Laura Ellis - Principal

Laura trained at Elmhurst School of Dance where she toured the UK with the Birmingham Royal Ballet & Laine Theatre Arts where she graduated with a Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Her credits include "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (UK Tour, Resident Choreographer and Associate for the Canadian Tour), "Memphis the Musical" (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End), "Kiss Me Kate" (Kilworth House Theatre), "In The Dark" (BBC Series V/O), "Swallows & Amazons" (BBC Film V/O), "Bride" in Weetabix Advert (Commercial), "Sunday Night at the Palladium" (London Palladium), "Laurence Olivier Awards" 2015 (Royal Opera House), "BBC Proms in the Park", "Jack and the Beanstalk" (Norwich Theatre Royal Dance Captain), "P&O Australia" (Singer/Dancer Cruise Liner), "Cinderella" (Richmond Theatre), "An Evening of Dirty Dancing" (UK Tour Dance Captain), "Cinderella" (Cardiff New Theatre), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Evolution Productions).

Laura can also be heard on the original London cast recording of "Memphis the Musical".

Laura holds an enhanced DBS certificate, a Diploma in Musical Theatre and first aid training.

Darren John
WESS Weekly Drama & Singing Teacher

Darren studied at East 15 Acting School for a year. Although securing a place on the 3 year course, he then took a year out to travel the world before attending the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.


After training for 3 years in all aspects of dance, acting, and singing, he graduated in July 2008.

Theatre Credits: Grease UK Tour, Annie UK Tour, Starlight Express Bochum, Sunset Boulevard Uk Tour, Madagascar Uk Tour & Resident Musical Director

Alice Wright
WESS Weekly Drama & Singing Teacher

Alice trained in professional Musical Theatre and graduated from Laine Theatre Arts, previous to this attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts. She most recently just made her West End debut in Les Miserables understudying both the roles of Eponine and Fantine. Other credits include ‘Shakespeare Sonnet Sunday’ at The Globe Theatre, Lead vocalist for Celebrity Cruises, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Singing with Idina Menzel in Idina Menzel World Tour (Wembley Arena) and Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2.

Hariet Bunton
We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia!
Elisha Sherman
Wicked, The Wizard of Oz
Helen Turner
Cats, Chicago
Katherine Iles
Mamma Mia 'Here We Go Again', 
X Factor
Lisa Bridge
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,
Bend it Like Beckham
Rosie Bates
Les Miserables,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jonathan Mawson
Legally Blonde, Starlight Express
Jessica Buckly
Addams Family
Katie Monks
The Rocky Horror Show
Bethan Downing
Young Frankenstein
Phillip Bertoli
42nd Street, 9 to 5
James Davies
Wicked UK & International Tour
Jon-Scott Clark
Mary Poppins Returns, Hamilton
Adam Crossley
Summer Holiday, Grease
Millie O’Connell 
Six The Musical
Jermaine Woods
Aladdin & Lion King
Katie Bradley
Alexandra Grierson
Suzie McAddams
School of Rock, Legally Blonde


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