Teachers

Sophie Brading

Film and Musical Theatre Teacher

Sophie is the principal at The Stage and Screen Academy. She looks after signing up new members, social media, planning new projects and show.

Sophie has an extensive background in both Musical Theatre and Film. She has a degree in Cinematography and another in Film Production. She’s worked for large TV companies such as: ITV, BBC, and Sky. She’s worked on well known dramas including: Eastenders, Holby City, Coronation Street, Poldark, Dixi, and 4 O’Clock Club.

She studied music in France for 10 years. She is a classically trained singer and typically performs in two musicals a year.

She has lots of teaching experience having worked for: PQA as their Film teacher; a french music school as a piano teacher; Tip Top as an English teacher; 

At the weekend, Sophie is a professional real life princess, she’s a kids party entertainer. She’s celebrated hundreds of birthday parties as lots of different characters.

Matt Brading

Film and Musical Theatre Teacher

Matt works in the office as well as in the sessions as a teacher. He looks after all the finances, websites and all the technical side of things.

Matt has worked for some of the UK’s largest broadcasters, including: the BBC, ITV and Sky. He has a BSc in Film Production Technology. 

Matt has performed regularly in musical societies and has had lead roles in performances of: Oliver, Pirates of Penzance, Our House and Legally Blonde.

He has worked for PQA as both a Teaching Assistant and Film Teacher.

Beth Walker

Musical Theatre Teacher

Beth focuses on the Little Stars group. She helps the kids with the singing in their solos and all other musical theatre activities. Beth is also passionate about making costumes and is looking after the costumes for our shows!

Beth is a recent Warwick university english and theatre graduate, where she taught musical theatre to children ages 5-18 for 2 years alongside her studies.

She has been singing for 10 years, having played the roles of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance to name a few.

Beth has seen first hand the positive impact of learning musical theatre for children, and is passionate about continuing to give children such valuable growth opportunities outside of the classroom.

Bethany Burrows

Musical Theatre Teacher

Bethany focuses on the Juniors / Tweens group. She also teaches Mini Ballet! Bethany is our in house Dance teacher.

After training at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, Bethany graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre in 2018.

Since graduating she has performed in various productions around the UK and internationally. Most recently she toured Spain with Forum Teatro performing 5 different shows in English, and last year performed on a 9 month tour of Treasure Island around the UK and Ireland.

She has been singing for over 15 years and has performed at venues such as Blackpool Opera House, Liverpool Echo arena and Blackpool Grand Theatre. She also co-runs Enchanted Events Fylde Coast, an entertainment company specialising in bringing fairytale characters to life for events across the North West!

Her teaching experience includes teaching LAMDA singing and musical theatre, musical theatre jazz, ballet and piano to children aged 4-18.

She has a passion for bringing theatrical opportunities to children of all ages and backgrounds, and is excited to be working for Stage & Screen Academy!