CPA is renowned for producing a natural, multi-skilled performer who is able to work in all areas of the performing arts industry.  To achieve this we have recruited a strong team of committed tutors and practitioners.  Our first-hand experience, complemented with a supportive yet professionally disciplined environment is proving to be the key to our success.

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Leigh-Anne Stone

Head of College & Acting Co-Ordinator

Leigh-Anne began her training at “Colin’s Stage School” now known as “CPA Studios”. She then went on to train at the “Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts” and graduated in 1994 with her ISTD teaching qualifications and the award for “Best Singer”.

Theatre credits include: Swing 1st cover Gingey/Dragon/Queen original cast “SHREK” Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Dance Captain/Swing/1st cover La Rosa original cast “SISTER ACT” The London Palladium. Stacey/1st cover Babs Sherwood original cast “NEVER FORGET” Savoy Theatre/UK Tour; Mabel Washington/2nd cover Miss Sherman “FAME THE MUSICAL” Aldwych Theatre/ UK Tour; Mama Noah “CHILDREN OF EDEN” The Landor Theatre; Jan, Miss Lynch “GREASE” The Dominion Theatre/ Cambridge Theatre; Booth singer/understudy Gumbie Cat “CATS” UK Tour; Star to Be/Boylen Sister/ Annette “ANNIE” Thorndyke Theatre Leatherhead.

TV credits include various commercials ranging from holidays to insurance; The Paul O’Grady Show, This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Britain’s Got Talent with the cast of SHREK, to name a few.

Recordings/DVDs: Sister Act soundtrack; Shrek soundtrack; Never Forget soundtrack & DVD; She can also be heard on various West End Cares albums.

Concerts: Leigh-Anne has be fortunate enough to perform at some beautiful venues across the UK and abroad in various concerts and corporate gigs, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Celtic Manor, Kings College Cambridge, Gleneagles, The Ritz, The Dorchester, and the Actors Church Broadway.

Leigh-Anne has always had a huge passion for teaching and has successfully built up a 20 year teaching career alongside her performing one.

Nick Crossley

Head of Dance

Nick trained professionally at Bird College and graduated with a first class honours degree. He has worked ex- tensively in musical theatre both in the West End and on tour.

Theatre Credits Include: Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK and International Tour) Starlight Express, Fame, We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), West Side Story and Cats(New London Theatre)

Nick has also appeared on television in The Bill for ITV and the Period Drama Byron for BBC 2. He can be heard on the original cast recording of We Will Rock You.

Nick is also a registered teacher with the R.A.D. and has taught and choreographed for professional colleges throughout London.

Lyndsay Barnbrook

Lyndsay Barnbrook

Course Director, Head of Associated Studies

Lyndsay (BA Hons; MMus, PhD) is a freelance Musical Director, Composer/Arranger and Lecturer. At university she studied under Matthew Scott (Head of Music, National Theatre) and has since gone on to work on a wide variety of theatre projects. In addition to this, Lyndsay teaches at a number of educational institutions.

Credits include: Threepenny Opera (Theatro Technis), Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios)
Godspell (Hanger Farm Arts Centre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Mayflower Theatre); Venus and Adonis (Turner Sims Concert Hall); Threepenny Opera (BADA); Alice in Wonderland (Queen’s Theatre); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Network Theatre); Hello Again (George Cecil Wood Theatre); Alice in Wonder- land (The Point); Threepenny Opera (Nuffield Theatre); Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre, Gielgud Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Bournemouth Rep); Liar (Nuffield Youth Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (National Theatre).

Susannah Pearse

Susannah Pearse

Associated Studies Tutor

Susannah is a member of Mercury Musical Developments and a graduate of New York University’s Musical Theatre Writing Programme. Theatre includes The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete with Rebecca Applin (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Jabberwocky also with Applin (YMT), The Stationmaster with Tim Connor (Tristan Bates), Rapunzel with Youn Young Park (Singapore Repertory Theatre), and The Emperor’s Quest also with Park (C Venues, Edinburgh), awarded a discretionary award by Musical Theatre Matters for its work developing musical theatre for young people. She also wrote the lyrics for Sherlock Holmes (The Early Years) book by Kate Ferguson with Robert Hudson, music by Jared M. Dembowski, which was awarded the Theatre for the American Musical Award at the New York Musical Festival.

