Director / Acting teacher: Lee Mayes- BA Hons, PGCE
Music and drama have been a part of Lee’s life since a very young age. He has a BA Honours degree in Drama and can play the piano and brass instruments. Lee has performed in many musicals since the age of five and was a member of ‘Theatretrain’ in which he had the opportunity to perform in London and Disney Land Paris. Lee has recently worked for ‘Theatretrain’ as their singing teacher. He has also had some ballroom dancing training and performed with Cambridge Theatre Group in his teens. Over the past few years, Lee has directed a youth musical for ‘Centre Stage Company’- ‘Copacabana’, and was the Musical Director for ‘Addams Family’ and ‘Our House’. Lee will be overseeing all singing, acting and dance teaching.
Director / Singing & Acting Teacher: Megan Mayes- BA Hons, PGCE
Megan is a Primary School teacher who also leads music and singing across her school. Whilst growing up, Megan trained in Ballet, Modern and Tap dancing and undertook regular singing lessons. She achieved an ‘A*’ in Drama GCSE and an ‘A’ in Drama A-Level. She has much experience in the arts, performing in amateur musicals for years, both within the chorus and in principal roles. Over the past few years, Megan has directed two youth musicals for the local ‘Centre Stage Company’- ‘Addams Family’, and most recently ‘Our House’. She loves the performing arts, particularly musicals and has seen many musicals both in London, and on Broadway in New York. Megan is very excited to begin this new venture and can’t wait to get started!
Dance Coach: Wez Ruthven
Wez has been involved with Performing Arts for as long as he can remember, performing in a variety of plays and musicals throughout his life. He has danced since the age of 3, mostly in the styles of breakdance and street, and has used this experience to further his knowledge in ballet, tap and modern. Wez was part of the Cambridge dance collective Sin Cru for 4 years during which time he participated in national competitions and local performances. Whilst studying, he performed in a variety of settings from local theatre companies to the Cambridge Arts festival where he won Best Junior Actor award. His group also won the Best Group award performing a play which he choreographed. Wez is extremely excited to be a member of the team and looks forward to sharing his passion for dance with the students.
Assistant: Amber Brewster
*All teachers have a full DBS and a first aider will be present at all times.