LSDA Management   LSDA Board of Directors





JAKE TAYLOR – Principal

Jake founded the London School of Dramatic Art with Urvashi Chand in 2005. Originally from Abergavenny in Wales, he moved to London to train as an actor and dancer. His acting training began at the CTTC and culminated in a degree at the Drama Centre, London. Since graduating he has performed in numerous theatre productions in London and across the UK.
Prior to the formation of LSDA Jake worked as a Training Consultant for fundraising companies in the UK, working with both National and International charities and NGO’s (Amnesty International, the Red Cross, Greenpeace, Unicef, NSPCC among others). Jake relocated to Vancouver, Canada in 2003 to set up and manage a fundraising company.
As Principal Jake takes a hands-on approach to ensure all students have a positive learning experience during their time at LSDA.
Jake is also a keen photographer and enjoys graphic design.


Misha Arntsen - LSDA Administrator

MISHA ARNTSEN – Administrator

Originally from Argentina, Misha studied at St. Andrew’s Scots School where she began exploring her love for Musical Theatre. She then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations (Universidad Católica Argentina) where she explored the design and branding world as an Account Executive working with both national and international clients. After two years working in this field, Misha began working as a Producer and Assistant Director in a Musical Theatre School where she was responsible for, among other things, negotiating contracts with suppliers, theatre owners, actors and crew members. Misha moved to London at the start of 2015 to expand her professional career in performing arts industry. She joined LSDA in August and is enjoying adapting her theatre production skills to the high pressure and stimulating environment at LSDA. As LSDA’s Administrator, Misha helps bring stability, structure and support to the student’s busy days, as well as working as a team with Jake to ensure the smooth running of the school. The main love of Misha’s life will always be Musical Theatre and she is at her happiest when able to share her extensive knowledge and love for the genre.