Publications include The Night Before Christmas with Matthew White and Ana Sanderson, published by Harper Collins; and How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun with Youn Young Park, published by Mondo. Susannah also writes the music for the songs on John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme on BBC Radio 4.

Richard Hartley Wilson

Richard Hartley Wilson

Singing Co-Ordinator

Richard Hartley Wilson gained a First Class BA (hons) in Performing Arts at Middlesex University before training at the Royal Academy of Music on the musical theatre course receiving a scholarship and the Mary Hammond Masterclass Award for acting through song. He works extensively as a singer, and vocal coach. Theatre Credits include:

Warchild (NYMT); The Firebird (Barons Court Theatre); 16 Gobs (Kings Head Theatre); Notes Across a Small Pond (Bridewell/Carol Metcalfe); An Enchanted Evening (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Nelson (SoHo Theatre/David Gilmore); Terry Pratchett’s Only You Can Save Mankind (Pleasance/Christian Durham); Drive Ride Walk (Riverside Studios Tour/Greenwich Theatre/Tour); Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, Peterborough); Thursford Xmas Spectacular (Thursford); Stage To Screen/Can’t Stop The Rock (Royal Caribbean Cruises); Guys and Dolls (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man); Fiddlers on the Hoof (Tours of India and Zambia); Scrapbook Live (Leicester Square Theatre). TV Credits include: Songs Of Praise Soloist (BBC); MTV Airwaves Commercial(Footballer); An Enchanted Evening (BBC3); Golden Jubilee Celebrations (Buckingham Palace). Session work includes: the Ridley Scott produced “Life in a Day” and Patrick Moore’s “Space”. He also regularly performs with the Orchestral Fusion band ‘Tonic Fold’ and as a singer/songwriter.

Nadine Cox

Singing Tutor

Roles include; PC Rook in Won- (National Theatre); Senses/Touch/Wits in Everyman (National
Theatre); Ms Mason in Cool Rider (Lyric Theatre); Clare in Bare (The Greenwich Theatre); Sister Berthe in The Sound Of Music (Regents Park); Mamma Mia (Prince Of Wales and Novello); Maxine in Stepping Out, The Play (Union Theatre); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre); Shenshen in Wicked, Original London Cast (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Mrs Bixby in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (UK Tour); The Full Monty, Original London Cast (Prince Of Wales Theatre); Judith in Elegies (Bridewell Theatre); The Narrator in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour); Mona Kent in Dames At Sea (Prince Regent Theatre).

Other roles include; Madame Delila and Mrs Thatcher in Dr Who – The Ultimate Adventure (Audio, Big Finish Productions); Mother in Little Women (Workshop); Storm in Chewing the Scenery (Filmed screenplay reading).

Recordings : Muppet voiceover artist for Sony PS3, Little Big Planet (Sony), Love Never Dies (Really Useful Group); Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Okai Collier). Regular recording vocalist for J Music.

Teaching credits: Pineapple Performing Arts School, based at Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden, for 17 years and is now Head of Singing; Head Of Musical Theatre and Choreographer at The Morgan Aslanoff
Theatre School; Musical Theatre and singing teacher at DNA Performing Arts College, Acting Through Song Coach and Private Singing tutor at CPA Studios; Visiting teacher at Stowe School, Buckingham; Choreographer and Voice Coach for ITV’s Off Their Rockers; Voice Coach and Workshop Leader for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Corporate Day; Workshop Leader for BBC Magazine Corporate Day; Associate of Mark Meylan; Judge at The Dance World Cup in Disneyland, Paris.

Dan de Cruz

Singing Tutor

Dan gained a BMus (Hons) from the University of Surrey before going on to train on the post-graduate course at Guildford School of Acting.

As an Musical Director, Dan has worked in various theatres around the country on shows such as Jackie – the Musical (UK No.1 Tour), Made In Dagenham, Aladdin (Voted one of the Top Ten Shows of 2015 by London Theatre 1), Seussical the Musical, Chicago, The Wedding Singer, On The Streets, Little Shop of Horrors, The Dracula Spectacular, FAME, Back to the 80’s, The Pirates of Penzance, Annie, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph, Oliver, The Mikado, A Christmas Carol, Captain Noah, The Evacuees and Sago The Clown.

