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Singing and Drama (Trinity and Beverley Hall Schools): Anna Tringham BA (Hons) MA

Anna trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. She has an MA in Movement Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Anna is a qualified first aider, a qualified mental health first aider and a registered chaperone.

Professional performance credits include; Cabaret and Funny Girl at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas (Savoy Theatre, London/UK & USA Tour), Jailhouse Rock: The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre, London), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (New London Theatre, London/UK Tour), Pirates of Penzance (Kilworth House Theatre) and Three Phantoms (UK  Tour).

Anna is a teaching fellow in physical acting at the Guildford School of Acting and programme leader of the BA (Hons) Theatre. Anna was Course Leader of the Professional Musical Theatre Diploma at Bodywork, Cambridge and has taught at Mountview and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Anna has been on the faculty at the Guildford Theatre School and the Guildford Summer Youth Projects since 2011. She has also been a part of the creative team for the Easter Theatre School and the Summer Theatre School at The Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey, Belfast since 2012.

Anna believes that GTS is special because of the continuity and commitment of the teachers and and the way the school works together to create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere in classes and in performance.

Singing and Drama (G Live and Electric Theatre Schools): Mark Parton BA (Hons) LTCL DDI iPGCE

Mark graduated from The Urdang Academy having trained in Professional Musical Theatre and has a BA (Hons) Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting. Mark has gained his Licentiate Diploma in Musical Theatre Teaching from Trinity College London, is a member of the ISTD and has an iPGCE. Mark is a qualified first aider and registered chaperone.

Performance credits include: Bloch Fashion Show at Move It! (Dancer and choreographer), professional tap dancer  at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony (directed by Danny Boyle), Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk pantomimes (Dance Captain, The Shaw Theatre, London), Singer/Dancer for Jean Ann Ryan Productions and NCL Productions, featured artist on StreetDance (Channel 4) with ‘Karizma Krew’, plus corporate work across Europe and Qatar. Mark also choreographed Geek! A New Musical (Tristan Bates Theatre, London).

Mark is the Director of Performing Arts at St Hilary’s School, Godalming, having previously been Head of Drama at Great Walstead School.  He has taught dance for the Guildford School of Acting, Urdang Academy and also at Knightsbridge School.  Mark has directed and choreographed numerous youth theatre productions across Surrey and Sussex.

Mark has been on the faculty at the Guildford Theatre School and the Guildford Summer Youth Project team since 2014. He has been a part of the creative team for the Easter Theatre School and the Summer Theatre School at The Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey, Belfast since 2013.

Mark believes that GTS is truly special and it is his privilege and pleasure to teach enthusiastic and passionate pupils in first class venues in the heart of Guildford each Saturday.