Linette’s love of the arts and passion for guiding students led her to become the principal of Stagecoach Primrose Hill in 2008.
Her journey began when she was only three years old, slipped on her first ballet shoes and discovered an instant bond with the performing arts. Linette’s late parents enrolled her in classical ballet, and she was personally motivated to keep training and exploring various forms of dance. Linette continued to train as classical ballet dancer.
By age 14, she developed enough skill and confidence that an arts programme chose her to lead their youth workshops. The moment was so special that Linette has been teaching ever since while continuing to perform. Dance was front and centre in her life when she broke a world record in tap dancing with the legendary Roy Castle.
An injury in her 20’s ended her dancing career, so her passion for stories that she learned as a child took on new meaning. She turned to her greatest love and was accepted into the prestigious Drama Centre London alongside Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender.
She graduated with a BA Hons and has worked professionally in some of Britain’s most recognisable TV shows including Trial and Retribution, and in 2018 the award-winning Endeavour series as Detective Thursday’s Sister in Law.
She played a doctor in Holby City, was the desperate wife in Casualty and kept us all on our toes in Coronation Street. Recently her roles have been on EastEnders and the comedy series Agatha Raisin alongside Ashley Jensen in 2020. With a guest lead in ITV Doctors in 2023.
Linette film roles include the 2021 Disney film Cruella and lists multiple Best Actress awards among her achievements for work on The Prowler, an award-winning film.
Linette has also found acclaim on the stage and her roles include Lady Macbeth, described as “vividly portrayed” and “compelling” (UK Theatre Network Review).
Linette is passionate about using her professional accomplishments to guide students as the principal of Stagecoach Primrose Hill.
“I couldn’t imagine a day without the wonderful time I spend with these incredible students, and who have become the biggest part of who I am,” she says. “I love them all and I am so proud of each and every one of them.”
Children are made to explore the world around them. The arts give students that opportunity which, says Linette, is “essential for a child to experience a total education and gain necessary skills to serve them well throughout their personal and professional lives.”
Lessons learned through performance will last a lifetime.