The Team

We are extremely proud to have such a talented team of teachers and specialists. You can find out more about our team below.

Gem Bridges 

Company Director

BA Hons, PGCE, ADPA, CCLD Level 3, Relax Kids & ChargeUp Coach

Gem has many years experience in performing arts ,teaching Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre whilst specialising in Early Years Theatre.  Proud of her colourful CV Gem has had opportunity to to travel the world whilst working and performing. In 2005, Gem made the biggest move of her life to California, USA to train at the California Pacific College of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, making her a part of the prestigious group The Young Americans, her time here involved teaching and performing in music outreach tours in USA, Germany and UK. The ethos of The Young Americans was to promote music as a universal language particularly the importance of music in schools, this outlook is something that she feels very strongly about and continues to use as a focus in her work. Highlights of Gem's career include representing England as a street dancer in competition in California and taking on the role of Head of Performing Arts on a summer camp in New York.

 After returning to the UK to complete a BA Hons degree it wasn't long before Gem got the urge to travel again and made the move to Singapore where she worked as a Performing Arts teacher, choreographing and directing various shows whilst maintaining a focus on theatre for Early Years.

 As a fully qualified nursery nurse, she has years of experience working in childcare settings and a sound understanding of learning and development for this age group. Gem has also completed a PGCE in further eduction with a specialism in Special Needs. Gem has studied mindfulness based stress reduction with the aim to promote this in a classroom setting. Gem completed the Advanced diploma in teaching performing arts where Gem focused on teaching musical theatre through Rock School and looks forward to offering exams with RSL and PAA at ReachOut School of Arts.

As well as all of this, Gem is in the process of publishing her very own Children's book, being inspired by her students, Gem is excitedly working on more writing projects. Most recently Gem became a coach for the Relax Kids Programme promoting positive mental health to children. She is extremely proud to be working alongside one of her oldest friends and making ReachOut Arts finally come alive after many years of dreaming about the possibility of running a company such as this. 

Saskia Fuchs

Company Director

BA Hons,PGDip, NLP Practitioner

Saskia has a vast range of experience in the performing arts, having trained at Europe’s leading contemporary vocal school “VocalTech” in London at the age of 18. She has performed up and down the country in a variety of venues including Shepherds Bush Empire and a variety of festivals. Saskia holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre Performance and Event design in which she worked with a variety of large festivals and event companies including Merlin Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome and the Birmingham Rep and holds a Postgraduate Certificate Diploma in Drama and Theatre in Education. During her degree training she worked with a wide variety of ages, but very much enjoys working with Teenagers and young adults. Saskia has a strong interest in SEN and Verbatim Theatre and its uses within an educational/PHSE setting. Having focused, the past few years on Outreach and young people she has worked with a variety of children and young adults, including for The National Citizen Service and working with Theatre Empowerment Companies in schools up and down the country. A performer herself she performs in plays, musicals and live music venues across the county. She has taught performing arts for many years to a variety of ages, and tutors in Singing and Drama. Saskia is currently studying the art of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in which she intends to utilize to create theatre and NLP programs to aid confidence in both an educational setting and will be Practitioner delivering these courses to our Corporate Clients. She is also studying Mindfulness with a sight to train teachers and practitioners to use Mindfulness in Schools within Curriculum time. It is with great joy and excitement she is launching ReachOut Arts UK with fellow Director Gem and looks forward to the future!

Team ReachOut

We have a small talented team selected and trained by ReachOut Directors Gem and Saskia, we ensure that our staff are always working to enhance their work, this includes taking part in regular in house staff training as well as First Aid training, Prevent training, Safeguarding training and subject specific CPD and enhancement courses.

We are extremely proud of our team and the work they deliver on behalf of ReachOut Arts.

Sarah Hodgkins

Wellbeing Specialist & Therapist

Jess Knowles

Drama, Street Dance & Musical Theatre

Holiday Club Manager

Jess Rogers


Faye Campbell

Musical Theatre & Street Dance

Katie Crosland


Lydia Farnham

Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre

Molly Parker

Events Assistant

Emily Bennett

Musical Theatre & Early Years

Danielle Scott


Bethany Cullen

Cover Teacher/ Events Assistant

Jess Parker

Stage Manager/Events Assistant

We also have a talented pool of actors and event assistants who work as live artists at various events.

© 2020 

Based in Shropshire 

ReachOut Arts is the trading style for:

ReachOut Arts UK Limited Company number 12338529

ReachOut School of Arts Limited Company number 12491986

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