Our Teachers


Miss Amy
Head Teacher

Firstly, can I start by thanking you for looking at our website as an option for training your child in LAMDA and Musical Theatre. We wouldn’t be here without you all.

What is Let’s Act and why did I it start? Well, Let’s Act started 10 years ago on a Friday evening at Hall Cross School Doncaster. I had moved to London to pursue a career as an actress, but wanted to come home every week to see my mum and dad. I had also been teaching at some local primary schools and met some amazing children- who were really upset when I told them I was moving away. So from their love of drama, the Friday night drama class was born. I leafleted local houses on foot to try and find like-minded children who loved drama. I found Emily Robinson and Sophie Moores (Now Miss Emily and Miss Sophie).
The classes steadily grew over time and after completing her degree, Miss Hayley moved back to Doncaster and came on board as our resident singing teacher. We took on the Let’s Act Studio in Doncaster and we haven’t looked back. I then decided to start classes in London and now we have bases in Clapham and most recently Chelsea. Both Doncaster and Clapham schools now have 150 children who are all growing in confidence and finding out who they want to be through the freedom of drama.
In a world where examinations and strict school policies are running wild, Lets Act is a place where children can come and learn how to play again. They don’t need to be grown up, worry about SATS results or focus on never ending homework.
For the 1-3 hours, we have them they can focus on themselves and the friendships they have created with like-minded peers.

I was lucky enough to gain representation with Mark Jermin (the agency I use for the Let’s Act children) when I was younger and IAG to gain roles in both theatre, commercials and short films. My favourite was an online series Can’t stop Acting, where I played a spoilt girl named Chloe who was desperate to be famous, despite having no talent, as well as working as a professional actress representing companies like Microsoft and Garnier.
I am a qualified speech teacher having gained my Licentiate Qualification from Trinity London (LTCL) in teaching Speech and drama. During this time, I specialised in American Texts, Stanislavsky Technique, Building Confidence through Speech and Teaching Children with Communication Issues. I also studied in depth the work of Viola Spolin, many of her improvisation techniques we use in class to build the children’s confidence.

Miss Amy x

 


Miss Hayley
Deputy Head

Hi, my name is Hayley. I first started performing when I was 8 years old at a local stage school where Miss Amy also trained at. I went on to perform in a number of shows such as Into The Woods and Pinafore Pirates and doing exams in both LAMDA and LCM where I gained my Grade 8 in Acting and Musical Theatre. I went on to get a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre where, in my third year, I started working at Lets Act and doing private singing lessons and the rest is history.
Since starting private singing lessons 4 years ago, I have obtained a 100% pass rate with all students gaining a distinction or merit.
I love Lets Act because it is a place where I feel completely at ease. With the family atmosphere and support from the team, it makes it so easy teach and most importantly, love the job that I am doing. In my space time, I love looking after my two bunnies Bugsy and Tallulah!


Miss Lindi

Hiya! Lindi here. I have been with Let’s Act for just over two years now and absolutely love it! Originally from South Africa, I trained in Dance and Drama from a young age. After touring Switzerland as lead player in a Marimba Band, I started teaching Tap and Modern at Adagio Dance School and joined the Johannesburg Arts Academy. During my 5 years as part of both the School and the Academy, I gained my Associate Tap Qualification (ISTD) as well as my Licenciate Diploma in Speech and Drama from Trinity College (LTCL) where I particularly looked at Greek Mythology and the Elizabethan Period. I took the plunge and moved to the UK where I had a brief stint in Chicago on the West End. Along came the love of my life, my little girl, and my performing career took a backseat. I retrained in Project Management and Business Analysis, which, I feel, makes me the perfect candidate to run the Let’s Act office. I understand the administration side of the business as well as the performance and teaching side. Doing this role has given me the boost to get back into teaching and I am currently redoing my Tap Teaching Qualification (things have moved on in the time I was gone!) I share my crazy household with one husband, one daughter and my two tiny daxie babies, Button and Gizmo.

