The quality, experience and professionalism of Beauville Arts staff is key to the ongoing success of our business. The team selected for each course is hand-picked from a talented and highly-respected pool of professionals many of whom have worked for Beauville Arts for several years.
Learn more about Jonathan and Claire Mallalieu, Beauville Arts Directors.
Paul Allnutt – Choreographer and Dance Tutor
Paul started dancing at the age of ten and went on to train
at Masters Performing Arts College. After graduating, Paul
went on to have a successful ten years performing, working
on shows such as: WEST SIDE STORY, on a national tour and
in the West End (playing the part of Chino), GREASE, and
FAME in the West End, where he covered and played many of
the lead roles, along with the job of assistant dance captain.
Other shows include Annie, Oklahoma and the original cast of
Santa Claus the Musical. Paul also spent time working as a
singer and dancer on cruise ships and as a dancer in various
hair shows and at Wembley Arena in the Forever After concert.
TV and Film credits include ‘The Power Of One (Warner Bros), ‘Lipstick On Your Collar’
(channel 4), Jewel (ITV), Blue Peter, Big Brother and GMTV, amongst others.
Paul has also taught workshops and classes across the UK for the past ten years along
with various choreography and direction for dance productions and musical productions,
including, choreographing pantomime for the last two years for Paul Holman, one of the
largest panto companies in the country.
Shaun Cawell – Set Designer and Craft Workshop Leader
Shaun is an Artist and Teacher exhibiting, practicing and delivering artwork for 20 plus years. His teaching activities are currently within the performing arts sector where his experience in sculpture and 3D work translates to sets and props for stage productions.
At Beauville, working often with re-cycled materials, Shaun’s motto is “we make something out of the ordinary out of the ordinary”!
Now resident in SW France he divides his time between these activities but is also actively engaged in organic farming and aspects of self-sufficiency.
Jennifer Essex – Choreographer and Dance Tutor
Jennifer moved to the UK from Canada 7 years ago and maintains a packed performing schedule both in theatre and film alongside her choreography work. She has recently danced in blockbuster films ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Anna Karenina’.
Ben Lewis – Director / Musical Director
Ben Lewis is an experienced director and teacher, having worked on over 60 musical productions in the past 10 years. He has been Head of Music and Drama in several schools and has directed several choirs.
As a vocal coach, Ben has prepared many individuals for auditions and examinations and continues to work as a musical director in both England and France. Ben has been a musician for over 30 years and plays piano, drums and guitar. He has performed with many musicians and West End stars in a diverse range of musical genres. Ben is also a published composer and musical arranger.
Kahli Lewis (née Hayes) – Choreographer / Director
Kahli is a professional Dance & Musical Theatre Choreographer, Teacher and mentor as well a Principal of Kahli Lewis Dance Company (KLDC). She is also an ABRSM singing coach as and dance adjudicator. Kahli is fully qualified in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern. Kahli studied at The Place, London contemporary and London School of Musical Theatre. She has worked as a performer, choreographer and teacher for over 20 years. Kahli currently teaches at Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Dance and Musical Theatre. She has also has taught at many of the top dance and performing arts colleges such as Central School of Ballet, The Urdang Academy, Guildford School of Acting, Elmhurst School of Ballet and Arts Ed Tring park. Kahli has also worked in the Dance Division as a guest choreographer in New York and a choreographer for Beauville Arts in Nice, Beauville and Paris
Kahli was delighted and honoured to have been asked to represent the UK as a British Judge for the 2018 Dance World Cup heats in South Africa and the Dance World Cup Finals in Sitges, Spain. She is also judging for the 2019 Dance World Cup in Spain and Portugal. Instagram: kahli_lewis_choreography and kldancecompany
Simon Holland – Musical Director
Simon is a musician and Music Director with over 15 years West End Experience playing multi reeds and keys. He has also previously run a large theatre school in the UK and directed musical theatre courses in the United States before joining the team of Beauville Arts in the Summer of 2008. He has since directed courses both in Beauville and the Côte d’Azur.
Winter months are generally passed in sunnier climes whilst Simon indulges his other great passion, diving (he is a qualified dive-master), whilst working as musical director with a number of cruise lines.
Pascal Lawrynowicz – Drum Tutor
Pascal Lawrynowicz has a Diploma Supérieur in drumming and plays classical and world percussions. He plays a wide variety of music from classical to heavy metal in various bands across south-west of France. He teaches drumming in the music school of Foix however also works on personal projects such as “Le Voyage du Tambour” and his website www.percunivers.com.
Chris Newland – Guitar Tutor
Chris attended Berkeley College in Boston, Mass. then left to join a popular New England band signed to Atlantic Records. Toured in the North East States, worked with Felix Pappalardi, Mick Ronson and Murray Krugman as producers.
