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As well as visiting professionals, we also have a regular teaching team. This teaching team consists of theatre, television and teaching professionals.

Julianne White

Julianne has been involved with ATS for a number of years. She now is part of the directing team, as Assistant Director to Amanda and resident choreographer. 

Julianne is an actress originally from Australia. She met Amanda whilst filming 'Sexy Beast'

Other credits include EastEnders, The Bill, New Tricks, Doctors, Holby City and Silent Witness.


Sarah Vevers

Sarah was originally a student at ATS. She then trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama on the BA Acting course.

Sarah is now part of the directing team at ATS, acting as one of Amanda's Assistant Directors. 


Sarah has many theatre credits to her name, including The White Devil,  at Shakespeare's Globe, Beyond the Streets at New Diorama  Theatre and There's No Place Like Home at Battersea Arts Centre. 

She has also appeared in The Works, a short film for the BBC, New Tricks and The Rook.


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.

Ishia has a wide range of theatre credits to her name, including

The Tempest (RSC, 2023); Merry Wives of Windsor & Romeo and Juliet (RSC, 2018 and RSC Live Screening) 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), and more.    

Her TV & film credits include Happy Valley (Series 1,2 & 3); New Tricks; Last Tango in Halifax; At Home With The Braithwaites (Series 1-4).

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

Beth Cordingly

Beth is most well known for her series regular roles in The Bill, Family Affairs and Dead Set. She will soon be seen in Paramount+'s, The Burning Girls
Beth recently played Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe. She also has appeared many times at the RSC, including productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet, Love's Sacrifice and The Jew of Malta.

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Chris Marshall
Chris trained at Drama Studio London and the Artists Theatre School.
Chris is very experienced with Pantomime and plays a pantomime dame annually.
In the West End, Chris spent 18 months with English National Opera, performing in The Handmaids Tale (directed by Phyllida Lloyd), The Rhinegold and Th
e Valkyrie and Semele (London Coliseum). 
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, Home and Away, At Home with the Braithwaites, Other People's Children, Tamil Tales and Being Dad.

Chris performed with Sir Paul McCartney at the 02 and was murdered in the film Barn Dance.

Ash Mukherjee

Ash is a choreographer and performing artist.

Ash trained in the Tanjore vaani/school of Bharatanatyam at Kalamandalam Kolkata. He went on to study classical ballet privately with Lady Doreen Wells and graduated with a BA (hons) in Jazz Theatre Dance from London Studio Centre.

Ash currently teaches south Asian dance and classical ballet. He also runs Dance with Ash, for individuals wishing to dance, move and bond.

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Cristian Valle

Cristian is a dancer, choreographer and director. 

Cristian is highly experienced in a wide range of styles and techniques for choreography, movement, fight choreography, whether it's for a West End/Broadway Musical, a Feature Film, a Music/Promo Video, Contemporary Theatre piece, Commercial advert or training actors/celebrities for their next Film/TV or Theatre piece.


Daniel Mutlow
Daniel is a former student of ATS and appeared in a number of our 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 including with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe and the Donmar Warehouse.

She also has appeared in Vera, Professor T, Endeavour, Silent Witness and New Tricks.

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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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