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"I am constantly aware of how important this Centre at Lutterworth is in local people's lives. Although many of my students over the years have gone on to have professional careers in the business I am convinced that our main role is to develop life skills in young people. This is in order that they can find, more easily, their place in the world and feel comfortable with their own identity. If we can be instrumental in some small way in making that happen then our business will have been a success many times over." 

 

BRADLEY FRIEND WOODWARD

Principal

 

B Arts, ATCL Teaching, DHP Acc Hyp

Bradley started singing and acting at the age of four and has had an interesting career, firstly as a Detective in London followed by a successful career in business. Over the last 30 years he has performed various roles in over forty stage shows and has appeared in Television productions and still appears in corporate videos and feature films. He became Principal and owner of Future Faces in 2007 with his wife Joanna. He has written over twenty plays and directed 15 musicals. A member of Equity, he has been teaching Acting and Musical Theatre for the last ten years and is a Qualified Practitioner/Teacher through Trinity College London and a member of the Society of Teachers of Speech and drama.

 

JOANNA WOODWARD

Vice Principal

 

Miss Joanna qualified as a fashion designer andhad her own retail fashion outlet for ten years.

She later qualified as an interior designer

specialising in soft furnishings. Throughout her adult life she has been involved in amateur theatre as an actress, producer and director and now specialises in wardrobe for various organisations including Future Faces for which she is co-owner with her husband Bradley.

They have five children and three grandchildren which means that she is more than qualified for taking care of the pastoral side of the business.

 

 

"I have loved being involved in the theatre and it is wonderful to have had the chance to pass on this passion to younger people and to give them a platform to develop in a safe and exciting Centre such as this"

 

 

 

VERITY DAFFERN

Head of Dance 

 

Miss Verity studied all disciplines of dance at The Warrington School of Dance from the age of 2. At 18 years she continued her training at The North Liverpool Dance Academy where she obtained her teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National through The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She also holds the certificate in advanced 1 Ballet, Advanced 2 Modern and Tap and National.

As well as teaching, Verity is also an accomplished performer having performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Liverpool Empire to name but a few. She is still involved with local theatre and has recently been dance captain with Hinckley Theatre. Musical Theatre productions include, 'We will rock you', 'Grease' and Sweeney Todd.

 

                   

 

"The opportunity to teach at Future Faces allows me to inspire students to have as much pleasure as I have had from performing and to build life long friendships".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It is wonderful to be back at Future Faces but this time as a teacher. Now that I have settled back in Lutterworth, having started my own family, I relish the opportunity to bring my performing experience and enthusiasm back to where it all began".

RACHEL LEMMON

Musical Director

 

Miss Rachel was born and bred in Lutterworth and was one of the first students ever to join Future Faces in 2000. After appearing in numerous shows and also training in all dance disciplines with the Warrington school of dance she embarked on her professional training in 2008 attending Newcastle College Performance academy securing a foundation degree in Musical Theatre. She then attended further training at one of England's most prestigious stage schools, The London School of Musical Theatre. It was here that she had the privilege of working alongside West End legends, directors and producers. Upon graduation Rachel began her professional career. Her credits include Susan in M&M's UK tour of, 'The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, Tinkerbell in Pyramid production's, 'Peter Pan', Martha in Jude Obermuller and Benny Simpson's workshop of 'Spring Awakening' and in Elaine in 'Bright Lghts Big City', at the Bridewell Theatre. Rachel will be performing the title role in Sleeping Beauty for Pyramid productions this year. Miss Rachel has taught all over London for the 'Perform Team' London's leading network of Theatre Schools.

 

CASSIE SIELING

Smiley Faces Manager

Drama Coach ATCL Speech & Drama

 

Miss Cassie grew up in Lutterworth. After training in all disciplines of dance at The Warrington School of dance and appearing in many musical productions, she became a professional entertainer as a Butlins Red Coat. She headlined in the showteam and went on to sing in various venues across the UK.  Miss Cassie, a performer since the age of five, holds a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and is an Associate of Trinity College London having qualified in Speech and Drama. 

 

"I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work in such a fabulous place and to pass on my experiences to our students. My aim is to encourage all students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities"

 

 

 

 

BEXI WOOD

Dance Coach

 

Bexi began dancing at the age of 3 at The Warrington School of Dance and joined Future Faces at the age of 10. Bexi began her professional training when she was awarded a scholarship to attend SLP College in Leeds where she obtained a level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance. Whilst at SLP Bexi gained her Associate IDTA Freestyle teaching qualification, appeared in their summer shows at York Grand Opera House and performed on the main stage in Move It 2018. In 2018 Bexi also became a qualified Personal Trainer, training at YMCA in London. Bexi proudly opened her own personal training business in 2019 named BexiWood Fitness her at Future Faces.

 

ROSIE CHALMERS

Assitant Drama and Musical Theatre Coach

 

Rosie grew up in Leicester. She trained in tap, modern jazz and ballet at Duet Academy of Dance from the age of 4. She also took part in various productions at Guthlaxton College and at The Little Theatre Leicester. Rosie went on to train at the University of Chichester, where she worked with many industry professionals and attained a first class degree in Musical Theatre . Since returning to Leicester, Rosie has performed in Wigston Amateur Operatic Society's production of 'Legally Blonde' taking on the role as Elle Woods.

 

   " I am so excited ti share my experience with all the students and hopefully inspire the students to take on new challenges and to express themselves "

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