Jackie Harrison – Principal
I started singing at the age of 5, and have been involved in music, drama, and singing ever since.
With a teaching degree in Drama & Education, I had a long career as a local Primary School teacher, and was also the schools’ Music Manager, responsible for putting together all the productions & plays.
I’ve set up choirs in every school I’ve worked in, and as an accredited singing teacher, have also had the pleasure of teaching singing privately to adults and children of all ages. I have sung in bands for over 30 years and I regularly perform in a local covers band which I absolutely love. I am very passionate about building confidence and nurturing talent and I can’t wait to meet you!
Tilly Lukeman – Musical Theatre Tutor
Hello! My name is Tilly and I am your Musical Theatre Tutor. Ever since I was little I have always loved performing. My love for singing, dancing and drama has led me to further my training at Performers College where I have completed my first year on the BA Hons Musical Theatre degree course. I have such a passion for performing and I believe it has made me the confident person I am today. Over the years, I have gained experience as an Urdang Associate, English Youth Ballet Cast member, Southern Regional and All England Dance finalist and have played roles such as Mary Poppins, Annie and The Sugar Plum Fairy. I have ISTD and RAD qualifications in Tap, Ballet and Modern up to Advanced level 1 and have recently completed my LCM Grade 8 in Music Theatre. Jackie, our Principal has been my singing teacher since I was little and she is currently helping me with my LCM Diploma in Music Theatre Performance. I cannot wait to start teaching you Singing, Drama and all things Musical Theatre and watching you grow in confidence on your journey with us. I am so excited about sharing my love for the Arts and giving you the opportunity to thrive and reach your full potential
Daniel Ravenhill – Drama Tutor
Hi, I’m Daniel and I will be your Drama Tutor.I am currently studying Applied and Contemporary Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting. I have been singing for as long as I can remember and started acting when I was 9 and my first professional stage role was in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at age 11. I have taken part in Feature Films like The Theory of Everything, Victor Frankenstein and Pan and short films like A Monster and Me, Farrow and Journey to Bethlehem and have IMDb credits for two of them. I was also part of a theatre company in Basingstoke for about 5 years, performing 2-3 plays per year, with such roles as Eddie in Blood Brothers. I took my UWL Grade 8 Musical Theatre with Jackie during lockdown and got a Distinction and I have studied for LAMDA exams and got a Distinction at Grade 7, unfortunately my Grade 8 was cancelled due to lockdown. I currently own my own drama business doing sessional work and run Therapeutic Activities for Adopted Children aged 0-14 with a Reading-based Charity, and even got the opportunity to become a performed playwright and direct my own work in Bracknell through my company. I am really looking forward to meeting you, teaching you drama, and watching you develop and grow to be the best versions of yourselves.