Team DRAMA SCENE
Team DRAMA SCENE is made up of passionate individuals who are well versed in the drama skill set. Our small team of facilitators are industry professionals from around the globe, many of whom are performers themselves.
In short we are passionate about performance and sharing our knowledge with others.
Ferne Reynolds Lategan
Founder & Creative Director
DRAMA SCENE was founded by Ferne Reynolds Lategan in 2008. Ferne is a qualified speech and drama professional and holds an Honors Degree in BA Dramatic Art.
Having lived in Dubai since 2003, Ferne decided to return to her first love, drama and founded DRAMA SCENE with around 30 students. Under her vision and guidance the school has grown into the largest skill based performing arts school the region as well as the largest private LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) Exam centre in the Middle East. Ferne believes in combining technique with creativity in order to offer drama as more than just a past time but a life long skill set. Under her guidance, many of her teen students have been accepted into top drama courses within international universities and drama schools across the UK, US and Canada in an effort to pursue careers in performance.
Aside from teaching and managing DRAMA SCENE across the ME, Ferne adjudicates interschool debating, performing and public speaking events in and around Dubai and produces and delivers corporate workshops. She is further passionate about directing and in 2012 co-directed Love, Loss and What I Wore written by Nora Ephron. Ferne herself is no stranger to performing. Whether on stage, in front of a camera or co hosting the awards ceremony for The Dubai International Film Festival Ferne is at home in front of an audience. Her experience covers numerous stage productions, soap operas and cameos in international films.
Rebecca Pear (Becky)
A.I.D.T.A, (Associate International Dance Teachers Association) ATCL (Associate Trinity College London)
Rebecca (Becky) hails from Birmingham and began dancing when she was four at Delph Dance Academy, based in Tamworth, where she competed in competitions locally and around the country, winning several Championships and Awards.
After turning sixteen, Rebecca went on to continue her education and completed a First Diploma in Dance and a National Diploma in Dance at Burton College. She then gained a Scholarship at one of the top Performing Arts schools in Nottingham, Expressions Academy of Performing Arts and achieved a Trinity College London Diploma in Musical Theatre. While there, Rebecca performed at Move It Dance festival for three years running, as one of the lead dancers and was thrilled to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, and also performed in Spain and Paris. Rebecca became a member of the IDTA association and a qualified teacher.
Rebecca is continuing her studies later on in her career and currently undertaking an online BA Hons degree in theatre studies with Rose Bruford college in Sidcup Kent.
Rebecca has been teaching since the age of eighteen and has taught in London for two years at the Pauline Quirke Academy as their Musical Theatre Teacher. Rebecca was Head Choreographer for their shows. She has prepared children for Musical Theatre examinations with Trinity College London, RAD Ballet and LAMDA, achieving a 100% pass rate.
Since graduating in 2013, Rebecca has worked as a professional singer and dancer touring Europe with Pet Shop Boys the Tribute. She has filmed music videos and worked on film sets and award shows in Asia. Rebecca’s TV credits include Channel 4’s Big Brother, ITV’s The Nightly Show and BBC1 Waterloo Road.
Rebecca is very excited to be joining DRAMA SCENE as Head Teacher and looks forward to passing on her knowledge and love for performing arts.
Performing Arts Teacher
Karen Martin trained at Bretton Hall, she is a character Actress, Puppeteer and Drama Teacher.
Karen has a wealth of experience in theatre and has taught Drama, Public Speaking & Puppetry in schools, universities and drama centres both in the UK & internationally. Karen further has coached and prepared students for annual LAMDA examinations across two exam seasons for DRAMA SCENE.
Karen is incredibly experienced and well versed in, voice over, commercial and screen acting. Most recently touring with MEI/ BBC Worldwide’s Sarah & Duck, before writing and performing a one woman show at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in London.
In 2017 Karen could be heard in cinema’s across the UK as a voice in Ethel & Ernest the animation film by Lupus Films/ BBC and Universal Studios & playing on BBC last Christmas.
In theatre she has performed in various Number 1 tours for Fiery Angel, BBC Worldwide MEI, & Minor Entertainment, including In the Night Garden Live, Cbeebies at the Theatre and the BBC Worldwide Xmas Arena shows. Her commercial experience includes John Lewis, Argos and Nickelodeon and Pure Gym. Karen has provided character voices for three series of Channel 5’s Mist:Sheep Dog tales and appeared as a Skullion in The Sarah Jane adventures for CBBC.