 


Miss Ruth
Head of Acting

Hi my name is Ruth and I first started performing 11 years ago at Trinity Academy, subjects such as drama and performing arts really helped me with my confidence in school and my first performances include Oliver, The Wiz, Much Ado About Nothing and Taming of the Shrew.  Before university where I gained my BA honours degree in Contemporary Performance Practise I worked on developing my acting skills by attending acting workshops such as Stage Combat, Mask Work, Physical Theatre, Clowning, Characterisation techniques, script analysis and choral work. In the last year of University after working alongside The Children’s University I realised how much I loved working with children and became a qualified drama teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Ofsted Grade 1. I have worked at Lets Act Drama School for 3 years and I love my job! Lets Act is a wonderful school which allows children to be themselves.  As many mainstream schools don’t have drama on the curriculum I think Lets Act is a fantastic place for children to come and be creative, imaginative and passionate about performing.  We not only help to boost children’s confidence and develop communication and social skills but we also are training them to become professional and confident performers in acting, dance and singing. I love watching the children grow in confidence and seeing them perform in our shows each year is amazing. In my spare time I enjoy watching live theatre performances with my husband Scott, socialising with friends and family and spending time with my cat Ali!! 


Miss Emily
Acting and Movement
Hi I’m Emily. I first started performing when I was just 7 years old and haven’t stopped since. I started acting classes with Miss Amy when she first started out teaching as a way to build my confidence and I completely fell in love with it. Under Miss Amy’s guidance I took every LAMDA exam from Entry to Gold Medal, I was also fortunate enough to gain a place at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in 2012 and I am still involved with them now. I also attended Fourth Monkey Theatre Company for a year where I got to work with some amazing practitioners and directors and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I now attend Identity School of Acting where I am continually building my knowledge by getting to work with some of the best theatre practitioners and casting directors in the industry. I love learning new techniques and expanding my knowledge that I can bring back to class and show the children as I feel as actors and people we never stop learning. Let’s Act has always been such a huge part of my life and has given me so much happiness in my life and I’m thrilled that I can now pass that on to the children. Currently, I am auditioning for professional work and I sing professionally. In my spare time I try to keep quite active, I’m currently training to do ‘Tough Mudder’ which is a 12 mile obstacle course, so that will be a huge challenge!  I also love spending time with my lovely family, friends and puppy Rosie.

Miss Jen
Acting and Musical Theatre
Hello! I’m Miss Jenn, I’ve been with Let’s Act for almost a year now and have enjoyed every second. Originally from East London/Essex way I was always fond of Acting from a young age, but didn’t have many performing schools locally for me to explore this passion. Luckily I had a great Drama teacher at school who pushed me to do school plays and eventually encourage me to apply to Drama School. I managed to gain at place on the BA(Hons) Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where I trained for 3 years. On graduating I auditioned and gained a role on Hollyoaks as series regular Rachel Hardy for 8 months. Since then I have filmed two feature films ‘Astral’ and ‘My Name is Lenny’ (alongside John Hurt), filmed series 1 and 2 of BBC’s ‘White Gold’ and have just dove into the world of theatre doing ‘A Gym Thing’ at The Pleasance Theatre London. I love teaching at Lets Act, watching the children progress and become more confident performers. It’s great to see so many realising their own potential!

Mr Lawton

Hey I’m Mr Lawton I’ve been teaching at Lets Act for half a year and it’s been a great experience! I grew up surrounded by the arts in Brighton by the sea. I started acting at a young age and performed in theatres around Brighton including the Theatre Royal, and this is where I really got the taste for it. After completing my A Level Drama I decided to apply to drama school and was lucky enough to gain a place at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts on their BA(Hons) Acting course. During my training, I got a chance to work on both TV and Theatre. I found a real passion for comedy and farces and got to work on ‘On the Razzle’ and ‘Habeas Corpus’. I graduated last Summer and signed to an acting agent. I’m looking forward to whats to come! I believe that doing acting at a young age is so beneficial for children to build their confidence and social skills. At a young age I suffered heavily from dyslexia and when I discovered performing it gave me a platform to express myself, I want to give the same chance to the children at Lets Act!

Miss Kinvara

Hello! I’m Miss Kinvara. I am a professional singer, songwriter and actor. I began my career as a singer at the Royal Opera House in productions such as The Nutcracker and The Dream at the age of 10-18. After turning 18, I was offered a place at the London School of Dramatic Art where I studied Acting. Upon graduating, I took on the role of a performance artist at the Hayward Gallery in the exhibition Invisible; Art About The Unseen. I then went on to play roles in many theatre and film productions such as ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Set You Free’ and Animal’, all the while continuing to work on my singing career. In 2012, I began coaching others in the dramatic arts, specialising in vocal coaching. Some of my students have gone on to perform in productions in the West End and make appearances on television. I have been teaching the dramatic arts to adults and children alike for 7 years now. What I love most about teaching singing and acting, is the confidence I’ve seen it bring so many people, especially young performers.  Being a singer and actor means I have many tricks up my sleeve to help support the voice. I love to pass on any pearls of wisdom I’ve accumulated over the years and it brings me so much satisfaction to see my students flourish.

