Our Masters are some of the very best hand-picked professionals at work in the Performing Arts industry. Committed, hard working and highly skilled, the Masterclasses they deliver are engaging, challenging and highly rewarding.
Tom is a graduate of Bird College. Since graduating he has become a faculty member for various Dance and Drama colleges including Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre, Ignite Dance and Ignite Musical Theatre. Tom is also the co-founder of his own dance school, Apex Academy. Recent credits include: Dancer and Co-choreographer for the UK tour ‘The Greatest Show: Songs from Hollywood’ Dancer on the Live Semi finals of X-Factor 2017, and most recently ‘Bert Barry’ in 42nd Street at the Gatehouse Theatre in London. Tom is passionate about fusing styles within his choreography and we are very excited for him to be one of our Masters at mtda.
After studying Dance at Stratford-upon-Avon college, Lara went on to train at London Studio Centre where she achieved a first class honours degree in Theatre Dance. Lara’s professional credits include Skinny Living’s music video ‘Let me in’, and most recently Tokyo Disney Land’s stage show ‘One Man’s Dream II – The Magic Lives On’. Lara is delighted to be a part of mtda.
Alice trained at PPA in Guildford and is a professional Musical Theatre Performer, Actress, Actor/Musician and Musician. Her professional credits include: Merrily We Roll Along, Girls Don’t Play Guitar, Sensation (The Who Musical), Beauty and the Beast, Underneath a Magical Moon (US Tour) and a wide selection of pantomimes and musical revues. She is currently an understudy/first cover for Mamma Mia at the 02. Alice is a multi-instrumentalist and is able to play the Banjo, Clarinet, Double Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Saxophone and Voice. With her years of experience and sheer variety of performance work under her belt Alice is delighted to be delivering workshops and masterclasses for mtda and looks forward to sharing her wealth of knowledge with the mtda family.
Claire has over two decades of experience working as a professional Dancer, Choreographer, Director and Lecturer. After training at both Coventry University and latterly Warwick University she has developed her practice as a Tap Dance specialist and has recently become and NLP Practitioner, Timeline Therapist and NLP Master Practitioner. She has a wealth of knowledge of the practical application of Dance techniques, NLP and Positive Mindset Skills. She currently lecturers at Stratford upon Avon College and leads the Performing Arts and Music Department as the Assistant Head of Department for Creative.
Molly undertook her training at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) Her theatre credits include Serena in Fame the Musical (UK tour), Principal Lead boy in Dick Whittington (Everyman Theatre,Cheltenham) Ensemble/Diva in Jesus Christ Superstar ( European Tour), Ensemble in Kiss Me Kate (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), Shell in Closer to Heaven (The Union theatre),Lilly in The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre with Perfect Pitch Musicals),Norma Watson in Carrie The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), Ensemble/US Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford),Ensemble/US Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill). Molly is delighted to be an mtda Master and is looking forward to sharing her experiences and knowledge with you all.
Marcus trained at Bird College. Theatre credits include: Ensemble / cover Aladdin in Aladdin (Limerick), alternate Doctor C in Boy Toy (Above the Stag, London), George / Ensemble in Top Hat (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London), Mack and Mabel (Hackney Empire, London), LEGEND: Musical - Workshop (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), West End Women (Dartford Orchard Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep) Screen credits include: voice of Martin in Billie and the Ghost (Disney Channel UK), Vodafone (viral campaign), Levi in Cleo’s Choice (short film), dancer in The Little Stranger (Pathe / Focus Films) plus campaigns for Pineapple Dance Studios and Gymbox. Workshops and readings include: JT in Believers (TV pilot written by Sarah Hanly), Great Life Choices (Theatre Deli). As creative team, credits include: Associate choreographer for Once Upon A Mattress (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London), Assistant Choreographer / Director for Boy Toy (Above the Stag, London). Marcus has also been involved with numerous performances for MAD Trust at the Shaftesbury, Novello and Savoy Theatres, London. Fitness Bio Marcus is Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach specialising in fitness for performers and people working within the entertainment industry. He has coached people from various West End shows, UK Tours and film & TV including people who have appeared in Wicked, Chicago, Les Miserables, Top Hat and Got to Dance. He has taught a wide range of fitness classes at renowned institutes including Pineapple Dance Studios, Third Space, Lorna Jane’s flagship store, Lululemon and Google HQ in London. He also collaborated with the skincare brand Kiehls for a West End FITNESS x SKINCARE event at their London flagship store. He is a certified Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer and holds certificates in TRX (Suspension) and Kettlebell Training.
