The RPA team are well trained in the RPA ethos, are qualified and/or are professional performance artists, are DBS checked, insured, receive appropriate safeguarding & Prevent training and are paediatric first aid trained. Our leaders meet every 6 weeks to ensure ongoing training and for a wellbeing, development and progress check in.  

Fiona Da Silva-Adams – Founder & CEO 

Fiona Da Silva-Adams, or Fi, Founder & Managing Director, started Revolution Performing Arts (RPA) in 2007 with just four young people and is delighted to facilitate delivery of classes to 400 young people every week

Paul Da Silva-Adams – Director & Guitar Teacher 

Paul was born and raised in Fairford.  As a young boy Paul had a great childhood but never really had the opportunity to perform.  Instead Paul took to playing the guitar with a dream of one day being able to play in front of an audience.

Laura Barnes – Artistic & Outreach Director

Laura is our Artistic and Outreach Director. She is responsible for making sure our young people have a quality artistic experience with who we work with and what we do whilst still maintaining our child led ethos as well as managing our increasing outreach provision.

Georgia Scott – Assistant Producer & RPA Leader

Georgia Scott is a recent Drama and English Literature graduate from the University of Exeter. She was born and grew up in Swindon, and attended Prime Theatre, previously Sixth Sense, until her departure in 2020.

Meghan Smith- Office Support Administrator

I’m Meghan and I have been attending Revolution Performing Arts since I was 6 and now, 13 years later, I am working as a Office Support Administrator with RPA.

Jade Carroll – Senior RPA Leader 

Jade has been teaching for 13 years within various schools and organisations and has been with Revolution Performing Arts since 2018. She runs many classes for RPA ranging in age from 4-17 years, including open performing arts classes, RPA Dance, RPA Rapport and Forever Friendship (our class for families with young people who have additional needs).

Jim Stretton – RPA Leader 

Jim is a trained Actor for the past 4 years, specialising in Film and TV. He has been lucky enough to be featured in a variety of popular TV shows such as; Dr Who, Casualty and This Country (his personal favourite). Jim loves to play sports in his down time and catch up on the latest movies at the cinema.  

Rebecca Rocker – RPA Leader 

I’ve loved performing arts from a very early age and I spent much of my childhood at dance classes. I graduated from Exeter University in 2011 with a first class BA(Hons) degree in Drama.

Hannah Grafton – RPA Leader

I’m Hannah (Graffers) Grafton, a singer/dancer originally from North Yorkshire. After relocating to Swindon, I trained professionally for 3 years at a prestigious performing arts college and after graduating, went on to work professionally within the industry, both singing and dancing.

Louise Montague – RPA Leader

Hi, I’m Louise, originally from North East England, I have lived in Swindon for the last 10 years with my husband and 2 children. I started dancing at the age of 8, after begging my mum for years to let me go.

Ellen Cleary – RPA Leader & Head of Singing

Hi, I’m Ellen, a performer and singer from Swindon.

I studied singing, acting and dance for 3 years at performing arts college where I won the award for Student of the Year in 2014.

Vicki Plomer – RPA Leader

Vicki completed her dance training at Millennium Performing Arts (MPA). She is now an independent dance artist with a Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (DDTAL) & a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling.

Natasha Rowswell – RPA Leader

Tasha here!

I am originally from Swindon, but have lived in Bristol for the past 13 years after studying Drama at UWE, where I gained my BA in Drama & Theatre Studies in 2013.

Sarah Ferris – RPA Leader

Sarah’s early dance experience and training was with Swindon Dance’s, Youth Dance Company and Dance Foundation Course. She then completed her dance training at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, cementing her love of both dance styles.

Charlotte Simonis – RPA Leader

Charlotte studied at the London School of Musical theatre where she has gone on too do many shows.

Mollie Tuttle – Stage Manager

Hi, I’m Mollie. Growing up in Swindon, I got into theatre through Sixth Sense (now Prime) Youth Theatre and Summer Youth Projects at the Wyvern Theatre. I trained in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Sarah Turner – Independent Safeguarding Consultant

RPA takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. For this reason we work in partnership with an independent Safeguarding Consultant, Sarah Turner.

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All elements of the sessions are child centered and there is no pressure to perform,
just to relax, enjoy and have a good time.