Principal / Teacher
Nick graduated from Middlesex university with a BA Hons, in theatre arts. Prior to gaining a place at Middlesex, he studied and achieved a first class diploma in musical theatre at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA). Nick has performed on some of the big stages, such as Her Majesty’s, The Palladium, Sadlers Wells and most recently The National Theatre. During the summer of 2012, Nick achieved a place on the Tangled Feet Participation Programme, a sought after position, which many auditioned for. The programme taught inspiring performers the trade of Physical Theatre and were rewarded with performing with Tangled Feet at the National Theatre.
Nick has had 12 years experience of teaching children of all ages. Nick has previously taught at the Chicken Shed (Southgate) teaching theatre to children with disabilities. Nick is a working director and script writer working with children and adults on producing performances.
Nick’s Comment: Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the students at Love Theatre Arts, have a smile on their face, performing their hearts out. It is so rewarding, to see Love Theatre Arts grow, into a school that has become a home for children who wish to partake in the teachings of Musical Theatre & Dance. I have had the opportunity to teach many children in the past with various abilities, but what I have learnt, is each child is individual, each child needs a different approach to teaching to get the best out of themselves and it is my job to do so. I love teaching, and I love seeing improvement in any child’s ability. Whether it be confidence, pronunciation, diction etc. each of which gives a teacher a great satisfaction in their job.
Credits: All That is solid melts into air (National), Mardi Gras(Sadlers Wells), Pippin the Musical ( Bellerby Theatre), Hamletmachine (MU Trent Park), Oristia (MU Hendon)
Nick looks forward to working with the children of LOVE THEATRE ARTS.
Principal / Teacher
Hannah began dancing at the young age of 8 at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. It was here where she developed her love for dance and the arts taking classes in Ballet, Modern,Jazz and Tap as well as Musical Theatre where she took many graded exams which she passed with Honours. Hannah was taught by excellent teachers who not only taught her technique but who inspired her to persue a career in dance. After attending Laines for over 10 years Hannah was accepted into the Urdang academy one of the top performing arts colleges in the country where she studied for three years graduating with a Professional Diploma in Dance. Hannah is a qualified Zumba instructor.
Hannah has had 11 Years experience when it comes to teaching theatre and dance to children. Hannah currently attends local schools, and leads our Love Theatre Arts school programmes whereby students learn an array of songs, dance routines & dialogue from a number of hit West End & Broadway Musicals.
Hannah’s comment: From working with different children I have become very passionate about teaching and inspiring the children of today, watching them grow as people and artists. It is so rewarding when I see them expressing themselves through the discipline of the arts. It now has become my biggest ambition to start up a performing arts school and so I am absolutely over the moon to be co founder of Love Theatre Arts. I am proud of all the students from our little 2 year olds, to the inspiring 18 year olds.
Musical Theatre/ Singing Coach
James is a Musical Theatre and private singing teacher within the Love Theatre Arts company. He teaches our Peacock Class (4-6) Musical Theatre, takes the singing aspect of the Lyceum Class (7-11) and also privately tutors singing classes for pupils.
James started training at the age of 6 going between different dance and musical theatre schools including Italia Conti before finding his home at Deltoro School of Dance at age 11. There he trained in 3 major disciplines Ballet, Tap and Jazz completing all ISTD grades in all three.
From there in 2012, James auditioned and further studied at Bird College, a professional Dance and Musical Theatre college training in everything from tap to contemporary to commercial jazz. James graduated from Bird College in 2015 with a 1st class Degree, with a dissertation researching improvisation in dance focusing on it’s confidence building attributes in young dancers.
Alongside the Musical Theatre training James was the lead vocalist and director/arranger of a 12 piece Jazz band “In The Swing” which played in venues across London and the South East for events ranging from corporate to weddings.
Since graduating James has performed professionally and this year has been working with a new emerging jazz company (House of Jazz) and is working as a creative with the immersive theatre company Uncorked Theatre, branching into directing and writing for dance focused films.
James is eternally grateful to Nick and Hannah for the tremendous opportunities they have provided to develop his teaching abilities and experience. The school is a beaming example of care, love and fun in its purest form allowing children from 2-16 to escape from any stress and throw themselves into a creative, self-discovering and loving environment and he couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.
