Guest Teachers for MMTC
Here are just a few of the many talented, wonderful professionals who will be 'guest teaching' during the course of the year.
AMY ROSS- MUSICAL THEATRE COACH
Training: Amy trained in Musical Theatre at The Arts Educational Schools, London, graduating in 2007.
Theatre: Children Will Listen – Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Gala (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Follies In Concert (London Palladium). Amy was a member of the original cast of High School Musical (Stage Entertainment) touring the U.K., in which she understudied and played Gabriella. In the West End, Amy was in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), and Mamma Mia! (Prince Of Wales Theatre).
Most recently, Amy was in the UK Tour of Legally Blonde, in which she was Dance Captain, and understudied and played the leading role of Elle Woods.
TV Credits: Hope And Glory (BBC). Various lead roles in projects for Nickelodeon, including Popcorn Preview, A Toy Story, Vicky Vale in Bratman and Natalie in Doubtfire.
LORNA BLACKWOOD- VOCAL COACH
Lorna has been singing, song writing and recording for over 10 years. Having trained at Arts Educational London Schools she went on to work at venues including The Bristol Old Vic & The London Palladium during her 5 year musical theatre career.
She now works for record labels such as Universal, Sony BMG, Warner Brothers, coaching their artistes and producing their vocals in the studio.
She is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has worked with artists such Mark Owen of Take That, Tom Baxter, Alabama 3 (of Sopranos fame), Billy Ocean, Laura Michelle Kelly, The Dum Dums, Reef, Wheatus, Judie Tzuke, Whitney Houston, CSS, The Feeling and many more.
When she's not coaching vocals to young aspiring pop and rock artists (Brother, Lonsdale Boys Club, Apples and More), she's travelling the world sporting her own vocal talents for many corporate clients such as IBM, BT, Clarins, The British Soap Awards and Vodafone to name just a few. At locations from London to Dubai, Barcelona to South Africa, Paris to Mauritius!
Branwell is currently filming 'Black Sea' directed by Kevin Macdonald starring Jude Law.
Branwell will be seen in a new dramatisation of the John Banville trilogy opposite Gabriel Byrne in BBC drama 'Quirke' over the next few months.
Other TV and Film credits include: Prometheus, Our Girl, Titanic Blood and Steel, Gavin and Stacey, Doctors, Dalziel and Pascoe.
Branwell has worked extensively with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal National Theatre which is where we met in 2001!