MEET THE TUTORS
Rachel Ashcroft - Specialist in Drama, Mindfulness & Wellbeing
Rachel Ashcroft is a graduate of The University of Central Lancashire, graduating with a degree in Contemporary Theatre and Performing Arts. She has supported children both in primary and secondary education, assisted in the running of performances such as Blood Brothers and The Little Shop of Horrors and has performed in musicals such as Carousel and The Sound of Music.
Rachel qualified as a primary school teacher in 2013 but has a particular passion for supporting children and adults with their confidence, resilience, self-esteem and self-belief. Rachel left her full-time teaching career to become a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher and now works up and down the country supporting the wellbeing and mental health of both children and adults alike, through mindfulness intervention, workshops and training sessions with her business 'Colour Your World'.rachel mindfulness
Elisha Beech - Specialist in Vocals & Musical Theatre
Elisha is a professional vocal coach, singer and songwriter in the Birmingham area, offering tailored tuition to singers of all ages. She is a passionate and driven tutor who works very closely with primary and secondary schools in Birmingham and Sandwell, guiding her students towards a more confident vocal performance.
Elisha has been working closely with Sandwell Music and Arts Service helping hundreds of children to find their singing voice. This has included children from nursery age, right up to college students. She has also been performing herself for many years and is currently starring as ‘Motormouth Maybelle’ in the hit Musical ‘Hairspray’ with STAGS Operatic Society.
Simon - Specialist Dance Choreographer
Simon graduated from Birmingham City University, graduating with a degree in English and Drama. This not only enabled him to study subjects he loved but also obtain a theoretical and sociological understanding of Performing Arts.
He has a comprehensive dance history performing in showcases, competitions and national events. Simon is trained in Modern Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Commercial, Gymnastics and Acrobatics. He is currently preparing to perform on an international stage and develop his skills on a dance-focused trip to Los Angeles, USA. Simon’s passion for Performing Arts continues as he is currently supporting in the coaching and development of a national Cheerleading team. Alongside this, Simon is also an Education Consultant supporting schools across Birmingham to deliver outstanding and comprehensive teaching.dance