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

Director

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

Vice Principal & 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.

EMMA O'HARA

Head of Dance, Mini Stars & Dance Teacher

Training: Priestley College gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre (Distinction). North Liverpool Dance Academy. (Head Girl in Final Year). Emma trained here for 3 years where she completed and gained her ISTD Teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National.

MARK PATERSON

LAMDA Examination & Film and TV Teacher

Mark is a working actor who has been teaching LAMDA examinations for over two years and has a 100% pass rate, with a high percentage of students gaining Merits and Distinctions.

GILLY SARGENT

Singing Teacher

Gilly was Head of Music at Wilmslow High School for nine years before joining Withington Girls’ School as Director of Music in 2005. Gilly has rehearsed and directed both choral and instrumental ensembles in Musical Theatre (productions have included Oliver, West Side Story, Joseph and The Sound of Music).

BRYONY PULIZZI

West End Masterclass Teacher

Bryony has just recently returned from the US after training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. In 2014 she graduated with a degree in Contemporary Theatre and Performance and from there she moved straight to Hollywood.

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).

LUCY-EMMA MANIFOLD

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.

VERITY GOODWIN

Little Stars Teacher

Verity began dancing at the age of three at Joyce Mason School of dance. She was also an associate at Northern Ballet Theatre and attended York Scholars.

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