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Isabel Snaas

“I have so much to thank Scott and Lisa for; without them, I could never have cultivated my love for the performing arts in such a supportive and loving environment that was Diverse. During my time there, I was able to act out the likes of Maria in West Side Story, Mary Poppins and Christine in Phantom of the Opera, ticking off some of my most dreamed about roles. In addition, I met the most incredible students (as well as teachers!) and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for each individual and the amazing school that is Diverse Choreography. Thank you!”

Matthew Melone

“Scott and Lisa are the real deal. I constantly find myself coming back for workshops and classes to brush up on my technique. That is the power of Scott and Lisa’s teaching – they manage to strike a perfect balance between motivating their students to strive for excellence while giving them the freedom and encouragement to discover and express themselves through movement, dance, singing and acting.”

Harrison Wilde
Betty Laine Scholarship

“Diverse changed my life. They gave me the confidence and the belief in myself, that I could actually pursue Musical Theatre & Dancing as a serious career choice, not only that but I had a place that I belonged and would call a second home. I owe everything to this amazing family, and I am always forever grateful for their ongoing love and support.”

Megan Conroy

“I’ve just graduated from the Urdang academy with an Honours degree in dance and musical theatre. The only reason I got here is because I had the most WONDERFUL teachers and supportive students around me at Diverse.
It was at Diverse that I realised this wasn’t a hobby and it was something that I wanted to do everyday for as long as I could! I’ve also made some friendships for life, and have continued support of the teachers that got me all this way, including they’re amazing input in my final year dissertation.Diverse is one of a kind, and so are it’s creators Scott and Lisa Marshall. I will be forever grateful for it, from day 1 auditioning in the locker rooms of wellington, to each time I meet up with other wonderful ex students in London and hear about the amazing things they’re doing and watching their shows x SNAPS FOR DIVERSE! “

Charlie Waddell

“Diverse Choreography is truly my second home. The bonds and friendships I’ve made at the studio are sure to last a lifetime. Thank you to Lisa, Scott and all the amazing staff at Diverse for pushing me to my fullest potential and believing in me always! I wouldn’t be where I am and at the college of my dreams without you all. Lots of love!”

Devon Braithwaite

“Diverse provides an incredibly supportive environment for young performers to cultivate and nurture their talent. Through their guidance I was granted places at the top performing arts colleges in both America and the U.K. They are truly the best performing arts center in the Middle East for those serious in pursuing active careers in the Performing Arts.”

Alice Oberg

“A massive thank you to Diverse for training me and basically raising me for a huge portion of my life. I will never forget and will always be thankful for you guys pushing me to my fullest to get me to where I am today at Arts Educational School, London. Thank you and love you!”

Callum Bell

“Diverse choreography has simply changed my life and paved the way for me to truly achieve success in something that once was thought of as a hobby but it is now being realised as a career. I can’t thank Diverse enough for the incredible training they provided or for the ever-growing second family I have been blessed with, Diverse is truly something special and will always be in my stride.”

Crischaela Vallender

“Diverse has been my family for as long as I can remember. As a young girl I was inspired by Scott and Lisa who not only made me the performer I am today but also the person I am proud to be”

Ella Oberg

“Diverse shaped my entire childhood and paved my life to be what it looks like today. I am eternally grateful not only for the impeccable training we all recieved, but also for the lifelong family we have gained. The amount of support and love that surrounds this school is honestly amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, 100%.”

Charlie Williams

“From day 1 walking into Diverse, it was as if I was being welcomed into the most incredible family, a family that still stands to this day.I am infinitely grateful to have been trained by the teachers at Diverse whose training and experience provided me with the knowledge that anyone who didn’t go to this wonderful school could only dream of. Diverse constantly challenged me and pushed me, while constantly supporting me and giving me the opportunities that allowed me to now do what I love every day”

Hannah Marcos

“I am so proud and lucky to be a part of the diverse family and cannot thank everyone enough for all their support. The studios were my second home and they helped me bloom a hobby into a career. Thanks to their amazing training and supportive faculty I am professionally training at my dream musical theatre college “

Eddie Zickerman

I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the amazing staff, students and family that make up Diverse. Their impact has completely shaped my life growing up for which I am truly grateful. The constant support and inspiration is a true testament to the training provided by all of the incredible teachers as I know that the performer I aspire to be is only possible thanks to the foundation provided by the diverse team. I couldn’t think of a better place to have spent the last 10 years, improving my skills but also creating the family I have today. Love you all and thank you again.

Jasmine Scott

I have been at Diverse since I was 6 years old. The amazing training and facilities have allowed for me to flourish into a performer I am very proud of. Not only have I been taught by the best teachers but have also made friends which I will have with me for life. I am now going on to train at The Urdang Academy in London for 3 years which I could have never gained a place without the guidance and training from Diverse. You guys will always have a piece of my heart. Can’t wait to make you proud.

Beau Lonergan

There’s truly nowhere quite like Diverse. I have loved the years I’ve spent taking classes across all disciplines and witnessed progress that I never would have dreamed possible. As for the shows that Diverse produce, they are absolutely unforgettable and a phenomenal experience. I’m writing this as I am about to embark on a musical theatre course at Arts Ed, London something which wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance, kindness and support of all the incredible teachers at Diverse. Because of the teachers and the amazing friends I’ve met at Diverse, it’s become a place that feels more like a home and not like a normal dance studio. I will always be proud to be one of the Diverse Fam.

Amy Turner

I couldn’t be more grateful for diverse performing arts center. The environment at the studios allowed for me to feel understood and mature my talent into truly believing I could pursue musical theatre as a career. The inspiring and motivational teachers and students at diverse will forever hold a special place in my heart. I am so proud to have grown up in such a wonderful, loving and talented place that’s led me to become the performer and individual I am today. Thank you for everything diverse both inside and outside of the studios.

