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MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Kenneth Avery-Clark - Director and Co-Founder
Kenneth is an accomplished West End actor, writer, director and producer, as well as a co-founder and the Principal of The ICMT.
He has most recently appeared in the role of the Preacher in the European Premiere of Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. He directed the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell, which also toured the UK.
West End acting credits include The Producers, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone and 125th Street.
He has shared the stage with Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, Elaine Paige and others. He has performed for British Royalty on two occasions and for the prestigious Chichester Festival in the critically acclaimed production of The Music Man in 2014. He has multiple North American credits both as a performer and a director. He is dedicated to helping young performers reach their full potential and realise their dreams.
Co-Founder and International Principal
Christie Miller | Co-Founder & Head of The ICMT New York
Christie is a co-founder of the ICMT. She is also an award-winning actor who has appeared in productions such as Annie, Run for your Wife, Noises Off, Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita, A Christmas Carol, Philadelphia Story and The Mousetrap.
Christie has over thirty years of experience in performance and has produced and directed shows that have played and toured in both the UK and North America. She was the Assistant Director on the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell: In Concert, as well as the UK Tour.
Christie is currently the Head of The ICMT in New York.
Co-Founder & Head of New York
Student Liaison Officer
Grant Martin | Head of Musical Theatre (Belfast/London)
Grant graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Music, Commercial Composition and Technology. Musical Director on the UK/Hong Kong tour of Avenue Q, he also toured with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Previous shows include We Will Rock You; Rent; Into The Woods; The Drowsy Chaperone; Copacabana; Spring Awakening; Little Shop of Horrors; La Cage Aux Folles; Putting It Together and more, along with prominent pantomimes including The Grove Theatre and the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.
Grant spent several years as Musical Director for Royal Caribbean International, arranging for the orchestras and leading the music programme. He continues to work in that industry via Live Business Entertainment as Musical Supervisor and Arranger.
Grant joins The ICMT from The Urdang Academy, London. He has previously taught at several other academies, including Mountview, Bodywork Company Dance Studio, ArtsEd London and East 15, and can also be found working as a jazz pianist, whilst maintaining his passion for composing and performing original material.
Head of Musical Theatre
Onelia Soldini | Head of Musical Theatre (Rome)
Onelia Soldini has been teaching voice and singing lessons for more than fifteen years.
She trained as a singer at Siena Jazz (Accademia Nazionale Jazz) and studied musical theatre with Faye Nepon, Stephen Woodbury and Anne-Marie Speed. She also trained as an operatic singer and actress. She has been performing for more than twenty five years.
Since graduating she has worked not only as a singer and singing teacher, but also a voice coach, actress, vocalist and theatre director.
She is an Estill Master Trainer and trained under Elisa Turlà in Rome and Anne-Marie Speed in London.
Onelia is the Head of Musical Theatre at The ICMT Rome.
Head of Musical Theatre (Rome)
Emma Clifford | International Relations Manager and Head of Dance
Emma trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Upon graduating she understudied and played the role of Karen in Speed-the-Plow at the London Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.
Film credits; Vampire killers (Momentum Pictures), Pelican Blood (Ecosse Films), Wrong Turn 3 (20th Century fox) and Disney/Pixar’s first dramatised film, John Carter of Mars.
Television; Krod Mandoon (Comedy central), Upstairs Downstairs playing Wallis Simpson (BBC), New Blood (BBC), A Confession (ITV).
Theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Anita in West Side Story; Young Sally in Follies, Festival Hall; Tanya in Mamma Mia; Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music; Mademoiselle X in Strindberg’s The Stronger at the Arcola Theatre; Olivia in Twelfth night; World arena tour of Catwoman in Batman Live for Warner Bros.
Head of Dance
Nik Parks | Singing
Nik trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Dr. Veronica Dunne.
Credits include Dead Man Walking (Irish Premier), Little Women The Musical (Irish Premier), The International Magic Tenors (European Tour), The New Jersey Boys (Mallorca), Rock of Ages (Mallorca), Peter Corry’s Moulin Rouge (World Premier), Red Velvet Cabaret, The Sound of Musicals & The Music Box and, most recently, Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom (US and Canadian Tour & Olympia Theatre, Dublin).
Nik’s roles while training in London included Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Othello in Othello, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and Fabrizio in The Light In The Piazza.
Nik has performed extensively in some of Ireland’s most beautiful theatres including Dublin’s National Concert Hall with Festival Productions, Belfast Opera House with St. Agnes’ and the Gaiety Theatre with Opera Ireland (Dead Man Walking Irish Premier).
Nik’s roles in Ireland include Valjean in Les Miserables SE, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Winner Best Male Singer AIMS 2007 and Best Supporting Man WIFLO 2007), Freddie in Chess, Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde (Best Male Singer Nominee AIMS 2010 and Winner Best Male Singer and Best Male Performer WIFLO 2010) and Laurie in Little Women the Musical (Irish Premier.) Most recently in Ireland, Nik played Che in Evita, Phantom in a concert production of The Phantom Of The Opera for the 50th Anniversary of Players Theatre at the Guild Hall in Derry and directed a production of Sweeney Todd in The Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
In 2007 Nik was featured in the BBC TV series Any Dream Will Do – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Joseph where he reached the final 20 out of over 10,000 contestants.
Nik is trained in both Opera and Musical Theatre, but his mixture of teaching methods and can help build vocal abilities, techniques and tonalities for most genres of singing including Rock, Pop, Swing, Musical Theatre and Opera. Nik is passionate about acting through song and believes the key to unlocking ones vocal potential lies in having confidence in oneself- whether that is as a professional singer or as someone taking up a new hobby.
