Education & Support

Our Advisory Panel
Our Student Voice
Our Wellbeing

Our Advisory Panel

MASTERS ARE IMMERSED IN THE CREATION & DELIVERY OF THIS INDEPENDENT PANEL TO EDUCATE AND SUPPORT.

Running across the entire brand to bring support for our students & faculty from the Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse Communities.

We are grateful and respect the conversations we have had & for the commitment shown to us from these industry representatives in order to create a diverse, balanced & informative panel who will work alongside the Masters brand.

To support continued growth & education these voices will highlight where situations, changes & improvements are to be made across all management, faculty & student areas.

Together we are stronger and committed to ensure an equal, safe, and diverse place to train, breathe, and be.

Jamal Crawford

Actor & Dancer

Masters Graduate

I began my training at Masters and graduated in 2016. Have been lucky enough to have been cast in various musicals over the past years including Fame, Guys&Dolls, The Bodyguard, Thriller to name a few. Being part of Masters initially as a student, I am more than happy to be welcomed back as part of the Advisory Panel and to help continue to create a college that is safe, aware and home for all.

Ellen Bubb

Director - Mushroom Theatre Company

Masters Graduate

I'm excited to be collaborating with Masters on supporting and growing the college, Letting Inclusivity, diversity and love lead the way.

Penni Bubb

Founder of Mushroom Theatre Company and Equal People Performing Arts (Charity)

I am very pleased to be asked to be part of this massively important initiative so that at last we can all move forward together!

Adrian Christopher

Actor

Guildford School of Acting Graduate

I hope the establishment of our committee will give confidence that the current force for change within Masters, and our industry as a whole, is not a fleeting novelty. I’m honoured to be working towards an equal space for all in the arts.  I’ve worked as an actors across screen and theatre for the past 19 years. Between jobs, I’ve gained valuable experience working in casting and at an establish West End talent agency. 

Illana Gambrill

Founder - Dancebox

@danceboxofficial

I am a trained professional dancer and started my career at the age of 18 after years of training both in the UK & LA. I was lucky enough to dance with some amazing artists in music videos, tours and live TV. I am now running my own dance classes designed to empower people of all walks of life. I strive for inclusively, empowerment and freedom.  I feel extremely privileged to be part of the Masters advisory panel. It is an honour to support the evolution of such a wonderful college. I am so excited for the growth and love.

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Actor - Writer

I’m Jenny Fitzpatrick and I’m an actor and a writer.  Lucky to have been in a variety of musicals, plays and tv productions.  Very much looking forward to working with Masters and helping to make this industry a diverse and inclusive place for everyone.

Our Student Voice

A CONSISTENT & COMMITTED PLAN TO HEAR EVERY SINGLE STUDENT VOICE EQUALLY

Following detailed research into this area across all education platforms, we have created Our Student Voice. A combined effort from all sides of Masters to create a platform that is ultimately led by a board of students, voted by the students, for the students.  

Throughout each term these voices will feedback to management in order to open up conversations between both parties, respectfully continuing to hear as each year progresses through their training. 

Our Wellbeing, Mental health & Nutrition

MASTERS YEAR ON YEAR ARE GROWING OUR SERVICES OFFERED AND PROVIDE A CONSISTENT SAFE PLACE FOR ALL CONVERSATIONS

Continually enhancing, we have reached out to sources and specialised consultants within these fields to provide an equal & balanced service available to all students & faculty. Alongside providing a counsellor for direct access to our students with monthly sessions, we offer termly workshops for every current student & faculty member with access to 1-2-1 sessions.

Natasha Wellfare

In-House Student Counsellor

BA (Hons), Dip. Counselling, UKATA, NCS 

I am an accredited Mental Health Counsellor and Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher.  As a former dancer with much-lived experience, the wellbeing of the students at Masters is my absolute priority.

Terry Hyde

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

MA MBACP

After working with an ex-ballet dancer suffering with bipolar disorder, Terry recognised that there was a very special niche that he could fill within the world of dance. He’s now combined his two passions, dance and psychotherapy bringing his ‘insider knowledge’ about life as a dancer into the realm of counselling. He founded counsellingfordancers.com in 2017 and has been working to support the unique needs of dancers in relation to their mental health ever since. He now offers one to one therapy sessions available via video-link worldwide.

Amy Jessop

Empowerment & Performance Coach

My passion lies in Performing Arts and I am an experienced Actor and Performer. Using my experience together with a combination of unique skills and a mind/body/spirit approach, I have helped people from all walks of life to discover their true potential and live a life and career with creativity, passion and joy. I'm hired for speaking engagements, talks, workshops, school masterclasses, and 1:1 sessions all over the world, from children to professionals and everyone in-between.

Jo Robinson

Dietitian

UK HCPC Registered Dietitian, mBDA

I’m thrilled to be working with Masters again. It’s so reassuring to know that a college like Masters values the importance and role nutrition plays in optimising the health, wellbeing, and of course performance of its students. The talk is always well received and always based on the most up to date evidence.