Alex has nearly two decades of experience working as a professional Musical Director, Voice Coach, Musician and Lecturer. After training at both Coventry University and latterly Warwick University he has achieved his EFP (Estill Figure Proficiency of Figures for Voice Control & Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities) to further aid his skills as a singer and vocal tutor. Alex has worked in theatre and performance for many years for companies including; BBC, RSC, BAFTA, TED Casting, Marella Cruises, RAF Proms and Stage Entertainment. He has a wealth of knowledge of the practical application of vocal techniques, vocal health and Musical Theatre repertoire. He currently lecturers at Stratford upon Avon College as resident Musical Director and as Head of Singing.
Michael undertook his training at East 15. His career spans over a decade in TV, Film and Theatre and his credits include BBC Holby City, Sky One’s The Cafe, National Tours of the USA and The Globe Theatre. Michael believes an actor will spend 80% of their time auditioning, yet the technique is still overlooked. He is delighted to be an mtda Master and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and understanding of the Acting Audition Process to others.
Katie trained at The URDANG Academy London and since graduating in 2016 Katie has performed as a lead vocalist for P&O Australia Cruises. She has enjoyed performing roles such as Rizzo in ‘Grease the Musical’ and Velma Von Tussle in ‘Hairspray the Musical’ for Royal Caribbean Cruises. Theatre credits include: Lead Vocalist P&O Australia Cruises 2017, Lead Vocalist London Cabaret Club 2018, Rizzo in Grease the Musical for Royal Caribbean Cruises 2018/19, Vocalist at Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019, Velma Von Tussle, Hairspray The Musical - Royal Caribbean Cruises 2020. Katie is very excited and honoured to be working with mtda and being part of the mtda Masterclasses.
Sam trained at the Guildford School of Acting graduating in 2015. He most recently finished rehearsals playing Jerry Travers in Tophat. Alongside his performing career, he is an avid teacher and is currently a tutor at Pineapple Performing Arts School, Covent Garden London. His credits include: Jerry Travers in Tophat (Cunard), Marvin/Mort in California Suite (Cunard), Swing in The Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Thursford Collection, Norfolk), Ensemble in Jack & The Beanstalk (De Montford Hall) and Lead Vocalist (Seabourn Sojourn) Sam cannot wait to get in the studio and work with you all at mtda.
Sandy trained at the London School of Musical Theatre. His stage credits include: Lead Vocalist in NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE 80'S (UK Tour); Lead Vocalist/Compere in AJ PRITCHARDS "GET ON THE FLOOR" (UK Tour); Lead Vocalist in PIANO LEGENDS (UK Tour); Ritchie Valens in BUDDY HOLLY: THE CONCERT, (UK Tour); Robin Hood in ROBIN HOOD & THE BABES IN THE WOOD (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre); TJ in SISTER ACT (UK Tour); Marvin Camden in LOSERVILLE (Union Theatre); Arthur in THE SWORD & THE STONE (New Wolsey Theatre); Dan & Wolf in S AND S AWARDS (Mercury Musical Developments); Lead Vocalist/Lead Guitarist in CARNABY STREET THE MUSICAL - CONCERT TOUR (UK Tour); Chris/Lead Guitarist (& u/s Jack) in CARNABY STREET THE MUSICAL (UK Tour). Sandy is delighted to be an mtda Master and looks forward to working with you at a Masterclass very soon!