Deputy Head of Musical Theatre (Belfast)
Marketing Rep (Europe)
John Barr | Repertoire
John made his West End Debut at the age of 12 in Lionel Bart’s Oliver at the Albery Theatre. Since then he has had a varied career appearing on Stage, TV, Film, Pantomime, Cabaret, Concerts and Original Cast and 5 Solo Recordings.
TRAINING: Sylvia Young Theatre School.
THEATRE: Bull Connor in King The Musical (Hackney Empire, 2018), Lionel Bart in The Story of Bart (Tour 2018 & Mirth, Maud & Marvel -2017 & The Hippodrome 2014), Barry Bronze in Rehab – A New Musical (The Union Theatre – 2017), Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Principal Singer in Rhythm of Life (The St. James Theatre, Studio), Fogg in Sweeney Todd (ENO), Ed Kleban in A Class Act (The Landor Theatre) for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Offie Awards and Broadwayworld.com 2013/14, Tateh in Ragtime (The Landor Theatre), Charles Guiteau in Sondheim’s Assassins (The Union Theatre) for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Offie Awards 2010, Greta in Martin Sherman’s Bent (The Landor Theatre), Maisie in Diamond (The Kings Head Theatre), Dr. Thomas Parker in Batboy the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre), Original Cast Member of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspect of Love (Prince of Wales Theatre), Hey, Mr Producer (Lyceum Theatre), Feuilly in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre), Red Bishop & Gran/Wolf in The Boy Who Fell into a Book-Written & Directed by Alan Ayckbourn (The Stephen Joseph Theatre), Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray ( The Curve Theatre, Leicester – 2014), Amos Hart in Chicago (The Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur), Skimbleshanks in Cats (Larnaca Municipal Amphitheatre, Cyprus), David in Company (Derby Playhouse), Koko in The Mikado and Njegus in The Merry Widow (both for Opera Della Luna), Harry in Flora The Red Menace and Snoopy in Snoopy The Musical (both at The Cambridge Arts Theatre), Cliff in In the Midnight Hour (York Theatre Royal), Che in Evita (Opera House, Manchester), Tobias Ragg in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Watermill Theatre, Newbury).
FILM: Convict 5 in Les Miserables – The Movie (2012) Directed by Tom Hooper, Kenny Star in The Catch (Primley Road Productions 2013), Do Not Disturb – Shut Eye (2017).
TELEVISION: Taboo (BBC-2016), The Bill (ITV), The Purple People Eater (Dramarama Series-ITV), Pebble Mill at One (BBC1), The 1987 Royal Variety Show (ITV) and Wednesday at Eight (Thames TV).
RADIO: Principal cast member for the BBC Radio 2’s Musical Series, Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar with Roger Daltrey, Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate with Julia Migenes, Motel in Fiddler On The Roof with Anthony Newley, Paul in A Chorus Line with Donna McKechnie & David Soul. John was also a regular guest on Songs from the Shows and Friday Night Is Music Night also on BBC Radio 2. Young Roy Hudd in Like They’ve Never Been Gone (BBC Radio 4).
RECORDING’S: John has recorded 5 Solo CD’s; A Small Affair, In Whatever Time We Have, A Different Corner , Anything Can Happen & All I Am (all on iTunes & Spotify). Original Cast recordings include: Batboy The Musical, Matador, Godspell, Oscar, Scrapbook, Dracula and Jason Carr’s Listen Up.
CABARET: John has also performed his own Cabaret shows in some of the most prestigious cabaret rooms all over the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington D.C, Chicago, Sydney, Venice, Switzerland, Denmark and on the QE2.
PANTOMIMES: Dame Dotty in Jack & The Beanstalk (The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch) 2018/19, King Rat in Dick Whittington (The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury) Winner of Best Pantomime Villain of the Year – 2016/17, Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington (Ferneham Hall), King Rat in Dick Whittington (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield), Widow Twankey in Aladdin (Milton Keynes Theatre), Dandini in Cinderella (Capitol Theatre, Horsham), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Churchill Theatre, Bromley), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Richmond Theatre), Snowman in Jack & The Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Josh the Jester in Sleeping Beauty (The Paul Robeson Theatre), Jack in Jack & The Beanstalk (Greenwich Theatre), Dame ‘Debut’ Christabel Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Buttons in Cinderella (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Aladdin in Aladdin (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness), Slap in Mother Goose (Horsham Arts Centre), Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Hawth Theatre, Crawley).
For more info: @JohnBarrUK & @storyofbart
Richard Pryal | Acting
Richard trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Recent theatre includes: King John (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Last Letter (Britten Sinfonia), The Plough and the Stars (Royal National Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre), Caught and Hamlet is Dead. No Gravity (Arcola), She Stoops to Conquer (Bath Theatre Royal), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Macbeth and Comedy of Errors (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Bury St Edmunds), Three Sisters (Young Vic), Farm Boy (59e59 Theater, New York), The Tempest and Love’s Labours Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co.) , Translations (Leicester Curve), The Ugly One (Norwich Theatre Royal), The Merchant of Venice (Changeling Theatre Co.), Tamburlaine and Edward II (Rose Theatre, South Bank).
Films include: Narcopolis (T-Squared Film), Zebra Crossing (Exile Media Group), The Baseline (Finelight Films), She Stoops to Conquer (Sky Arts) and Stardust (Paramount & MARV Pictures).
Television includes: Killing Eve, Manhunt, London Spy, David Copperfield, A Passionate Woman and Murder Rooms.
Charlotte Gooch | Dance
Charlotte trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2007 she has been working non-stop in Musical Theatre in The West End and internationally.
Theatre credits include; Alex Owens in Flashdance, Tina Sparkle in Strictly Ballroom, Dale Tremont in the Olivier award-winning Top Hat, Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing, Margot in Legally Blonde, Bombalurina in CATS and Patty Simcox in Grease, to name but a few.
