Teachers


TEACHING STAFF

Adam Booth

Adam

Adam is a working actor and fully qualified dance teacher. Appearing in Coronation Street, Children’s Ward, Hollyoaks and Doctors, Adam has also performed in several West End shows including Mama Mia and West Side Story. As well as having a wealth of industry knowledge, Adam is a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher and is passionate about inspiring students and sharing his love of performing.

Adam is currently appearing in The Keith and Paddy Picture Show on ITV1.

Emma Gill

Emma

Emma is an experienced actress, dancer and choreographer.

She taught Ballet, Jazz and Tap at the Arden School of Theatre
on the BA (hons) in Musical Theatre and the BA (hons) in Acting.

Emma has worked as Assistant Choreographer on The One Show
and Strictly Come Dancing.

Laura-Anne Gill

Laura-Anne is a working professional choreographer from Manchester.

Her dance credits include : Kanye West, Pink, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Rod Stewart, JLS, Alexandra Burke, George Michael & Geri Haliwell to name a few.

Laura-Anne has also featured on TV shows such as the MTV EMA awards, The Brit Awards, X Factor & The Royal Variety Show.

In more recent years Laura-Anne has been working as a Mass Movement Choreographer on various ceremonies including London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic ceremonies, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony & the Sochi Winter Olympic ceremonies.

Katherine McGinn

Katherine

Katherine graduated from Arden School of Theatre in 2010 and having recently completed a PGCE is now a fully qualified Primary School Teacher. She has been with Didsbury Theatre School for 20 years and has taught a variety of performing arts subjects as well as taking to the stage and screen herself whenever the opportunity presents itself!

Holly Clare

Holly

Holly has been a member of Didsbury Theatre School from the age of 3. She holds a (BA Hons) degree in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University. Holly teaches our Prep and Pre-Primary classes and helps to organise and run our Summer Schools. Holly is also responsible for our ever-popular tuck shop! Holly featured in Elbow’s My Sad Captain’s video and has had a variety of modelling assignments because of her links with Didsbury Theatre School.

Laura Wenton

Laura studied Professional Musical Theatre at Liverpool Theatre School. She has appeared in several live theatre productions and continues to be in demand as a model and a performer. Laura teaches our Wednesday beginners class and helps with the organisation and production of our shows and events.

Louisa Hopkins

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Louisa began dancing at the age of 3 at Didsbury Theatre School. After (self-professed) years of fun and inspired by performing in world-renowned theatres, she went on to study a degree in Contemporary Dance at York St John University. Since graduating in 2009 she has been teaching a variety of classes at Didsbury Theatre School specialising in contemporary dance and choreography.

Eleanor Meenan

Eleanor began her dance career at Didsbury Theatre School aged 4. She trained professionally at Renaissance Arts in Leeds, graduating in 2016 with full teachers qualifications. Eleanor made her professional debut in pantomime 2016 as ensemble dancer in Peter Pan at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Eleanor the immediately began a contract for Headliners Theatre Company dancing in the show cast on board the P and O Azura. On her return to the UK she has been working for Gravity Live as a featured dancer in their Roaring 20s show for Best Parties Ever.

Tara Cox

Tara

Tara is a qualified singing teacher and has danced, performed and assisted at Didsbury Theatre School for over ten years. She has put her performance skills training to good use, presenting a DVD for Cambridge University Press and performing at the BBC Proms in 2012 as a member of the Hallé Youth Choir. She speaks German, French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin. According to Tara, “Didsbury Theatre School is a huge part of my life and I have made many lifelong friends here.”

 

ADMINISTRATION

Jenny Clare

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Jenny is a Primary School Teacher and has danced with Didsbury Theatre School from the age of 3. Her administration skills are second to none, but most of you will know her best for her warm and friendly personality. Jenny is your first point of contact for any enquiries about any aspect of the school, however, you can also email admin@didsburytheatreschool.co.uk.