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.

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.  


Ben Carter – 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 and has been a guest dance teacher at both the 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 making it to be Assistant Dance Captain.


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. 

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