Recorded and toured extensively with Carribbean artist Arrow who charted with hits such as ‘Hot Hot Hot’ and ‘Long Time’. Toured in the UK with Sister Sledge, Oddessy and The Foundations.
Recent performances with Bonnie Bramlett, Andrew Roachford, Marcella Detroit, Jocelyn Brown and Hamish Stuart. Recorded and toured with American singer songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols and recently completed an album with the London based band The AllStars. Guest artists included the UK jazz guitarist Jim Mullen and Jocelyn Brown among others.
For the past number of years Chris has also been working as a teacher at the Guitar Institute in London as well as doing numerous workshops on various guitar styles. Personal tutorials have included artists such as Madonna and Courtney Love.
Nicholas Norman – Choreographer and Dance Tutor
Nicholas is an Arts Consultant, Choreographer and Performer from London. Trained at the Urdang Academy Covent Garden (Dip Musical Theatre) and Middlesex University (BA Hons Professional Practice Arts Management). Royal Academy of Dance teacher and Trinity College London Arts Award Advisor.
Performance jobs include The Lion King & Fame in the West End, BBC voice-overs, Gloria Estefan and X factor backing dancer. British Fashion awards, Spillers Pantomime and Millennium Dome. International performance jobs include Yas Raj bollywood films; Aaja nachle and Tara rum pum. Qatar Aspire Academy opening ceremony.
Joanna Painter – Set Designer and Craft Workshop Leader
Joanna has been living on the Côte d’Azur since 1998. She’s a professional artist working a lot on commission and specialised in portraits. She also teaches art to adults and children of all ages in her studio in La Colle sur Loup and in the local schools, colleges and businesses. She has just recently, in the summer of 2014, started working with Beauville Arts, running the art workshops producing the scenery and props for the shows
“In less than a week we create the set and props, which will hopefully set off and showcase the brilliant Beauville shows. It’s such an exciting challenge, which creates an inspiring atmosphere of teamwork. The children are really involved; we’re making the décor for their show! Whether it be a moving windmill (Le Moulin Rouge), an enormous barricade of furniture (Les Misérables) or a vintage car and splurge guns that work (Bugsy Malone). …..We can make anything. “
Simeon Qsyea – Choreographer and Dance Tutor (Hip Hop and Commericial Dance)
Simeon Qsyea is a highly versatile and creative choreographer, visual artist and dancer based in London. His first commercial success came as choreographer for JLS when he was responsible for their (his) first no.1 video Beat Again and “Everybody in Love”. He has subsequently worked with many well-known artists including Alexandra Burke, Pink, 50 cent & devised choreography for the TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance!. Director of both BirdGang dance company and Rubygirls Simeon’s training in Aahehop, Hip Hop, Ballet, Physical Theatre, Jazz, House, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary and more give him the edge of great versatility.
Camilla Stanger – Choreographer and Dance Tutor
Camilla studied classical ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in London and musical theatre, jazz and tap at Italia Conti Associate school in Surrey. She performed for a number of years with The National Youth Ballet and has since performed with Tuca Dance Company and contemporary dance-theatre company, Freefall Performance Lab. Camilla qualified as a ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance in 2005 and has taught ballet in dance schools in and around London. She has also taught dance at corporate events for Google and children’s charity, Their Future Today.
In 2007 Camilla graduated with a PGCE in English and Drama Teaching from Goldsmiths, University of London. Since then she has taught English, Dance and Performing Arts in secondary schools and post-16 colleges in inner London, and has directed and choreographed a number of school productions. She is currently working with Goldsmiths University and Etta Ermini Dance Theatre Company in developing inclusive dance projects for inner London schools.
Camilla started working with Beauville Arts in July 2006 and has collaborated in producing the following shows: Chicago, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia and the 10th Anniversary Show – and she hopes there will be many more to come!
Chrissy Tignor-Fisher – Producer and Sound Engineer
Chrissy Tignor is a producer, songwriter, recording engineer and vocalist with a super-synthy pop style fused with EDM and hip hop influences.
Chrissy got her start in 2004, studying Music Production and Technology at The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT in The United States. She specialised in engineering and production techniques, classical vocals and composition and became recognized for her intricate instrumental arrangements and dreamy style in recorded music.
In 2008, Chrissy travelled to England to enroll in the MA Audio Production course at The University of Westminster in London. She was immediately noticed for her unique production, programming and songwriting style by several studios, musicians and production houses. She is currently living and working in Boston, MA at Sanctum Sound Recording Studios, and since 2013 has been Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music.