• Find out about our courses








Trinity Centre School Manager: Ellen Whitehead Dip LCM

Ellen is in her final year of study on the BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, with whom she has performed at the Royal Festival Hall in With a Little Bit of Lerner. 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.  Her professional debut was as Maddy in Playcraft, the world’s first live performance of a play featuring projections of Minecraft, based on the Time Riders series, at the Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Londonderry.

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.

Beverley School Manager: Elizabeth Nance

Lizzie is in her final year of study on the BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, with whom she has performed at the Royal Festival Hall in With a Little Bit of Lerner. 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.

Electric Theatre/G Live School Manager: Jordan Walker

Jordan is studying on the BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting.  He has participated in workshops with  YMT: UK, performing in the world premiere Busted the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

Jordan has worked with Hullabaloo’s Interactive Theatre as a children’s entertainer and he is a member of the Youth Arts Advisory Team for the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey.  Jordan’s professional credits include the title role in the pantomime Aladdin at the Courtyard Theatre, Antrim, and as ensemble in the national tours of Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Scottish Ballet’s production of Hansel and Gretel.

Jordan began as a student at the Guildford Theatre School’s Easter and Summer workshops in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland in 2012 and joined the Guildford Theatre School faculty in 2018.

Beverley Hall School Manager: Louise Clayton BA (Hons) (on maternity leave)

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 children, 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 them!

Louise joined the Guildford Theatre School team in 2015.