Liam trained at The Dance School of Scotland and Millennium Performing Arts.
Theatre credits include: Mame (Hope Mill Theatre & UK Tour); On The Town (Tokyo,Japan); Follies (National Theatre); 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); My Fair Lady (Teatro di San Carlo, Naples); An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre & Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris); Kiss Me Kate (Grand Theatre, Luxembourg); Guys and Dolls (Savoy & Phoenix Theatre); Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); White Christmas (The Lowry, Salford); Call Me Madam (Union Theatre); Wonderful Town (UK Tour); The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium); Chicago (Cambridge Theatre); Mary Poppins (UK Tour); Cats (UK Tour); Me and My Girl (UK Tour); Anything Goes (UK Tour); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre) and On The Town (London Coliseum).
Other credits include: The Showgirl Within (Garrick Theatre); DanceLines (Royal Opera House) Resolution! (The Place) and Cinderella (Capitol Theatre, Horsham).
Liam is a life long friend of Pamela and Achieve Arts students are delighted to experience his invaluable expertise and workshops.
Sophie is originally from Nottingham and went on to train full time at Performers College in Essex. She graduated the college as Winner of the Music Award and with the 3rd Year Award.
Before COVID hit Sophie was playing the MC in Channing Tatum's Magic Mike LIVE (Hippodrome, London). She is awaiting her return to the frontline with the boys.
Sophie has gone on to a career across the world in Musical Theatre. Some of her roles to date include 'Glinda' in Wicked (West End); 'Janet' Rocky Horror Show (Italian Tour and Oxford Playhouse). Sophie was also lucky enough to be asked to play 'Columbia' in the 42nd Anniversary Gala performance of Rocky Horror Live in cinemas and Sky Arts. ‘Mary Pickford’ in The Biograph Girl at the Finborough Theatre and the 'Mermaid' in Big Fish the Musical at The Other Palace. Ensemble and understudy 'Lisa' in Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales) ; 'Stone Rockmanbrock' Silence! The Musical (Barons Court Theatre).
Television Credits Include: Royal Variety Performance (ITV) X Factor (ITV) ; The Slammer (CBBC); Top of the Pops (BBC) and Halifax (commercial).
As well as working in the industry for over 14 years Sophie is an accredited Life Coach and certified in Counseling skills and looks after Performers Minds in many Performing Arts colleges running mental health workshops. www.sophielinderleecoaching.com
We are delighted to welcome Sophie as our Guest Tutor, she is wonderful and we are very lucky to have her on board.
Barnaby is originally from Blackpool and trained in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts for three years graduating in 2001. He currently plays ‘Ed’ in The Lion King and understudies Timon, Pumbaa & Zazu. Before this he recently completed a run in the critically acclaimed production of FOLLIES at the National Theatre, and as Peter in COMPANY in Aberdeen. Prior to this, he returned to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in ON THE TOWN, having previously been seen in the hit production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2016. Other credits include - Theatre: Chicago (Marina Bay Sands Theatre, Singapore); 42nd Street (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris); Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Elf The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Oklahoma (UK tour); Wizard Of Oz (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Cats (International tour); Legally Blonde (UK tour); The Band Wagon (Sadler’s Wells); Me And My Girl (Sheffield Crucible); Candide (Hyogo, Japan); The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); Peter Pan (Birmingham REP); Chicago (Cambridge Theatre); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward); Mamma Mia! (International tour); Anything Goes (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Grease (UK tour) Television: The Slammer; The IT Crowd Film: Beyond The Se
Originally from New York, Alexzandra is one of the most exciting performers on the West End stage. Known for her association with the Drew McOnie Company, Alexzandra can currently be seen in the original London cast of Hamilton as swing & dance captain.
Training: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC and the State University of New York Purchase Conservatory of Dance.
Theatre includes: Broadway Lab for Drew McOnie’s King Kong;
dance captain/ensemble for Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto);
Sally in Broad Shadow (National Theatre);
Daisy in the McOnie Company’s Jekyll and Hyde (Old Vic);
swing for the Olivier Award-winning production of In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre);
Lambchops in Fame The Musical (25th Anniversary UK Tour);
Rufus Norris’ Cabaret (UK Tour);
Connie Wong in A Chorus Line (London Palladium/USA/Japan).
Film includes: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Fox) and Cinderella (Sony Pictures), both scheduled to be released in 2021.
Achieve Arts are delighted to welcome her onto the team as a guest tutor and our students are lucky to be able to work with her.
Lia trained at Laine Theatre Arts and has a wealth of experience.
Her Theatre Credits Include:
Associate Choreographer to Becki Howell for The Louder We Get, a brand new musical previewing in Calgary, Assistant Choreographer/Director to Adam Cooper for Grand Hotel (Oklahoma University),
Swing/Assistant Dance Captain for Hamilton (Original West End Cast, Victoria Palace Theatre),
Assistant choreographer for Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour),
Assistant choreographer for Spamalot (English Theatre,Frankfurt),
Dance Captain/swing for Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter),
Assistant Dance Captain in Wicked (UK Tour),
Swing in Viva Forever! (Piccadilly Theatre),
Swing/Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre),
Swing/ u/s Anybodys in West Side Story (50th Anniversary UK and international tour), plus various workshops including for upcoming musical Sammy, about the life of Sammy Davis Jnr
The Crown, The Olivier Awards (2012, 2015 and 2018) and A League of their Own
Magic of the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall)
Other work includes:
Private event for Rob Ashford and Baz Luhrmann, Dancer IWC conference for Adam Cooper, Tap Dancer in 42nd Street (IDTA Awards Ceremony)
We are delighted Lia is joining us on the ever growing Achieve Arts team as a guest tutor and we really value her extensive knowledge and experience.
