Faculty

Taking
Masters into
an exciting
new era

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

Masters was founded in 1995 by Wendy Headford resulting in a legacy that our Directors Matt Plummer, Kyla Headford and Liam O’Donoghue are proud to take forward into an exciting new era.

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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Kyla Headford

College Director

"The students wellbeing is of paramount importance. We respect and support each one with absolute precision to lead them into further training and onwards into the professional workplace"

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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 F.I.S.T.D

Founder

“If you luv something/someone enough, you must release it, to allow it to grow to its full potential.” So... Fly Masters, with my luv 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

As a child Lorraine was trained by Wendy Headford and Patricia Prime before continuing her full time training at Laine Theatre Arts where she graduated with three associate teaching qualifications and her advanced RAD.

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Craig Adams

Head of Musical Theatre

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.

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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
Sarah Mortimer
Jayne Riddle

Contemporary
James Jenkins

Jazz
Stuart Hayes
Joanne Darnell
Joelle Le Boutillier
Christabelle Field
Jared Hageman 

Acting / LAMDA
Ali James
Matt Plummer
Michael Stone

Tap
Jack Evans
Stephen Charnock

Singing
Craig Adams
Anni Rossi
Kieran Jae
Vikki Bussell

Musical Theatre
Craig Adams
Anni Rossi
Kieran Jae
Vikki Bussell

Physiotherapy
Benfleet Physiotherapy

DDI/DDE
Wendy Headford – F.I.S.T.D
Christine O’Brien – F.I.S.T.D / A.R.A.D / Cert. Ed. /Mifi

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
Thomas Ashton

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

Artistic Associate

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