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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.




Jasmine Johnson-Cole – Administrator


Prior to joining LSDA, Jasmine Johnson-Cole was working in venue support management in South East London.

Jasmine graduated with a First in BA Drama from Queen Mary University in 2022. Her degree allowed her to develop her critical thinking, creative writing and academic research skills.

The Arts have been her passion for as long as she can recall. She enjoys visiting galleries, experiencing performance artists’ work, and writing in her spare time. Her own writing and performance usually focuses on critical race theory, growing up as a black British woman and she is now branching out into acting in short films and music videos.

Jasmine brings her passion for the dramatic arts, leadership and organisational skills to her role as Administrator at LSDA.