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About Theatretrain Harborne

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

Mel

Hi, I'm Melanie!

Hi, I’m Melanie! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Bromsgrove, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.

Having taught for Theatretrain Bromsgrove since its launch in 2006, I was thrilled to take over as Company director in January 2013. I graduated from The Birmingham Theatre School with a Higher National Diploma in Theatre Acting /Performing Arts (Distinctio n). Since leaving drama school with the coveted award ‘Best Actor’, I have been working professionally for 20 years, performing and teaching for a variety of high-profile Theatre companies, throughout the UK and overseas.

My theatre credits include G in The Mess Around (The Midlands Arts Centre), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Unity Theatre Liverpool), Multiple roles in Jim Cartwright’s Two, Multiple roles in Grimm Tales (National Tour) and Anne Frank in the Diary of Anne Frank (Rheindahlen Theatre, Germany) to name but a few.

I began my directing career for The Birmingham Theatre School youth classes. The work was always child-centred, encouraging ownership of the project. Facilitating workshops and supporting the curriculum through provision of dance and drama is a role I undertook for Groundbreaking Theatre. I was the Youth Theatre director for Telford Stage School, directing musical theatre, devising, and scripting plays for gifted and talented children.

For 14 years, I was the proud Director of Artrix Youth Theatre and ran my own production company, Illumination Theatre, for the past 11 years – a company that works to the highest of standards to produce theatre that goes above and beyond what you would expect. I endeavour to offer an array of techniques and genres of work to my students, making each term a new and different challenge.

Incredibly dedicated and passionate about theatre, I strive to impassion the same enthusiasm and determination in all my students. I can readily achieve this by utilising my wealth of experience, discipline, and natural physical theatre flair, whilst imparting fun and humour into her teaching. I am beyond proud to be the Company Director at Theatretrain Bromsgrove and Harborne and can’t wait to continue to give performance opportunities and inspire young people to be the best they can be.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Harborne

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

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Skye Hadley

Musical Director

Skye has been the singing teacher at TheatreTrain Bromsgrove since 2018, and she gained her teacher training certification from New York Vocal Coaching in New York City, under well-established vocal coach, Justin Stoney. She has experience teaching ages 4 up to 70 and loves the challenge and journey of helping people discover how to properly use their voice to the best of their abilities. Skye has also been a professional events vocalist since 2016, performing at weddings, parties, pubs, restaurants and just about everything in between. She loves to bring this real-life performance aspect into her teaching to support the technical aspect, in the hope to create well-rounded, confident performers who can carry these skills into their everyday life.

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Jessia Wiliams

Choreographer

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The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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