Laura- Principal at Little Voices Bolton & Bury
Hi, My name is Laura and I am the principal of Little Voices Bolton & Bury. I took over my centres in 2020 and what a challenging but wonderful start it has been! Being a primary teacher of 11 years with a specialism in drama and music I know all too well how important performing arts is in a very tight and busy curriculum. Being able to help develop a child’s confidence and love of musical theatre is a dream come true! Outside of teaching, I am represented by a fantastic acting agency and have taken part in many theatre shows and film productions. I love stepping into an acting role and I also get to share this passion of musical theatre with the next generation! Lessons are not only tons of fun but we also get to develop children’s talents, confidence and life skills. I have a wonderful team of tutors who I work alongside to make our centres as incredible as they are. Meet my amazing team below…
Hayley- Drama tutor
Haylie began acting at the age of 11 when she landed a major role in a BBC comedy. She has since worked with companies such as ITV and the National Youth Theatre. Haylie has trained at a number of drama schools, including the Manchester School of Acting and First Take School of Acting. She believes it is so important for her as a tutor to be continuously learning from the best in the industry, so then she can pass this knowledge on to our Little Voices pupils! Besides acting, Haylie holds a degree in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies and has much knowledge and experience of working with d/Deaf children and children with special educational needs. She is such an engaging tutor whom the pupils admire- as do we!
Emily- Musical Theatre Tutor
Emily is our Singing tutor at our LV centre in Greenmount. She is in her sixth year as a tutor within the Little Voices network and has worked with hundreds of LV children over the years. Emily studied a BA Hons in Acting and graduated with a first class degree in 2013. She moved on to complete her PGCE in Further Education back in 2016 and worked in colleges before deciding to move into High School teaching. Emily is now a full time Teacher of Technology and loves her job!
Emily’s passion for the arts has been with her from a very young age and she has appeared on London’s West End stage back in 2013. Her vocal training and expertise are impeccable and her enthusiasm is boundless. She looks forward to teaching all of our wonderful students week in week out, and is privileged to be part of their journeys.
Lucy- Musical theatre Tutor
Lucy Farrimond is a young lyric soprano based in Greater Manchester, UK: currently studying for a master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Jane Irwin. Lucy has performed at esteemed venues throughout the UK and abroad, including: The Royal Albert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Snape Maltings and The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Paris.
Recent competition success includes: winning the first prize of ‘The George Shirley Vocal Competition’ international category and winning first-prize in four categories at the ‘Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts’ (2022). Lucy has been the Event Manager of the ‘National Student Opera Society UK’ since March 2020 and is passionate about sharing her love for opera with fellow young musicians globally. Since being appointed at LV, Lucy has hosted interviews and masterclasses alongside top industry professionals worldwide, with her work being nominated for a ‘360° Opera Award’. We are super lucky to have her in the team!
Sharlene- Musical theatre Tutor
Sharlene has been involved in theatre and performance from a young age, taking on all types of different roles from directing, to performing. Sharlene has always had a passion for performance and that is clear in her classes. Sharlene trained in Drama teaching at Edge Hill University and has been teaching Drama in secondary schools for 12 years. She has seen lots of her students develop and become roles within the industry. Sharlene is enthusiastic, committed and values the impact performance has on children’s confidence. We’re so pleased to have Sharlene on board and every one of her lessons are full of laughter and smiles!