Theatreworks College exists to provide an all round solid training for the potential talent of the future.
Based in Blackpool, the show business capital of the North, Theatreworks College stands overlooking the sea with seven purpose built studios, music room and its own studio theatre. Students enjoy spacious areas and their own greenroom with impressive views for relaxation and study periods. The college is a secure environment with access only being gained through fingerprint recognition at the main entrance.
In training our students the highly dedicated and qualified team of professionals who make up the Teaching Faculty at Theatreworks College continually strive to find each skill every student has to offer and develop these skills to their fullest potential….the art to perform.
As a well established College Theatreworks students often have the opportunity to perform at prestigious events locally and Nationally from which they gain valuable experience enhancing their training.
Theatreworks Associates Programme
Our Theatreworks Associates is designed for passionate, dedicated dancers aged 6 to 18.
Our Associates programme will enable you to train with us and work with industry professionals. These intensive days of training will offer you the opportunity to learn from our successful faculty, perform & eventually join our agency to be sent out for professional auditions. We strive to bring the best out of young performers in this supportive, confidence building, training environment.
You do not need to audition to be a part of our Associates
Classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month (excluding December & August) 10am – 4pm
Each Associates session will consist of varied intense Workshops and Masterclasses in;
Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Commercial and Vocal Techniques.
Pupils will have the opportunity of spending a full day within our College Studios alongside members of our core faculty of teachers that will be present at each day of training. We will also have guest teachers at each session who will be working Professionals within the dance industry.
As part of the Associates programme the young performers will acquire skills in communication, working with others, problem solving and preparatory disciplines for lifelong learning.
Associates Course Fee: £350 Inc VAT.
Each Associate will receive their very own Theatreworks Associates T-Shirt
There is an option to pay by 3 instalments subject to our terms & conditions. (1st instalment – £150 followed by 2 further payments of £100)
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- Suzanne RobertsBallet
Suzanne began dancing at the age of 6 under the guidance of theatre examiner Miss Peggy Glen. She had many stage performances in her younger years, highlights being summer seasons at the Winter Gardens Morecambe with the cast of Coronation Street and appearing on Hughie Greens Opportunity Knocks. It was at an early age that she realised her passion was to teach and set herself the task of one day becoming an IDTA examiner. After completing a three-year course at Northern Ballet School she set off on her travels to teach in Germany. At the end of her contract she returned to England to set up her own successful theatre school based in Hoghton Preston. The arduous task of teaching exams began with Pauline Kellett and she finally realised her dream in 2003 and became a Theatre Branch Examiner. Suzanne has had the privilege of being both class teacher and assessor at the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards. She now enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with students of Theatreworks.Sarah LawsonTap
Sarah was trained by Phil Winston and graduated from Theatreworks gaining her Associate Diplomas; she has since become a Licentiate member of the I.D.T.A.
Sarah worked in panto and cabaret shows for Duggie Chapman Productions and Rita Proctor with Pantoni Productions. Sarah also performed in Disneyland California with Annie McQuitty’s ‘Young Americans’ Dance Company based in Los Angeles. More recently she has been involved in teaching children of the West End Production, ‘Billy Elliott’.
Sarah has developed a love for choreography and many of her arrangements for festivals, shows and championships are attaining great success, including the All England Finals and Young Tap Dancer of the Year. Sarah is thrilled to be a member of Theatreworks Faculty by special invitation of Phil Winston, recognizing her specialist ability in the development of Tap Technique and ChoreographyShani MitchellModern Jazz
Shani’s work as an international choreographer has grown naturally from her extensive performance career both in Britain and throughout the world. A Fellow and Examiner of the IDTA and Chariman of the Modern Jazz Technical Faculty, she is firmly grounded in classical technique, but the fire and passion of her choreography owes much to her time in Spain. A principal dancer and soloist on Spanish Television's Entre Amigos, she worked with Shirley Bassey, Latoya Jackson, Donna Summer and Sacha Distel, to name but a few. Recognising her unique ability to marry British discipline with Latin flair, she first moved into choreography with shows such as January River at the Theatre Calderon Madrid and an extravaganza at the Spanish Lido. Her thirst for travel led her to join the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line as Principal Dancer and Rehearsal Director, returning to England to teach at Phil Winston's Theatreworks’ and extend her choreographic repertoire.Lou FrancksVocal Technique
Louise is an experienced singing teacher and vocal coach. She graduated from the Songtime Theatre Arts in London. During her training she starred as Carmen in the production of Fame at the Beck Theatre and amongst performed as lead vocalist in her showcase concert at The Peacock Theatre. Her early career saw her take on the role of Cordelia in King Lear (Mary Wallis Theatre, Richmond) under the direction of Rodney Figaro. Other notable credits include The Chart Tribute Show (Gordon Craig Theatre,
Stevenage), Oliver Twist (nation-wide tour), Parade (Edinburgh Festival) and The Sound of Music (Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth). She has performed in several pantomimes nationwide appearing as principal girl in Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White. In 2007, Louise was cast as lead vocalist in the long established and much acclaimed summer show Seaside Special (Pavilion
Theatre-Cromer) and she has since performed as a concert soloist in a nation-wide tour.Andrew KeirMusical Theatre
Andrew trained as a concert pianist and accompanist at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he won all the major awards for vocal coaching.
