Teachers

MEGAN LOUISE CRAWLEY-ROCHA - PRINCIPAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

TEACHES - MUSICAL THEATRE, ACTING, LAMDA & SHAKESPEARE

Megan graduated with a HND in musical theatre, and has since gone on to work professionally abroad in cabaret and casino shows as well as work in musical theatre and short films. Megan’s debut producer role was her London production of  RENT 2013, nominated for a What’s On Stage Award and winner of two Broadway World awards and numerous 4 and 5 star reviews, making it “one of the most successful fringe productions of RENT seen in a long time”. Megan has been teaching for 8 years, and has since successfully secured her students places at drama schools, music academies, in west end roles and achieving distinctions for their LAMDA examinations. Megan is dedicated to her performing arts academy and is truly grateful for all the talent she is lucky enough to work with each week.

BENJAMIN NEWSOME - VICE PRINCIPAL LONDON BRANCH

TEACHES - CASTING WORKSHOPS, AUDITION TECHNIQUE & MUSICAL THEATRE

Ben trained at Laine Theatre Arts in musical theatre and has since gone on to work in film and musical theatre. Ben now is one of the biggest casting directors in London. Theatre credits include – The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (The Arts Theatre, West End), Search For A Twitter Star (The Lyric Theatre, West End), I Do! I Do! (Riverside Studios), Crazy For You The Musical(Upstairs At The Gatehouse), The Mark Of Lia (The Brockley Jack), Pop Factor (UK Tour), Old Goat Song (The Lion & Unicorn),  The Boy Who Was Woody Allen (The Pleasance), The Route To Happiness, Next Thing You Know,  A Class Act, Sleeping Arrangements, Title Of Show,  That Face, Meet Me In St Louis & Zanna Dont (Landor Theatre), One Touch Of Venus, Phantom, Little Me, Days Of Hope, It’s A Plane…It’s A Bird…It’s Superman, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Ye Olde Rose & Crown), The Secret Garden In Concert (The Kings Head & UK Tour), A Body To Diet For (Etcetera Theatre), ROOMS – A Rock Romance, Armstrongs War, As Is (The Finborough), The Raft(The London Theatre), RENT (Tabard Theatre), Where’s Ellie (The Rag Factory), Blood Wedding (The Courtyard), Passing By (Tristan Bates Theatre), Ushers: The Front Of House Musical (The Hope Theatre & Charing Cross Theatre transfer), Walk Like A Man (World Tour), Santaphrenia (Leicester Square Theatre) & Only Our Own (The Arts Theatre, West End), On Tidy Endings (Tristan Bates Theatre), Viva Voce, Walk Like A Man & Rock Titans (World Tour), The Mikado(Battersea Barge transfer to The Rise, Leicester Square), RAGS (The Lyric Theatre, West End), Carousel (Arcola) & The Last Five Years(Greenwich Theatre).

EVIE ROSE LANE - MUSICAL DIRECTOR LONDON BRANCH

TEACHES - SINGING, MUSICAL THEATRE, VOICE & PIANO

Evie Rose Lane is a professional actor, musician and vocalist. She trained at the Meisner Studio at New York University and took an additional year at the London School of Musical Theatre. She has worked as a professional pianist and singer in bars, at concerts and most notably for the internet since her mid teens, as well as arranging music and vocals for choirs, shows and beyond. She most recently appeared in Just So at The Barn Theatre in Cirencester where she also acted as Assistant Musical Director. Evie is delighted to be starting her journey at PTP Academy with a group so rife with talent and passion for musical theatre!

HAYLEY EDWARDS - PRINCIPAL TELFORD BRANCH

Teaches - Musical Theatre, Singing & Acting

Hayley trained at Sandwell College and Guildford College where she studied musical theatre and acting. She was a member of Shropshire girls choir and has done many musicals including, Annie, Singing in the Rain, Fame, Anything Goes and had a lead role in Chasing Fate at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre.

Hayley is thrilled to be a part of the PTP Academy Team, and looks forward to seeing the growth of the company in the Midlands.

LOUIS RAYNEAU - HEAD OF DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY

TEACHES - JAZZ, TAP, BALLET & MUSICAL THEATRE

Louis Trained in Musical Theatre at PPA (Guildford) 

Recently has come off Happy Ever After UK Tour with Sam Bailey. Credits inc: World Premiere Of Cartoon Network Live! Arena Tour as Ben 10, Endeavour (ITV Series), The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland (Int. Tour), Filch/Dance Captain in Beggars Opera (Lazarus Theatre Company), Duchamp in UK Premiere of Hotel For Criminals: Horror Opera (New Wimbledon Theatre), Conor (Lead) in Can’t Stop It: Another New Musical Workshop (West End), Pc Pong/Understudy Aladdin in Aladdin (Harlequin Theatre), Smiler in Snow White & Seven Dwarfs (Theatre Royal Nottingham), West Side Story (Manchester Warehouse/Dir. Nikolai Foster & Drew McOnie).

TOM CHIPPENDALE - ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR & REHEARSAL PIANIST

TEACHES - SINGING & MUSICAL THEATRE

Tom, originally from Colchester, Essex, and now based in London, is a performer, teacher, and musical director. Highly skilled in voice techniques, piano, clarinet, and drum kit, Tom teaches singing and repertoire for performers in London. Tom trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Guest Teachers:

Charlotte Anne Steen – (Laines) Film & TV (RENT, Rock of Ages)

Liam Ross-Mills – Musical Theatre (Hair)

           Dan Styles – (Independant Drama) Stage Combat & Sword Fighting

Spencer O’Brien – (Arts Ed) Muscial Theatre (Ghost)

Mia Lincoln – Musical Theatre (Shrek)

​James Rowlands – Stage Combat

Mark Turnbull – Film & TV / Voice (Les Miserables)

Jodie Steele – (GSA) Musical Theatre  (RENT, Legally Blonde, Bare, FAME)

Justine Jade – (Reynolds) Dance & Musical Theatre (Eurovision, Casualty, Eastenders & Dora)

Emily Fausett – (Reynolds) Tap & Jazz (Eurovision)

Julia Carey – (GSA) Shakespeare & Acting (Former Head of Acting at GSA)

Cory Peterson – (GSA) Shakespeare, Acting & Film & TV (Former Tutor at GSA & PPA, The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out The Window & A Little Night Music

Joanna Price (RAD) – Ballet & Jazz

​Erin Caldwell – (GSA) Acting

Deanna Lashbrook – (Italia Conti) Dance