CASSANDRA WEBSTER - B.A (HONS)

PRINCIPAL

TUTOR OF DRAMA, MUSICAL THEATRE, SINGING & PIANO 

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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 12 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, a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification and is a licensed matron.

LIBBI WHITTAKER
TUTOR OF DRAMA, MUSICAL THEATRE & DANCE
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KATIE FRY

TUTOR OF DRAMA / RESIDENT MINDSET & CONFIDENCE COACH 
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LOUISE CULLEN

TUTOR OF 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 and a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Katie has been a professional actor for fifteen years. Some of her recent credits include Virtual Shindig (Enact Solutions), Emmerdale (ITV) Coronation Street (ITV) and From There to Here (BBC).

Katie has also enjoyed success as a comedian, TV presenter, dancer and choreographer.

Alongside her tutoring she is also currently touring the UK in an exciting production of A Christmas Carol.

Katie has taught in Performing Arts academies up and down the country. She taught at ReAct Academy back in 2017, and we were thrilled to welcome her back in 2021 at our new studio in Rishton. 


Most recently, after witnessing first hand the mental health struggles that many people seem to be having, especially from the past two years, Katie took the decision to train as a Life Coach and an NLP practitioner. She aims to help people take back control of their lives, increase confidence, control anxieties and help people to move forward towards a positive future.

We are proud to have Katie as our resident Mindset and Confidence Coach, and she is available to offer her help to our students in a one-to-one capacity. Contact us here to arrange a coaching session with Katie. 

Katie holds an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Louise has been training in a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, commercial, street and contemporary since the age of three. At the age of eight she joined ReAct Academy to expand her skills to include drama and musical theatre. During her time at ReAct she was involved in 13 full scale musical productions, took LAMDA exams in drama and musical theatre and ISTD exams in ballet and modern jazz, gaining merit and distinction grades across them. At the age of 14 she became a teaching assistant at ReAct where she enjoyed gaining valuable skills in teaching and other responsibilities in the school.

She acquired knowledge of a variety of global dance techniques, performance and choreographic skills whilst training on Runshaw College’s Professional Performance Programme where she specialised in dance and gained a distinction at level 3.

Louise holds an Enhanced DBS Disclposure.

CALLIE RAMSDALE

CLASS ASSISTANT
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NIAMH WATERFIELD

CLASS ASSISTANT
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LUCAS BURRIDGE 

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