He subsequently accompanied at all the major UK classical singing competitions and recitals before diversifying into musical theatre.
Andrew has since worked in the West End and UK and international touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Dr Dolittle and has also toured with Northern Ballet Theatre.
In addition, he has worked as rehearsal and audition pianist for The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
In 2009, Andrew was invited to join the board of examiners at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and now examines for LAMDA throughout the UK. Andrew also has a degree in law.Lisa HandleyTeacher Training
Lisa trained at the Debra Simmons School of Dance before moving on to Phil Winston’s Theatreworks where she completed 3 years of professional dance and theatre training. After performing in professional panto as Dance Captain and achieving Royal Caribbean cruise contracts she decided, under Mr Winston and Miss Lister’s guidance to pursue a professional teaching and choreography career.
She has spent time as the regional tap trainer for the Billy Elliott academy and spent 6 years as choreographer of a dance program in New Jersey, USA where her choreography won at regional competitions.
She has choreographed Miss Dance and Championship dances and her students have received many commendations at Theatre Award level and successfully gone on to professional training and work.
Lisa is now a partner at the Debra Simmons School of Dance and Theatre Examiner of the International Dance Teachers Association and a festival championship adjudicator.Carrie EllisDrama
Recent productions include; Velma Kelly in the highly acclaimed production of Chicago at The Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Cousin Hebe in Opera Della Luna’s HMS Pinafore, Maxine in Stepping Out (UK tour); Golde in the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof and Peaches/Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera (Cambridge Theatre, London, Number One Tour and the BBC Broadcast) and various pantomies across the UK and in Television and radio. West End Credits include: Jellylorum/Griddlebone and many performances as Grizabella, in Cats (New London Theatre), Lady Jaqueline in Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), Lesley Pynchon , The Fix (Donmar Warehouse) Jane Ashton, Brigadoon (Victoria Palace), Lianne Dexhlmans in Gigi (Lyric Theatre), Consuela, and understudy Maria in West Side Story (Her Majestys Theatre), Boylan Sister in Annie (Adelphi Theatre) and The Witch in The Devil and Mr. Stone ( Donmar Warehouse). Carrie has performed in Concerts all over Britain and Europe; she is a Federation Adjudicator,Aaron Ashley ParkerTeacher
Training: Laine Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: Pepper in Mamma Mia! (International Tour) Roger in Grease (Ljubliana Festival, Slovenia) Ensemble in We Will Rock You (World Arena Tour) ensemble understudy Goody & Schlomo in FAME! (Irish Tour) 1st cover Prince in Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre)
Concerts Include: Featured Dancer/Vocalist in Go Local (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), A Tribute To Danny La Rue (London Palladium, West End) and Principle Vocalist for Yamaha Orchestra (Birmingham Symphony Hall)
Choreography includes: Dream Bingo (Advert 2015) Northern Ballet school (2015)
TV & Films include: Freemans TV Commercial. short film, Glasses of Wine. Simon in Coronation Street.
Recordings include: Member of pop group NAU-TAeron Lloyd BoothTeacher
Aeron Lloyd-Booth has been performing from a young age with his debut being one of the worlds most loved ‘McDonalds’ adverts. Aeron soon took the world of acting by storm, he later appeared in such programmes as ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Heartbeat’, and commercials for ‘The OXO family’, ‘Walkers Crisps, and many more.
Aeron then went to train in Musical Theatre at ‘Bury College’ and then moved on to ‘Phil Winston’s Theatreworks’ and later finished his training with the ‘Young Americans’ in Los Angeles, USA. Aeron has since gone on to backing dance for pop sensation ‘Inaya Day’ and many other artists on programmes such as ‘Top of the Pops’ and ‘CD UK’.
Aeron’s dance credits include performing as a backing dancer for ‘Steps’ sensation Lisa Scott-Lee. He has also worked with other artists such as; Katherine Ellis, Amanda Wilson, ‘Bucks Fizz’, Rachel Stevens, ‘East 17’ and Jamelia, S club 7, Gareth Gates to name but a few. Aeron said ‘the best part of this job is seeing the students having a good time, and watching them grow as performers and even move on to stage school or work within the dance industry.