Ella Afghahi

I have grown up at Diverse for up to 8 years which has shaped me to the performer I am today. I will always hold Diverse very close to my heart and will cherish being a part of the ‘Diverse Family’ and attending classes with talented, loving students who are always supportive of each other. As sad it is to leave a place I call a second home, I have never felt any more prepared to go into this next chapter thanks to the amazing Diverse teachers.

Mirrin Thomson

I honestly don’t even know where to start or how to properly put into words how much diverse has changed my life! If it wasn’t for Scott, Lisa and all the incredible staff at diverse showing me so much love, support and always believing in me without fail, I can truly say I wouldn’t be where I am today and it breaks my heart to have to leave what I proudly call my family but I know that I am ready for any challenges that are thrown my way due to the insane training and life lessons I have been given from when I first stepped foot into the studio at 10 years old and now 8 years later going to my dream college, Laine Theatre Arts to get my degree! I really couldn’t do it without you guys and I can’t wait to come back and visit soon! Thank you for everything and you will always hold a special place in my heart, Lots of love xx

Teodora Cotirlan

Not only has Diverse been my second home for the past 4 years, but I have created unbreakable bonds with teachers and students which I will treasure forever… and for that I cannot thank you enough. Diverse has pushed me to extents I didn’t know I was capable of and have shaped me into the performer I am today. With the teachers help and guidance my dream to become a performer is becoming a reality, as I head to LSC for 3 years of professional training. I am extremely grateful for my time at Diverse and couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of the family created in the studios.


“I can honestly say that Diverse has shaped me to become the performer I am today. It is because of the intense training provided by the incredibly dedicated teachers that I can finally turn my childhood dreams into reality by going off to GSA. I have been pushed harder than I could have ever imagined and am beyond grateful for that. Diverse is and will always be my second home, not only because I spent more time there than I actually did in my own home over the past 5 years, but also because of my talented friends and the unbreakable bonds I have been able to make during my time as a student at Diverse.”


“Diverse has been my second home for the last 8 years, they have allowed me to develop my skills as a performer as well as welcoming me into a family which I will cherish for the rest of my life. Diverse has offered me a range of training and opportunities that have given me an insight of the industry and will aid me through the next 3 years of my professional training. I could not have asked for a better dance studio to welcome me to my passion.”

Lily Naylor

“Diverse has been my second home for the last five years. Not only because of the hours spent training but also the relationships established and the support that I have received from all of the staff. They have provided a rigorous program of study that prepared me for all of my auditions. There have been tears, torn muscles and tantrums over the years but lots of laughter and completely worth every minute. I am now going to study at my dream school for the next 3 years and fully believe this would not have been possible without Diverse”

Lucy Adams

“I joined Diverse when I moved to Dubai in 2011 and I truly don’t believe I would be training professionally if it wasn’t for Scott, Lisa and their teams amazing training! The Diverse family is always there to support you and give advice even once you have graduated.”

Oliver Ferro

“How does a boy go from wearing rugby boots and a Black Belt to Ballet tights and tap shoes? To be honest I still don’t know, but it happened to me, and I can thank Diverse and the amazing team for helping me make this change… and it’s fair to say that I’ve never looked back. And because of them I am now heading to Laine Theatre Arts to pursue what I love and I couldn’t be more thankful for the incredible family I have made along the way.”

Eleanor Nightingale

“Diverse has been my second family since I was 7 years old and has made me into the person I am today. The support and encouragement has been amazing over the years from Scott, Lisa and all the wonderful teachers.
This year I have been lucky to have been offered places at GSA and Laine enabling me to pursue my career in Musical Theatre. This has all been down to the exceptional training Diverse has to offer”

Grace Williams

“ My six years at diverse have been truly wonderful, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without their brilliant team! Both the training, the performances and the experiences diverse provides have given me memories I will cherish forever, as well as building the foundation of my training to successfully prepare me for drama school. Now that I am at drama school, I miss Diverse dearly, even early Saturday morning helping out with the minis! I wish them every luck in the future and will always love my diverse family!”

Ella Shire

“Diverse gave me a strong and professional start in my performing career. The skills and attitude I learnt at diverse helped me hugely in attending a full time drama school in London to then working in the industry. I am so grateful for the dedicated and hard working teachers and mentors at Diverse, I wouldn’t be where I am now without them”

Zahid Siddiqui

“My experience at Diverse helped me to gain confidence on stage and in myself that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. The skills I learnt there have really helped me to become a more well rounded performer, and on top of that I made some the greatest friends!”

Rosie Napper
Bonnie Langford Scholarship

“Diverse provided me with so much. Not just technique and strength but knowledge, attack and confidence. The professional opportunities and first rate training have truly shaped me to be the performer and person I am today. I’m really grateful to Scott, Lisa and the rest of the team for all of their support throughout my time with Diverse. Thank you!”

Kayleigh Drake

“After leaving Dubai I went to study at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where I fell in love with festivals, live events and producing. During my time there I worked with Paradise Green at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have since been elected onto the board of directors where I work with 7 other directors to put the festival on at our venues each year. Alongside that, I work full time within the catering and events industry, acting as both event planner and manager for events across London, UK and Europe. I still pursue dance and performance in all my free time and
Diverse is the inspiration for my love of live events
through the jobs I was lucky enough to have as a semi-professional dancer at pop up events and exhibitions in Dubai. It has massively improved my confidence, physique and the amazing pool of friends that have also moved to London
I am so honoured to be a part of such a “Diverse” family and hope to be back soon to visit! “

Sophie Whitwell
Jossie Padgett
Chloe Perras
Dada Scholarship
Maxine Muchado


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