A graduate of London Studio Centre, Morgan has performed in numerous Theatre and TV productions, choreographed for various projects and currently teaches across a number of dance schools and Performing Arts colleges across the UK. Theatre credits include: Bill Bailey in CATS with Pattihio Municipal Theatre Limassol; Dance Captain/Pete/Jay in Saturday Night Fever; Dance Captain/Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie; Principle/Ensemble in Loserville; Barty/1st Cover Tom in Waterbabies A Musical Adventure. Film/TV credits include: Featured dancer in ‘Gentleman Jack’ BBC, ‘Victoria’ ITV, ‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ BBC, ‘Endeavour’ ITV, ‘The Royals’ E!’s (Internet advert) and ‘Turn On (Short Film). Acting features in ‘Doctors’ BBC, ‘The Hypnotist’ (BT Sport Advert) and ‘Water Babies: A Musical Adventure’ Curve Productions (Official Trailer). Choreography credits include: ‘Legally Blonde’ The Arts Centre Telford, ‘Sweet Charity’ Edinburgh Music Theatre, ‘Addams Family Musical’, The Arts Centre Telford, ‘Aida Stars-Shine’ Aida Cruise Line, ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ Polka Dot Pantomimes, ‘Mouse Music and Anthems’ Edinburgh Music Theatre, ‘World Of Dance’ West Lothian Dance World and ‘Thank You For The Music’ (assistant) Leoan Marie Productions. Morgan is passionate dancer and is excited to be on board with mtda.
Charlotte undertook her training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She made her professional debut in Les Misérables in the West End whilst in her final year of training playing the role of Cosette. Charlotte’s Theatre credits whilst training includes: Linda English in Pal Joey and Niki Harris in Curtains. Her concert work includes: South Pacific (Cadogan Hall); Honeymoon In Vegas (Palladium); Elaine Paige in Concert (The Royal Albert Hall). Charlotte is tickled pink to be working with mtda in delivering some amazing Masterclasses to performers in training.
Nathaniel completed his training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and made his stage and West End debut originating the role of Stevie Wonder in the UK tour and West End production of 'Dancing in the Streets'. His theatre credits include: Jorge in 'Tonight's the Night' (UK Tour), Trevor Nunn's production of 'Porgy and Bess' (Savoy Theatre, London), 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (Adelphi Theatre),'Sister Act' (London Palladium), Hairspray (UK Tour), Jersey Boys (UK Tour and Piccadilly Theatre) and Five Guys Named Moe at The Marble Arch Pop up Theatre. He most recently appeared in The West End Production of Waitress The Musical as Ensemble (understady Ogie) at The Adelphi Theatre, London. His other achievements include: Founder and Artistic Director of The West End Gospel Choir (in its 13th Year who’s voices including his own are etched in Disney Worlds 'Pandora-The World of Avatar)'. Prior to returning to The West End, Nathaniel was head hunted to take part in BBC One’s TV talent show “All Together Now” alongside Geri Horner (Ginger Spice) as one of the 100 Judges. He has since then become a Patron for (WEMT) West End Musical Theatre school as well as Creative Consultant and Musical Theatre Agent for 'Red Talent Management.' Nathaniel is thrilled to be working with mtda to facilitate Musical Theatre and Gospel Choir Masterclasses.
Emile is currently playing Hercules Mulligan/James Madison in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre. He trained in multiple core disciplines at a young age and found a love for Tap Dancing that sparked his career. He attended Stratford Upon-Avon College in 2009, where he trained in Performing Arts and Dance before entering the industry two years after completion. His first job at the age of 19, was The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic Theatre and he has since worked with many established companies and industry figures including Opera North, Chichester Festival Theatre, Susan Stroman, John Kander, Clarke Peters and Lin Manuel Miranda. Theatre includes: Hamilton as Hercules Mulligan/James Maidstone (Victoria Palace Theatre), Me and My Girl as Constable (Chichester Festival Theatre), RAF’S 100th Anniversary Royal Gala as Eat Moe from ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Rhythm Method as Johnny (The Bush/Landor Theatre), Five Guys Named Moe as Eat Moe (Marble Arch Theatre), Crazy For You as Custus/Kit Drummer (Watermill Theatre), Kiss Me Kate as Philip/Swing/Cover Paul (UK Tour), The Scottsboro Boys as Willie Roberson (Garrick Theatre and Young Vic Theatre), Avenue Q as Gary Coleman (Rugby Theatre), 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium and Dominion Theatre), 42nd Street as Billy Lawlor and Crazy for You as Bobby Child (Rugby Theatre). Film, Television and Digital Media includes: Maersk Online Commercial 2020, The X Factor 2015 as Backing Dancer, The Olivier Awards 2014 with The Scottsboro Boys Cast (ITV), The National Television Awards 2013 (ITV), The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (BBC) and Got to Dance 2013 with 'The Pulse Collective' (Sky). Emile is over the moon to be working with mtda and promises his Masterclass will be something to remember.