Dan also has appeared on stage in shows including: Sinbad, Made In Dagenham, Sweet Charity Beauty and the Beast, Dick Whittington, Mods and Rox (New Wolsey); Lemon – The Musical (Arts Theatre); The Man Who Stole The Circus (Isis Theatre); Run For Your Wife, They’re Playing Our Song (Queen’s Theatre); Cin- derella, Aladdin (City Varieties); Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Stafford Castle); Buddy Vs The Killer (Raffles, Singapore); Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood (Theatre Clwyd); My Fair Lady, West Side Story (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Mr Jenus in Dawlish Road (Soho Theatre); The Far Pavilions, Time’s Up (Shaftesbury Theatre); FAME (Palladium).

Bruce Knight

Singing Tutor

Bruce studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music. Since leaving he has worked as a singer, keyboard player and Musical Director throughout the world, with many well-known artists including Liza Minelli, David Hasselhoff, Jose Carreras and Sir Cliff Richard.

Bruce has made recordings for the BBC and Channel 4, and has played keyboards in the London productions of ’Blood Brothers,’ ’Peggy Sue Got Married’ the Rod Stewart Musical ’Tonight’s the Night,’ ’Batboy’ and the most recent production of ’Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat’ at the Adelphi Theatre.

Bruce was also the rehearsal pianist for the critically acclaimed West End production of ’Behind the Iron Mask.’

As Musical Director, Bruce has worked for many production companies, including The Broadway Musical Company, New York, and America Cruise Lines.

Jodie Oliver

Singing Tutor

Jodie is a Musical Director and pianist. Originally from Edinburgh, she studied music at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a postgraduate in Musical Directing Mountview. She currently works on Matilda the Musical as Show Repetiteur and kids vocal coach for The Bodyguard. She also works at Arts Ed as a teacher of repertoire and ensemble classes. Jodie regularly works as an audition pianist and rehearsal pianist for shows, as well as an accompanist for concerts and cabarets around the UK.

Recent credits as MD include: Hey Mr Composer (York Opera House); SLP Showcase (Criterion Theatre, London); Oklahoma! (SLP); Godspell (SLP); Anything Goes (Arts Ed), Diary of Me (Trafalgar Studios, London) and Cabaret (Mountview). As Assistant MD: Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour); Mathilde (Vaudeville Theatre, London) and Titanic (Shaw Theatre, London). Recent credits as composer include: Flashmob and Aberfan, both for Youth Music Theatre UK.

Mike Turnbull

Singing Tutor

Mike graduated from a BMus in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music and then a MA at East15 Acting School. He combined his passion for music, acting, theatre and teaching to focus on Musical Direction and Vocal Coaching.

Mike started his Musical Director career on the award winning comedy show News Revue. He has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of professional and off-West End shows, since.

As a vocal coach, many of his students have gained principal roles in the West End, feature films and television (one of whom won BBC’s The Voice), of which he’s immensely proud. He has taught students at The Brit School, Urdang, AMTA, City Academy and CPA Studios.

Credits include: Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Geordie – The Musical (Newcastle Tyne Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Sunderland Empire), Henry V (UK Tour), Robin Hood and his Merry Mam (York Theatre Royal), Death Takes A Holiday (Keys 2, Charing Cross Theatre), Katie and The Mona Lisa (Pleasance Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (UK Tour), News Revue (Canal Café Theatre), The Addams Family (Secombe Theatre).

Lauren Ronan

Singing Tutor

Lauren is an Ireland/London based musical director, audition pianist and coach. Lauren holds a BMus from University College Cork and a PG Dip in Musical Direction from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She has an absolute passion for teaching and working with everyone at every level. Lauren works with beginners who want to sing for fun as well as drama students in full time training and professionals working on the West End and preparing for auditions. Lauren has a weakness for choirs and it currently MD for 2 choirs; City Academy Amplified (a pop, rock & indie choir) and Tongue & Groove (a show choir singing everything from Disney to The White Stripes). Lauren is part of the singing faculty at City Academy and is a musical director for Spirit Young Performers Company.

