Meet The Tutors At Our Cheadle Theatre School…

Matt Stead

Matt Stead

Drama

In Drama your children will study improvisation, comedy skills, script-writing, mime, verse, TV, film and theatre acting. Matt is a working actor and presently touring primary schools all over the UK. He’s a resident actor at Footlights. This autumn/winter he will be touring World War I and Cinderella as well as our professional production on raising awareness on ‘Domestic Abuse; which will be at the Lowry.

He brings to your child’s class not only his experience as an actor but his passion for teaching. Matt is warm, energetic and popular, his warm-ups are of particular note and don’t be surprised if your child tries to teach you them! Matt will work on confidence by giving your child the platform to express themselves, on improvisation, character and storytelling, as well as TV acting and performing in plays.

Jade Timperley

Jade Timperley

Dance

Jade has just completed her first year at Footlights having a wealth of experience in dance. She started training in dance when she was just 3 years old. She has a degree in musical theatre and has a PGCE. Jade came highly recommended. Jade teaches a variety of styles including streetdance and commercial, jazz, contemporary and of course musical theatre.

Ian Hennessy

Ian Hennessy

Singing

Ian Hennessy is an extremely talented vocal coach. Ian has been with footlights for over eight years and his work with the children and young people really is something else. His dramatic & enthusiastic style gets the children and young people on their feet – he challenges them with pop, musical theatre, piano… you name it, Ian can do it. He works very closely on technique. You can pop in any week and hear Ian tinkling on the ivories and encouraging everyone to try and push themselves that bit further. Above all else, Ian cares that your son or daughter is reaching their full potential. He is a fully qualified teacher, working in an inner-city Manchester high school. He writes and arranges his own music and has a very warm personality.