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Since graduating university with a First Class BA Hons in Music Theatre, Gabrielle has been singing professionally around the UK in various bands, shows and venues, as well as teaching singing to groups in performing arts schools across the North West.
Gabrielle has co-directed a variety of shows including Matilda, High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia and so on.
After making performing and music her full-time profession, she decided that she wanted to set up her own vocal coaching business and teach 1-1 singing lessons from her home studio in Southport. Since opening “Gabrielle Zanobini Vocal Coach” in 2018, her business has grown, as well as her knowledge, passion and experience of the voice, performing and music.
Over the years, Gabrielle has worked hard to continue her research and practice into the voice by taking various courses, including a Vocal Health First Aid training course. She is now Vocal Health First Aid trained and your first port of call for any vocal issues/concerns, offering immediate advice and/or refer onto a specialist for help.
Gabrielle opened Zanobini Academy of Performing Arts in 2022 and continues to grow the ZAPA family!

Esmee has always had a passion for dance and the performing arts. Having danced since she was 4 years old she loves to create and choreograph dances of all genres and styles, with experience in lyrical, ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial, flamenco, kathak, and also drama, music and musical theatre.

Esmee gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Dance at Edge Hill University. She has been involved in a number projects and performances such as creating and performing in group dance project "Flamenco Fusion" choreographed by Michelle Mann in 2022. Esmee has performed in Liverpool and Manchester Dance Competitions with EHU Dance Team and choreographed for their Summer Showcase and taught Fitness and Yoga classes for students. Esmee performed as part of a professional company during a dance intensive with choreographer Bettina Carpi on a dance piece in 2019 touching on the issues of climate change. She is a current member of the committee for Wally Cain Dance Festival, and taught dance workshops to schools in Sefton in summer 2021 among several dance workshops in schools over the years. 

Esmee loves to inspire and encourage others to find confidence in themselves within performing arts and share the passion for dance! The performing arts has made Esmee the person and the teacher she is today, and she is currently working towards her PGDE in Dance at Edge Hill starting 2022. 


Dayna attended University of Chester, studying a Dual Honours degree in English Literature and Drama and Theatre Studies. She intends to return to university in a couple of years to do a master’s degree in community and applied practice - wanting to specialise in Theatre in Education.
Dayna started her training with Unity Youth Theatre which opened her to a variety of performing and writing opportunities.

Over the last decade, Dayna has been heavily involved within a carnival arts company, taking to the streets UK wide and decorating it with colour and positive energy.
She has also worked for a variety of companies delivering workshops and classes, as well as teaching for a Liverpool theatre company for the last six years. Dayna is now a self-employed freelancer, performing and teaching across Merseyside, Chester and Manchester.


Esme is currently completing a performing arts BTEC at Liverpool Theatre School, intending to complete further education afterwards by gaining a degree in performing arts. She has been having 1-1 vocal coaching with Gabrielle for a number of years and is in the process of completing all her musical theatre examination grades.
Esme is also an ex-student at ZAPA, something which she enjoyed greatly and performed lead roles in many shows such as Mamma Mia & High School Musical.
Esme has previously danced in a wide variety of shows across Southport and she has a strong passion for performing. Esme has also completed dance exams in tap, ballet and modern up to Grade 5.
She is incredibly excited to join the team of wonderful teachers and cannot wait to start preparing for the next show!

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