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Beverley Hall School Manager: Louise Clayton BA (Hons)

Louise’s introduction to acting was through the National Youth Music Theatre which she joined at a young age and performed in many of their productions in various venues around the UK including The Edinburgh Festival, Glyndebourne and Buckingham Palace.  She was also invited by them to perform at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Celebrations at The Royal Albert Hall.  She graduated from Mountview Theatre School with a BA Hons in Performing Arts.

Since leaving Mountview, she has played the role of Linda in Blood Brothers in both the West End and on tour.  Other professional performance credits include, Popcorn by Ben Elton at The Liverpool Playhouse, The Emperor and the Nightingale at The Watermill Theatre, Dick Whittington(Alice) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Princess), both at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre and Aladdin (Princess Jasmine) at The Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man.  Louise has also performed in various concerts throughout the UK and very much enjoys sharing her knowledge of the performing arts by leading theatre workshops for her husband’s company Stage-ed.

Louise’s greatest achievement by far however, was the birth of her baby daughter, who will no doubt be following in her mother’s footsteps and joining the GTS team as soon as she can get tap shoes to fit her!

Louise joined the Guildford Theatre School team in 2015.

Trinity Centre School Manager: Ellen Whitehead Dip LCM

Ellen is studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. She has participated in workshops at the Arts Educational School, London and Laine Theatre Arts. Ellen obtained her Diploma in Musical Theatre from the London College of Music.

Ellen has worked as a dance assistant at Gillian Jones’ Dance and Stage Academy, Newtownabbey and volunteers with Ravara Productions, Belfast, assisting with choreography, front of house, stage management and chaperoning. She has also worked with Hullabaloo’s Interactive Theatre as a children’s entertainer. Ellen is a member of the Youth Arts Advisory Team for the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey.

Ellen began as a student at the Guildford Theatre School’s Easter and Summer workshops in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland in 2010 and joined the Guildford Theatre School faculty in  2016.

G Live School Manager: Elizabeth Nance

Lizzie is studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. Prior to her professional training Elizabeth demonstrated and assisted with choreography for the new IDTA Advanced 2 Ballet syllabus. Lizzie has worked as an assistant dance teacher at Hylton Bromley School of Theatre Dance and has worked as an ITV production assistant trainee on Mr Selfridge.

Lizzie joined the Guildford Theatre School faculty in 2017.