Mike trained at The Urdang Academy and since graduating has worked as a dancer, actor and model extensively. His performing credits include: Spice Girls Stadium Tour, The X Factor, The X Factor: Celebrity, The Voice, the feature film ROCKETMAN, danced on Strictly Come Dancing, MTV and for Disney & Will.i.am. Mike has also danced and modelled in commercial advertisements for clients including Google, Huawei, Skoda, TUI and M&S. Mike is all set and looking forward to working with mtda to deliver some energetic Dance Masterclasses.
After completing his training at The Arts Educational School Glen Facey made his stage debut in the UK Tour of Hairspray. His theatre credits include: A Spoonful of Sherman, The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible), Mary Poppins (Zurich/Dubai), Moby Dick! The Musical (New Union Theatre), The Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House), Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC) and Loserville (YMT UK), Matilda: The Musical (Cambridge Theatre/RSC) and most recently Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre). Glen is delighted to be working with mtda to facilitate some exciting and challenging Musical Theatre Masterclasses.
After completing her training at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts Charlotte gained her first professional contract working for Sands Cotai in Macau, China working on theatre shows, Arena Shows and Private Events. On her return to London she joined the cast of Thriller Live and started her touring journey in the UK, Europe and Macau, China. Charlotte is a performer and model. Her credits include: Take That Greatest Hits Tour (2019); Headphones for Formula 1 (2018); The Brits Dua Lipa (2018); Dune Shoes AW Campaign (2017); Burlington Socks Campaign (2017); Amazon Student Prime online; Marks and Spencer Bank in store and online; Specsavers in store and online; Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway; Ella Eyre; Ego music video; British Style Collective; Thriller Live (2015-2017) Charlotte is excited to be onboard and can’t wait to get started with mtda to deliver some inspiring Dance Masterclasses.
Paris trained at LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and since then has worked as a dancer and choreographer extensively with the industry. Her theatre credits include: Ensemble in Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House); Assistant Dance Captain/2nd Cover Linda/Ensemble in The Wedding Singer (UK & Ireland Tour); Dancer in Thriller Live! (West End & Tour); Dance Captain/Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty (Kings Theatre, Glasgow) Dance credits include: Anastasia - Strictly Come Dancing (BBC); Fleur East - X factor Live Performance (ITV); Ellie Goulding - Children in Need (BBC); Little Mix - X factor Live Shows (ITV); Cheryl Cole - X factor Live Shows (ITV); Olly Murs - Let It Shine (BBC); Busted - Let It Shine (BBC); The Voice Live Final (Channel 5); Jingle Bell Ball (O2 Arena) Paris has a busy schedule but is booked in and looking forward to working to delivering some amazing Dance Masterclasses for mtda.
After training at Laine Theatre Arts and latterly Guildford School of Acting Katie Eccles made her stage and West End debut performing the role of ‘Baby Houseman’ in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage (Phoenix Theatre and UK Tour). Her theatre credits include: Dirty Dancing - Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Thursford Collection, Norfolk); Cinderella (The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); 42nd Street Charity Gala (London Palladium); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Capitol Theatre, Horsham). Television credits include: Holby City (BBC) and Mr Selfridge (ITV). Katie is all set and looking forward to working with mtda to deliver some fantastic Dance and Musical Theatre Masterclasses.
A graduate of Doreen Bird College, Sophie has performed in numerous productions in the West End. She is also managing director of Sophisticate Entertainment. A corporate entertainment booking agency, providing premium quality acts for events. She is the founder and a teacher of West End Camp. Theatre credits include: Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, London) Swing 2017; Loserville (West End) 2012; We Will Rock You (West End) Ensemble 2002. Sophie is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge as a teacher and professional and we are very excited that she is one of our Masters at mtda.