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.
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.
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.