Aeron has established a performing arts school called Freak Dance, which offers lessons in many styles of dance, acting and vocal coaching. He also runs a television and theatre-casting agency called freak management and currently has clients in popular TV shows such as ‘Emmerdale’ and more.Charlotte InglesonTeacher
Born in West Yorkshire, Charlotte trained locally with the renowned ballet teacher, Dorothy Stevens MBE and with the Royal Ballet School. It was under the guidance of Dorothy Stevens, she was awarded the Royal Academy of Dance 'Solo Seal', the highest accolade given at the R.A.D. London HQ.
At 16, she won a place to the prestigious English National Ballet School, performing with English National Ballet in their Royal Albert Hall performances, Derek Deane's “Swan Lake” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Two years later, after graduating from ENB, her professional career began, performing with English National Ballet and Ballet de Zaragoza, Spain. Dancing in Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante”, Schmidt’s “Don Juan”, Kuppe-Matt’s “Teatro’, Fokin’s “Les Sylphides” and as Clara in “The Nutcracker”.
Charlotte went on to join the Norwegian National Ballet, performing in Cranko’s “Onegin”, “The Nutcracker”, “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake. She then moved to a warmer climate and lived and worked in Lisbon for five seasons, performing with the National Ballet of Portugal.
For the last three years, under the directorship of former English National Ballet stars, Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks, Charlotte worked with the National Ballet of Estonia in Tallinn.
Upon returning home, Charlotte now teaches classes for children through to adults, with her company, Ballet North UK. She is also honoured to be a guest teacher of Ballet Du Ciel in Tokyo, Japan.Dani WintersTeacher
Dani Winters, Director of WinterWorks Entertainment, International Choreographer and Teacher has been successful in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Dani started her career as a dancer working on fantastic productions throughout Europe, UK and on Cruise ships. Developing her career, Dani made the transition into a very highly acclaimed international choreographer, producing shows for casino’s, cruise ships, show venues and many corporate events all over the world. Dani has been lucky to work along side and provide entertainment for some of the worlds leading artists such as “Pixie Lott,”,Sony music artists “The Drifters,” “Adidas,” “Range Rover,” “Nintendo wii dance computer game,” "O2", "DJ Tim WestWood", "Alleviate” (Got to dance TV show winners), "P&O" cruise ships, “Patrice Marques" productions “Showstoppers Worldwide,” and "World Dance Management" just to name a few.Jason TinneyTeacher
Jason trained at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and The Royal Ballet Upper School, Covent Garden. During his time at The Royal Ballet school he performed with The Royal Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He also worked with Birmigham Royal Ballet Company and even performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen and the rest of the Royal family.
Jason then went on to train for a further 3 years at Laine Theatre Arts College and gained a Trinity Diploma in dance. During his time at Laine’s Jason won several awards including the Laura Gentilcore FDI Classical Ballet Award.
After graduating Jason was lucky to be in the original cast of "On Eagles Wings" which toured the UK & Ireland. Once the tour had ended Jason was lucky enough to be offered a job with the Australian agency Grayboy Entertainment. With Grayboy Jason worked onboard The Pacific Dawn, The Pacific Jewel and The Pacific Pearl all as Singer/Dancer and Dance captain. Having loved working at sea Jason has also worked onboard The Royal Princess (Princess Cruises) and Celebrity Summit (Celebrity Cruises/Qudos). Jason has recently opened his own stage school in Manchester.Dane BatesTeacher
Dane Bates trained at the prestigious London Studio Centre and graduated with honours winning the most likely to succeed award, and the triple threat award.
Dane's theatre credits include "The Illusionists" Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK tour, Bill Kenwrights "Beauty and teh Beast" - Theatre Royal Windsor, understudy beast. "Best of the musicals" European tour. "12 tenors" European tour. Cinderella Birmingham hippodrome.
TV credits include "lilies" BBC1 drama, "Bo Selecta" Channel 4 + E4, "The Illusionists Live" ITV Xmas special.
Choreography credits include, "The Weather Channel UK", "STOPTOBER" NHS, as well as assisting on tours, cruise ships, commercial jobs and trade shows. Dane is extremely excited to be nurturing the talent at PWTW.Jeffery TrinidadTeacher
Jeffrey Trinidad was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia where he started dancing at the age of 11.
He trained at Isolation Performing Arts Studio where he trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, acrobatics, singing and acting. At the age of 19 Jeffrey accepted his first contract on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and worked for them for 4 years. In 2013 Jeffrey was part of The Lion King company in Australia and he was with them for 2 years and now has moved over to the UK to share his talent with the UK audiences and his knowledge of the industry to the upcoming talent in the UK.
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