“I have worked as Managing Director of Delamar Academy for 10 years now and strive to provide a fantastic learning experience with the best tutors and work opportunities possible for our students. I love working with the students, helping to build up their confidence and ultimately, launching them into the industry. Having trained at Delamar myself in 1996, and worked on TV dramas and feature films for 10 years, I can remember how daunting it was to make the jump from classroom to film set, and to work as a freelancer in a competitive industry. I find it very rewarding to nurture and guide our graduates on their career paths.”
Leda graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA Hons degree in English Literature. As an avid film buff and book lover, Leda’s writing career changed after studying the Delamar Academy Complete Make-up Artist course, founded by her mother, Penny Delamar. Leda worked as a make-up artist in the film and TV industry for over 10 years before taking over the school as Managing Director. Leda is passionately concerned with the careers of our graduates, overall integrity of the school and maintaining that Delamar provides the best course and tutors in the industry.
“After joining the Delamar team in the summer of 2014, I immediately felt welcomed by all the staff, students and tutors. Coupled with being on site in the Ealing Studios, no day is the same here at the Academy. There is always a fantastic energy and excitement from everyone. Having come from a make-up background myself I instantly warmed to Academy life.
A typical day would start with welcoming all the students and tutors ready for a day’s teaching. I manage daily enquiries and interviews, taking prospective students around the academy for tours.”
As Academy Manager, for most students Monika will be your first point of contact at Delamar. Monika assists Leda with the smooth running of the courses, agency and general Academy business. A fountain of Delamar knowledge, for queries on anything from course comparisons, career options, visa applications, accommodation, office management and more, Monika is the go-to girl!
“I look after all things social media, digital, events, and student shoots. The academy itself, tutors and students’ work is all so exciting for me, I love the hubbub. You will most likely find me making Instagram stories. There is a lot of opportunity here, for a school that has developed the best reputation in an old fashioned way of personal recommendation. Marketing such a high-integrity business in the area of make-up (which I love), makes me excited to come into work every day.”
Legal graduate turned beauty industry professional, Emma has worked in marketing for 5 years, specialising in digital and creative content. As a freelance make-up artist on weekends and beauty product obsessive (on every day), Emma moved to the beauty industry to look after online marketing at retailer, Space NK, across their entire brand catalogue for nearly 3 years, before moving brand-side, to consult.
“As Academy Assistant, I am always on my feet learning new things and taking on tasks to ensure the smooth day to day running of Delamar. No two days are the same here! I really enjoy working in a warm, friendly and dymamic environment. I enjoy being surrounded by such creative students and tutors who make up the Delamar family. My make-up product knowledge continues to grow on a daily basis and it is impressive to see the whole range of looks that can be created using products – I hope to pick up some make-up tips for myself!”
Social Policy graduate from Bristol University and former gymnast, Joy is a recent addition to our expanding team. Joy has previously worked tutoring children on access to education courses and when she is not helping run the academy here, she loves fitness and travel.