Dean Ryan

Singing Tutor

Dean is originally from Accrington in Lancashire. He currently lives in London, and trained on the Actor Musician course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance where he graduated in 2012.

Dean’s passion for performing started at an early age – having piano lessons from the age of seven, joining vocal groups at the age of ten and acting in youth theatre productions in his early teens. It seemed the natural progression was to go to Drama or Music School, and when Dean discovered the Actor Musician course at Rose Bruford, he knew that was where he wanted to train. Training really allowed Dean to develop his skills as an actor, musician and singer, and integrate them all them together in various actor-musician productions.

Since graduating, Dean has worked extensively in theatre, across Europe, London and on tour. Most recently, he originated the role of “Lezardo”, a new Disney character in the show “The Forest of Enchantment” in Paris in 2016 – a show which was seen by over 500,000 people. He currently works as a singer in various production shows including “The West End Jerseys” where he sings the part of Frankie Valli, and “The Rock and Roll Boys Club” as a lead vocalist.

Dean also has a passion for teaching and has worked as a freelance singing teacher for various schools – currently CPA Studios in Romford. Whether it’s teaching ensemble and arranging songs for groups, or teaching one on one technique or acting-through-song workshops, Dean believes that bringing a performer’s background into his classes, really engages and enthuses his students. He also lends his musical ear and skills to musical directing, and has assisted and musical-directed numerous shows. This has involved arranging both vocal parts and instrumental parts for anything from a 4 piece rock and roll band, to a 50 piece choir.

Leon Trayman

Singing Tutor

Leon has been teaching voice & singing for more than ten years. He initially trained as a pianist, saxophonist, clarinettist & vocalist. Before going on to train as an actor at Central & continues to work as a performer, director, producer, writer & musician alongside his work as a voice practitioner.

He is a visiting lecturer, director & voice coach across the UK in institutions including The BRIT School, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Rose Bruford College, WAPA, AMTA, LTS, Identity, UCC, The University of Northampton & Goldsmith’s University of London.

Due to the diversity of Leon’s training & experience, he approaches his teaching & performance from musical, theatrical, directorial & technical perspectives.

This is all underpinned by the Estill Model, which provides a physiological basis on which to build a reliable, effective & responsive voice for all his clients, irrespective of age or previous experience.

He trained as an Estill Certified Master Teacher with Anne-Marie Speed & is in the process of completing the MFA in Voice Studies at Central.

Lydia Larson

Acting Tutor

Lydia graduated from Aberystwyth University with a first class degree in Drama in 2006 and then went on to train as an actor at Guildford School of Acting. She has since worked in theatre and television.

Lydia has several years experience teaching drama and dance in schools and FE colleges as well as one on one coaching for students auditioning for drama schools.

Lucinda Lawrence

Dance Tutor

Lucinda is currently working on BBC1’s 3rd Season of Garden Rescue as the Narrater.

Theatre includes: Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); White Christmas (Dominion Theatre); Guys and Dolls (CFT); Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre); Drunk! (Curve Theatre Leicester and The Bridewell); Chicago (Curve, Leicester) 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre and Curve); Kiss Me, Kate (CFT/The Old Vic); Wonderful Town (Royal Exchange and Lowry); Soho Cinders (Queen’s Theatre); Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre); Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Union Theatre); Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (UK Tour); Mary Poppins (UK Tour));

Workshops include Anna in Moments (CFT); The Last Maharajah (Wyndham’s Theatre); Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Recordings include Spttin’ Distance (NT Studio) Cool Rider, Drunk! and Soho Cinders.

Tv includes: Runaway (Stylophones Music video); This Morning, Got To Dance, and commercials for Betty Crocker, TMobile and Kenco. Online campaigns for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The London Eye.

