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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

Rebecca Lafferty
WESS Weekly Drama & Singing Teacher


Arts Educational Schools, London, graduating in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Theatre Experience

2020-21 - BAT OUT OF HELL - UK Tour
2019-20 - PETER PAN, Wendy, The Capitol Horsham

2017-19 - LES MISÉRABLES, Swing/Cover Eponine




Teaching Experience
Drama Teacher, Jigsaw Performing Arts

Musical Theatre & Drama Teacher, Centre Stage Theatre Academy

Children’s Party Entertainer, The Little Gym Chiswick

Workshop Assistant, PACE Youth Theatre Scotland

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