Other credits include; Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), Len Goodman’s For the Love of Fred Astaire (ITV) The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), All Star Musicals (ITV) and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV).
Robert Irons | Acting
Robert trained at LAMDA.
Recent TV and film: Robert has just finished filming a new feature film, Misbehaviour, which is due out in 2020 for Left Bank; Freddie Bishop in The Crown 2 (Netflix); Alessandro in Konnichiwa Brick Lane (Saera Jin).
Theatre in London: Andre in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); Giles in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s); Angel in Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (Savoy); Ralph in HMS Pinafore (Covent Garden Festival); The Truth (Wyndham’s); Sweeney Todd (Adelphi); Ours (Finborough); Screams Of Kitty Genovese (Riverside/Edinburgh); Side By Side By Sondheim (Landor/Wavendon); Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Godspell (Barbican Hall); Newsrevue (Canal Café).
Regional/Tour: Mr Snow in Carousel (CFT); Anthony in Sweeney Todd (New Wolsey); Don Jose in Carmen (New Vic, Stoke); Les Misérables; Hedda Gabler; Casanova in Casanova Returns (Cardiff); Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (Belgrade); Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Rogers and Hammerstein Gala with BBC Concert Orchestra (CFT); Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde (UK premiere); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing; Tale of Two Cities.
Recording: Sweeney Todd (London Cast Recording); Simply Broadway (Abbey Road); The Screams of Kitty Genovese (UK live cast recording).
Clare Foster | Acting
Theatre credits include: Consent at Harold Pinter Theatre, Travesties at Menier Chocolate Factory and Apollo Theatre, (Olivier Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) Guys & Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre, Separation, Duet for One at Bolton Octagon Theatre (MTA Award for Best Actress), Merrily We Roll Along at Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre, Finding Neverland (World Premiere) at Curve Theatre, Crazy for You at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Novello Theatre (Best Revival Olivier Award), Love On The Dole and A Streetcar Named Desire at Bolton Octagon Theatre, (MEN nomination Best Actress), Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre, The Far Pavilions at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Sweet Charity at Sheffield Crucible and We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre.
Tv and film credits include: Dark Heart, Sherlock, Taboo, Les Miserables, Holmes and Watson, Black Forest, Galavant, Ripper Street and The Crown.
Magnus Gilljam | Ensemble & Accompanist
Magnus Gilljam was born in Sweden and studied piano initially at the Academy of Music at Gothenburg University. In 1999 he came to the UK for post-graduate studies in accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now based in London working as a freelance pianist and musical director.
Magnus is a versatile musician and performs regularly as an accompanist in recitals around the UK and Europe. He works as a session pianist, repertoire and vocal coach and has also appeared on radio, TV and film.
During 2014-15 Magnus was touring the UK and internationally as musical director for the play The Events by Scottish playwright David Greig, working with over one hundred local community choirs taking part in the production.
Other musical direction credits include The Producers (Chichester Uni – Alexandra Theatre), Bernarda Alba (GSA – Electric Theatre), State Fair (Trafalgar Studios), The Full Monty (New Players Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Theatro Technis) and a family adaption of Rossini’s La Cenerentola for EPOC (Unicorn Theatre).
During his studies Magnus was awarded the Royal Swedish Academy’s Accompanist Award for three consecutive years, the GSMD Schubert Lieder Prize for accompanists and the Titanic Memorial Award for accompaniment of English Song.
Christopher Tendai | Dance
Training: The Urdang Academy
Theatre Credits Include: Matilda (West End), In The Willows (UK Tour), West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Piano Legends (National Tour), Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Theatre), In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), Hoax: Our Right To Hope (UK Tour), Smother (Edinburgh Fringe), Dirty Dancing (Secret Cinema), Loserville (Union Theatre), Sleeping Beauty Pantomime (Ireland), Damn Yankees (Clapham Theatre), Hairspray (Ireland Tour).
Television Credits include: The Greatest Dancer (BBC), Rita Ora, Hugh Jackman, Olivier Awards 2018, Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), Brit Awards (ITV), Union J (UK Tour), Episodes (Elmstree Studios), Golden Circle (Warner. Bros), Fleur East (Wimbledon Stadium), Catfish and the Bottleman, The Feeling, London Olympics.
Choreography Credits Include: West End Bares 2019, Angel: Music Video (Zack Knight), IDENTITY (Edinburgh Fringe), Piano Legends (National Tour), Shaftsbury Avenue (Westend), Union J (UK Tour), Ian Erix (UK Tour), Island Records UK, Jammy Cruise Line.
Steffan Lloyd-Evans | Acting
Steffan Lloyd-Evans is an accomplished actor, having appeared on the West End, in UK Tours and on television. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after performing operas for many years with Welsh National Opera and Music Theatre Wales.
Steffan recently finished the UK Tour of Matilda The Musical playing The Escapologist and understudying both Miss Trunchbull and Mr Wormwood.
Other recent credits include The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre), Into the Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory), The 306: Dawn (National Theatre Scotland), Only the Brave (Wales Millennium Centre/Soho Theatre), The World Goes Round (St James Theatre), Beyond the Fence (Arts Theatre), Godspell (UK Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), HMS Pinafore, Trial by Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company). Recent TV work includes being a series regular on Pobol Y Cwm (BBC) and The Royals (E! Network).
Steffan is excited to be nurturing the next generation of performers and helping them reach their potential.
Lauren Hall | Tap
Theatre credits include: Cassandra in Cats (Kilworth House Theatre), Shadowlands (Chichester Festival Theatre), Me and My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre), Anna in Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre Colchester), Oklahoma! (BBC Proms – Royal Albert Hall), Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto), Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible), Kiss Me, Kate (Le Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House), Kate/Witney/ Chutney in Legally Blonde (Daegu Opera House South Korea), Annie (UK Tour), June and understudied/played Louise in Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour and Tokyu Theatre Orb Japan), Elaine in Loserville (Garrick Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Francine in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Showgirl Within (Garrick Theatre), Sharpay Evans in High School Musical 2 (UK Tour).
