Our Team

Led By West End Professionals

All of the staff at Vibe Arts have:

  • Trained at CDET or CDS accredited Drama or Dance Schools 

  • Enhanced DBS checks

  • Extensive teaching experience

  • Worked professionally in the industry, with many currently involved in it 

See below for full Bios...​

Matthew Rowland

Principal

Matthew is currently a Swing in Waitress the Musical, West End, covering the roles of Dr Pomatter and Ogie.  Matthew most recently performed in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, directed by Laurence Connor.  Prior to this he played the role of Skimbleshanks in the International Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats the Musical. Matthew has also played the role of Doctor in the RSC’S West End production of Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre).  In April 2016 he finished a two-year contract in the West End performing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) where he was also Assistant Children's Director and covered the role of Mr Beauregarde. 

Previous performance roles include Boy George in Taboo (10th anniversary revival, Brixton Club House, Broadway World UK Awards nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical) and Alf in Darling of the Day (Union). Just before Charlie, Matthew reprised his role of Boy George in the New York 10th anniversary concerts of Taboo (54 Below). Matthew choreographed Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together (St James Theatre and G Live, Guildford).  He can also be heard on the The Confession Room concept recording (SimG Records) in the role of Frank.  

Matthew graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in musical theatre from Arts Educational School in 2012. He is a professional mentor for the Council for Dance Education and Training, mentoring students in Higher Dance and Drama education as they enter the industry.  He is also a licensed professional Chaperone and First Aid Trained.

He has been teaching Musical Theatre for many years and held Head of Dance positions at various schools including Masquerade Theatre Arts and Stagecoach academies.  He has also worked within various vocational colleges including Arts Educational Schools London, The Brit School of Performing Arts, Emil Dale Studios, London Studio Centre and Pineapple Dance Studios.  As well as performing he works professionally as a Choreographer in the industry and has choreographed the musicals Fame! and A Chorus Line at The Bob Hope Theatre for Glenlyn Academy.

He is thrilled to be principal of Vibe Arts in his home of Kent and is passionate about delivering unique training to promising young students.

www.matthewrowland.co.uk

Alex Turney

Principal and Singing Teacher

Alex graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre from the Arts Educational Schools London in 2012. Since graduating he has performed on many stages in the West End; in the actor musician production of Once (The Phoenix Theatre) as well as various shows at The Palace Theatre, The Prince of Wales Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The Royal Opera House.

 

For many years Alex has been performing both internationally and across the U.K. He has; performed as a solo pianist and guitarist, fronted an eclectic mix of bands and taken the role of resident musician/singer in hotels. He has a repertoire of well over 500 songs and many themed sets.

 

He has performed at the prestigious Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London's Soho, at the Regent Street Festival, at Spotify's London HQ, on The Big Top stage at the Isle of Wight festival as well as The Calling Festival, Fusion Festival in Germany, Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland and Kendal Calling.

 

As well as performing, Alex has spent a vast amount of his time teaching all over the country. He has taught at many professional musical theatre colleges including ArtsEd, The Brighton Academy and Chichester College as well as lecturing at the University of Farnham. He has also been a singing teacher at many different Stagecoaches for a number of years and has been musical director for countless shows. He is trained in Paediatric First Aid.

 

Alex is incredibly passionate about 'Vibe Arts’ and being a part of the team delivering exceptional and unique Musical Theatre training to young people. 

 

www.alexturney.co.uk

Katie Kerr

Singing Teacher

Katie was recently in the cast of “Les Miserables in concert” - Starring along side Alfie Boe,Micheal Ball and Matt Lucas. Katie Understudied and played Madame Thénardier.  The concert was streamed live to millions of people around the world and will have been at a cinema near you! 

 

Her theatre credits  includes: Chiffon in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s award-winning production of Little Shop of Horrors (which transferred to Duke of York’s Theatre), Helen in Fat Pig directed by Neil LaBute (Comedy Theatre), Bridget Baines in A Chorus of Disapproval (UK tour), Sylvia in Stepping Out (UK tour), Big Sue in Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse), Blow-Jo in Wag! The Musical (Charing Cross Theatre), Wicked (UK tour), Sweeney Todd (ENO), How to Succeed in Business (Royal Festival Hall), Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate (Opera North), Mary in Sunset Boulavard (ENO), Bumblescratch (Adelphi) and, most recently, Keely in Pete ‘n’ Keely (Tristan Bates Theatre) Les Miserables (Queens Theatre).

Film and television include: What Remains and Women in Clothes.

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