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 graphic designer.




HANA KOVACS – Administrator

HANA KOVACS – Administrator

Hana is a graduate of LSDA – she came initially to study on the Foundation Diploma in Acting course in 2013-14 before completing the Advanced Diploma in Acting programme in the Summer of 2015.

Since graduation, Hana has performed at the Bromley Little Theatre, been cast in TV commercials, short films, corporate films, worked in immersive theatre and performed in poetry nights.  Alongside this she worked at His Majesty’s Theatre and LW Theatres as a VIP Host and Supervisor where she gained insight into West End theatres.

Simultaneously Hana is an accomplished photographer – for a decade she has worked extensively in both the theatre and music industries shooting live performances, rehearsals, productions, headshots, portraits, posters, covers. (

Prior to moving to London, she studied and worked as a Graphic Designer (MA) in various advertising agencies and with her own clients in Vienna but chose to exchange the commercial world for the world of drama and theatre.

Hana is fluent in English, German, and Hungarian. She loves wild swimming and skating.

Hana is excited to be back in Bute Street in a new capacity.  She is looking forward to bringing her combined insight into both LSDA and the theatre industry, her love for words, acting, and learning, and her creative problem-solving skills into her role as Administrator at LSDA.