Tillie- Principal/ Teacher
My name is Tillie and I fell in love with musical theatre after seeing my first show at the Bristol Hippodrome. Ever since then I have developed a passion to perform and to pass on my love for the arts.
I began dance classes at the age of 2 and have since studied ballet, tap, modern, greek and African to a high standard.
I have been involved in many productions and performances but the most memorable was performing at both the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena in support of Banardos childrens charity, an amazing opportunity.
I trained with The Actors Workshop, a highly accomplished and selective training centre where I worked with professional actors to complete my training, following this I studied at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
I have a love for all things Shakespeare, taking trips to the RSC regularly and performing sonnets and monologues at every opportunity. In the past I have worked with young people to dispel the myths surrounding the difficulty of the language, and to prove the relevance of his works to this day.
I discovered my passion for teaching and directing musical theatre when teaching for the Affordable Theatre Company, and there is nothing greater than seeing the confidence growing in young performers and giving them an opportunity to shine.
I am so pleased to be able to offer fun, focused and friendly training in the performing arts through TSPA.
I am an I-PATH (International Performing Arts & Theatre) Teacher Member and teach I-PATH acting and musical theatre and Trinity acting syllabus.
Libby- Singing/ Musical Theatre Teacher
Libby studied music at Bath Spa University and has been teaching singing for over 10 years.
She has a wealth of experience in one to one tuition, choirs and theatre schools around the country and abroad.
She has worked with industry professionals in recording studios and has been the vocal coach for many specialized workshops, including Rock Schools - teaching the art of writing, recording and performing music.
Libby has been a singing teacher and musical director at many different theatre schools. After travelling, working and volunteering abroad she returned to the UK in 2016, and has since been involved in many shows at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler's Wells and London's O2 as well as local shows at The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol.
Libby believes that singing is a gift everyone is born with and can enjoy. Singing improves well-being and gives you the freedom to express feelings and channel emotions.
Emma- Dance Teacher
Emma is currently pursuing MA Dance at Bath Spa University. She is a dancer, choreographer and director who is passionate about Musical Theatre. She has also developed a passion for prop based circus with a focus on hula hoop and fire props.She has appeared on Tedx Wandsworth, Portobello Film Festival, No Gloss Film Festival and Dance on Screen at Sussex Dance Network.
Emma is an I-PATH (International Performing Arts & Theatre) Teacher Member and teaches the Jazz syllabus.
Grace- Tinies/ Singing Teacher
Grace trained for a year at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and then went on to get her degree in Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her credits whilst training include Ron/Lorraine in BatBoy: The Musical, Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George and Pippin in the RCS’s Actor Musician production of Pippin. Grace has also been involved in workshops for new Musical Theatre, performing new work at BEAM 2016 and then again at the Leicester Curve. Grace is a singer songwriter and plays the guitar and the keyboard. She gigs around the local area singing mainly acoustic covers and teaches private acting and singing. Grace has choreographed and musically directed productions of Annie Jr and Matilda whilst working with students in Scotland and has been teaching Musical Theatre for the past 2 years. Grace is thrilled to be joining Tillie’s School of Performing Arts and cannot wait to work with the talented students of the future.