Musical Theatre Teacher/ Singing Coach
Daisy is a 2015 Musical Theatre Graduate from Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) Guildford. She has recently returned from working as part of a show team in Cyprus for Thomson Gold where she was the Resident Singing Captain. Daisy is extremely passionate about teaching and has clocked up 8 years of experience as a Choir Leader, Musical Director, Private and Group Singing and Drama teacher and has taken children through their Singing and LAMDA grades. She achieved her Grade 8 ABRSM in Singing aged 17 and so is extremely familiar with the syllabus. Recently, Daisy has started to study Music and Drama Therapy and is currently working as an assistant for children with special needs. Having worked extensively for Stagecoach, Razzamataz and Make Believe. Daisy is loving the fresh take that Love Theatre Arts has on introducing young children to such exciting new skills and already feels a very welcome member of the family!
Musical Theatre/ Singing Coach
Lizzie began dancing at her local dance school at 6 years old training in ballet, tap, modern and jazz, which she carried on until she was 18, taking many dance exams and performing in lots of shows. It was at secondary school where she found her love for singing and playing instruments. At 14 she played the lead role of Miss Wilkinson in ‘Billy Youth Theatre’ at the Brighton Dome, sang at the Royal Albert Hall for ‘Darwin’s Theory Project’ and played in the jazz band for many shows. At college she gained Distinction* Distinction* Distinction in her musical theatre diploma, as well as Grade 8 Flute, Grade 6 Singing, Grade 7 Saxophone, A Level Music and A level English. She then went on to gain a place and graduate from the 3 Year Musical Theatre diploma at PPA with Distinction. In her third year she played lead roles in Spring Awakening, Merrily We Roll Along, and The Pirates of Penzance. In her third year she also gained her first job as Dance Captain on ‘Beauty and The Beast pantomime’ at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, and then went on to play the princess in ‘The Forgotten Princess’ at the Groundlings theatre in Portsmouth. She also has experience auditioning for film, tv, and west end.
I absolutely love teaching at Love Theatre Arts. It really is a very special and unique place, full of love, with exceptionally talented, and lovely children. It is truly a pleasure to teach them and to see them flourish and improve week on week. Each child has a different speciality and it’s amazing and so rewarding for me getting to see them grow as individuals. It gives me a lot of joy to be able to pass on my knowledge and to see them having fun with it. It wouldn’t be the place that it is without all of Nick and Hannah’s hard work. I feel very lucky to teach there, and to be part of such a great team of teachers. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Love Theatre Arts!
I am currently coming to the end of my MA at Rose Bruford in Actor and Performer training. My previous training also includes an Acting Foundation at ArtsEd where I graduated in 2015 and have studied on courses run by Act up North and The Mono Box. Since training with The Mono Box I have become an Ambassador for the company who have Patrons such as Vanessa Kirby, Sir Derek Jacobi and many others. I have been working with young people for four years within the field of drama and performance. My work as an actor includes small roles in Silent Witness and performances in fringe theatre. Becoming apart of the Love Theatre Arts community has been an absolute pleasure and I can’t wait to get involved with the work and new opportunities they are able to give to the young people!
Street Dance Teacher & School Programmes Leader
Liberty started dancing at the age of 2 and a half in her local dance school where she realised her passion for performing and the arts. In 2011 Liberty auditioned and started at the Brit school where she gained her diploma in Dance, performing arts and finished A levels.
Following the brit school Liberty moved on to audition for vocational dance college, leading her into 4 years training at Performers college, a professional dance and musical theatre college training in singing, dancing and acting where she recently graduated with a level 6 diploma.
Liberty is extremely excited about working with the children from Love Theatre Arts and meeting people from all across the borough and exploring everyone’s individual talents!
Head of Production/ TV Acting
I’m a friendly, passionate and enthusiastic Cameraman with 10 years experience in the Television Industry.
I began my career as a camera trainee/ 2nd AC on TV Dramas, features and short films, before moving to my preferred fields of documentary and entertainment, corporates and promos – in which I spent 5 years as a camera assistant/ focus puller assisting many incredibly talented DOPs.
I enjoy a challenge and I feel that through my experience of working in different fields and mediums of film-making that I’ve developed a very versatile approach to camerawork, taking a range of differing techniques of operating and lighting learnt from DOPs across the varying mediums of film-making listed above.
I thrive in run-and-gun documentary situations, when quick lighting, an editorial mindset and fast decision-making is key in deciding how a situation will be presented on camera. However, I also flourish in extensive planning and shotlisting for elaborate cinematic sequences – working closely with the director to tell the story in the most fitting visual style.
I am committed to achieving the strongest visual style to suit the production.