Meet the Teachers of Showshack Dance & Theatre School

Showshack Dance and Drama teachers are fully qualified professional artists who have worked and performed in the theatre, film or television industry. Our teachers use their valuable knowledge gained from their experience making Showshack an interesting and vibrant place to learn. All Showshack teachers are fully DBS checked.

 

Pauline Thomson
Founder and Principal
Pauline trained in Scotland and performed her first professional show in a Scottish Repertory company based in Ayrshire in 1976. After moving to Londo
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Elle Branch
Dance, Drama and LAMDA Teacher
Elle achieved her BA degree at the highly acclaimed drama school Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Elle has spent most of her younger years preparing
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Laura Mullowney
Modern, Tap & Musical Theatre Teacher
Laura trained professionally at Elmhurst School of Dance & Performing Arts where she received a diploma in Musical Theatre, as well as her ISTD As
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Wendy McElroy
RAD Ballet Teacher and Examiner
Wendy has been an RAD Examiner since 2003. Her annual attendance at workshops with the RAD board of examiners ensures she keeps up to date with the cu
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Sara Woodhouse
Dance and Musical Theatre Teacher
Sara trained at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom, where she studied Musical theatre. Sara has performed extensively in the UKas-well as abroad and on-board t
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Megan Sayer
LAMDA, Singing, Dance & Musical Theatre Teacher
Megan trained at Showshack Theatre School for several years where she achieved high grades in LAMDA, Ballet, Tap and Modern dance. She has been workin
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Vicky Buxton
Drama Teacher
Vicky trained at East 15 Acting School and graduated with a First in BA (Hons) World Performance in 2012. Since graduating her professional performing
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Olivia Willis
Dance, LAMDA & Musical Theatre Teacher
Olivia graduated from Bird College with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Prior to vocational training, she was
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Steve Hill
Head of Singing and Vocal Tuition
Steve trained as a pianist and arranger at Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has had a twenty five year career in
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Gary Branch
Head of Music, Orchestral Manager, Arranger, Saxophones and Woodwind
Gary has worked extensively in both T.V. and theatre, and has played for many of the best known names in the entertainment industry today.He has been
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Abigail Young
Ballet Teacher
Abigail started dancing at the age of 4 and soon after decided that was her chosen career. At the age of 11 she studied at Elmhurst Ballet School wher
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Michelle White
LAMDA Drama & Musical Theatre Teacher
Michelle trained at Arts Educational Schools in London, one of the highest recognized drama schools in the country. She has many years of Musical Thea
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Jessica Duncan
LAMDA Drama & Musical Theatre Teacher
Jessica graduated from Guildford School of Acting with a First Class BA degree in Musical Theatre and also attended Redroofs Theatre School. Her caree
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Johanna Sayer
Minis Co-Ordinator
Johanna Sayer has been teaching piano since 2005 after studying under the pianist Patricia Abercrombie-Dean GRSM, ARSM. Johanna has worked tirelessly
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Lauren Byrne
Vocal Coach
Lauren is currently in her third year at Guildford School of Acting, from which she will receive a degree in Musical Theatre. Lauren is a long-term S
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Katie Meller
LAMDA Drama Teacher
Katie trained at GSA and London Studio Centre. Her West End Theatre credits include Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante in Phantom of The Opera (Her Majestyâ
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Jenni Church
LAMDA Drama Teacher
Maria Morrison
LAMDA Drama Teacher
Originally from Scotland, Maria moved to England to attend Hurtwood House School before training for 3 years at the Performance Preparation Academy in
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Lianne Shoolbread
Dance Teacher
Lianne graduated from London Studio Centre in 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree in Theatre Dance. During this time, she studied ballet, tap, jazz
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Laura Quin
Dance Teacher
Laura is a professional classical ballet dancer. She joined The Royal Ballet Junior Associates aged 8 and then attended the prestigious Elmhurst Schoo
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Nikki Pocklington
Visiting Professional
Nikki trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre. She was fortunate to be sponsored through
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Sarah Arran
Ballet Teacher
Sarah grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and studied ballet with Jacqui Pells at the Cape Academy Of Performing Arts.  She gained her certif
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Jordana Lloyd-Bailey
Dance Teacher
Jordana started training from the age of six years old and graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2011 with a National Diploma in
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Liam Jeavons
LAMDA Drama Teacher
Liam trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) graduating in 2012. Since then he has worked across Theatre, TV & Film, as well on th
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Jordan Dodd
Dance Teacher
Jordan trained in RAD ballet and ISTD modern, tap and jazz at the tender age of 7. She became a professional dancer after gaining
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Daniel Woodhouse
Visiting Professional
Daniel started performing at an early age and was taught by Showshack’s very own Principal Pauline! Daniel enjoyed a very successful career on stage
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Ben Heathcote
Visiting Professional
Ben’s professional credits include: MUSICALS: Thank you for the Music, Electric Lipstick, The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You, Fame, Come Dancing,
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Danielle Heathcote
Visiting Professional
Danielle trained at The London Studio Centre on a three year Musical Theatre Course. Professional credits include: European Tours, numerous Pantomimes
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