Our teachers have experience working as qualified teachers and performers with degrees from top universities and Drama schools.
They have a wealth of professional experience, Enhanced DBS certificates, Safeguarding and First-aid training.
Charlotte Cattrall BA (Hons.), PGCE, QTS
Director & Teacher
Charlotte is a highly trained and experienced qualified Teacher, Actor and Director with 12 years experience in performing arts education. After training in Musical Theatre at LIPA Academy, she gained a BA (Hons.) in Drama & Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University of London and a PGCE in Secondary Drama & English Education from University College London IOE with Qualified Teacher Status.
Charlotte is on the board of LAMDA Examiners and is the Head of Drama in an independent secondary school in London. She has taught Drama, Musical Theatre and LAMDA in a variety of outstanding schools across London, Liverpool and Hong Kong with a 100% success rate. She was a judge for London College of Music Speech & Drama Festival, a GCSE Drama Examiner and trained with Juilliard School of New York education specialists.
Charlotte still works professionally in the industry as an Actor and Director. She is a classically trained singer having sung at national and international concerts, with choirs and as a soloist accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra. She has sung for King Charles III, US Secretary of State and was a finalist in the National Eisteddfod. She has also performed in several musicals produced by Bill Kenwright.
Her directing credits include productions of Into the Woods (Hong Kong 2019), Little Shop of Horrors (London 2023 & Hong Kong 2018), Oliver! (London 2017), A Christmas Carol (London 2020), Romeo & Juliet (Hong Kong 2018), The Crucible (2022), Great Expectations (2021), The Power of Shakespeare Festival (2022 & 2023), The Wizard of Oz (2021), Oklahoma! (2022) and many showcases and concerts.
Charlotte is passionate about making performing arts education accessible for all young people and the transformative impact it can have on their mental health and well-being.
Alex Gordon BA (Hons.), MA, PGCE, QTS
Alex is an actor, director and teacher. He studied for an MA in Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York and trained in Acting at Drama Studio London.
Alex performed in Trevor Nunn’s epic Shakespeare production of The Wars of the Roses, toured A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Germany, France, Japan and China and performed Romeo and Juliet and Private Lives in open-air theatres across the UK.
Alex trained as a teacher, earning a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Exeter. Whilst teaching English and Drama, he also taught at a performing arts school for children and directed a sell-out production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Corfe Castle in Dorset.
Alex has recently returned to the industry as an Actor and Director whilst continuing to teach Drama, helping young people become more confident and discover their passion for Acting.
Joseph Miller BA (Hons.)
Joseph Miller is an experienced Director, Actor and Teacher who is passionate about Performing Arts Education.
He graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, one of the leading Drama Schools in the UK, with a BA (Hons.) in Acting where he was immersed in professional theatre and screen Acting.
Joe founded The Uncle Ian Theatre Company and Directed their most recent project 'Drivers' gaining critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. The production is due to be reprised in early 2023.
Joseph has also trained with Mountview, and is a member of the National Youth Theatre. He is an experienced LAMDA teacher and specialises in teaching Acting.
Emily Ashcroft BA (Hons.)
Emily is an actor, coach and teacher. She studied for an BA in Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds and trained in Acting in the United States starring in Raleigh’s theatre production of Around the World in 80 Days.
Emily's Acting credits also include The Jungle Book, Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Snow Queen, touring theatres across the UK.
Emily has a wide range of teaching experience working with young people aged 3-18 teaching Musical Theatre and Acting whilst also coaching businesses in negotiation and communication skills.
Emily is also a Theatre Producer and coaches business leaders and CEOs how to use communication skills to lead successful businesses and teams.
Emily loves teaching Drama, encouraging children to pursue their dreams and discover more about themselves through Acting and self-expression.
Lucy Renton BA (Hons.)
Lucy is an Actor and Drama Teacher. She graduated from The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with a BA (Hons) in Acting, and attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Italia Conti.
Lucy's recent Acting credits include Nevernatal, Woebegone and Pass It On which she performed to sold out audiences in London, York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival achieving excellent reviews. Some film credits also include The Blade Cuts Deeper and Monkey Or Man.
Lucy is passionate about providing young people with good quality Performing Arts Education in order to help them discover their talents and grow in confidence.