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CASSANDRA WEBSTER - B.A (HONS)

PRINCIPAL

TUTOR OF DRAMA, MUSICAL THEATRE, SINGING & PIANO 

Cassandra has been performing for over 20 years, as a musician, singer, dancer and actor. At 19 years of age she gained a place at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London where she earned a B.A (Hons) in Musical Theatre. 

As well as the vast array of productions she was involved in during her three years of training, Cassandra has also been part of a variety of professional productions. Her work has allowed her to perform at many well-known venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Palace Theatre - Leicester Square, The Criterion - Piccadilly Circus and The Chelsea Theatre - London.

Cassandra has also worked for the BBC and Channel 4 on various television productions.

Alongside her acting, Cassandra is also a songwriter and singer, who goes by the name CJodine.

Cassandra has been teaching theatre arts for the past 15 years whilst continuing to perform. Her work within the industry alongside her passion for teaching and creativity means that she is able to offer a rich and rewarding training experience.   

As well as teaching group classes, Cassandra is also able to offer private tuition in drama, singing and piano, following the LAMDA, ABRSM or RockSchool syllabuses. 

Cassandra holds an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2), Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3), and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualifications.

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LIBBI WHITTAKER
TUTOR OF DRAMA, MUSICAL THEATRE & DANCE
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Libbi has been involved at ReAct Academy since the age of 9, participating in Dance, Musical Theatre and Drama classes, and has taken part in over ten of ReAct's full-scale musical productions. During her time at ReAct Academy, Libbi has achieved several Merits and Distinctions in LAMDA's Musical Theatre and Drama exams and went on to gain a place on Runshaw College's Level 3 Professional Performance Programme in Musical Theatre.

 

Libbi's time on PPP consisted of full-time intensive training in Classical and Contemporary Acting, Singing, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz and Tap. She also took part in many of their performances, ranging from plays and musical reviews to dance shows.

Libbi gained a distinction in level 3 musical theatre.

 

During her free time, Libbi also sings with the Manchester Survivors Choir, giving her experience of performing at large, well known venues such as the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, The Lowry in Salford and Parklife Festival. The choir also performed alongside the band Take That on their BBC documenatry, 'Take That: We've Come a Long Way".

Libbi holds an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2) a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualifications. Libbi is also a licensed chaperone with Lancashire County Council.

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JOANNE BALDWIN

TUTOR OF DANCE
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Joanne started performing in her local pantomime group at the age of 4. As a teenager she joined the youth section of Accrington Amateurs - ‘Buddies’, playing many roles including Dorothy in the musical ‘The Wiz’. 

Joanne trained as a dancer at Accrington Dance School, qualifying as an Associate teacher for the NATD. She successfully completed A levels in Dance and Performing Arts before taking a year out to Dance professionally in the national tour of the hit musical ‘Copacabana’. 

Joanne went on to further her studies in dance, performance and musical theatre at Phil Winstons Theatreworks, Blackpool before going on to owning her own dance school, JMS in Accrington for 10 years. 

With a first class degree in Sports Science Joanne has now been a teacher of Performing Arts - dance and drama in secondary education for over 16 years whilst also teaching dance in primary schools across Hyndburn and The Ribble Valley. 

Joanne is a qualified instructor in aerobics and acrobatic arts. Performing and choreographing for local amateur societies as well as her own school dance academies and school productions including ‘Grease’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.

SOPHIE GORTON

TUTOR OF DANCE
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ABBIE PHILLIPSON

TUTOR OF FILM PRODUCTION & DRAMA
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LIV ROBERTS

TUTOR OF DANCE AND MUSICAL THEATRE
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Joanne started performing in her local pantomime group at the age of 4. As a teenager she joined the youth section of Accrington Amateurs - ‘Buddies’, playing many roles including Dorothy in the musical ‘The Wiz’. 

Joanne trained as a dancer at Accrington Dance School, qualifying as an Associate teacher for the NATD. She successfully completed A levels in Dance and Performing Arts before taking a year out to Dance professionally in the national tour of the hit musical ‘Copacabana’. 

Joanne went on to further her studies in dance, performance and musical theatre at Phil Winstons Theatreworks, Blackpool before going on to owning her own dance school, JMS in Accrington for 10 years. 

With a first class degree in Sports Science Joanne has now been a teacher of Performing Arts - dance and drama in secondary education for over 16 years whilst also teaching dance in primary schools across Hyndburn and The Ribble Valley. 

Joanne is a qualified instructor in aerobics and acrobatic arts. Performing and choreographing for local amateur societies as well as her own school dance academies and school productions including ‘Grease’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.

BRIDGET HOLDEN

TUTOR OF DANCE AND FITNESS
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Miss Bridget holds advanced tap qualifications with ISTD, BTDA, and BBO dance examination boards. Through the years she has competed and performed both nationally and internationally.

She is also an Irish Dance champion, the highlight for her being part of the Boston USA international championships.

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