Meet The Team
Janet Viola is the Executive Director, Founder and Artistic Director of Lanterns Schools Ltd, Lanterns Studio Theatre and Lanterns School of the Performing Arts based in Canary Wharf, Docklands.
Janet, who danced with various Ballet and Contemporary companies alongside a musical theatre and commercial career, has developed the Lanterns Arts complex over the past 20 years.
Completion of The Lanterns Studio Theatre in Late 2011 is another step towards fulfilling the Directors vision of bringing the highest calibre of Dance, Music and Theatre to the Canary Wharf Central area of East London’s Docklands.
JAMIEL LAURENCE is the Project Manager of Lanterns Studio Theatre, and son of the its Director & Founder Janet Viola. After growing up around the Performing Arts under the tutelage of his Mother, Jamiel received Music and Dance training from both The Arts Educational School Tring Park and TRINITY LABAN, before going on to focus on Classical Ballet at the Central School of Ballet.
Currently dancing and touring Internationally as a Coryphée dancer of the Scottish Ballet, Jamiel is involved in the Hire and Artistic Programming of the Lanterns Studio Theatre, as well as its press and editorial.