Meet Our Tutors

Meet Our Tutors
Here in South West London!

Here at Little Voices we pride ourselves on traditional yet inspirational, fun filled lessons, which are taught by passionate and highly qualified tutors so that your child can excel in a happy and safe environment.

Our tutors are carefully selected for both their teaching ability and performing arts talent, but also for how they live our Little Voices values, creativity and ability to inspire others.

Our tutors have a wealth of experience, their lessons help children to learn new skills in a fun and engaging way. Their lessons offer a nurturing and inspirational environment, where your child is given the opportunity to build new life skills, make new friends, and above all, leave with a smile!

 

Ashlea Pearson – Principal

Ashlea is the principal of Little Voices South West London. Ashlea is also is a vocal tutor at Putney, Richmond and Fulham. She has a wealth of live performance experience and numerous years of being classically trained has put her in great stead to be a leading vocal tutor at her very own centre’s throughout South West London. Ashlea is extremely passionate about Little Voices and all of her pupils, she works closely with her team of tutors to make sure lessons of distinction are delivered in a fun, engaging and unique way.

 

Amy Gough

Amy started performing at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped since! She loves doing it and teaching it – It’s such a great way of expressing yourself, whilst having fun.

Upon moving to London, she trained at ArtsEd, gaining BA (Hons) and she’s also a qualified dance teacher with the ISTD. Throughout teaching, she has been fortunate to perform professionally in Plays and Musical Theatre.
Amy loves being part of the Little Voices team and gets such a thrill from seeing her students blossom and grow.

Amy teaches our LAMDA drama lessons at Twickenham Prep as well St Pauls Barnes and Carlisle Infants. She is also our lead tutor for all of our Richmond holiday camps. She is an absolute asset to our team and is incredibly caring, thoughtful and inspiring.

Julia Bird

Julia has been teaching performing arts for over 11 years and is a triple threat, teaching drama, singing and dance.

Julia is our lead LAMDA drama and musical theatre tutor in Putney and Fulham.
She loves teaching musical theatre and LAMDA to our students and is a much loved member of our team. She has the patience of a saint and has been a fantastic rock to our students whilst we have been teaching remote for a lot of the year.

 

 

 

Lizi Cole

Lizi studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and has a consultancy background in Drama teaching for everyday performance – from corporate clients to the House of Parliament!
Lizi’s degree focused on Drama therapy and she began teaching drama in Early Years settings, learning disability charities, boarding schools and Home Education groups.

She has taken many students through their LAMDA exams including those with significant special educational needs.
Her favourite thing about teaching is the privilege of coming alongside children to watch them bloom.

Lizi teaches our students at Christs School and Old Vicarage as well as all our students at our Richmond public centre at Christs School.

Lizi has a fantastic aura about her teaching and being a mum herself she really does look after and inspire each and every one of our students. She has over 10 years of LAMDA teaching experience and regularly trains any new tutors that join our team on how to teach LAMDA. We are SO lucky to have her!

Angharad Steer

Angharad is a professional actor who trained at Drama Studio London. Having taken all the LAMDA exams herself, she is keen to pass on her passion and enthusiasm for acting and the confidence she Gaines from he exams to her students. Angharad believes in working as a team to lift each other up in confidence, imagination and creativity.

Angharad teaches our students at Dolphin School and Oasis Academy Putney.

 

 

 

Lisa Michelle Pugh

Lisa Michelle Pugh is a welsh actress/dancer and singer living in London. Lisa trained in acting from the age of 11, she stared in her first role when she was 14 and went on to continue studying and performing from there. She has played such parts as ‘Nancy’ in Oliver Twist, ‘Ariel’ in Return to the forbidden planet and ‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Nights Dream. Lisa loves teaching this skill to the next generation as performing arts in such a huge passion of hers, she enjoys how much confidence it brings to young children and how they can apply this skill in every aspect on their life. Performing helped Lisa come out of her shell and be more confident growing up and she hopes that by teaching more and more children she can begin to show them their potential and how much they can do if they truly believe in themselves.

Lisa teaches our lessons at Kensington Wade and Oasis Putney. She is super dedicated, inspiring and brings an amazing energy to all of her classes.

