing engagements in the area and has led numerous workshops at primary and secondary schools both in this area and in Surrey, where he also ran a branch of CBW.

Dan particularly enjoys working with the young people at CBW and giving them the chance to tackle interesting and challenging show. His aim is to give children in the local area the access to a professional standard of drama training, whilst keeping it affordable and fun!



Chloe Kate Tubelskis – Academy Director



Chloe began classical ballet at the age of 2 and had a very early interest in performing arts. At the age of 17 Chloe began her professional training at The Urdang Academy in London and graduated with a national diploma in professional musical theatre. She then went on to study at The guildford School of Acting and gained a BA in Acting. After graduating Chloe gained professional representation and worked as a professional actress/dancer in the west end of London. One of her first professional contracts included 24HourPlays produced by Kevin Spacey and directed by A Caulfield Twins Production. Chloe’s keen interest in film and additional stunts training landed her a role as lead female body double/stunt double for Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz. Chloe worked in Shepperton and Pinewood studios under the direction of Martin Scorsese. Chloe has extensive knowledge and experience in working with green screen/CGI/theatre/live television and film studios. After completing her contract with Warner Bros. Entertainment Chloe went on to work as part of a live production team on ITV’s This Morning. Chloe worked in The Hub with Colleen Nolan as part of a live social media response team and worked along side the floor director Tim Carr gaining as much experience as she could. Following this Chloe then worked as production runner and researcher for TV shows such as Dancing On Ice. Chloe is a freelance performing arts teacher and works in academies and schools all over the UK and also runs her own classes in Middleton-St-George. Chloe coaches children and young adults for LAMDA and Trinity examinations in verse and prose, acting and musical theatre as well as RAD classical ballet grades. Chloe joined the CBW team last Summer and directed the very successful Legally Blonde The Musical.  She says, ‘I always like to see acting as a chance to play and have fun. See the children express themselves in meaningful ways. I love teaching and directing and have a passion for both performing and working with children and young adults so this is my perfect job, I’m lucky.’



Jeremy Harbottle – Singing Tutor



Jeremy Harbottle has been a keen musician from an early age, attaining grade 8 in piano and cello aged 14 and winning the Darlington/Northallerton rotary young musician award in 1997. His ATCL piano performance diploma and numerous other first prizes in the Middlesbrough, Stockton and Saltburn music festivals date from around that time. Jeremy’s studies continued in London, where he graduated from Imperial College with a bachelor degree in chemistry and was awarded the Ash Music Scholarship to receive cello lessons at the Royal College of Music.


Since his return from university, Jeremy has been teaching cello, piano, singing and bass guitar privately and at Macmillan Academy Middlesbrough since 2004. From that time he has been principal cellist of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. He plays numerous solo cello recitals in the locality, while professional orchestral commitments around the country include engagements with the British Concert Philharmonic Orchestra. Solo performances include the Haydn Cmajor cello concerto with the CCO in November 2011, the Dvořák cello concerto with the CPO in March 2014 and Tchaikovsky’s Roccoco Variations with the CCO in May 2015.


Jeremy is passionate about conducting and singing, and was appointed conductor of the Angrove Singers in Great Ayton in 2005. Subsequently he has become conductor of VOX, Stokesley Choral Society and Nunthorpe Singers. Choral symphonic works conducted by him with these choirs include Vivaldi’s Gloria & Beatus Vir, Stabat Mater (Rossini), Messa di Gloria (Puccini), four Requiems (Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, Duruflé) and Rutter’s Magnificat. He has been musical director for the Crashbangwallop Youth Theatre Company since 2006 and continues to direct the music for these organisations.



Amy Spence – Dance Tutor



Being a member of a local Musical Theatre Company sparked my love for the Creative Arts. I have danced in school and out since being a young child, and it has always been a passion of mine. Since graduating from university with a BA Hons. Degree in dance, I have wanted to branch into various community placements, to inspire this creative passion in others. I am currently choreographing Musical Theatre Productions as well as teaching at CBW and love the expression  and joy it brings.








Steph Corbett – Freelance Director


Stephanie has been involved in the arts since the age of 3, where her passion started with dancing classes. She attended her local Youth Theatre from the age of 8-18, and would say she owes a lot to the group as the youth theatre shaped her future. It was in Youth Theatre where she got her first taste of directing and fell in love. Steph went to The University of Hull, where she gained her degree in Drama and Theatre practice. Throughout her time at University she directed many shows, including Cabaret and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, took 2 shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company both performing and directing. After graduating Steph went into freelance teaching as she loves working with children because ‘not every day is the same.’ Not only does Steph teach for CBW but also 4 other regional Youth Theatres, as well as setting up after school drama and singing lessons in local primary schools. She sings in regional bands and choirs and is a member of her local amateur dramatic society. In her newest project she is working alongside the National Theatre, where she is currently gaining more skills and experience she can’t wait to pass on to the children.






Caitlin Lumley – Singing Tutor



After graduating from a performing art school (Studio Le Pointe) Caitlin completed her teaching qualification and set up her own business teaching private singing and acting classes. She has worked with many different schools carrying out workshops, running choirs and regular lessons and has worked for Crash Bang Wallop for over 3 years. Caitlin has also produced and starred in several music videos working with artists from all around the world from Newcastle to San Francisco.









Rachael Egan – Dance Tutor


Rachael grew up in Marton, dancing and performing at her local dance school from the age of 3, taking classes in ballet, tap and jazz. She first became part of CBW when the Academy was first founded in 2009 as the only senior and has since watched it grow over the years. Rachael left the student side of the Academy 2014 and started to assist in classes progressing to teaching dance a year later. She was also a leader in the Christmas concert and workshops over the summer. As well as being on the CBW Academy team, Rachael has been part of CBW Youth Theatre for 5 years playing parts such as ‘Fantine’ in Les Miserable, ‘Tess’ in Crazy for you and ‘Lily’ in Man of no Importance. Rachael also studied Musical Theatre at Stockton Riverside College continuing her training in dance including contemporary, lyrical, commercial, jazz, as well as singing techniques and acting training. Also performing in many Musicals and showcases over her three years of study.  She has also performed in other local Amateur Dramatic Societies including Northallerton Musical Theatre Company, Darlington Operatics and local pantomime.  Rachael loves teaching at CBW because the children always have bags of energy and are keen to learn new skills.







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Back live at The Northallerton Forum, from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th of February 2022.


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