Our DMT teachers are industry professionals with creditable experience in teaching, performance and training. They provide pre-planned lessons, to build diverse classes to suit a variety of abilities. Our team has been a spring board for our most enthusiastic and talented students who are driven to develop their performance skills, furthering them in the right direction to becoming the true professional they want to be.

Resident Teachers

Vincent Martin BA (Hons), A.IDT, Dip

Company Director and Principal

Vincent started performing at the age of 5 and graduated from one of the top accredited theatre/dance schools in the United Kingdom; The Urdang Academy. By graduating with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre (Hons), he gained intense vocational training in all three disciplines of musical theatre including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance, as well as developing singing techniques (Estill method) and acting techniques (Stanislavsky method). He followed his intense vocational training with teacher training through The Independent Dance Training where he was awarded his teacher associate award and full membership permitting him to offer examinations and assessments.
Vincent most recently joined the UK’s No.1 Take That tribute band (Fake That) as lead vocalist and toured the UK. He previously returned from a European tour as principal dancer and lead vocalist with Showtime Productions. He has received outstanding reviews for London lead roles such as: Adam/Noah (Children of Eden – Musical) and principal dancer (Elements – Dance Show). On top of his performance career, he has gained many professional modelling credits and he was chosen to model at a large scale catwalk show in London’s West End.
After graduating, Vincent was quickly in high demand for his teaching abilities and has had the privilege of teaching dance and musical theatre for the past 7 years up and down the country. As well as starting his own company (The Vincent Martin Company of Dance and Musical Theatre) in 2014, he accepted the role of Head of Department with a London based company, devising and teaching a specialised dance program for both primary and secondary school students.
Other teaching credits include both residential and special guest teacher roles: Gatwick School (Crawley), All Saints Primary School (London), Imberhorne Secondary School (East Grinstead), Claremont Private School (Hastings), Fox Dale Dance Company (East Sussex), Louise Ryrie Dance and Drama School (Crawley), Kaleidoscope Theatre Company (Lewes), Act Now! (Hove), Stage Works (Cambridge).

Emma Cooper

Assistant Director

Training: Doreen Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance. Credits: Principal dancer on multiple Celebrity Cruise Liners, principal dancer on Princess Cruise Liners, ensemble dancer in several UK pantomimes and dancer at Dancing Bear Entertainment.

Hayley Woollard BA (Hons), A.CDA

Contemporary Dance Teacher

Training: Roehamton University, Contemporary Dance Association
Hayleys intense training included techniques from pioneering contemporary choreographers and practitioners such as Jose Limon and Merce Cunningham. As well as techniques like Release and Flying Low.
After Graduating in 2011, she continued exploring Contemporary by performing at dance festivals and delving deeper in her own choreographic works. She has most recently attended teacher training at the Contemporary Dance Association to achieve her ultimate goal of spreading the importance of Contemporary studies throughout West Sussex.

Zoe Valentine ISTD, RAD, NATD

Teacher of Dance Technique

Training: Royal Academy of Dance & Laine Theatre Arts

Credits: Annie UK Tour, Monty Python Film, Meaning of Life, Joseph, Nutcracker, Ballet Coppelie and so much more.

Abbie Havis

Performing Arts Teacher

Training: Royal Academy of Dance

Layla Dawn

Performing Arts Teacher

Training: Performers College, ISDT. Credits: Dance captain and assistant choreographer on MSC Cruise Liners, production dancer for Princess Cruise Liners, feature on ITV series The Cruise, Showgirl in Viva La Broadway, dance captain in various pantomimes, dancer in Dance Inferno and Christmas Wonderland (USA), feature in Eastenders, Children in Need, Britain Got Talent and The Alan Tichmarsh Show.

Lynne Fever

Performing Arts Teacher

Workshop Teachers

Alexia Collard

Guest Teacher

Training: The Urdang Academy
Recent Professional Works: The Narrow Road Company, Vocal contestant for Eurovision (Iceland), Edges The Musical (lead role).

Adam Redford BA (Hons)

Guest Teacher

Recent Professional works: Jean Ann Ryan Productions singer, Uk Tour of Miracle on 34th Street.

