Miss Amy
Co-Principal, Creative Director, Vocal Coach, Choreographer
AVCM (Hons) Speech, Drama, Music Theatre IDTA Choreographer
Amy began her love for performing arts at the tender age of 3, training in all aspects of the theatre. Always the confident type, Amy gained her first main role in Pantomime at the age of 6, playing Jane from Babes In The Woods. Throughout her early childhood, Amy took part in many dance shows, theatre productions, exams and festivals. At the age of 13, Amy auditioned for a London theatre school, where she was offered a place and relocated to Crystal Palace. Throughout her time in London, Amy gained professional experience in T.V, commercials and theatre performance, even gaining a place on Pat Sharp’s Fun House! After finishing her training, Amy decided she wanted to inspire others and for the past 14 years has been teaching Performing Arts, helping other achieve their dreams!
Miss Becky
Co-Principal, Creative Director, Vocal Coach, Music Teacher
ALCM Music Theatre
For as long as she can remember, Becky always had an passion for performing arts and music. Starting at the early age of 7 with piano lessons, Becky quickly progressed, never failing to achieve top marks in her examinations. However, she wasn't satisfied and soon realised she wanted to dig deeper into the world of musical theatre. After receiving rave reviews for her performances in several local theatre shows, Becky knew she loved to sing and decided to seek out a vocal coach to further her skills. Fast forward to 2005, after completing her ALCM in Music Theatre exam, Becky spent a short time as an assistant singing teacher where she thrived on helping others. It was clear for all to see she was destined to become a teacher. Becky has never looked back and for the past 12 years she has dedicated her life to helping youngsters build confidence, realise their talents, and achieve their goals.
Mr Chris
Drama Teacher & Assistant
BA (Hons) Drama
Chris has always been involved with performing arts since the age of six, jumping on every opportunity to perform. Chris is a former pupil of CAST Academy, being taught by Miss Amy for 16 years before heading to university to further his career and skills. During his time at university, Chris performed in productions of Moliere's Tartuffe, Mikhail Bulgakov's Flight, and the musical Urinetown. Chris was also the Vice-President, and later President of the Musical Theatre Society at university where he successfully produced and directed two musical showcase productions as well as two full scale musicals, Rent and Spring Awakening. After completing his degree, a BA (Hons) Drama at Edge Hill University, Chris joined the team at CAST Academy. Chris is a a drama teacher and general assistant, helping with scripts, music, graphics design, website maintenance, helping in classes, cover teacher, stage managing the shows and many more jobs at CAST.
Miss Elise
Singing Teacher
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre MA Professional Voice Practice
Elise has always had a passion for singing and at a young age developed a love of Musical Theatre. Along side studying Performing Arts related subjects at college, Elise trained in classical singing up to a Grade 8 standard. Elise then studied undergraduate Music Theatre and achieved a first class degree. During this time she undertook various roles in a variety of shows and helped run the university's Musical Theatre Society. Elise has also been a member of two award winning choirs, Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir and the UCLan Chamber Choir, appearing on TV shows such as Songs of Praise and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year broadcast. Her degree in Music Theatre gave her a love of all things voice related and she went on to gain a Masters in Professional Voice Practice with Distinction from The Birmingham School of Acting. Whilst training Elise taught voice classes at the drama school The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA in Wigan) and taught singing privately. Elise also teaches other voice related private classes such such as Accent Reduction.
Mr Paul
Drama Teacher
Paul's love for Drama spans over 25 years where he gained his passion from his mother Renee. Paul gained a place at the prestigious Bretton Hall where he gained a B.A (Hons) in Drama. Teaching Victoria College of Music exams, he has inspired many people to gain a love for acting over the years. Paul is a teacher at CAST as well as externally and dedicates his life to teaching Drama, through his own creation and expertise!