Staff Archive | Arts1

The Arts1 Team

Arts1 brings together a dynamic staff team of highly experienced teachers and exciting and accomplished creatives. Our inspiring teaching team are experts in training talent and we have developed our craft in nurturing young performers through years of relevant industry practise.

Leadership Team

Creative Director | Musical Theatre course leader

James Grimsey

Management Team

Head of Finance

Joanne Clayton

Production Manager

Ross Jardine

Teaching Team

Head of Musical Theatre

Sophie Watts

Modern, Tap & Jazz teacher

Sam Grassick

Musical Director

Amy Shackcloth

Vocal consultant

Pierina Penny

Adam Scott | Choreographer | Dance Teacher
Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary teacher

Adam Scott

Commercial dance teacher

Jake Maiden

Head of Sixth Form Dance

Leanne Hughes


Libby Hewett

Contemporary Dance

Effie McGuire-Ward

Ballet Tutor

Katie Wilson


Michelle Harris

Voice and Singing

Sarah Vaughan

Street Dance

Julie Stokes

Guitar Tutor

Jon Kendall

Ballet Tutor

Hannah Carr

Office & Support Staff

Office Manager

Kim Puttick

Dance Teacher & Reception

Lucy Gilroy


Ellie Fransch

Adult Musical Theatre Choir co-ordinator

Laura Price

Production Support

Alison Walton

Junior Chaperone

Katie Rioch

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