Our faculty members are highly influential players in the industry. In every course they teach, they bring their rich experience, knowledge and passion to the classroom. Get to know our talented team below, and feel free to reach out with questions.
Musical Theatre Guest Teacher
Esme trained in Musical Theatre at The Brit School and ArtsEducational. Upon graduating Esme has appeared in The Carol King Musical:Beautiful (UK Tour) , Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory), Bromance (The Other Palace), Shuck n Jive (Soho Theatre) and Madagascar (International Tour).
Musical Theatre Guest
This summer, Lauren is due to start in Disney’s Frozen in the West End at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She also covered and played the role of Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin in the West End, and performed as Jasmine at The Royal Albert Hall for ‘Magic at the Musicals.’
Training: 1st class BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre credits includes: Maid Marion in Robin Hood (Cliffs Pavillion), Pegeen Ryan in Mame (Hope Mill Theatre), 1st cover Jasmine in the Original London cast of Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre), Maria in West Side Story (Danish National Symphony Orchestra), Soprano soloist at Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Thursford), Ensemble and understudy Kathy Seldon in Singin' in the Rain (Kilworth House Theatre), Ensemble in Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Sleeping Beauty in Goldilocks and the Three Endings (Sixteenfeet productions), Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Theatre Royal, Windsor).
Workshop: Wonder.land (National Theatre).
Michaela is a Theatre Producer, and director of production company Starting Over
Theatricals Ltd. Michaela started producing in 2015 with a West End concert at The
Garrick Theatre, and then went on to curate and produce ‘You Won’t Succeed On
Broadway, If you don’t have any Jews’ international tour before bringing the show to
London to play at The St James Theatre (The Other Palace) main house (WhatsonStage
Recently producing the award nominated ‘Soho Cinders’ at The Charing Cross Theatre,
receiving much critical acclaim and an extension to the limited season, Michaela is now
Lead Producer at Base Productions Ltd, headed by Base Studios, Dax O’Callaghan and
Michaela is a licensed Chaperone, working with children in the industry for 10 years.
She has been teaching alongside her producing and performing and chaperoning work for over 7 years, directing and choreographing children’s show at Her Majesty’s and
Shaftsbury Theatre’s in the West End, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Disneyland Paris.
From teaching LAMDA to being head of musical theatre at the Pauline Quirke Academy , Michaela has taught across all 3 disciplines and seen her students achieve roles in, Les Miserables, Annie, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, School Of Rock, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Gypsy, A Christmas Carol (both the old vic and BBC adaptations), Eastenders, Various Netflix shows and BBC’s His Dark Materials.
Musical Theatre Guest Teacher
Blair was nominated Best Actor by The Stage and has appeared in the following productions: Dwayne/Bob/Dance Captain in ‘9 to 5’ (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Robertson Ay in ‘Mary Poppins’ (UK and International Tour), Cosmo Brown in ‘Singing in the Rain’ (Cork Opera house), Cat in the Hat in ‘Seussical' (Hong Kong), Kerry Ellis at the London Palladium (Palladium), Richard in 'My Name is Richard' (Edinburgh Festival).
Blair also works as a Director and Choreographer and has worked on shows including: ‘American Idiot’ (UK Tour), ‘Columbus’ (Royal Caribbean), 'Summer Holiday’ (UK Tour). ‘DRAUGHT’ (Various venues around London), ‘Showtime' (Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe).
Choir Leader and Vocal Coach
Maya Levy was born and raised in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Music in piano and voice from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music (in Ohio), a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from Oberlin College, and a Masters in Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Her focus since graduating in 2006 has been on composing pieces of music theatre, song writing and working as a professional performer. Some recent musical plays of hers include The Adventures of Nellie Bly, about the 19th century reporter and daredevil Nellie Bly (funded by Arts Council England), and The Damsels Most Daring Present ‘The Bravery of Miss Anne and Other Tales of Splendorous Adventures’, a piece of comedic, musical, storytelling theatre.
She is the Cantorial Soloist and Community Musician at West London Synagogue, in Marble Arch, where she has also been frequently commissioned to write music as well as one-woman comedy plays on biblical subjects.
Maya has been a choir leader for nearly ten years, working with both young students and adults. She currently leads the Chamber Choir of the Triborough Music Hub at the Lyric Hammersmith, British Land Lunch Choir and occasionally leads the Rose & Crown Singers in Walthamstow.
She gave birth 10 months ago to a lovely baby girl who looks like her dad, but has her mother’s eyes. Just like Harry Potter.