LAR Online Workshops
Zoom workshops led by current West End stars!
Kieran Brown - Les Miserables Workshop Leader
Kieran comes from Scotland and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, graduating with an honours degree in Acting. Most recently he reprised the role of First Officer William McMaster Murdoch in the company of Maury Yestons multi award winning production of Titanic during its world tour, having completed the UK & European leg the previous year. Prior to this, he understudied and played the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys Theatre, London to packed houses, a five star review from BritishTheatre.com.
After making his West End debut in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre, London), Kieran went on to appear in numerous musical productions across Europe, playing roles such as Elphabas Father/Dr Dillamond/Wizard in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), The Actor in The Woman In Black (International Theatre, Vienna), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena, London), u/s Raoul in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre), Algernon in The Importance Of Being Earnest (English Theatre, Vienna) and Love Never Dies - in Concert (Ronacher Theatre, Vienna). He also had the privilege of performing for and meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh.
TV credits include: Taggart (STV), Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (BBC1), Anatomy of an Enigma (Ch 4), and Andrew Marr's Great Scots: The Writers Who Shaped A Nation (BBC1) and most recently new crime drama Traces for the BBC, due to air in the Autumn.
His solo shows have included: West End Winters (Drachengasse Theatre Vienna), Once Upon A Song (Lauderdale House and Union Theatre, London), My Big Fat MUSICAL Cabaret (London, Vienna and Glasgow) and A West End Christmas In... (Falkirk, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Vienna, Munich). Kieran wrote new lyrics for and performed the West End Wilma charity single ‘No Awards For You’ and is constantly in demand for recordings and workshops. He is featured on no less than 8 different albums of works by new and upcoming composers, including You Are Home - the Music of Anderson & Petty, As Long As I Have Music (Eyles & Gould), Self Taught Still Learning (Chris Passey), Love Lies & Lyrics (Lesley Ross), Words Shared With Friends (Robert Gould) and “The Barricade Boys” debut album.
In 2018 he appeared as one of The Three Phantoms during a sell out run at The Parisian Theatre in Macau, and the MES Theatre Singapore. He was seen up and down the country late last year as the lead male vocalist and host of The Greatest Show, and is an original member of one of the UK’s most successful vocal groups, The Barricade Boys who he performs with regularly.
Kieran is also honorary Patron of The Musical Theatre Institute in Birmingham, Shakespeare’s Kids Theatre Company in Cumbernauld, Scotland, and the OB1 Theatre School in London, as well as Principal of the newly established TMTI in London and a non executive board member for charity 4Square Arts.
For more information, videos & audio, visit www.KieranBrown.com
Lila Anderson - The Lion King Workshop Leader
Lila is currently performing in her third year at Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ at The Lyceum Theatre, London.
Prior to joining the cast she was part of the ensemble & cover Jack in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Norwich Theatre Royal) written and directed by Richard Gauntlett, and was also featured in Superdrug’s Halloween and Christmas TV adverts for their ‘That Superdrug Feeling’ campaign.
Lila is delighted to have been invited to teach for LAR Performing arts this summer, she looks forward to dancing with you all virtually!
Katie Ritson - Vocal Workshop Leader
Originally hailing from Accrington in Lancashire, Katie is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2015 with 1st Class Honours in Popular Music Performance, shortly after which, she released her debut EP; a collection of five self-penned, self-arranged songs, entitled ‘Home’. This project was the culmination of years of writing and arranging and followed on from the release of a Christmas single (‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’) in December 2014. Katie then completed a Masters in Popular Music, graduating with Distinction (RNCM) in 2019.
Katie regularly performs on BBC Radio 4 and most recently was a featured soloist on BBC One (photo above).
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Danielle Black - Mini Workshop Leader (Little Mermaid & Jungle Book)
Danielle trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and The London School of Musical Theatre.
She appeared as Sophie in Mamma Mia on board The Royal Carribean cruise ship The Quantum of the Seas. Danielle also appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Shadows, Disney Insiders on the Disney Channel and School for Stars for the BBC. Last Christmas Danielle played Tiger Lily in Peter Pan in Swindon alongside Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale in EastEnders).
Helayna Liviero - Street Dance
Helayna is a graduate of Performers College, where she received a Level 6 Diploma in Dance Theatre in 2017. A qualified Street Dance teacher, Helayna gained her Level 4 Diploma with Distinction back in 2012 with Urban Strides.
Professional performance credits include: Peter Pan and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime, UK Productions as Ensemble/Dancer (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), Aladdin Pantomime, Paul Holman Associates as Ms Bassett/Dancer (Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre), 2016 AQA GCSE Contemporary choreography demonstration video (Nikki O'Hara), NFL Opening Ceremony (Mass Movement), Young Voices Arena Tour (Urban Strides).
