Faculty

LCPA's core faculty and West End guest list is unrivalled in the United Kingdom. The course is led by Gary Watson (Jersey Boys, Matilda, A Chorus Line, Strictly Ballroom, Cats - West End) and our senior faculty comprises Deputy Course Director Nicola Jennings (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked), Head of Musical Theatre Chris Stoddart (Evita, Jersey Boys), Head of Dance Hayley Elston-Love (Celebrity Cruises, choreographer) and Head of Acting Francesca Ellis (The Railway Children, Company).

Alongside them we have Paul Monaghan (The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha), Nicola Munns (Call the Midwife, The Liver Birds), Joel Cooper (42nd Street, Wicked), Julian Brandon (Spanish & Finnish National Ballet) and Phil Snowden (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and choreographer Hazel Sommerville.

Our industry guest tutors and speakers include Matt Croke from Aladdin, Millie O’Connell from Six the Musical, Hamilton’s Jon-Scott Clark and Sophie Isaacs from the West End cast of Heathers; choreographer and dancer Sam Salter; Wicked London's current Elphaba, Alice Fearn; West End coach Sophie Linder-Lee; Musical Theatre Mentor Sophia Ragavelas. Our graduates have gone on to major performing arts courses in the UK and our focus is on successful progression for all of our students.

If you are keen to explore the idea of a career in the industry, while keeping all your options open; if you have talent and a hunger to work hard and learn, then our first class team can set you on that path and change your life forever.

 
“It is clear to see what an amazing programme LCPA offers. The faculty that LCPA boasts is equal to any degree level performing arts course. ”

Stuart Dawes
Co-Principal,
The Brighton Academy

Senior Team

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Principal   Claire Pourret    Choreographer & Adjudicator, founder of Theatre Street Performing Arts

Principal

Claire Pourret

Choreographer & Adjudicator, founder of Theatre Street Performing Arts

College Director   Laurence Mark Wythe    Award winning international composer & lyricist

College Director

Laurence Mark Wythe

Award winning international composer & lyricist

Course Director   Gary Watson    Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Miserables, Strictly Ballroom, A Chorus Line - West End

Course Director

Gary Watson

Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Miserables, Strictly Ballroom, A Chorus Line - West End

Head of Dance   Hayley Elston-Love    Choreographer/Tutor (DDI) - Costa and Princess Cruises

Head of Dance

Hayley Elston-Love

Choreographer/Tutor (DDI) - Costa and Princess Cruises

Head of Musical Theatre   Chris Stoddart    Jersey Boys, Evita - West End

Head of Musical Theatre

Chris Stoddart

Jersey Boys, Evita - West End

Head of Acting   Francesca Ellis    Company, Les Miserables, The Railway Children - West End

Head of Acting

Francesca Ellis

Company, Les Miserables, The Railway Children - West End

 
Deputy Course Director   Nicola Jennings    Wicked, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Hairspray - West End

Deputy Course Director

Nicola Jennings

Wicked, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Hairspray - West End

 

Core Faculty

Acting Tutor   Nicola Munns    The Liver Birds, Call the Midwife, Eastenders, Phoneshop

Acting Tutor

Nicola Munns

The Liver Birds, Call the Midwife, Eastenders, Phoneshop

Dance Tutor   Hazel Sommerville    Dance Tutor & Choreographer

Dance Tutor

Hazel Sommerville

Dance Tutor & Choreographer

Singing Tutor   Paul Monaghan    The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables

Singing Tutor

Paul Monaghan

The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables

Acting Tutor   Phil Snowden    Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar

Acting Tutor

Phil Snowden

Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar

Dance Tutor   Joel Cooper    42nd Street, Wicked

Dance Tutor

Joel Cooper

42nd Street, Wicked

Ballet Tutor   Julian Brandon    Finnish National Ballet, Spanish National Ballet

Ballet Tutor

Julian Brandon

Finnish National Ballet, Spanish National Ballet

Industry Guests

Alice Fearn   Elphaba in ‘Wicked’ London, Shrek the Musical West End   West End Masterclass

Alice Fearn Elphaba in ‘Wicked’ London, Shrek the Musical West End

West End Masterclass

Sam Salter  Matthew Bourne’s  Swan Lake, Wicked, West Side Story   West End Masterclass

Sam Salter Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Wicked, West Side Story

West End Masterclass

Jon-Scott Clark   Shrek, Hamilton   West End Masterclass

Jon-Scott Clark Shrek, Hamilton

West End Masterclass

Sophie Isaacs   Heathers   West End Masterclass

Sophie Isaacs Heathers

West End Masterclass

Frances Dee   Chicago   Guest Dance Tutor

Frances Dee Chicago

Guest Dance Tutor

Reece Kerridge   Book of Mormon, Shrek   Guest Dance Tutor

Reece Kerridge Book of Mormon, Shrek

Guest Dance Tutor

Katie Deacon   Cats, An American in Paris   Guest Dance Tutor

Katie Deacon Cats, An American in Paris

Guest Dance Tutor

David Thaxton   Olivier award winning actor   Guest Acting Tutor

David Thaxton Olivier award winning actor

Guest Acting Tutor