When I was younger, I was really lucky to have had some really inspiring teachers who pushed me to pursue the career that I have had to date. I am forever thankful to the tutors, mentors and directors who took extra time and care to make sure I could be as prepared as possible to enter the industry. And for that reason, I love to teach whenever I can, to give back, to inspire young performers and creatives to work hard and pursue their own dreams.
As an educator, I train young performers at all ages with a focus on performance coaching both on and off of the stage. Over the course of the last 3 years alone I have worked with over 350 performers and 20 individual casts from street theatre to large-scale spectacle.
I have taught across all age groups and curriculum levels and have extensive experience lecturing on First and National Diploma as well as degree level Acting and Musical Theatre programmes. Through working with graduate performers on many shows, I have developed a passion for designing curriculum that suits the needs and demands of today’s rapidly adapting industry. I focus on training and coaching the creative workforce of the future to be highly skilled, resilient, and best equipped to take on a career in the arts by bringing wherever possible, real world experiences and opportunities for engaging with the industry to the young performers I work with.
I’ve spent the last 15 years working professionally and I bring all of that experience and passion to any classroom, studio or lecture hall that I work in. I adore teaching just as much as performing, producing and directing.
I’m a fully qualified Performing Arts Educator with a PGCE, too, so if you’d like me to teach a class, deliver a workshop, present a lecture, design a masterclass or speak to your students, please get in touch!
I am also Co-Director of Cassidy Young – a brand new, satellite academy for 21st Century Performing Arts Training and Professional Development in the North West of England. Check it out here