Musical Director/Vocal Coach - Steven Geraghty
Stevenn reads Music at Surrey University majoring in conducting and composition. His MD credits include: Seussical The Musical (Ashcroft Theatre & Stagedoor Manor); All Shook Up (Ashcroft Theatre & Chequer Mead Theatre); The Wedding Singer (Ashcroft Theatre & London Oratory School Theatre); Little Shop Of Horrors (Fairfield Halls); Annie (Nomad Theatre, Academy Arts); Pandemonium (Nomad Theatre); Shake Ripple & Roll (Nomad Theatre); The Likes Of Us (Nomad Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Nomad Theatre); The Wiz (Barn Theatre & Broxbourne Civic Hall); Guys And Dolls (London Oratory School Theatre); A, My Name Is Alice (Stagedoor Manor); Rent (Nomad Theatre & Secombe Theatre, Sutton); Chess (Barn Theatre, Oxted); Into The Woods (Broxbourne Civic Hall); Aladdin Jnr (Broxbourne Civic Hall); The Drowsy Chaperone (Putney Arts Centre, Academy Arts); Loserville (Putney Arts Centre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Nomad Theatre); Parade (Putney Arts Theatre); Curtains (BRIT School); Sister Act (Putney Arts Theatre). Additional musical work includes working for New York based musical theatre company ‘Stagedoor Manor’. He is resident MD & tutor at Laura Bruce Dance Academy having also tutored at Academy Arts, Perform and The Urdang Academy. He has had the privilege to be involved with the contemporary classical boy’s group ‘Libera’ having performed, composed, arranged, co-produced and orchestrated for them over the last 16 years. It has given him great opportunities, such as performing on the credits for PlayStation 2 game ‘Ico’, performing with Bjork and Elton John as well as touring as a performing musician and assistant MD around Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.
Dance - Megan Ford
Megan graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with a diploma in Performing Arts. Credits include; "Gypsy" - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" - London Palladium - (Cameron Mackintosh Productions) "Dick Whittington" - The Barbican Centre, "Grumio" in "The Taming of The Shrew" - TIE tour, "Maria" in "West Side Story" - The Landor Theatre, "Inez" in "The Bakers Wife" - The Union Theatre, "Me and My Girl" - Kilworth House Open Air Theatre, "The Mother" - Central Film School, "Scratchy" in "Rastamouse" - various tours and events for the BBC and BBC Learning, "Wendy" in "Peter Pan" - RCT Theatres - South Wales, "Shirley" in "The Swing Shift" - Tickled Pink Productions, "Ivy" in "Christmas Spectacular" - Tickled Pink Productions, "SHREK - the Musical" - Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
What the experts say….
You may be wondering what your child may gain from this type of training and apart from the key element of enjoyment there are a wealth of benefits to young people in this field. You’re probably already aware that your child can become part of a team and improve their self-confidence alongside developing any skills they may have in this area, other benefits are development of the imagination, physical co-ordination and fitness, fluency of speech, social awareness, discipline and self-respect. Drama is also a fantastic vehicle for general knowledge and can be linked with many other subjects at school, English, Art, Music and History to name a few.
To ensure all parents are comfortable that their children will be left in a safe and secure environment, all our teachers/volunteers are CRB police checked and/or a registered matron licensed by their local authority.