Faculty

Driving
Masters
forward

Our Directors are committed to providing our students with an industry led faculty which is key to our training programme.

Directors

Matt Plummer

Principal

“I am excited and privileged to be heading a new era at Masters whilst understanding & respecting both student & staff. It is my belief that by always inspiring and nurturing the individual to reach their full potential, we can achieve great things."

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Liam O’Donoghue

Managing Director

“Guiding Masters forward as a business whilst having total confidence with the creative team allows us to drive the whole brand onto a new era whilst still retaining the Masters experience.”

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Founder

Wendy Headford

Founder

"If you love something/someone enough, you must release it, to allow it to grow to it's full potential." Fly Masters, with my love and my pride.

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Senior Management

Scott Waldron

Events & Marketing Manager

"Working within a team that is constantly evolving and moving forward brings challenge and excitement , and an opportunity to grow the brand that is Masters"

Sharon O’Donoghue

Head Administrator

"Being the first point of contact for the Masters team is so very important for both student and visitor alike , I look forward to welcoming you to Masters " 

Heads of Department

Lorraine Swain A.R.A.D. F.I.S.T.D.

Head of Classical Ballet

Lorraine was trained by Wendy Headford and Patricia Prime. She continued her training at Laine Theatre Arts graduating with three associate teaching qualifications and her advanced RAD.

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James Murrum

Head of Singing

James is a Kent born vocalist, pianist and musician. He trained at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where he gained his BA in Music (Performing Arts).

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Stuart Hayes

Head of Dance

Carl Allen Award Winner 2015. Stuart trained at Performers Dance College under the direction of world-renowned choreographer Brian Rogers and examiner Sue Stephens.

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Ali James

Head of Acting

Ali James has worked as an actor, director, producer, teacher, improviser and showstopper.

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Tutors

Ballet
Lorraine Swain
Jayne Riddle
Sergio Giogiacomelli

Contemporary
Thomas Ashton

Jazz
Stuart Hayes

Joelle Le Boutillier
Christabelle Field
Jared Hageman
Rachel Crocker 

Acting
Ali James
Michael Stone

Tap
Stephen Charnock
Bethany Hague

Singing
James Murrum
Anni Rossi

Kieran Jae
Vikki Bussell
James Hulme

Musical Theatre
Anni Rossi
Kieran Jae
Vikki Bussell

Physiotherapy
Benfleet Physiotherapy

Guest Tutors
Oli Metzler
Josh Wharmby
Ben Davies
Mark Jennings
James Robinson
Michael Xavier
Nikki Trow
Steven Oliver
Stuart Matthew Price
Paul Saunders
Micheal Lin
Denzel Daniels
Alan Burkitt

Patrons and Associates

Kerry Ellis

Actress & Singer

"I'm continually blown away by the talent and development at Masters, To see the college grow and blossom is a joy."

Gary Lloyd

Producer & Director

"Having worked with the Masters brand on many occasions, I always look forward to watching their progress along with that of their students."

Paul Roberts

Creative Director & Choreographer

“A new college feels like a big change, but change is just the beginning and all beginnings are full of opportunity. Welcome to Masters.”

Craig Adams

Composer & Lyricist

Craig Adams is a composer, lyricist, and arranger. He was Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Finborough Theatre, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network UK.