14.06.2022 Theatre Bugs – Singin’ in the Rain

Guest Teachers

We welcome guest teachers from all over the country to bring their expertise and a splash of something fresh and new for our students to enjoy at THE STUDIO.  Fantastic opportunities throughout the year to continue building skills, and nurturing diversity in dance and theatre.


Joshua Piper

At the age of 8 Joshua enrolled at The Hollywood Academy Of Dance to train in all major dance disciplines. A passion was well and truly ignited and he continued to study in the arts, graduating from Leaf Stage and Screen at age 18, and most recently Performers College, in which he was awarded a full scholarship, graduating with a Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre, awarded by Trinity College London. Joshuahas since worked for cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line as well as many seasons in Pantomime, of late in Manchester for Qdos Entertainment. Joshua most recently appeared in Top Hat The Musical for the Royal Court Theatre Company. Joshuahas flare for choreography and teaching the talent of tomorrow and is so thrilled to be working with so many wonderful schools during this time. 

Leah Harris

Training: Doreen Bird College, graduating with a First Class BA Hons Degree.

Theatre Credit includes: Dick Whittington (Hackney Empire), Ensemble in 42nd Street (Original Revival Cast, West End); Ensemble in Funny Girl (Original Revival Cast, West End); Ensemble in Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory); Principal Vocalist in One For The Road (Oceania Cruises); Principal Vocalist in The Celtic Ladies (UK Tour & Monaco).

TV and film includes: 42nd Street (cinema release), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV); This Morning (ITV); The Royal Variety Performance (2017, ITV); The One Show (BBC).

Recordings include: 42nd Street (Original West End Revival Cast) album recording; Funny Girl (Original West End Revival Cast) album recording.

Leah is also soon to be starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical ‘Cinderella’.

Credits to Imi Holthouse Photography

George Lyons

George trained at THE STUDIO from the age of 5 to 16, when he then went on to professional training at Laine Theatre Arts graduating in 2018 with a First-Class BA Honours and Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Benjamin in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House Theatre); Dance Captain in Jack And The Beanstalk (Grand Opera House Belfast); Dance Captain in Time Flies; 100 Years of the RAF (Theatre Royal Drury Lane): Dancer for Glambassador Events (NEC Birmingham); Choreography credits include: Choreographer for Dogfight the Musical (Southwark Playhouse); The Mountbatten Festival of Music (Royal Albert Hall); Public Domain (Southwark Playhouse); Oklahoma! (Leatherhead Theatre, BTA).

Charlotte Allen


Whilst training at THE STUDIO Charlotte was part of several professional Christmas Pantomimes as ensemble and dance captain. From 2014-2017 she also played the role of ‘Buccaneer Becky’ in the Summer Pantomime: Pirates of the Pavilion. 

Since graduating from THE STUDIO, Charlotte has worked as a Vocalist in Cyprus, and then moved on to a fantastic role at Butlin’s Minehead in 2018 as a triple threat character actress. In 2019 she transferred to Butlin’s Skegness as a Lead Production Show Vocalist where she has stayed ever since! Charlotte is currently bringing to life the title role in ‘The Little Mermaid’ alongside ‘Strictly Latino’ and ‘Musicals Rock”

Victoria Ford

Victoria trained at THE STUDIO for 13 years and during her time with us enjoyed some fantastic opportunities: The junior and adult Strictly Come Dancing productions for Weldmar Hospice Care, numerous events for The Duchess of Cornwall and very many dance festivals, including the regional All England semi-finals at Cheltenham.  At a young age, Victoria and her sisters were also asked to perform for Julian Fellows, all amazing experiences and wonderful lifelong memories. Victoria is currently studying Professional Dance and Theatre at Masters Performing Arts College.

“I am very grateful for my time at THE STUDIO and everything the team there gave me to help me on my way into the industry” – Victoria x

Megan Ford

Megan was among our small set of students when we opened back in 2009, she has trained with Miss Emilie in each of the main dance and theatre genres from very small, always achieving great grades and excelling in all areas.  Assisting with STUDIO classes and festival preparations for a number of years has given Megan a wealth of experience which has led her to follow her passion for Choreography, Drama and Musical Theatre.  In 2019, Megan saw great success receiving a number of awards for her choreographic work.  She has also been fortunate to work with film producer “David Maart” for his project “Lockdance” during the goal pandemic of 2020.

Mia Briant

Mia has been an amazing student and team member for THE STUDIO for many years and has been with us for various charity events and stage performances. Her elegance and musicality is second to none and we have been so proud to watch her grow as a lovely promising dancer. In 2021, Mia undertook the audition process for three leading dance colleges over the various lockdowns, and she hasn’t been accepted into one, but all three amazing colleges with a full 3-year placement for each. She chose her dream school Laine Theatre Arts and will take part in their 3-year course form September 2021-July 2024. Im sure in a few years time we will be taking THE STUDIO students on a Theatre Bugs trip to see a professional performance starring Mia!