All our tutors have valuable teaching expertise and have been chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge of their individual subject.

Our experienced team is focused on developing and nurturing every student's talent. We adopt a friendly and approachable style of teaching and are always willing to speak to parents about a child's development.

All of our tutors have worked as performers and many still perform, making them able to offer first hand and up-to-date knowledge of the entertainment industry.

Dean Verbeck

dean-verbeck-bio-pic.jpgFounder, Principle and Resident Director.

Training: Rose Bruford and The Royal Academy of Music.

After leaving Drama School in 1998 Dean lived and worked in London for over ten years. During that time he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as a professional Actor.

Dean returned to Swansea in 2006 to set up The Performance Factory Stage School. Now well-established TPF has over 200 children and is continuing to grow both in size and reputation.


As well as running The Performance Factory Dean still works as a professional actor and director.

In conjunction with this, on a daily basis Dean runs his talent agency, Dean Verbeck Personal Management. DVPM has launched itself as a fresh and dynamic young performers agency specializing in up and coming talent. Representing both children and adult actors in film, television and theatre as well as radio, modeling, commercials and voice work.

Linzi Richards

linzi-richards-bio-pic.jpgChoreographer And Dance Teacher

Training: Arts Educational

Linzi has been resident dance teacher and choreographer for The Performance Factory for the past four years and has loved every minute of it. Her experience as a performer has enabled her to teach the students at a professional level, guiding and shaping them into becoming the stars of the tomorrow. Linzi is a passionate teacher and feels privileged to be apart of such a fantastically talented school.

Theatre Credits Includes: Thoroughly Modern Mille, The Pirates Of Penzanes, The Full Monty, Rags, Rent, Company, The Wedding Singer, Swansea Women. Spring Awakening.

Television Credits Include: About A Boy, Love Actually, A Way Of Life, Stopping Distance, X Factor.

Choreography Credits Include: Gleek 1,2,3, Annie Jr, Seussical Jr, Fame, Les Miserables, Aladdin Jr, Spring Awakening, Rent, The Wedding Singer.