Workshops include: Pericles (National Theatre), The Life and Loves of a She Devil (RGM Productions).
Sarah Johnston | Dance
Sarah trained at Arts Educational, London and has worked successfully and extensively, both as a performer and a choreographer in Theatre and Television through out the Uk and around the world. As well as being a registered ISTD dance teacher, Sarah is a Dance for Parkinson’s practitioner and also a fully qualified fitness instructor and Group Exercise Instructor.
Beauty & The Beast (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast) Show (Big Telly Theatre Productions) World Goes Round (MAC Theatre) Spectacular Aladdin (SSE Arena, Belfast) Sleeping Beauty (Belfast Waterfront Hall) Sleeping Beauty (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) Suppliant Women, Dublin Theatre Festival, Crazy (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) The Woman in White (BBC) The Faerie Thorn (Societiätstheater, Dresden Irish & Uk Tour) The Importance of being Earnest (The MAC Theatre, Belfast) Aladdin (The Waterfront, Belfast) Cinderella (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh),1932: The People of Gallagher Street (MAC Theatre, Belfast) The Suppliant Women (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) 39 Steps (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast) Cinderella (The Waterfront, Belfast) Little Red Riding Hood (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) Dancing Shoes: The George Best Story (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) Crazy (MAC Theatre, Belfast) My English Tongue My Irish Heart (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast: English & Irish Tour) Molly Wobbly (Leicester Square Theatre, London) Jack and The Beanstalk (The Waterfront Hall) Tinseltown The Musical (The Mill Theatre, Newtwonabbey) Cabaret (MAC Theatre) Molly Wobbly (Phoenix Artists Club, London – Broadway Baby ‘Best Choreography’ Nominee) Hunchback The Musical (The Mill Theatre, Newtownabbey) Hansel & Grettel (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast) Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) The Haunting of Helena Blunden (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast) Alice The Musical (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) The Magic Hat (KCFA Arts Theatre, Seoul) Pinocchio (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Hansel & Grettel The Marketplace Theatre Armagh) McCool (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast)Previous Choreography Credits: Aladdin (Market Place Theatre, Armagh)
Theatre Credits include: King’s High (King’s Theatre, Glasgow) Guy’s and Doll’s (UK Tour) Dick Whittington & Cinderella (Gaiety Theatre, Ayr) The Cannon & Ball Show (Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth 1992 & The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool 1994) Aladdin (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton) A Tribute Gala to Lord Delfont (The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool) The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton) Mystique (Stageworks Productions) Billy Pearce’s Laugh In (Princess Theatre, Torquay, Futurist Theatre, Scarborough & The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool) Cinderella (The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford) Dick Whittington & Aladdin (The Grand Opera House, Belfast 1991 & 1992) Sleeping Beauty 1993, Cinderella 1994, Aladdin 1995, (King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
Trade Shows Credits: European Dealers Congress (Mandelieu Royal Casino, Cannes) BMW Autos (Keil, Germany Olso, Sweden) TSB Building Society (Disneyland, Paris)
Jordan Livesey | Dance
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Theatre Credits: Ensemble, cover Park Keeper, Policeman, Northbrook, Von Hussler & Mr Punch in Mary Poppins (West End), Ensemble in Mary Poppins (Hamburg, Germany), Ensemble, cover Hortensio in Kiss Me, Kate (London Coliseum), Alternate Emcee in Cabaret (UK Tour), Dance Captain, Cagelle, cover Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour), cover Gremio Kiss Me, Kate (UK Tour), Ensemble in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour).
Television Credits: Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball (BBC).
Choreographic Credits: Associate Choreographer on Tracing Movement TOGETHER (dance film), Assistant Choreographer on dance film projects: Generate Whoa Yeah, Generate UH-HUH, Silent Exchange of Broken Keys and POP! all for Tracing Movement.
Teaching Credits: Company Class teacher at Tracing Movement. Teacher/Guest Teacher of dance at the Jersey Academy of Dancing, Arts Educational Schools London, Guildford School of Acting, Pineapple Dance Studios, House of Jazz.
Jordan is also an International Judge for the Dance World Cup.
Sam Lips | Dance
Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan.
Broadway credits: Cats (Alonzo), Chicago (Aaron, “Me and My Baby” specialty), Pippin (understudy Pippin, swing), Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (understudy Prince Topher), The Cher Show (Original cast, understudy Bob Mackie).
US tours: Pippin (Pippin), Wicked (understudy Fiyero).
Other US credits: West Side Story (Action; Carnegie Hall, New York, NY), On the Town (Gabey; Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA), Crazy For You (Bobby Child; Merry Go Round Theatre, Ithaca, NY), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Frank; The MUNY, St. Louis, MO).
UK and International credits: Strictly Ballroom (Scott Hastings; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto).
Luke Fredericks | Visiting Director
Luke trained as an Actor-Musician at Rose Bruford College before embarking on a ten year career as a professional actor, working in the West End, nationally and around the world.
Luke then moved across to directing for the stage. Credits include THE COUNTRY WIFE (Southwark Playhouse – nominated for 4 Off West End Awards), BOSIE (Hope Mill Theatre), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Institute of Art, Barcelona), LUCKY STIFF (Lilian Baylis, Sadlers Wells), BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Southwark Playhouse – nominated for two Off West End Awards), CAROUSEL (Arcola Theatre – nominated for four 2014 Off West End Awards and nine 2014 Broadwayworld.com Awards), THE REVENGE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES! (Hoxton Hall – nominated for Best Musical Production 2013 Off West End Awards), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Union Theatre – The Stage Top highlights of 2012), Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ASH GIRL (Northbrook Theatre), A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS (OnO Theatre – UK tour). Luke has adapted and directed a promenade production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND for children as well as adapting William Wycherley’s THE COUNTRY WIFE for Morphic Graffiti.