Mike Denman - Acting Masterclasses
Mike is the Director of Denman Theatre and has been in the industry for the last two decades.
His theatre credits include:
Pawnee Bill in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre Sheffield), Trevor in Bedroom Farce (Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage), Don Lockwood in Singing In The Rain (Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage)
The Stalker in The Bodyguard (Original cast UK Tour), Henchman/understudy Mr Wormwood in Matilda RSC (Cambridge Theatre London), Jack Frost in Santa Claus (Grand Theatre Singapore), Understudy Polegrave in Nation (National Theatre London), The Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium), Understudy Jose in Never Forget (Savoy Theatre London), Understudy Billy Flynn in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre and Cambridge Theatre London), Gremio/understudy Bill Calhoun in Kiss me Kate (Original Cast UK Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre London), Louis in On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall London), Rocker/understudy Head Waiter in Contact (Queens Theatre London), Understudy Double J and Guss, Cesar and Chester in Saturday Night Fever (Musical Dome Cologne Germany).
Film and television include:
Paddington 2, William Hill online bingo commercial, Nation (NT Live Worldwide Broadcast), Beyond The Sea.
Several award winning short films including - The Boy With A Camera For A Face, Saving Cain and Bluebird.
Children In Need, Blue Peter, The Paul O’Grady Show, Strictly Dance Fever (ITV) All Time Greatest Love Songs on the BBC and a several Royal Variety Performances.
Kelsie-Rae Marshall - Cats Workshop Leader
Kelsie born in Barnsley started training at Lisa Thornley School of Dance before graduating from The Hammond where she studied Dance in Lower School & Musical Theatre at the Upper school
Further Training - Broadway Dance Center New York
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (London Palladium, West End); Emmie Sparrow In Brass the Musical (Union Theatre); Princess Jasmine In Aladdin (New Brighton Floral Pavillion);
Ensemble U/S Ulla The Producers (International Tour); Ensemble U/S Lisa Housman Dirty Dancing (UK Tour)
Ensemble Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Leeds Playhouse & UK Tour); Demeter in Cats (Royal Caribbean); Ensemble Red Hot Broadway (China Tour)
Cinderella Workshop (Andrew Lloyd Webber) Floating Festivals: Stages & Throwback Cruise (Beyond Repair Dance); Britain’s Got Talent Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (ITV); London Live News - Brass (London Live);
Dancer Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders (BBC); Carnival Cruise lines Dancer/Singer (Carnival Paradise & Carnival Breeze);
The Blues Brothers Show (Monte Carlo Sporting Club); Dancer House full 3 (Bollywood)
Louie Spence Master Class. Musical Mayhem. Spotlights Theatre School. Guest Teacher - Guildford School of Acting, D&B, PPA, The Hammond. Instagram @Theatreclasseswithkelsie.
Jason Denton - School Of Rock Workshop
Jason trained at Italia Conti Academy.
Theatre credits include: Ensemble in GRANDPAS GREAT ESCAPE (UK Arena Tour), Daveed Diggs SPAMILTON (Menier ChocolateFactory), Gilbert in HAIRSPRAY (New Hampshire, USA), Genie of the Lamp in ALADDIN (Fareham and Kettering), Assistant Dance Captain & Off Stage Swing in SCHOOL OF ROCK (New London Theatre, West End), SHOWBOAT (New London Theatre, West End), Curtis in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (UK Tour), SHOWBOAT (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre, West End), STEPHEN WARD (Aldwych Theatre, West End), Joe Soap in HOT STUFF (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Barnaby Tucker in HELLO DOLLY! (Curve Theatre, Leicester), PIAF (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Curtis in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (UK Tour 2012), Jason in BRITAIN'S GOT BHANGRA (UK Tour), David in I
WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Issachar in JOSEPH & HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (UK Tour), Prince Michael in SLEEPING BEAUTY (Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford) and Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Complete Works Theatre Co).
Television: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (ITV), THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2015(ITV) both with the cast of BEAUTIFUL, Dancer in TIM MINCHIN musical video CANVAS BAGS (BBC Comedy Shuffle), Jason was also a member of the performing group DICE who made it to the final of DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' (Five).
Commercial: Jason has appeared in commercials for HSBC, GOOGLE, BETFAIR, MACDONALDS, SEATWAVE and HOLIDAY INN.
Workshops: Ensemble ROSA (United Theatrical), ALFRED FAGON
PROJECT (Bristol Old Vic) &
Pedro in FREEWORLD (Theatre Royal Stratford East, James Peries).
Recordings: STEPHEN WARD Original Cast Recording.
Other: MOTOWN corporate Gig directed/choreographed by Gary Lloyd (Boss Creative
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