Meet the Team
Stacey - Principle / J.Y.T Drama and Singing teacher
Stacey's passion for facilitating and training young people in the performing arts came from a love for 'the stage'. Stacey grew up attending many fabulous youth drama groups where she realised her love for the arts. As a youngster she was lucky enough to perform in many productions including 'West Side Story', 'Jekyll and Hyde' and Bill Kenwright's production of 'Evita'.
After gaining a BA(hons) in Acting from the Trinity School of Performing Arts, Stacey began working professionally as an actress and singer in productions such as 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Peter Pan'. It was during the time when she was writing her own playscript of 'The Tortoise and the Hare', a musical adaptation of the famous fable, that she developed a passion for working with children. The play was aimed at a younger audience and she performed as the tortoise as it toured the U.K. This marks the beginning of Stacey's teaching career. After obtaining her QTS at the University of Wolverhampton, Stacey worked as a Teacher of English in a secondary school for many years and continued teaching private singing lessons.
Stacey is extremely excited to be leading J.A.M Youth Theatre as it begins its journey, and hopes that it can bring a passion for the arts to each and every student that walks through its doors.
Harriet - J.Y.T Dance Teacher
Harriet has been performing from the age of 3, in all things Musical Theatre. As a youngster she performed in various different shows including The English Youth Ballet and also in Bill Kenrights production of 'Scrooge'. She then, at age 16, went on to Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama in Nottingham to do a foundation course before heading to Liverpool Theatre School for 3 years, where she attained a Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
Following her training she became Singer/Dancer on the Thomson Majesty Cruise Ship, toured the UK in Aladdin, performed in various shows and pantomimes and was even a dancer on the JLS Farewell Tour.
Harriet can now be found performing in various shows around the Midlands after moving back home a few years ago, she is also the resident singer at Chill Jazz & Wine Bar in Tettenhall.
Dance has always been the foundation of Harriet's training, becoming accomplished in many styles. The singing and acting was just a pleasant surprise along the way.
Harriet is absolutely thrilled to be a part of J.A.M Youth Theatre and can't wait to help little performers, as she was, grow into the stars of tomorrow!
Georgia - Jammy Dodgers Leader / LAMDA coach
As a child, Georgia was exposed to various childhood activities, but it was her passion for performance that began when she was just 4 years old and continued right through her life. Georgia has trained in jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop and rock and roll dancing. It was later on in Georgia's performance journey that she was introduced to the acting and singing side of performance and she quickly realised that this was her life aspiration.
Georgia began her teaching career at the young age of 14 as an assistant teacher in a Musical Theatre class. Georgia found that the buzz she got from seeing her students perform on stage was like no other and from that moment on realised that she wanted to teach.
Alongside her teaching, Georgia performs at event and runs birthday parties as different Disney princesses and characters. Georgia's aim, along-side the other teachers at J.A.M Youth Theatre, is to provide the high quality training that she previously received in order to provide aspiring young performers with the great opportunities that she was exposed to throughout her training.
Heidi - JYT Drama and Dance Teacher
Heidi has always been passionate and enthusiastic about the Performing Arts and decided it was the career she wanted to pursue. Heidi graduated from Worcester University in 2008 with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Drama and Performance Studies. She then continued her studies on to The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts(L.I.PA) where she successfully obtained a Master’s degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice. Alongside her Drama background Heidi has a love for Musical Theatre and in In 2012 Heidi obtained a distinction in her grade 8 Musical Theatre from the London College of Music.
Heidi has performed from an early age and whilst at Drama School performed many varied roles including; Serena in Fame, Louise in Road, Felicia Gabriel In The Witches of Eastwick and Addaperlein The Wiz.
Heidi has been working as a freelance Drama and Dance artist for over thirteen years and during this time has been involved in numerous projects. Heidi is a dedicated practitioner who is committed to keeping the work she produces fresh and most importantly fun! She understands how valuablegood quality performance training is for children and is dedicated to delivering this high standard of training. She is keen to start the new term and is looking forward to meeting and teaching the students at JAM theatre.