Performing Arts

The Harlequin Performing Arts Academy

Netta Barnes Netta Barnes
Windmill Theatre School Director/
Drama coach

Netta has been involved with drama since the age of 6 when she joined Sylvia Youngs Theatre School, performing both for the school and professionally. At the age of 17 she joined Italia Conti and after finishing her 3 year full time course started her adult career touring in various professional productions and repertory theatre companies.

On tour she worked with deaf children and went on to do 3 years of sign language taking her BSL Level 2. Although she learnt all aspects of musical theatre including singing and dancing, acting was her first love. She studied all the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exams up to her teaching grade and has been putting hundreds of children through their LAMDA Speech and Drama exams for the past 10 years with fantastic results.

She started The Windmill Theatre School in January 2007 and now in its 6th year has over 100 children enjoying drama, dance and singing. They perform several shows a year including their weekly Summer School in the UK and abroad.