LUCY JANE ADCOCK is an experienced West End performer and has appeared in a multitude of West End productions. Her theatre credits include:
Sylvia in AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING, (UK Tour), Carmen, u/s Charity in SWEET CHARITY at The Royal Exchange, Manchester, Miss Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS (Tel Aviv), Mimi and u/s Miss Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS (Phoenix Theatre, West End and UK Tour), u/s Mrs Wormwood and Mrs Phelps in MATILDA THE MUSICAL (Cambridge Theatre, West End), Pinkette, u/s Pinky and Mrs Cunningham in HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL (UK tour), Judy Turner u/s Cassie in A CHORUS LINE (London Palladium, West End), Featured dancer and u/s Madge in TOP HAT (UK tour and Aldwych Theatre,West End), featured vocalist in Ruthie Henshall’s SOUNDS OF HOLLYWOOD (UK tour), Hunyak in CHICAGO (Cambridge Theatre, West End), ensemble and u/s Ali in MAMMA MIA (Prince of Wales, West End), Dinah in STARLIGHT EXPRESS (UK and Scandinavian tours) u/s Serena and Miss Bell in FAME (Aldwych Theatre, West End) Original cast of TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (Victoria Palace Theatre, West End) and Silly Girl in DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (international tour).
Other work includes: Carabosse in SLEEPING BEAUTY, Roses Theatre, Tewekesbury, Choreographed DICK WHITTINGTON Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, BRIDGET JONES - THE MUSICAL (workshop) THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (workshop) assistant choreographer for LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD (Grosvenor House for Private Drama) Assistant to Alan Burkitt on BBC’s STRICTLY COME DANCING and original cast recordings of TOP HAT and TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.
She also teaches and choreographs at various colleges and performing arts schools across the UK and can be seen as a guest tutor at many of the venues of the ‘Can You Dance?’ tours. She holds a weekly Musical Theatre Jazz class at Base Studios for graduates and professionals AND... She has a beautiful baby boy called Sonny! Best role to date!
Lucy is a wonderful asset to Achieve Arts and her workshops are top class!
Training: Tiffany Theatre College
Theatre credits include: Dance Captain / Swing & u/s Theo in SCHOOL OF ROCK (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End), Resident Choreographer / Swing in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (The London Palladium, West End), Dance Captain / Swing in WICKED (Apollo Victoria Theatre, West End), Dance Captain / Swing in MAMMA MIA! (Novello Theatre, West End), Swing in MAMMA MIA! (International Tour), Production Tenor / Swing in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (UK Tour) and Ensemble u/s Barnaby Tucker in HELLO DOLLY (UK Tour).
Choreography work includes: Assistant Choreographer for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (The London Palladium, West End), Assistant Choreographer for SCHOOL OF ROCK (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End), UK Associate Choreographer for SCHOOL OF ROCK (South Korea) and Choreographer for ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT LIVE AT CHELSEA (London).
Achieve Arts are delighted to welcome Billy to the team and our students can't wait to work with him, his energy is infectious and his workshops are a joy!
Jo is originally from Liverpool and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She has been nominated 3 times for an Off West End Award for her Choreography.
Performing Credits include;
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, West End.
BLOOD BROTHERS, West End & UK Tour
CATS the Musical, UK & European Tours,
SISTER ACT, Kilworth House Theatre,
SINGING IN THE RAIN, LEGALLY BLONDE, SOUTH PACIFIC, Kilworth House Theatre,
CHICAGO, CHESS the musical, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
GREASE the Musical, West End & UK Tour
She is currently part of the Tap dancing trio, THE TAP CHAPS.
Choreography credits include;
TOP HAT the Musical, The Royal Court theatre, Cunard, Promotional Video for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Twentieth Century Fox, CHRISTMAS CAROL, GSA. SALAD DAYS at The Theatre Royal, Bath and The Union Theatre, London, (Off West End Award Nomination. (Finalist) LEND ME A TENOR, LSMT, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (UK Premier) GSA. SOHO CINDERS at The Union Theatre, (Off West End Award Nomination (Finalist) MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Mountview. BAD GIRLS at The Union Theatre, (Off West End Award Nomination.)GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, working alongside Sir Trevor Nunn. Arts Ed A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Blackpool Winter Gardens THE SCARECROWS WEDDING, UK Tour JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GSA
Associate Choreography credits include;
Associate Choreographer, HOW TO SUCEED IN BUSINESS, Wiltons Music Hall. TWO. Associate Choreographer, THE DREAMERS, Abbey Road Studios Associate Choreographer on SISTER ACT, LEGALLY BLONDE, SINGING IN THE RAIN at Kilworth House. Assistant Choreographer, On THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH. (UK Tour)
Jo is currently on the teaching faculty at Guildford School of Acting & Trinity Laban. She is a regular guest teacher at Mountview and Laine Theatre Arts and we are delighted to welcome her to facilitate guest workshops for our students.
Achieve Arts physical studios are now open.
All face to face classes have resumed.
Well done to all our students who continue to bring incredible commitment to all their lessons, whatever the situation.
If the current guidelines change over the coming days/weeks we will act immediately and accordingly.
Karen and Pamela