Miss Sophie

Ey up! I'm Sophie - I teach singing as part of the London team.
I'm originally from Yorkshire and trained at Lets Act as a child. Miss Amy guided me through all of my LAMDA exams, gaining a distinction at every grade. I also obtained Grade 8 qualifications for the Violin, Musical Theatre and Classical Singing.

I've always loved performing in any shape or form, but singing has always been my main interest. I really like geeking out over different methods and techniques and always have done - focusing on Opera, Classical Singing and Musical Theatre.
At the age of 13 I gained a place in the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, progressing to their Main Choir/Chamber Choir at 18. With NYCGB I have had fantastic experiences, such as singing in the BBC Proms, touring China and performing in numerous concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

I started gaining teaching experience when I was 16 by assisting my singing teacher at his stage school in Sheffield, and I began teaching for Lets Act at 18 when I moved to the south to train at a drama school called the Guildford School of Acting. I am currently in my final year at GSA on their BA Actor-Musician course, where I received a scholarship award in my first year. My course buddies and I are about to transfer one of our third year productions to the Charing Cross Theatre in London's West End - we're so excited!! (And rather terrified).

In my spare time you'll either find me teaching myself new instruments (I'm currently attempting the Viola, Banjo and Tin Whistle) and doing anything and everything with my lovely bunch of friends. Tea drinking is also a major part of my life - Yorkshire Tea all the way, obviously.

Miss Amy and Lets Act have given me so much and I'm incredibly grateful to have been a part of this amazing family for so long. I don't know where I'd be or what I'd be doing without this school! I'm constantly inspired by the talent and enthusiasm of the children we teach and I feel very fortunate to get to watch them grow as performers and as people.

 

Miss Jacoba

Hi, I’m Miss Jacoba. I have been with Let’s Act since 2014 and love teaching drama. Performing has always been very important to me, as I have been part of lots of different youth theatres where I performed in shows, ran workshops and completed my Acting LAMDA grades 3-8 with distinctions.

After performing in the Shakespeare’s schools festival, one of the directors told me to audition for the National Youth Theatre and I was fortunate enough to take part in lots of their productions including the 2012 London Olympic/Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremony. Being part of lots of different youth theatres has helped me shape how I teach and hopefully make my classes really exciting for the students because I have had experience of many different teaching styles.

I started my acting training on the BA(Hons) course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013. During my 3 years, I really enjoyed classical texts as well as the different practitioners. However, nothing is more fun than improvisation (I love playing improv games in my classes).

Previously I have taught in Leicester and Birmingham, but here at Let’s Act I love the age range of students. My favourite lesson to teach always changes, but Shakespeare and LAMDA are always really rewarding, because I love the challenges they provide to students and also seeing how proud they are of their achievements after doing them.

Let’s Act is such a special school! The training and lessons are so personal, having smaller class sizes means that there are equal opportunities and we get to make and create really detailed work. The school has such a wonderful ethos that I can’t imagine teaching anywhere else.

Away from the classroom I love baking, swimming and going to the theatre. Maybe one day I’ll create a musical about all three…

 

Miss Morgan

I’m Miss Morgan and I am currently studying a professional dance and musical theatre degree, at Doreen Bird College in Sidcup. I have studied dance in all genres for 17 years and I have won over 200 national and regional dance championships. My previous dance training begun in Doncaster where I studied at the Scott Stevenson School of dancing, doing many shows and competitions all over Great Britain. In 2016 and 2017 I gained a place in the Miss Dance of Great Britain finals over thousands of girls, which gave me the opportunity to dance on the Blackpool Winter Gardens in front of thousands and thousands of people with 19 other girls.  I have also recently been on Ant and Dec’s Saturday night takeaway dancing for George Ezra. In my years of non professional training I also won the BATD ballet scholarships which enabled me to dance at a dinner dance for the heads of every dance teaching association. I have always had a desire and passion  to dance but more so a desire to teach, and I love passing on my knowledge to the generations below me.