LIZ HAMES BA (HONS) ALAM, QTS
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Liz trained in the Blackpool area where she performed in many shows at the Opera House.
At 18, she headed south to study for her BA (hons) degree in Performing Arts at De Montfort University, qualifying with a 2:1. Whilst training, Liz completed theatre and TV contracts on both land and sea.
At 17 she toured the UK as a magician’s assistant, performing at Haven Holiday Camps and Circuses.
As a model, Liz have graced many a catwalk in wedding dresses for local Wedding Fairs.
Liz went into the teaching profession at an early age, starting up her first drama teaching services at 17. She gained her Qualified Teacher Status in 2006, and worked for 12 years at Cardinal Allen High School as a Drama/English Teacher, teaching up to GCSE level and has an exceptional exam pass rate.
Liz has also been teaching LAMDA ‘Acting’ and ‘Verse and Prose’ for 11 years now, with nearly all her students passing each exam with a prestigious Distinction. In 2015 Liz successfully completed her NPQML Leadership qualification with The National College of Teaching.
As a director/choreographer, Liz has worked on productions such as ‘Joseph’, Bugsy Malone’, ‘Grease’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Oliver’, Hairspray’ and ‘Fame’.
NATASHA KELLETT CT ABRSM
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Natasha trained at Arts Educational Schools, London where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
Whilst training at Arts Ed, Natasha worked as a dancer in three E&B productions: Dick Whittington, Cinderella & Jack & the Beanstalk.
From leaving Arts Ed, she immediately got into the West End in the Original cast of ‘Martin Guerre’, a Cameron Macintosh Production, working with the writers of Les Miserable & Miss Saigon, Boublil & Schonberg. Natasha landed the role of Swing, working alongside Iain Glenn (Royal Shakespeare Company) James Corden (‘Gavin & Stacey’ & ‘Horne & Corden’) and Sheila Reid (TV series ‘Benidorm’).
Whilst in ‘Martin Guerre’ Natasha recorded an Original cast recording and also performed in the “Royal Variety Performance”. After ‘Martin Guerre’, Natasha landed the television role of Donna in Sky Ones ‘Dream Team’. Natasha also appeared in various adverts for ‘Soft & Gentle’, ‘Sky One’ and ‘Firkin Pubs’.
After working in Television for a couple of Years Natasha was the only original cast member invited back to do the re – written UK National Tour of “Martin Guerre”, where she understudied and played the leading role “Catherine”. Once again Natasha recorded another cast album. Natasha also joined a prestigious function band where she sang at many big events around London and eventually all over the UK.
Natasha also worked as a photographic model and has been featured in many campaigns and billboards for ‘Top Shop’, ‘Monster .Com’, ‘Guiness & Deagio’, ‘Soft & Gentle’, ‘Barclays Bank’, ‘Jewsons’, ‘Motorola’ & ‘Esso’. Natasha also worked as a model for ‘Marks & Spencers’ which took her to Hong Kong , Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Tesco, Mark One, Triumph & Gossard.
After such a diverse career Natasha decided she would like to teach her passion “Singing” and went back to study at the Royal College of Music, Manchester, where she gained her Certificate of Teaching the Associated Board of the Royal Schools Of Music. Once qualified Natasha worked on a project for Microsoft, as a vocal coach in Orlando, Florida for 2 consecutive years.
Natasha’s training and professional career has given her wonderful experience and techniques which she finds a great pleasure to pass onto the next generation, she is very passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with ‘The Professionals Of Tomorrow’.