All staff hold fully enhanced DBS certificates
Amanda founded Musicality Academy in 2008 and has nurtured the company into a well regarded musical theatre academy and award-winning theatre company. She is a fully qualified dance teacher and has a background in choreography and musical staging, but concentrates now on running the academy and creatively producing their many productions.
Amanda is also an author, and her book ‘So,Your Child Wants to go to DRAMA SCHOOL?’ was written after she has been through the whole drama school audition process with her own son, Alex James-Hatton, who is now a professional actor. The book which has been written especially for parents, is available from Amazon.
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Head of Young Performers Academy
As the Head of Young Performers at Musicality, Emily is responsible for teaching and directing our students aged 4-16.
Emily has a wide range of experience in Performing Arts and has numerous theatre, TV and film credits to her name, including ‘About A Boy’, ‘Gavin & Stacey’ and many TV commercials and pop videos. Her training includes a BTEC ND in Performing Arts, a Musical Theatre short course at The Arts Educational Schools, London and she has studied directing and script writing at Swansea University.
Triple Threat Coach (Academy)
Jonathan teaches alongside Emily in our Academy classes for children 11-16. Trained at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Jonathan is an experienced performer with multiple musical theatre credits to his name including roles in Billy Elliot, Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Tour and O2 concert. Jonathan is also experienced in TV, commercials, film and radio.
Originally from Swansea, Bobby trained in West London, graduating with a BA Hons in Music Technology. He is a professional music composer, composing music for film, TV, computer games and interactive media.
Bobby has great credits to his name, including MTV, Channel 4, BT, Virgin Media, Endemol, DC Comics, DIY Channel, and The Cartoon Network.
Assistant to Company Principal & Head Chaperone
Emma is the first face you’ll see when joining Musicality as she runs our reception desk at both Musicality venues. As a mother of 3, (all of whom have attended Musicality) Emma is experienced with children and is a trained and fully licenced chaperone.