MEET THE TEAM

All our Teachers hold enhanced DBS certificates. We also have public liability insurance.​ Members of Staff also have basic first aid training (St. Johns Ambulance) Safeguarding qualifications and Chaperone Licence’s.

HANNAH GOODWIN

Director & Principal

Hannah is from Cheshire, in the UK. From the age of three she trained in all styles of dance, along with her twin sister, at Cardwell Theatre School in Altrincham.

AMY GOODWIN

Vice Principal

Amy began singing and dancing at the age of three. She attended the Cardwell Theatre School of Dance and Drama in Altrincham, Cheshire. Amy is about to embark on the UK & Ireland tour of WICKED as Swing/Cover Elphaba

JULIE PARTON

West End Masterclass & Drama Teacher

Julie has worked in all aspects of the industry for over 20 years including actors agent, freelance casting director and as an actor in her own right.

AIMEE AZARI

Mini Stars Teacher & Dance Teacher

Aimee is mostly known for winning ITV talent show Stepping Out, which was  presented by Davina McCall and featured Spice Girls Mel B as one of the judges on “the front row” along side Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep. Aimee made a record early on in the show by scoring al1 10’s, Full scores for her Sizzling Salsa in just only Week 2 of the series.

JAMES HILL

LAMDA Examination Teacher

James trained in Musical Theatre at Pendleton College before graduating from LIPA in Acting. Aswell as being a jobbing actor, he has a wealth of experience teaching in different local stage schools as an Acting and Musical Theatre teacher.

KORTNIE THOMPSON

Little Stars Assistant

Kortnie has been dancing since the age of 6 and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, street dance and musical theatre. She has also performed in many theatres, Television commercials and music videos during her professional career. For most of her childhood Kortnie was a Diddy man for Ken Dodd and the Happiness Show.

RACHEL HYLTON SMITH

Singing Teacher

Rachel studied composition and piano at the University of Manchester. She then went on to do her PGCE in Secondary music and has since taught in Bermuda and London, where she also undertook a Masters Degree in Musical Theatre Composition at Goldsmiths, composing and directing various original shows for the London Fringe.

LUCY-EMMA

Private Singing Lessons Teacher

Lucy- Emma is a professional singer and vocal coach who specialises in teaching the techniques and skills required to become an accomplished singer.

Whether it be to lay down the foundations for the start of a singing career or purely for pleasure, Lucy-Emma’s aim is to focus students and help them achieve the basic singing techniques.

KIRSTY TATTLER

Private Lessons Singing Teacher

Kirsty is a professionally trained singer and graduated from the Arden Theatre School with a degree in Musical Theatre. From a young age, Kirsty studied piano and singing at The Royal Northern Junior School and has gained her grade 8 in both disciplines.

IAN CURRAN

Guest Teacher

Ian was born in Manchester and trained at The University of Sheffield.

Ian has performed in numerous plays including Edward Bond’s Lear and Howard Brenton’s The Romans In Britain (The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).

CLAUDIA THOMAS

Little Stars Assistant

Claudia graduated from the University of Salford with a BA Hons degree in Drama and English. She is also currently studying musical theatre at Hope Aria Academy in Manchester.

OTHER TEAM

Musical Theatre Teacher

Gaynor Goodwin – Administrator
Carolyn Pendlebury – Receptionist
Emma Thorley – Receptionist

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