STAGE BY STAGE TEAM
Head Of Drama
Alex has a BA Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from Middlesex University, and a Masters Degree in Drama Therapy. She is co-director of Tangled Feet, a successful Physical Theatre company, and has performed extensively as part of the company as well as with Frantic Assembly, Beyond Theatre company, BYT Experimental Theatre company and Stomp. She has recently returned from Palestine where she designed, implemented and ran an psychodrama programme for the International Red Cross as part of their rehabilitation scheme. She has extensive experience teaching for stage schools including Platform, Stage Coach Sutton, JASSPA and Royal Russell.
Head Of Music
Katharine trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at The Royal Academy of Music. Katharine was recently the UK Musical Supervisor for Waitress UK tour. She has previously been the Musical Director for A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Chester, Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Theatre and Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, London. Prior to this Katharine was the Children's Musical Director and Assistant Conductor for Matilda the musical, Cambridge Theatre, London and Assistant Conductor for The Jersey Boys, Piccadilly Theatre, London, as well as playing keyboards for the show. Other keyboard work includes Avenue Q (West end), Beauty and the Beast (UK tour) and CATS (Arena tour). She has performed and recorded music for ITV's 'The Bill', performed on SAGA Cruise Ships and works as a rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for many West End performers. She has extensive experience teaching both in schools and stage schools including Harmony High Glee Club, Platform Theatre School and NB music courses.
Head Of Dance
Tamla trained at Brunel University and Kings College London. She is a fully qualified exercise instructor, with a specialisation in children's fitness and nutrition and holds a teaching qualification for primary education (Institute of Education). She is a founder member of dance group Impact BTS, who debuted at Sadlers Wells. She has also performed with Best Shot Youth Theatre and continues to train with a wide range of dance and theatre companies including leading Hip-Hop dance company Impact Dance and Theatre de Complicite. She is responsible for creating and implementing a street dance programme for young women age 13 - 19 year old at One KX. She works closely with a number of primary schools, running classes involving dance, drama and music.
Hannah trained at Arts Educational School, London and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she graduated with a first class honours degree. Her Theatre credits include Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, London) in which she understudied and played the role of Mrs Banks, Hello, Dolly! (UK tour), Girl's Night (UK tour),Legally Blonde (UK tour) and The Wizard Of Oz (Epsom Playhouse). She has taught for various Theatre Schools, including Stagecoach, PQA Academy West End World and The London Stage School.
Dance & Drama Teacher
Katy trained at Colne Bank School of Dancing, NYMT and Laine Theatre Arts. She is currently performing in MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre, London. Swing in We Will Rock You (original cast, Cologne), ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), ensemble in Hello, Dolly! (UK tour), ensemble, 1st cover Lisa in MAMMA MIA! (International Tour), ensemble in Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Royal, Lincoln), ensemble in The Bet (Criterion), featured soloist in West End Laine (Aldwych), featured soloist in Forbidden and Gaiety summer seasons and leading roles in pantomimes across the country for Qdos, including Wendy in Peter Pan (Richmond)
Jocelyn is a professional dancer and actress who has most recently performed at Birmingham Rep Theatre, The Coliseum in London’s West End and Sadlers Wells Theatre London. She has toured internationally, with dance taking her as far as South America and has danced for live TV programmes on Channel 4 and the BBC. Alongside her professional performing career Jocelyn gained her ISTD Teaching Qualification in Ballet, Tap and Modern. She runs her own dance events company, The Jam London, and has taught at a number of schools and colleges across London.