Our teaching team consists of theatre, television and teaching professionals. See below to find out more about the team.
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 - www.voiceatwork.co.uk
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 (www.play4real.co.uk), 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 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.
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.