There are moments that in life that change the paths we take. For us, one of those moments was when we met Dennis Sykes. Dennis Sykes has taught my daughter an aspect of dance that is often overlooked, where it is not about the sparkling costumes you wear in eisteddfods or how many trophies you have on your shelf but rather its about self worth, passion, work ethic that lead to true artistry to capture the audience that is seated before you. After only 12 months of working with Dennis my daughter is a completely different dancer and performer. I believe that their training has catapulted my daughter to a whole new level and the difference is remarkable. Now when I watch my daughter dance, it brings tears to my eyes. Dennis Sykes has given my daughter invaluable lessons in drama which I believe is an important accompaniment to any dancer's career. Dennis Sykes is the most energetic and inspirational young man that I have ever met. He has an absolute passion and commitment to his craft.
Dennis Sykes is our best drama teacher ever. He makes acting meaningful and fun!
My name is Anthony and I'm a 29 year old arts graduate, about to commence my final year of law at the University of Western Sydney. I have been employed as a Court Clerk with the NSW Department of Justice for Almost 4 years now. Dennis Sykes and the Actors Co. and Acting Studio has been my performance coach and also law Tutor since I commenced my law degree, and during this time I have seen my marks increase from a 4.03 to a 4.87 GPA, with my final year of law gearing up to be eligible for entry into an honours thesis. Dennis has taught me how to really get back into the basics of law and build on those fundamentals as a launch pad into continual development, as a law student, a professional and more. The confidence I have gained and knowledge I have assimilated and sustained over the years of working with Dennis has seen me grow within the NSW Department of Justice, but also being offered seasonal employment as a Manager with the NSW Electoral Commission, and appointment as panel member for the University of Western Sydney's Scholarship Selection Panel, representing both current students and Alumni. In short my success has been largely due in part to Dennis' success in which he paved and strategic guidance implemented. I highly recommend Dennis Sykes to anyone seeking a law tutor, life/careers coach, speech/presentation guide and performing arts coach who works with you holistically, as a mentor and close friend.
Dennis Sykes' teachings bring out so much layered texture which caters equal development for every student. I have observed his classes and was in awe of the standard and mode of delivery of his students which ranged from classical to contemporary texts. At one stage, I was tempted to join in but was apprehensive about being outperformed. There is always a real buzz and an organic atmosphere in his classes. His students will be the future of the entertainment industry if they so choose. –Lincoln Muchirahondo