Hannah is our Upstagers Academy Principal, leading our Wednesday Performance classes, Tuesday Drama classes, our Singing classes and our annual Summer School.
Hannah is a Performing Arts teacher and Voice Specialist with over five years experience working within the education sector. She also works in the arts industry as a professional singer.
Hannah undertook five years of classical training as a Chorister in the Chapel Choir of Harrogate Ladies College and attained her Grade 8 in Singing with Trinity Guildhall at age 17. She has an Honours Degree in Performing Arts (2.1) from Northumbria University. In her first year she starred in the university's annual musical production, The Wedding Singer (as Julia) and subsequently became the vocal director for future shows. Working on her craft and teaching skills in Singing, Dance and Drama she has played a wide variety of roles from Clarice, in Servant of Two Masters, to Audrey, in Little Shop of Horrors. She has experienced busking in Leeds city centre and has toured the UK in a theatre in educational pantomime Robin Hood. She then went on to study education and received her PGCE from Teeside University.
Hannah has completed professional singing contracts for the Malmaison Hotel in Leeds, Park Dean resorts and many more. She is currently singing in a professional 1940s Wartime trio 'The Hummingbirds UK'.
For the last five years Hannah has been teaching performing arts and music theory across the country at stage schools, colleges and recording studios namely; Theatre Train, Leeds City College, Stagecoach, City Sound Studios and is now our Principal at the Upstagers Academy classes!