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.
Before her role at LSDA, Hannah O’Sullivan dedicated her time to pursuing her passion for anthropology while also nurturing her creative talents.
In 2022, she graduated with an Anthropology degree from Brunel University, which equipped her with valuable knowledge of social and cultural processes. This knowledge allowed her to collaborate effectively with community groups.
Alongside her academic pursuits, Hannah found an outlet for her creativity through poetry and writing. She crafted poems that explored various themes, occasionally sharing her thoughts through spoken word performances and contributing to exhibitions. These experiences showcase her commitment to storytelling and her keen observation of society.
Hannah’s diverse background has instilled a commitment to cohesive spaces and has given her a unique perspective and skills that she now brings to her role as Arts Administrator at LSDA.