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   Class Teachers 

Alisar Jane

CEO / Founder and Class Principle

Class Principle Alisar is our Founder and CEO but also leads our classes. She studied at Newcastle College in Perfoming Arts and is also a SEND Trained Teaching Assistant with many years of experience within various settings. She have appeared in various TV shows over the years and commercials. She also loved to perform with local theatre companies . Her passion for teaching the members and making sure the members learn in an accepting, warm and inclusive environment is what makes her world and she loves to celebrate every achievement that is made.


Kev Rhodes

Music Lead 

I studied music production and performing arts at college, I have worked semi-professionally as a musical performer for many years, touring the UK with my band, writing and recording my own material, supporting the likes of Boyzone, Peter Andre and Cheryl. 


I have also supported Steps as part of their “Gold” tour at the Newcastle Arena.  Since 2005, I performed in numerous musical theatre productions in professional theatres throughout the region, gaining further experience in performance and stagecraft.


I have been with True Colours Theatre since they began back in 2014.  I am always motivated by True Colours as it provides a safe and inclusive place for everyone, bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and experiences, to develop performance and life skills in a non-judgemental environment.


To see the students grow in confidence and believe in themselves and seeing how they all support each other is so rewarding and inspiring.


Shannon Charters
Dance Captain and Assistant Class Administrator 

Shannon joined us back in 2019 after she discovered True Colours Theatre through our founder Alisar. Shannon is a performer and dancer and studied Level 3 Musical Theatre at Newcastle College. She also trained from a young age in many forms of dance.


Shannon overcame her own battles with mental health as a teenager and wanted to help other children and young adults to never feel alone like she did. She believes that everyone should have a place where they belong.


She is also on the management team of Dreams On Moonbeams Parties and Events.

   Lyn Dos Santos

Drama Lead 


Lyn studied Musical Theatre at Northumbria University before going on to gain a degree in Performance Art from Leeds Metropolitan University. After graduating she worked for many years in Theatre in Education and delivering workshops for Local education authorities. She has worked professionally in film and tv and performed at Edinburgh fringe festival. Lyn spent many years teaching in theatre schools nationally and has been involved in productions as a performer, teacher and director at some of the countries most prestigious theatres and arenas including The Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium and the O2 arena.


                                   Gemma Jenkins 
                                   Class Assistant
                                          North Tyneside 


Gemma is one of our Class Teaching Assistants and volunteers. She is also an active member of our fundraising committee. Gemma is a SEND Teaching assistant within a local SEND school. Gemma also has a passion for all elements of performing arts and firmly believes in our mission statement " that all children should grow in confidence without any stigma or difference".

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