Luke has directed his first short film, BUMP, which was officially selected for the 2019 Lift Off Sessions. Click here to view BUMP.
Luke has been involved with the development of new musical writing, including ONE WAY TICKET (St James Studio), Double Click (Hope Theatre – finalist in MUSICAL BOX new writing festival) and THE SUICIDE SHOP (musical adaptation of Jean Teule novel). He has also been involved with workshops for the new musical FEELING IN THE MOOD (Stanhope Productions).
Luke formed Morphic Graffiti from 2012-2018 working as a Director and Co-Producer for productions. The company received the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2012 and 2013. He also tutors and directs at leading Drama colleges around the UK.
Maria Jagusz | Singing
Maria trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio.
She has sung in many of the leading Opera Houses both here and in Europe. Her roles include the title role in Carmen, Lazuli (L’Etoile), Orlofsky (Die Feldermaus), Cherubino (Marriage Of Figaro), Nicklaus (Tales of Hoffmann), Puck (Oberon), Rosina (Barber of Seville), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel), Dimitri (Fedora), Smeraldina (Love For Three Oranges), Grandmother Buryjovka (Jenufa), Filipevyna( Eugene Onegin), Madame Armfelt (Little Night Music), and Miss Benson (Of Thee I Sing).
Television Credits include: Figaro The Untold Tale ( Granada Television), Smeraldina (Love For Three Oranges), Therese (Intermezzo), Arabella and Idomeneo (BBC & Opus Arts).
Alongside her singing career Maria has worked as a vocal practitioner for over 20 years. She has been passionate about teaching a good vocal technique to singers and performers from all walks of life.
She was vocal consultant for the award winning KAOS Theatre Company and has coached at GSMD, LCM, RNCM and Birmingham Conservatoire. She runs singing workshops all over the UK and is an adjudicator for BIFF.
Her directing credits include West Side Story, Secret Garden, Jesus Christ Superstar, premier of The Clockmakers Daughter for (MJ-UK Music and Arts)).
Carmen (Wyvern Theatre and the Playhouse Cheltenham) Little Sweep, Dido and Aneas, Sweeney Todd, La Boheme and Orpheus ed Euridice for (Longborough Festival Opera). For P&O cruise ships Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, The Merry Widow, Trial By Jury and HMS Pinafore.
Katy Richardson | Ensemble & Accompanist
Katy read music at the University of Leeds, achieving First Class Honours, before studying postgraduate musical direction at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
She is currently the musical director for five time Olivier nominated Six, playing at the Arts Theatre, West End. She is also the associate musical supervisor for Six in Australia.
Musical director/supervisor credits include: Julian Fellowes The Wind in the Willows (Workshop), Six (UK Tour & West End), Sister Act (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Pageant (UK Tour), Constance and Sinestra and The Cabinet of Screams (Tanner Street Theatre), Beans (Canal Cafe Theatre), Soldier On – R&D (Faber&Faber), NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre), Behind Enchanted Windows – R&D (Unicorn Theatre), Cinderella (Spotlight Theatre), Blues Brothers: Live and The Rat Pack: Live (both C Scala, Edinburgh), Dracula (Arts Theatre & Latitude Festival), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Artshouse, Stratford-upon-Avon), Personals (Landor Theatre), Americana (Spa Complex, Scarborough & Stage@Leeds), Facehunters (Spa Complex & Stage@leeds), The Last Five Years (SevenArts, Leeds).
Credits as Assistant Musical Director include: Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour), Norma Jeane (The LOST Theatre), The Secret Garden (Assembly Theatre, Bognor Regis), Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve), Mountview BA Musical Theatre Showcase (Criterion Theatre), Bonnie and Clyde (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), The Ragged Child (Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames).
Credits as Composer, Arranger, and/or Orchestrator include: Feathers in the Snow (Unicorn Theatre), Mountview BA Musical Theatre Showcase (Criterion Theatre), Americana (Spa Complex, Scarborough & Stage@Leeds), Facehunters (Spa Complex & Stage@Leeds).
Alex Bellamy | Ensemble & Accompanist
Training: University of East Anglia and Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts
Musical Director credits include: Peter Pan (Blackpool Opera House); The Queens Nose (The Other Palace Studio); XY (The Other Palace Studio); Annie Get Your Gun (Union Theatre); Cinderella (Theatre Royal Winchester); Norma Jeane: The musical (LOST Theatre); Bad Girls (Union Theatre); Imigein (National Folk Theatre of Ireland); The Dark Tower (Riverside Studios)
Assistant/Associate Musical Director credits include: The Hapsburg Tragedies (Lyric Theatre Belfast); That’s Jewish Entertainment (Upstairs at the gatehouse); Pal Joey (Karamel Club for George Dyer)
Keyboard Credits: Lock Up Your Daughters (The Bridewell Theatre, LSMT); The MGM Story (UK Tour); The Mirror Never lies (The Cockpit); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep)
Orchestration credits: Mountview Undergrad MT Showcase (Criterion Theatre); Mountview Postgrad MT Showcase (Criterion Theatre); Lenanshee (The venue, Londonderry)
Other credits include: Copyist for The Producers international tour and Jersey Boys international tour (Sell-a-door); Lead Composer for Outshinery.com
Matt Malthouse | Dance
Training: Dance School of Scotland, Arts Educational London
Performance credits: Sunshine on Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Oklahoma (Royal Albert Hall), Groundhog Day (Old Vic), Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward), Kiss me, Kate (Theatre Luxembourg), Annie get your gun (Sheffield Crucible), Oh What a Lovely War (UK Tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre/Uk Tour), My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible), Matilda (RSC, Cambridge Theatre), 42nd St (Chichester Festival Theatre), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Mary Poppins (Prince Of Wales), Anything Goes (Drury Lane), On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall/Leicester Haymarket), Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour), For New Adventures dance company, Edward Scissorhands (Sadlers Wells/World tour), The Carman (Sadlers Wells/UK tour)
Julianne Merrill | Singing
Originally from Indianapolis, Julianne currently works in NYC as a professional Music Director and Pianist for Musical Theater.