Alan Pearson

Acting Tutor

Training: MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS (Peter Coxhead Scholarship)
Theatre: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS (National Theatre); THE MITFORD GIRLS (Chichester); ME & MY GIRL (Kilworth House Theatre); AVENUE Q (Gielgud, Wyndhams, West End); HAMLET (Donmar Warehouse); JACK & THE BEANSTALK (Palace Theatre, Watford); PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Kilworth House Theatre); HAIR (English Theatre, Frankfurt); AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND (Wyndhams); RAINDOGS (Trafalgar Studios); THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Patticion Municipal Amphitheater, Cyprus); STAGS & HENS (Mountview); THE PILLOWMAN; MY FAIR LADY and FOLLIES (Kenneth More Theatre – Judith Walker Award).

Alan is also a freelance teacher for Mountview Academy, London Studio Centre, Pineapple Studios, Stagecoach, Boden’s Studios and others. He has been living in Sydney, Australia for nearly three years working for the Australian Museum developing and running programs and educational visits for children young people.

He will next be appearing in THE GREEN CHILDREN for Red Rose Chain Theatre Company.

Richard Hollingsworth

Voice Tutor

Richard is an actor turned voice coach and has been teaching for nearly 10 years. He specialises in elocution, accents and dialects for performance and is an expert public speaking coach. He also runs, a voice & speech consultancy service. His students have included actors from across the world, dancers, waiters, teachers, a paediatrician, TV presenters, sales directors, nurses, researchers, kickboxers from Ukraine, comedians, a Spanish au pair and 3 Scottish magicians, to name just a few.

As a teacher, he holds a PGCE in lifelong learning, as well as a certificate in English language teaching to adults (CELTA). He works around the UK, leading a variety of courses and workshops on voice & dialects at The City Literary Institute, Met Film School (Ealing Studios), Kogan Academy of Dramatic Art (Archway), DNA School of Performance (Manchester) and since 2014, here at CPA Studios. In 2013, in collaboration with the journalist Phil McDuff (Guardian), he wrote, produced and presented a documentary on the evolution of the Liverpool accent.

As an actor, he gained a BA (Hons) in Performance focusing on physical, musical and standard theatre. He also attended the Manchester School of Acting, training in naturalistic acting for film & TV. Since training he has appeared in a variety of stage productions and over 50 short films including the award-winning ‘Bigboy_74’ (Dir: Tom Marshall). He can also be seen in Phil Hawkins’ feature length film adaptation on Philip Pullman’s novel ‘The Butterfly Tattoo’.

Alongside all this, Richard is passionate performer of spoken word poetry, rapping and human beatboxing. He is a key member of ‘Freestyle Fictionary’, a crew of Manchester-based hip-hop improvisation performers who regularly performed across the UK. In his spare time, he can be found performing some of his own poetry at open mic nights in London (or wherever he may be at the time).

Amy Ireland

Tap Tutor

Amy trained under Susan Moore FISTD, before graduating with a BA Hons degree
from Bird College in 2003. Amy has delivered work for a variety of organisations, teaching at Italia Conti and CPA Studios and provides choreographic work for numerous events around the country.

Lucy Lowndes

Ballet Tutor

Lucy trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA Hons Degree. Lucy went on to perform in both classical and contemporary dance. Companies include Les Grand Ballet Canadien, Opera Australia, Scottish Opera and Cork City Ballet. Lucy has been teaching both ballet and Pilates since 2014. Lucy also teaches at English National Ballet, Central School of Ballet and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Hayley Jane Simmons

Commercial Tutor

Hayley-Jane is an acclaimed choreographer whose work has encompassed pantomime, children’s shows, musi- cals and fashion shows. Having enjoyed a successful career as a professional dancer, she now uses her experience to inspire, motivate and create stunning routines for a variety of genres. Whilst she trained in Ballet, Jazz and Tap, she is passionate about all forms of dance and loves to incorporate contemporary routines alongside the more traditional dances, demonstrating her ability to create new and original choreography for any style of production or event.

