faculty picRichard S Meredith – Principal/Director & Teacher

Richard S Meredith is a professional Performer, Teacher and Director.
He went to audition for Theatre School and was offered a full scholarship to train on a 3 year Musical Theatre course under the guidance of Trinity College London. In addition to his professional training he also undertook training with LAMDA and a variety of further courses in Singing, Acting and Dance.

After successfully completing theatre school in 2007 he released his debut single in May 2008 ‘I Wanna Take Care Of U’ and performed across the UK promoting his single which he was signed to Midlands based label Musicom. He also choreographed the video for his debut single which was released the same time for promotional use. For the rest of that year he played the lead role in the premiere of 80’s Mania at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

In addition to his theatre work, in 2008 he started to work on regular daytime T.V soap Doctors and has since worked on Casualty, Hustle and filmed a variety of other things.

Richard went on tour in Europe in 2009 with We Will Rock You and played the part of Brit. After this successful tour he then went on to perform in France in a variety of shows. He has also performed live in London’s West End.
In 2011 Richard invested in creating a state of the art studio for his stage academy training in all three disciplines of Singing, Acting and Dance. Richard is Principal/Director of RSM Academy along with teaching children, adults and professionals across the UK. Richard is still performing live, recording and filming for T.V.

‘‘I look forward to welcoming you to RSM Academy of Performing Arts and give you a guiding hand to drive you towards your full potential.’’


Deborah Scattergood – Acting Tutor & Performance Coach

Debbie studied at Loughborough University, graduating in 2001 with a B.A. Honours Degree in Drama and Theatre Arts. Since then she has performed with numerous theatre companies such as Deep Impact Theatre and Project 300 and is currently a Trustee and board member for Maverick Theatre Company. She also worked as an Entertainer as part of a Dance Troupe. She is currently a writer/performer for the Birmingham based comedy group ‘In the Pelican’s Mouth’. Debbie also writes and is currently working on an original script to be performed in 2016.
Debbie has extensive teaching and directing experience and has been with RSM Part-time Academy since 2013. She has worked as a Drama workshop leader for Great George’s Community Cultural Project and Maverick Youth Academy as well as preparing students for LAMDA examinations in acting, speech and communication.


Tanya Anderson – Commercial Dance Tutor & Choreographer

Tanya has been a professional dancer since the age of 16; she has been a dancer for many years performing at high profile music artist’s concerts, club nights, music videos, award shows and has performed in countries such as America, Kenya, Denmark and Dubai.
As a choreographer her cutting edge choreography has lead to her teaching master classes in France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Tanya regularly appears on the judging panel of nationwide music competitions Live and Unsigned and Open Mic UK.

In 2009 Tanya founded Fierce Productionz, the all female dance agency that supplies professional dancers and choreographers to the commercial and corporate industry. Fierce Productionz currently represents dancers who have performed for Katy Perry, Pink, Whitney Houston and Pixie Lott and supplies dancers and choreography for Award Shows, Music Videos, Tours and Musical Theatre touring shows.


Tanya’s Choreography and Dancer credits include-

JLS Goodbye Tour (Support Act)
Miss Universe Great Britain
Sky Livings Battle of the Brides
The Music Video and Screen Awards
ITV’s Dial-a-Date
The Clothes Show
Hatty Keane (BGM Recording Artist)
Various Music Videos
Boy George
General Levy
The Asian Music Awards
The Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards
Open Mic UK Grand Finals


Oliver James Anwyl – Dance Tutor & Choreographer

Oliver trained in Dance and Physical Theatre at City College Coventry and studied for a degree in Contemporary Dance at the University of Chester. As a freelance choreographer Oliver’s work has taken him across the UK and internationally including Belgium, Spain and Australia.

In 2013 he launched his own dance company; Flash in the Attic Dance Theatre which creates challenging, dynamic dance work which has toured across the UK including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Oliver delivers classes in Contemporary, Ballet and Jazz Dance across the Chester/North Wales area up to professional level alongside presenting the Zumba Fitness and Ballestics programs at fitness conventions across Europe. Oliver will teach Ballet, Contemporary & Jazz at RSM Academy and he looks forward to working with you all.

‘‘It is my aim to develop you into an all round dancer & performer, pushing you to new heights and reaching for your goals.’’


Gaz Davis – Guest Dance Tutor

Gaz has worked across the industry for many years as a dancer. His Commercial Credits include working with Joe McElderry,X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Pixie Lott, Children In Need, Take That, Plan B, Brit Awards, Duffy, Popstar to Operastar, Lynx Commercial, Paul O’Grady Show, Mamma Mia (Film), London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, The Voice, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs, Iceland Christmas Commercial and other credits.

Gaz has worked extensively in fashion shows which include Adidas, Reebok, Speedo, Wella, Britain’s Next Top Model and The Clothes Show Live (assistant choreographer). Also assistant choreographer for Gareth Walker on L’Oreal hair shows and assistant choreographer for Natricia Bernard.

His past experience in the West End on shows like Boogie Nights, Starlight Express, Never Forget also cruise liners such as the Royal Caribbean combined with his commercial credits give his choreography depth and variety.

Gaz was delighted to be asked to guest teach at the Academy and is looking forward to all upcoming classes and workshops.