Acting, Singing Drama & Dance Abingdon

Meet our Teachers

Principal - Julia Howson - ALCM

Julia is a singer/actress/dancer having trained at the Kathleen Grist School of Dance and the Guildford School of Acting. Carrying on the theatrical tradition of her family it was also the inspiration of a wonderful drama teacher and like minded friends at school that made her mind up about the path she would take in life. Julia has played many leading roles in professional musical theatre including CATS (Hamburg), LES MISERABLES (London), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW(UK tour) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Plymouth & UK tour), plus many pantomimes, TV appearances and concerts. Julia is a member of Equity and the British Voice Association and gives private vocal coaching sessions in Abingdon. Julia had several years experience as a manager and singing teacher for Stagecoach before becoming Principal of the Abingdon centre in 2001 and Wantage in 2006. She has seen many wonderful children blossom and grow into confident young adults through Stagecoach and looks forward to every weekend working with them.