 

James Thomas

James has been with us for many years. He is a professional actor with over ten years experience in the industry. He holds a BA in Drama and Theatre from Royal Holloway, University of London and his speciality is comedy – he always brings a sense of fun and humour to the classroom which our pupils absolutely love!

James teaches for us at Unicorn school, as well as helping out at our holiday camps.

Thank you James for being such an inspirational, fun tutor!

 

 

 

Anna Oggero

Anna is a highly skilled Performing Arts teacher, Singer/Songwriter and Performer who is also a Theatrical Producer and Legal Consultant within the Entertainment Industry. After training in acting, singing and dance, graduating with distinction from the Scuola Formazione Attore of Accademia dello Spettacolo (Professional Acting School of the Academy of Performing Arts – Turin, Italy) Anna relocated to London where she graduated with distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, with an MA in Musical Theatre. She also has a Bachelor’s and Master’s combined degree in Law from Law University of Turin, Italy (with distinction).

Since graduating in Italy, Anna has worked as a professional performer and has taught at various Performing Arts Schools first in Italy and then around London, working with children from ages 3months-16yrs old.

Anna believes that nurturing children’s creativity and imagination is key to their development, and loves seeing their talent blooming over the years.

Anna joined our team in Sept 2021, she teaches our LAMDA lessons at CBPPS and St James Prep.

 

Laura Kressly

Laura is an American freelance theatre critic and dramaturg who originally trained and worked as an actor and director. She also works broadly across theatre and education in various capacities, and is a copy and content writer and editor. She is the founding editor of The Play’s the Thing UK. The National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center awarded her a fellowship in 2017. Bylines include Exeunt, Fest Magazine, The British Council’s Theatre & Dance Blog, The Skinny, Focus Magazine, Wales Arts Review and Show-score. Recent production dramaturgy credits include plays at the Blue Elephant, CPT, and Camden Fringe, and she consults extensively on new plays in development.

Laura is currently writing a PhD thesis on embedded theatre criticism practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Laura teaches our students at Orchard House School as well as St Johns Walham Green Primary School and The Roche School.

Laura – May Hassan

Laura-May is a first class graduate from St.Mary’s university Twickenham. She has been teaching all over the local areas since 2016 and is the director for a young actors company in Twickenham

Her enthusiastic teaching really gets the pupils to tap into their imaginations and realise their potential.
Laura-May loves to have fun in her lessons, playing various creative warm up games and group activities allowing everyone to be creative and explore. She is passionate about making sure she creates a safe and encouraging space for every child to blossom and truly believes that if everyone is working as team then their are no wrong answers. Drama is such an exploration of the individuals own mind and thoughts and she encourages everyone to have the opportunity to be heard and most importantly understood with empathy for each other. Be fearless. Be kind. The rest will follow.
Laura will be joining us in September to run our LAMDA drama clubs at St Pauls Barnes. She also regularly teaches and assists at many of our holiday camps. She is a fantastic drama tutor and brilliant communicator!

 

Francesca Tudor – Whelan

Francesca moved down to London at a very young age after being offered a place at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Francesca trained in Musical Theatre and had many professional roles such as voiceovers for Microsoft and a lot of experience with musical theatre auditions and working within the industry. She then went onto study drama and theatre at Arts Educational School in Chiswick, and recently finished a theatre and drama studies degree at Birkbeck University, where she focused on learning more about teaching young children.

Francesca is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about teaching drama and focusing on confidence and vocal work. Francesca teaches our LAMDA drama Reception class at CBPPS.

 

Georgiana (Georgie) Casbarra

Georgie is a professional actor who trained at The Manchester School of Theatre as well as having a large dance background. She has been working with us as an assistant, helping to run our holiday camps with our lead tutor Amy Gough in Richmond since December 2020.

“Since joining the team, it’s been incredible to see the confidence and creativity radiating from every child whilst taking part in our camps. I have gained a wealth of amazing teaching experience and absolutely love being part of them. Every week is different and its so lovely to see the children all come together to work towards an end of week, collaborative performance.

Georgie has been a fantastic asset to our team and we love having her!