Jeanette Kendall – Principal & Drama


Having worked on both amateur and professional theatres for many years, Jeanette trained at the Huddersfield University, gaining her drama degree.

Gaining a wealth of knowledge over the years about character development, stagecraft, improvisation, mime, Shakespeare and much more, Jeanette is excited to be sharing her love and passion for drama and everything theatrical with the students and the academy.

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’ Exam Co-ordinator, putting students through their LAMDA examinations, with 100% success.  


Hannah – Musical Theatre

Hannah has been with Lumieres for some time now, imparting her wonderful musical knowledge to all our students.  She shows the children how to sing scales, harmonies and on pitch, working tirelessly through all out musical theatre pieces, staging them with flair. 


Ben – Dance

Ben has been dancing most of his life, training at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester and at The Hammond School in Chester.

He teaches our students ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, body conditioning, acrobatics and also basic double/partner work.

Ben has been a guest dance teacher at both Jinnie Tongs School of Dance and at H.E.A.R.T.S.

Ben worked for three years on various cruise liners, most notable the Princess cruise ships. He enjoyed working hard and eventually made it to be Assistant Dance Captain.