Miss Becci Jackson
Miss Becci trained at Rose Bruford in London. She has worked as a professional actress for over 20 years and her extensive theatre credits include Sweeney Todd in the West End, Animal Farm for the Peter Hall Company, Oliver at the New Vic, Stoke, Miranda in The Tempest and Bianca in Desdemona at the Theatre Royal, Bath. Miss Becci is responsible for all LAMDA Examination and Drama Festival classes.
Mr Douglas Austin
Douglas Austin trained at the National Youth Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) in London. Theatre work includes West End and European tours. Repertory credits include Oldham Rep, Huddersfield Rep, Sidmouth Rep, Crewe Rep and Southport Rep. Summer Seasons include Plymouth, Lowestoft and Felixstowe. In the 1970s, he moved into Variety and went onto present stage productions. He has worked as both an actor and director. Television includes Coronation Street, in which he appeared as Eddie Thomas. Douglas is responsible for our adult classes and for the senior youth theatre.
Miss Jenna Rushton
Miss Jenna qualified as a dance teacher in 2006 and holds qualifications in Dance Education for Ballet, Tap, Modern and National dance. She has danced professionally in London and Paris. Miss Jenna is responsible for all ISTD Examination Classes and for Dance Festival Competition Classes. She teaches all ages and levels from 3-19.
Miss Frankie Wasley
Frankie teaches Street Dance at Performers and also for Tranmere Rovers. Full biography to follow.
Singing and Musical Theatre Teachers
Miss Suzanne O'Keeffe
Miss Suzanne trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester before going on to join the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. With the D'Oyly Carte she toured the UK, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Miss Suzanne also went on to play leading roles in theatre & pantomime. She still appears from time to time on stage as a principal member of the 'Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan', most recently, performing at The Barbican in London. Miss Suzanne with her infinite patience and effervescent personality instills confidence into the most timid of pupils, encouraging them to reach their true potential. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Miss Suzanne is our choir mistress.
Mr Craig Thompson
After training, Craig worked as a performer throughout Europe, the United States of America and the Caribbean. He taught drama in various London Colleges before returning to the North West of England. Craig teaches all ages from juniors through to students. Craig is responsible for our Friday Night Musical Theatre Classes, LAMDA Musical Theatre Exams and our Musical Theatre Summer Schools.