Recent credits include working with a cast of twenty – six performing hits from Grease as part of International Designer Philipp Plein’s 1950’s Inspired Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Fashion Show in Milan. She created the choreography for the music video to accompany Eurovision Star Nicki French’s hit single Teardrops (on The Disco Floor). She was also commissioned by TED to choreograph one of their brand new products using a playlist of rock anthems. Taking on board the need for an interactive feel, she created fresh and inventive set pieces which are live across various Holiday Villages in 2017. Other credits include choreographing the summer flagship production shows; Whittington Rocks and Aladdin Rocks for Bourne Leisure, Just Can’t Get Enough, a Rock ‘n’ Roll Show with a modern twist for cruise show producers Jammy Shows & Productions and Santa Claus The Musical for The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth. Hayley–‐Jane was resident choreographer at Brick Lane Music Hall for two years staging a diverse range of shows and for the past seven years has choreographed successful pantomimes for Paul Holman Associates. She demonstrated her creative and organizational flair as producer, co–‐creator and choreographer of the very popular Pop Factor, The Concert, which has toured for five years receiving acclaim from the press and public. She also created, choreographed, directed, co-produced and tour managed the first official UK Tour of High School Rocks.

Mark Smith

Matt Mattox Tutor

Choreography credits include: Paralympic Opening Ceremony – London 2012; Carousel (Royal Academy of Music); Blood Wedding (Graeae, Derby Theatre/Dundee Rep); Marry Me A Little, Peter Pan, Just So and Starting Here, Starting Now (Chicheste University); Hear! Hear! (DMD+ for Sadler’s Wells); As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Company); TEN, Sense of Freedom and Alive! (Deaf Men Dancing); My Silent World (Ballet Boyz/Channel 4’s Random Acts); Integrated ChoreoLab/Dance Summit (Pavilion Dance South West/ GDance/South East Dance); The Threepenny Opera (Graeae /New Wolsey Theatre/Nottingham Playhouse Theatre/Birmingham Repertory Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arts Ed); Die Fledermaus (Den Norske Opera & Ballett – Oslo Opera House); Reasons To Be Cheerful (Graeae’s UK Tour); The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, 101 Dalmatians, Noah and A Marvelous Year for Plum (Chichester Festival Theatre); Aladdin (Hammersmith Lyric); Shoes (Sadler’s Wells); Iolanthe, Call Me Madam and Ace of Clubs (Union Theatre & Wilton’s Music Hall. Mark was nominated for Best Choreographer in the Off-West End Awards and the Broadway World UK Awards for Iolanthe and Ace of Clubs). Mark Smith is the founder and artistic director for his own dance company Deaf Men Dancing & DMD+. Further information about Mark Smith & DMD, please visit:

Emma Woods

Musical Theatre Tutor

Theatre credits include Oklahoma (Royal Albert Hall); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ( Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London); Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall); Sister Act (London Palladium) original cast Dance Captain; Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre, London) original cast understudy Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, Penny Johnson, Elizabeth and Mrs Schumacher, later going on to play the lead role of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman; Sinatra at the London Palladium, original cast Mia Farrow and Dance Captain; Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, London) original cast; We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, London); Copacabana (Scandinavian Tour and Premiere); Cats (New London Theatre) understudy and played Demeter, Jennyanydots and Victoria; Hot Stuff (UK Tour) Dance Captain; Oliver! playing the role of Bet and Singin’ in the Rain (Leicester Haymarket Theatre).

Television and Film credits include ITV’s Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria, Disney’s Cinderella and the televised production of Oklahoma and Kiss Me Kate, both with the John Wilson Orchestra as part of the BBC’s Proms Season Choreography credits include assistant choreographer for Oklahoma (Royal Albert Hall), assistant choreographer for The Addams Family (UK Tour), Assistant Choreographer for Annie Get Your Gun ( Sheffield Crucible Theatre). Associate Choreographer for Only The Brave (WMC). Assistant choreographer for the Olivier nominated production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at London’s Regents Park Open Air Theatre. Beauty and the Beast (Chatham Central), Cinderella (Basildon Towngate Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Catford Broadway Theatre).

Claire Bancroft

Fitness Tutor

My name is Claire Bancroft I am a Biomechanics Coach (injury prevention) and I am sports massage qualified. I coach one to one as well as studio sessions. My other coaching includes working at Loughton Leisure Centre where I have an injury prevention class as well as water work out classes.

I work in primary schools coaching fitness to pupils in P.E lessons. I am a P.G.A level one golf coach for schools and Woodford golf club. I love my career and trying new sports, I am always learning and gaining knowledge and due to this I can practice what I preach in managing my own past sports injury’s to move freely for life.