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Our teaching team consists of theatre, television and teaching professionals. See below to find out more about the team.

Kate Terris

Kate is a highly experienced voice coach improving confidence and presentation by enhancing vocal and performance skills. Kate trained as an actress at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked in film, theatre and television successfully for over 35 years and is head of voice at ATS.


Kate has been passionate about the power of vocal communication since a drama student and would like to impart this passion to her students. Website -

Lin Sagovsky

Lin trained to act at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she was taught that ‘an actor is somebody who loves to play’.  It’s a joy to her to pass on something of what that means by helping ATS students develop practical stagecraft as well as confidence and emotional intelligence.

She’s also a writer, and scripted Now and Then, From the Heart and Just the Job - shows that brought together all ATS classes, aged from 5 to 45, in ambitious and challenging revue-style performances, supported creatively and practically by many top industry professionals.

Her acting career has mainly been in theatre and voicework, alongside accidentally becoming a management trainer some 20 years ago.  In 2005 she founded her own consultancy, Play4Real (, which takes theatrical techniques such as roleplay and forum theatre into business organisations of all types, helping to boost confidence and develop skills at presentations and conversations in people’s everyday working lives.  Huge fun.

Ishia Bennison

Ishia met Amanda on 'At Home With The Braithwaites'. She was pulled dragging and screaming to teach at ATS and loved every minute of it. A truly professional training taught by professionals.

Theatre includes:

Mad World My Masters and Candide (RSC and national tour); Julius Caesar (Donmar, all female version); The Importance of Being Earnest (The Rose,  Hong Kong Festival) ; Our Private Life  (Royal Court); The Canterbury Tales (tour and The Rose), A Couple Of Poor, Polish Speaking Romanians (Soho Theatre); A New Way To Please You, Sejanus -His Fall, Speaking Like Magpies, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company); Bites (Bush Theatre); Strange Orchestra,  Mother Courage (Orange Tree); Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Manchester Library); Arabian Nights (Young Vic Company); Antony and Cleopatra (BAM New York),  A Midsummer Night Dream, (Brazil tour) Merry Wives (India tour), Richard III ( Riverside Studios & The Tower of London) Poetry Or Bust , Samson Agonistes, Romeo and Juliet, (Northern Broadsides); Medea (Lilian Baylis); Les Miserables (Nottingham Playhouse) Turcaret (Gate); One For The Road (Meridian Prods.); Educating Rita (Oxford Playhouse); Red Devils (Liverpool Playhouse).     

Television and Film includes:

Happy Valley (Series 1&2); New Tricks; Last Tango in Halifax; True Dare Kiss; At Home With The Braithwaites (Series 1-4); Holby City; Emmerdale; Coronation Street; Burnside; Love Hurts; Give And Take; Mother’s Day; Story Teller; Bread; EastEnders; Much Ado About Nothing; Mitch: A Family Affair; Kessler; Bid For Power; King David with Richard Gere; Anno Domini; The Awakening; Jesus Of Nazareth.

Also has been the producer of 7 documentaries for BBC and Channel 4.

Beth Cordingly

Beth trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She is most well known for her roles in The Bill and Family Affairs and has a great number of theatre credits, recently performing in a season at the RSC Swan Theatre.

Daniel Mutlow
Daniel is a former student of ATS and appeared in all of our end of year productions.
He then trained at Drama Centre and gained a number of roles in Theatre and TV.
Daniel has written and directed a number of our lower school productions which were performed at Questors Theatre in Ealing.
He returned to ATS to teach all age groups after he qualified as a Drama teacher.

Jo Horton

Jo is an actress, and has a wide range of credits particularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Globe. She also has appeared in Endeavour, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Silent Witness and New Tricks.

Chris Marshall
Chris trained at Drama Studio London and the Artists Theatre School. He previously trained as a PE teacher.
Chris is very experienced with Pantomime, where his credits include Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Snow White and The Wizard of Oz.
In the West End, Chris spent 18 months with English National Opera, performing in The Handmaids Tale (directed by Phyllida Lloyd), The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie and Semele (London Coliseum). Other theatre credits include The Wheels on the Bus (No1 UK tour), Wise Women (tour), Fiddler on the Roof, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet.
Directing credits include Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk (Dorking), The Wizard of Oz and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Shaw Theatre, London).
Television credits include New Tricks (BBC), Home and Away (Channel 5), At Home with the Braithwaites (ITV), Other People's Children (BBC), Tamil Tales and Being Dad (Sky).

Chris performed with Sir Paul McCartney at the 02, was murdered in the film 'Barn Dance'
When not performing, Chris teaches Drama at Thomas' Kensington, and has a photograph business. He lives in Sussex with his wife and three sons.

Patricia Calnan

Amanda invited Patricia to ATS to teach the Alexander technique, mindfulness and meditation in January 2018. She has found this to be a wonderfully inspiring journey with the students so incredibly talented, responsive and open to new ideas and approaches. 
Patricia's own commitment is to be open and receptive to all that emerges as they explore their 'inner self' through the drama.
She is delighted with the willingness to be experimental, innovative and imaginative in their approach to this powerful form of communication.
Patricia says "ATS is certainly a place where people develop the qualities that will sustain them, in their lives ahead and for me, this all stems from the guiding hand of Amanda, who is a prodigious source of inspiration for all of her students".


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