Cherelle Jay

Guest Teacher

Training : The Urdang Academy
Recent Professional Works: Into The Hoods (West End), I Cant Sing (West End), Some Like It Hip Hop (Dancer), ZooNation UK (Dancer), Jamie The Musical (lead role).
Singer/dancer at SIX the Musical (London West End).

Laurie Elcoate May BA (Hons), Dip

Musical Theatre Teacher

Training: The Urdang Academy, The Britt School
Laurie trained at The Urdang Academy graduating in July 2012 with a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Prior to that Laurie attended The BRIT school to complete her National Diploma and has recently Qualified as a Yoga Teacher.
Laurie has performed in the UK and internationally on shows such as ‘The Little Mermaid’ National Tour of China, ‘Rainbow Magic Live’ UK Tour and West End and Cbeebies ‘Tree Fu Tom Live’ UK Tour. She has been teaching musical theatre for seven years and loves helping others realise their talents.

Lily De Le Haye

Vocal Technique Teacher

Training: Mount View Academy and the Brit School for Performing Arts.
Recent Professional Works: Imagine This (lead role West End), Feature singer at the Royal Caribbean International, lead vocalist at universal studios Japan.

Special Guest Teachers

Natalie Weiss

American Broadway Singer and Worldwide Vocal Sensation

Her website link : www.natalieweissofficial.com

Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, ``Breaking Down The Riffs,`` which have collectively reached over 4 million views.
As a private vocal coach and master class teacher, she trains performers across the US and throughout the world. Her career has taken her to the UK, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, and Austria, where she has taught for many institutions including the Institute for Vocal Advancement, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Vocology in Practice.
Natalie’s workshops provide students with various techniques to access a healthy belt, open up the head voice, strengthen the middle mix, and personalize song lyrics.
She incorporates music theory and pitch accuracy to ease fears around improvisation. Natalie guides singers with her trademarked method to break down riffs/runs from pop icons and often refers to her mission as “Pop Singing For Dummies.”
Natalie is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers and is a featured soloist on several albums by Scott Alan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Joey Contreras, and Kooman & Dimond. Her self-titled EP and duet EP, “One Voice” (featuring Sally Wilfert), are both available on iTunes/Apple Music/Spotify.
Natalie is featured on the acclaimed soundtrack for The Greatest Showman and appeared on the 90th Academy Awards in the ensemble of “This Is Me.” She can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as one of the Virtual Community Voices and on the jingles for The Incredibles 2.
Natalie made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. In the fall of 2017, she played Molly in Ghost at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.
Other career highlights include swinging the National Tour of Les Misérables and performing in the ensemble of the 2nd National Tour of Wicked (Ensemble, Elphaba u/s). She was an American Idol Season 4 Semi-Finalist and has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, Most recently, she performed to sold-out audiences at her solo shows in NYC, London, and Hamburg.
Natalie received her BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. She is currently in development of an online riff course.

Caoife Coleman

Albino Twin in The Greatest Showman Film and Professional Dancer

DMT Volunteer Staff

Joe Dines

Finance Manager

01293 217665 option 1
dmt.jdines@outlook.com
Joe is responsible for enquiries regarding new students and trial classes. She schedules the trials and works with the front of house team to ensure new student are welcomed, introduced and registered.
Joe is also responsible for all students monthly invoices and payments and is the person you need to contact should you have any queries regarding this.
Joe is DMT’s Wardrobe manager and makes and buys the students costumes for their shows throughout the year.

Julie McAuley-Walker

After School Liason

01293 217665 option 2
dmt.jwalker@outlook.com
Julie is responsible for the booking and coordinating of events in partnership with Vince.
She is also one of our Licensed Chaperones.

Caroline Walker

Lead Chaperone & First Aid Supervisor

Caroline is our lead chaperone at all events and performances and is in charge of taking new students into the classes and making sure they are settled and happy.
She is also our first aider supervisor.

Janice Mitchell

Health and Safety Representative & Chaperone

Ashton Wootton

After School Facilitator & Chaperone

Steve Walker

DMT Photographer/Videographer

Victoria Boltwood

HR Consultant

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