Claire has been running Stagecoach Wokingham for 4 years, and in this time the school has gone from strength to strength. She has bought her experience of 10 years teaching to Berkshire, to ensure they receive the best part-time training in the performing arts.
Claire trained at Royal Holloway, University of London and graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies. She then went on to train at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Moscow Art Theatre to study Musical Theatre and Acting, graduating with an MA. She has worked for the Stagecoach network for over 10 years, watching many children flourish into performers and even adults! She has helped secure many children roles in West End and TV shows. She also understands the use of theatre as a therapeutic tool and has worked alongside many fantastic theatre companies to bring theatre into lots of people's lives.
She has coached children into gaining roles for Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Sound Of Music (West End and national tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Shrek, Les Miserables, Oliver, Enron, various regional productions, full time vocational drama training and universities.
Claire is also part of the faculty of Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford where she teaches investigative studies to the degree students, ensuring they are academically prepared for their degrees in acting and musical theatre.
"My main passion is to deliver adaptable teaching to suit the need of the student. This means our schools are all inclusive, whether you require advanced technique training, or a place to find a sense of belonging and safety, there will be something for your child in our classes."