Julianne is currently MD for Man of La Mancha at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, LI. She is also teaching faculty at The International College of Musical Theatre.
Recent credits include: Matilda and Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Alpine Theater Project; Junie B. Jones; Essential Survival Guide to School Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel and currently on the Equity National Tour with TheatreworksUSA; The Imaginary developmental workshop at Nazareth College directed by Jeff Whiting; Skippyjon Jones: Snow What? Equity National Tour with TheatreworksUSA; LezCab Sings the ’90s at Joe’s Pub; Lightning Man developmental reading at Turtle Bay Music School; The Queen Bees at Queens Theater in the Park; ; Allegro (NYIT: Outstanding Production of a Musical Award) at A.P.A.C; Cloned! (Winner: Best of Fest) at NYMF 2014; A Man of No Importance and Parade at The Gallery Players; Wunderkind NYC tour at 54 Below, The Triad, Laurie Beechman and Joe’s Pub; Bookseller in the Rain: a concert with Maury Yeston at The Metropolitan Room. In addition to these select projects, Julianne also accompanies numerous other one night cabarets and small, independent readings.
As well as working as a Music Director and Pianist, Julianne also works with Music Technology and its application to live performance. This includes orchestrating, engineering and music supervising tracks for Maya: Princess of Light in conjunction with Teach for India; arranging, orchestrating and creating tracks and sheet music for The Queen Bees; sound cue creation and design, keyboard programming and cueing, transcribing, notation, and recording arts for various projects.
Jeff Pew | Repertoire & Singing
Jeff Pew is a New York based actor originally from San Jose, CA. He most recently appeared in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as the Wall Street Bull and opened a new Broadway musical entitled The Bandstand in April 2017. He has also been in Cinderella on Broadway and the national tour of Billy Elliot.
As well as being a singer and actor, Jeff is also an accomplished pianist and plays company class regularly for American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Group.
Jeff is currently appearing in Frozen on Broadway as Swing and Assistant Dance Captain.
Michael Kostroff | Auditions Masterclass
Michael Kostroff is an established stage and television actor best known for his five seasons on HBO’s legendary hit series The Wire and his numerous guest star appearances, most recently on The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Damages, Louie and Gotham and The Black Box. Michael toured the U.S. in The Producers, understudying the lead role of Max Bialystock (a role he’s since played throughout the country), and in Les Miserables as the conniving and villainous Thénardier.
Michael is the author of the popular book Letters from Backstage; a former advice columnist for the actors’ newspaper Backstage, and the creator of the Audition Psych. 101 Workshop, which he has presented all over the country to thousands of actors, addressing the mental side of the audition process.
Melania Maggiore | Singing
Melania Maggiore is a Musical Theatre performer, singer and violinist. She has trained with the International College of Musical Theatre and has a Master’s Degree both in Opera and Violin, with honours, at the Conservatory of Milan and Rome. She also attended the Opera Studio Program at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Soprano Renata Scotto.
Theatre Credits: Secret Cinema Casino Royale as Maria Parella and Esther Capozza, 2019; Midnight – A new musical by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe, directed by Kate Golledge, Debunk production at the Union Theatre in London, 2018; Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, workshop with M° Renato Renzetti, 2017; Donna Elvira in Don Govanni, both in 2014 for International Classic Ticino Musica and in 2016 at the Paphos Aphrodite Fetival in Cyprus; Suor Angelica and Suor Infermiera in Suor Angelica by Puccini at the Gran Teatro Pucciniano of Torre del Lago, 2015; Mimì in La Bohème by Puccini, directed by Barbacini/Bedeschi at the Teatro Fabrizio DeAndré, 2015.
Jessica Dillan | Dance
Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Marriott Marquis), Thou Shalt Not (Schoenfeld Theater), CATS (Wintergarden Theater), The Fartiste (Sophia Theater).
National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie, CATS, Cabaret, On The Town.
Regional Theatre: A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theater), CATS (Merry Go Round Playhouse), Beauty and The Beast (Westchester Broadway Theater), Gypsy (Westchester Broadway Theater), For the Glory, The Civil War (Majestic Theater), West Side Story (Augusta Opera), Damn Yankees (Ivoryton Playhouse), White Christmas (Alhambra Theater), Oklahoma (Berkshire Theater Festival), Tarzan (Northshore Music Theater), Shrek (Alhambra Theater).
Dance: Finis Jhung, Andrei Kramarevsky, Jack Hertzog, Joesph Albano, Valia Seisakya, Michael Owens, Debbie Roshe, Patti Wilcox, Steps Scholarship
Acting: Marymount Manhattan College, Lillian Caran
Voice: Matt Farnsworth, Carolyn Marcell, Richard Lissemore, Winston Clark, Hartt School of Music (Mildred Coleman)
John Scacchetti | Tap
John Scacchetti has performed on Broadway in the 2001 Revival of 42nd Street, and the 2008 Revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone.
National Tour credits include 42nd Street and My Fair Lady directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Regional credits include Phil Davis in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (The Cape Playhouse), Mike in A Chorus Line (Weston Playhouse), Slats in Good News! and How To Succeed…(Goodspeed Opera House).