Prior to her return to DRAMA SCENE she has been teaching and creating Puppetry & Drama Workshops in Thailand & Vietnam.
Performing Arts Teacher
“Sarah-Jane is an Actress and Musical Theatre performer from Scotland. She trained at New College Lanarkshire where she obtained her BA (hons) in Musical Theatre and Level 1 & 2 in the prestigious Estill Vocal Training.
Sarah-Jane has been teaching and performing in the UAE for the past 7 years where she has worked on award-winning Short Films, TV Commercials, Stage Shows, Improvised Theatre and Mini Musicals.
Her credits include; Sandra (Soap & Glory, 2020) Little Red (Little Red Riding Hood, 2019) Princess Anna (Frozen @ Dubaice, 2017/18) Nancy/Geralyn, Love, Loss and What I Wore, 2016) Newton/Presenter (Dexter’s Laboratory, 2015) Narrator (Into The Woods, 2014) Miss Sandra (All Shook Up, 2013) Julie Johnson (Bad Girls, 2012)
Sarah-Jane is no stranger to DRAMA SCENE has been teaching Acting & Musical Theatre classes working towards LAMDA examinations since 2017. SJ is excited to be making her return to DRAMA SCENE after working on children’s stage shows in the region. She can’t wait to see some familiar faces and help students reach their full potential.”
Performing Arts Teacher
Emma was born in the UK and began her drama journey over 10 years ago when she moved to Qatar with her family. Inspired by her tutors she took the plunge into the “world of Acting.”
She has been performing since 2010 and trained in the UK at a performing arts college and furthered her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University receiving a first-class honors degree in Drama.
Emma has been teaching professionally for 5 years and is well versed in the LAMDA syllabus with her students achieving great results. Emma’s training and professional teaching covers acting, directing, dramaturgy and musical theatre. Her training is Stanislavski based but she also has a keen interest in psycho-physical theatre.
Emma is wishes to inspire others as she has been inspired. Her key ingredients are hard work, determination and FUN! Her drama classes are filled with excitement, creativity and laughter. Bringing out the best in the individual!
Performing Arts Teacher
Josephine Lowry (Josie), was born in the United Kingdom and discovered her passion for performing at a very young age. At just four years old, she began performing in youth theatre and quickly developed a love for the craft.
Following her passion, Josie pursued a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts at the Hereford College of Arts as well as an Honours degree in acting at the university of Plymouth Marjon, where she honed her skills and learned the art of the stage. After completing her studies, she continued to pursue her career in the performing arts, taking on a variety of roles that challenged and inspired her. Josie further holds a TEFL Certificate.
Josie’s love of travel and performance has taken her around the world. She has performed in Greece and taught drama to underprivileged children in the USA and directed 4 musicals for children aged 4-16 in Canada, sharing her knowledge and passion for the art with students of all ages.
Notably, Josies has also been involved in TIE (Theatre in Education) performances throughout the UK, using her skills as an actor to engage and educate young audiences. Josie is very excited to be a part of the DRAMA SCENE Team.
Vitaliy trained as a dancer at the National University of Culture in Kyiv, in his home country Ukraine. Here he received his Master’s Degree in Choreography and Contemporary Dance. He is trained in the world famous Russian Ballet Vaganova method which he still practices and teaches today.
Upon graduating, Vitaliy went on to perform at the National Ukrainian Musical Theatre as a Dancer and Choreographer. Simultaneously Vitaliy taught Jazz, Ukrainian Folk Dancing, Contemporary and Choreography at ‘The School of Arts’ on the Crimean peninsula.
In 2006 Vitaliy took his talents abroad and went on to perform in the Xua-Xia Theater, Zhen-Zhen, China in the innovative new concept show ‘Elements.’ He went on to spend 12 years working for a number of Cruise Lines across the world including, Cunard Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line as a Dancer and Dance Captain. Where he performed as a soloist specialising in Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Commercial Dance.
In 2020 Vitaliy returned to Kyiv and began teaching in several dance schools focusing on
Contemporary dance and ballet. Vitaliy also taught in many fitness centres and gyms teaching classes such as Ballet Barre Fitness, Pilates, Interval Training and Dance Based Fitness Classes.
In 2021 Vitaliy moved to Dubai and began teaching for a Dance Academy as a Full Time Dance Teacher and Choreographer, here he worked for events such as Expo 2020 and choreographed for the World Dance Competition in Florida.
” I can’t wait to dance with you all at DRAMA SCENE. “