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PopGems® Academy is a popular award winning performing arts school run by professional performers, Gem Allen and Junade Khan.

In 2021 PopGems® Academy celebrated 10 amazing years in the business, and won awards for being ‘The most loved music, dance & performing arts activity’ and a ‘Remarkable achievement within the Pandemic’ at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards.

PopGems® Academy have also just won ‘Performing Arts School of the Year 2023/24’ in London & South-East England’s ‘Prestige Awards’.

Gem trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and her credits include a UK Arena Tour, worldwide performances, TV presenting, and being the UK Vocalist for 90’s hit pop group AQUA. Junade trained at East 15 Drama School and his credits include Waking the Dead, Hollyoaks, Game of Thrones and most recently BBC’s police drama Better, in 2023.

Aimed at ages 1 to 16, you’ll learn the foundations of working in the world of show business in order to further your career, or simply to enjoy as a hobby and build confidence. Our drama, singing and dance classes in Beckenham, will help you achieve your best possible performance with the help of our fantastic experienced teachers.

Many of our PopGems Academy students have been lucky enough to work professionally appearing various music videos, TV shows, commercials, feature films & theatre.

Students’ credits include; 

TV: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Ted Lasso, Black Mirror, Abracadopera, The Disney Channel, SKW

Commercials: John Lewis, McDonalds, Lego, Nuby, Superdrug, Orange, Coco Clothing, Kleenex, Dairylea

Feature films: For Life, Beaumont, One Life, Ollie

Theatre: School of Rock at The Churchill Theatre, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End

PopGems® Academy is a performing arts school based in Beckenham providing:

★ Singing Lessons
★ Street Dance Classes
★ Boys Dance Classes
★ Drama Classes
★ Performing Arts
★ Stage & Recording Studio Experience
★ PopTots® Classes (Parent & child interactive classes)

All teachers at PopGems Academy are DBS checked and trained professionals.

Trials for PopGems are at selected times of the year only. Please use our contact form to request full details.

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