John was recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Carolina University where he reset the Original Broadway Choreography for their production of Gypsy. John is currently on faculty at Wagner College, Cap21/Molloy College, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and The ICMT NYC.
John holds a BS in theatre performance from Bradley University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Liam Forde | Singing
Liam Forde most recently starred in Eugenius at The Other Palace in London. He received a Helen Hayes Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play’ for Hand to God at the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, and was nominated for his performance in the U.S. premiere of Jumpers for Goalposts, also at Studio Theatre.
Off-Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing (TFANA), Big, Six Wives (York).
Regional/Tour: The Secret Garden (Denver Center), Peter and the Starcatcher (Pioneer Theatre Co.), Amazing Grace (Goodspeed), Seussical (Tour).
An active member of the concert/cabaret scene, Liam has performed at 54 Below, the Oak Room, Joe’s Pub, the Laurie Beechman, and in Paris at Club Rayé, Le Carré Parisien, L’Auguste Theatre, and Café Universel. He is the recipient of the 2014 Julie Wilson Award, Nightlife Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist and 2013 Bistro Award for performer on the rise. Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal deemed Liam “the boy wonder.”
Liam’s coaching students can be seen on Broadway, in national tours, and at numerous regional theaters across the country. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. liam-forde.com
Michael Rios | Dance
Born and raised in NYC, Michael is an actor, singer, dancer and instructor based in New York.
National Tours: Disney’s Newsies (1st national), Hello, Dolly! (50th anniversary starring Sally Struthers), The Wizard of Oz (Dance Captain), CATS (US, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama Tour).
Michael has danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines starring as Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS and as an aerialist in Come Fly With Me.
Regional theater productions include Peter Pan and Fiddler On the Roof. As an instructor, Michael has taught for Peridance Capezio NYC, Brooklyn Ballet, Icon Dance Complex, Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts, at various studios across the nation with Stage Door Connections and Broadway Connection, as an assistant at Broadway Dance Center and more.
Michael can be seen in the 2017 live film version of Disney’s Newsies with original Broadway cast members at the Hollywood Pantages Theater. Michael is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
Sarah Wingo | Dance
Sarah Wingo is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator based in Brooklyn, NY.
After extensive ballet training under the tutelage of Karen Gibbons-Brown and Jeremy Blanton, Sarah went on to pursue a BFA in Contemporary Ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Sarah has toured nationally and internationally with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cats and for The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour. Commercially, Sarah can be seen in ads for Kohl’s and Fila alongside celebrity trainer Shaun T, as well as Rockport Shoes, WeTV, and Cold EEZE.
Sarah appeared in episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dancing for renowned choreographer Marguerite Derricks. Most recently Sarah’s voice can be heard in Pillsbury commercials (with a slight Southern accent). Sarah is a regular faculty member at Fort Wayne Ballet’s Summer Intensive.
Elisabetta Ventura | Dance
From the very beginning, Elisabetta Ventura was surrounded by film, dance and television, learning to crawl in Italy’s Rai studios where her father, Toni Ventura, choreographed the most important Saturday night variety shows for almost 50 years.
As a Tap Dancer, Actress and Performer, Elisabetta’s career has followed a unique path full of diverse experiences. While attending the Experimental Triennial in Performing Arts and Sciences (2001-2005), she discovered her love for theatre and acting, and attended the workshops of Commedia dell’Arte under Carlo Boso, Claudia Contin, Ferruccio Merisi, Claudio de Maglio and those of Jean Paul Denizon, assistant to the great Peter Brook.
In 2007, after her stage work with Tato Russo (La Tempesta, I Menecmi and Il Paese degli Idioti) and Carriglio (Adorabile Rosalina), she joined C.I.A.P.A. under Gisella Burinato, winning the Girulà Best Young Actress Prize 2008/’09.
Elisabetta’s first break came in 2012 when she got the role of the Fan Girl in Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza. She also featured in the official movie trailer followed by numerous roles in music videos, commercials and short films including working for the estimable Franco Piavoli in Frammenti, which was featured “fuori concorso” at the Rome Film Festival.
In 2011 Elisabetta got a role in the play Moon Face directed by Carlo Emilio Lerici, followed by a role in Tchajcovsky directed by Harris Freedman in 2013. In 2014 she was featured as a tap dancer alongside Massimo Ranieri in Sogno and Son Desto 2, broadcasted on Rai Uno.
In 2015, after obtaining a scholarship in the Advanced Tap Program under Guillem Alonso at the Escola de Musica y Dansa Luthier, Elisabetta moved to Barcelona, where she also learned Spanish.
Back in Rome she worked with Paolo Sorrentino again in The Killer in Red (2017) and Loro 2 (2018); in March 2017 she worked as a dancer and also as an assistant choreographer in Giorgio Forte’s musical New York, New York which made its debut at the Harbin Opera Theatre (China).
Her latest theatrical roles include: Caligula, directed by Aurelio Gatti for the Teatri di Pietra, Pirandello’s Sogno Ma Forse No and Metamorfosys (Fringe Festival 2017), both directed by Vittoria Faro.
In 2018 Elisabetta starred in Peggio Per Me, directed by Riccardo Camilli (Independent Distribution) and was also cast in the short film Rhapsody in Blue, written and directed by Maria Carolina Salomè. In 2018 Elisabetta attended tap workshops with Leo Manzari, Dante Lara, Charles Renato, Michelle Dorance & Melinda Sullivan.
In 2019 Elisabetta was hired by Paolo Sorrentino again to dance in the theme song for The New Pope (WILDSIDE).
She has just shot one episode as a guest star in the TV series Don Matteo directed by Cosimo Alemà (LUX VIDE) which is going to air in 2020 on Rai Uno.
Elisabetta is a body movement coach for actors; she has also taught at Gisella Burinato’s C.I.A.P.A.
