Jeanette Kendall – Principal & Drama

Having worked on both amateur and professional theatres from a young age, Jeanette trained at the Huddersfield University, gaining her drama degree.

Jeanette has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years working on the stage and in front of the camera.  She has developed her varied skills, including character development, stagecraft, improvisation, mime, Shakespeare, and much more, so Jeanette is excited to be sharing her love and passion for everything drama and theatrical with the students.  

Before studying at Huddersfield, Jeanette trained at Merseyside Dance & Drama in Liverpool and eventually taught there after graduating (where one of her pupils was a young man by the name of Ray Quinn.)

And if that isn’t enough, Jeanette is also Lumieres’ Paediatric First Aider and Lamda Exam Co-ordinator, putting students through their LAMDA examinations, with 100% success. 

Eleanor Mottershead – Singing Teacher

Eleanor has a degree in Musical Theatre from Buckinghamshire New University and has been a vocal coach for the last five years.  She has successfully coached choirs and ensembles for a variety of ages and abilities and still finds time to perform herself, appearing in productions at the Salford Arts Theatre All.

Eleanor has arranged and led vocal workshops across numerous venues and is skilled in teaching/coaching CCM and musical theatre styles.

Catherine Fenton – Dance Teacher

Catherine has taught for three years at The Cheshire Theatre School, encouraging and motivating her students to develop their individual dancing abilityTeaching our students the criteria for both ISTD and RAD, Catherine puts the children through their paces for ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap.  

For three years, Catherine was Dance Captain at the University of York and was also the Leader of the Advanced Jazz Team, choreographing the team and preparing them to take part in competitions in which they came first in every event.

In 2012, she was one of the few selected dancers from the northern heats to attend the Janet Cram Awards as a finalist and in which she was awarded the class prize. 

In  2015, Catherine was selected to represent England in the Dance World Cup Championships in Romania for both solo and team events.  In the solo section, she was ranked 7th internationally and in the team section she was ranked 4th. 

Catherine is also a member of a singing duo called Allycat, which performs at events.    

*All Our Teachers Are Enhanced DBS Checked*