She currently teaches tap at I.A.L.S. and AMTA in Rome. She recently organized the Roma Tap Jam with Monia Schietroma, a popular dance event that started three years ago at the Cotton Club and that has moved at the Lo Spazio Theatre, which combines tap dancing, lindy hoppers and live music.
Danilo Mondari | Dance
Danilo started his training in Rome, where he won a scholarship for dancers and performers. He followed this by moving to New York City, winning another scholarship at Steps on Broadway.
Danilo first entered the industry as a dancer, then later as a performer too, working for shows such as: A Chorus Line; Hello Dolly; Seven brides for seven brothers; An American in Paris; Notre Dame de Paris; Dracula; Tosca, and many others.
He now also works for TV shows, movies, and commercials.
As a choreographer, he has put on shows for Dubai Shopping Festival; Sharjah Book Fair; Rainbow Theme Park; Circus of Horror; Aladdin and Pippi Longstocking (as Project Leader).
As a dance teacher, he works for many Performing Arts Schools in Rome and throughout Italy, among which are Molinari Art Center and ICMT Rome.
Alexandra Avrami | Dance
Alexandra Avrami lived and worked in New York City as a ballet dancer, ballet teacher and personal trainer to several celebrities and models at Ballet Beautiful by Mary Helen Bowers. Before she started her trip to America, Alexandra graduated with a bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sports Sciences from the Aristotle University.
Later she obtained her degree of Classical Ballet Teacher from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and the American Ballet Theatre, NYC, and her Pilates certification from Equinox, NYC. As a professional dancer, she studied in New York’s Joffrey Ballet School (2011) and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ballet School of American Ballet Theater, NYC claiming these positions from hundreds of young dancers from every corner of the earth.
Alexandra has performed in many global ballets at famous theatres, such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York with the American Ballet Theater, David Koch Theater at Lincoln center (NYC), with the Mikhailovsky Ballet USA Tour, the International Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space (NYC), Florence Gould Hall (NYC), Metropolitan Playhouse (NYC), Theater 80 St Marks (NYC), Miller Theatre at Columbia University (NYC), Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (NYC), Josie Robertson Plaza Lincoln Center for the Table of Silence project (NYC) and more.
As a ballet teacher, Alexandra has taught in several amateur and professional dance schools in New York City like JKO and Rita Gold Teachers College Columbia University, as well as in Rome. She has participated in various shows and commercials such as New York Live (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC) and recently she took part in the series Vinyl (HBO) with Martin Scorsese. She has also featured in several magazines, including Women’s Health, Shape magazine and People magazine.
Ryan Greer | Singing
Ryan is a music graduate of York University and works as a freelance pianist and musical director in Northern Ireland. He enjoys working in both musical theatre and choral environments, and in July 2016 he founded EastSide Community Choir which he continues to direct. His musical theatre work includes Company, Oliver!, Chicago, The Addams Family Jnr., The Wizard of Oz and Little Shop of Horrors.
He has also enjoyed working with the creative production company ‘Dumbworld’ on a number of their productions, including multi-media project Rain Falling Up which took place throughout spring 2018. As one of three choral workshop facilitators he prepared ten schools across Belfast for a performance in the Ulster Hall accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra.
Ryan has worked with the Flax Trust Arts programme in North Belfast creating musical projects within the local community. This included directing the ‘Flax Vocal Ensemble,’ a young group of gifted vocalists, and facilitating workshops for the annual Flax Trust Inter-Community School’s Choir Awards (FISCA). Within this programme, primary schools from varied backgrounds collaborate to perform in a special choral competition every December at Belfast City Hall.
As well as being a musical director, Ryan enjoys working as an accompanist, which has led him to work with many singers including Peter Corry on concert tours such as The Call Of The Celts which toured the Netherlands in March- April 2018.
Since February 2017 he has been a member of The Björn Identity, Ireland’s most authentic touring ABBA tribute band, in which he regularly performs as Benny Andersson.
Ryan has been part of the staff at ICMT Belfast since January 2019, teaching music theory, accompanying the students in classes and directing ensemble singing.
Tommy Brunt | Acting
Tommy is an actor from County Fermanagh in N.I. and trained at Drama Centre London.
Theatre includes: The Biggest Show in the Country (Wake the Beast), Cosi Fan Tutte (Royal Opera House), Her Naked Skin (Above the Arts – Leicester Square) Something like Loneliness/Bite Me (Soho Theatre)
Film and TV includes: Back (2017 – Channel 4), Forgotten Man (2017 – Best Film – Sydney Indie Film Festival)
Tommy is also a writer and producer with his first short film *This is Not a Recreation nearing completion.
Maeve Smyth | Acting
Maeve Smyth is a Portstewart actor, who trained at East 15 Acting School just outside of London. Maeve has worked extensively in theatre in N.I, including playing the role of The Colleen Bawn in The Lyric Theatre/Bruiser production of ‘The Colleen Bawn’, the role of Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’ at The Grand Opera House, and most recently the role of Eily in Marita Conlon-McKenna’s ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ at The MAC, which will tour Ireland in early 2020.
Maeve has worked on many short films over the past few years, including ‘Monkeys in the Garden’ which got through to the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh – she has also worked on a BFI short earlier this year.
Maeve also does voiceover for radio and has been the voice of four audiobooks this year.
Jim Arnold, Matthew Bonifacio, Lara Denning, Erin Dilly, Joanna Goodwin, Nic Greenshields, Alice Fearn, Ricky Hinds, Courtney Iventosch, Christopher Key, Katie Rowley Jones, Richard Jones, Nigel Lilley, Benjamin Newsome, Dianne Pilkington, Lonny Price, Jenna Russell, Sam Scalamoni, Caroline Sheen, Petra Siniawski, Stiles and Drewe, Oliver Tompsett, Hannah Waddingham, Paul Wooller