The Team

Founder and Principal
Heather Grace Gallagher Bsc (Hons), ALCM

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Heather is an experienced singer, actor and dancer. She has danced since the age of four and has trained extensively in singing and acting for more than 20 years.

She has performed locally and nationally, including at The Savoy Theatre with the original London cast of Legally Blonde, as part of the BBC TV programme Tonight’s The Night with John Barrowman.

Heather studied acting at Birmingham School of Acting, KTV Actors Studio, London, and most recently as a member of The Actors TV Workshop, Nottingham.

Her many musical theatre roles have included Chris in Calendar Girls; Mari Hoff in The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice; Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde and Miss Berta in Acorn Antiques. She has also played Prince Charming in a UK professional tour of Sleeping Beauty with Fame Factory Spotlight.

As a singer, Heather performed for several years, as a solo cabaret artiste. She studied singing to ALCM level (musical theatre) under Anne Leatherland of VocAL Intuition and is currently studying with West End voice experts Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher as part of the Vocal Process Advanced training course.

Heather is a VocAL Intuition singing teacher who works with students of all ages and experience at studios  in Burton-on-Trent and Ashby de la Zouch. Heather’s focus is on integrating acting with song for a complete performance, with a key emphasis on safe and healthy vocal technique.

In 2016, Heather completed a BSc Hons majoring in Psychological Studies and Mental Health. Alongside being StageScreen Principal and teaching private lessons, Heather is also looking forward to studying the effects of singing and mental health in various settings.

Heather says: “I am extremely proud of StageScreen and I’m looking forward to working alongside some wonderful industry professionals to provide local students with an amazing opportunity to work on a unique and complementary combination of specialist areas.

Our aim at StageScreen is to encourage students to explore new worlds, new mediums and new situations in a safe and professional environment”.


Comedy and Drama Acting
Hannah Kirkpatrick

Hannah studied Drama at The University of Hull, before training for a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. Since then she has worked as an actor on stage and screen as well as teaching for many performing arts schools across the Midlands, including Stagescreen as a teacher for the Starlets class and deputy teacher for Debut, Spotlight and Encore.

Hannah says “I love bringing a sense of fun, inspiration and discovery to class. There are no wrong answers when it comes to my classes! Just a chance to learn new skills, explore your creativity and build confidence in a safe and supportive environment. I can’t wait to get started and explore exciting new projects with the brilliant students at StageScreen.”


Musical Theatre
Megan-Louise Daniels

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Megan-Louise trained at The School of Creative Arts in Blackpool and has a BA Hons in Musical Theatre. She was a member of the UK’s prestigious national Youth Music Theatre for four years.

She has knowledge of a wide variety of musical styles and established her own company, Perfect Fifth Events with fellow graduate Keeley Harrison, which provides professional performers for charity and corporate events, weddings and other family celebrations.

Her experience includes two years of touring the Midlands with soul band, Soul Junction; performing with The City of Birmingham Young Voices; performing with the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus and undertaking a tour of cathedrals performing Born For This, a contemporary, musical depiction of the Stations of the Cross.

Since 2004 she has appeared as part of the celebrate chorus which features in the concerts of singer-songwriter duo Boyce & Stanley.

She toured the West Midlands in the Eva Long production of Mother Goose at Christmas 2012 and played the lead role of Emily in the Lichfield Garrick community musical The Hired Man in 2016.

Megan-Louise has trained in advanced vocal techniques with West End voice experts Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher as well as Zoe Tyler and Tom Pearce. She has appeared on BBC TV for Children In Need and Songs of Praise. She performed with Aled Jones on his version of No Wars Will Stop Us Singing.

In May 2005, Megan-Louise performed at Buckingham Palace and two years later at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and 2000 guests as part of Commonwealth Observance Day.

Megan-Louise said: “I am excited to be involved in the StageScreen journey, not only to pass on the knowledge and experience I have had working in the arts industry, but also to promote vocal health and stamina ready to implement into training for all three elements of musical theatre.”


Film & TV
Sam Pearson

Sam is a local filmmaker with a BA Hons in Cinema and Photography and a passion for visual storytelling.

Sam has worked across the country filming live televised events, action films, commercial projects, as well as his own personal projects.

Sam says ‘it’s extremely rewarding to work with young people and help them to express themselves creatively. I’m really looking forward to guiding the students through the process of transforming a creative vision into a finished project.’


Starlets
Megan-Louise Daniels

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Megan-Louise trained at The School of Creative Arts in Blackpool and has a BA Hons in Musical Theatre. She was a member of the UK’s prestigious national Youth Music Theatre for four years.

She has knowledge of a wide variety of musical styles and established her own company, Perfect Fifth Events with fellow graduate Keeley Harrison, which provides professional performers for charity and corporate events, weddings and other family celebrations.

Her experience includes two years of touring the Midlands with soul band, Soul Junction; performing with The City of Birmingham Young Voices; performing with the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus and undertaking a tour of cathedrals performing Born For This, a contemporary, musical depiction of the Stations of the Cross.

Since 2004 she has appeared as part of the celebrate chorus which features in the concerts of singer-songwriter duo Boyce & Stanley.

She toured the West Midlands in the Eva Long production of Mother Goose at Christmas 2012 and played the lead role of Emily in the Lichfield Garrick community musical The Hired Man in 2016.

Megan-Louise has trained in advanced vocal techniques with West End voice experts Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher as well as Zoe Tyler and Tom Pearce. She has appeared on BBC TV for Children In Need and Songs of Praise. She performed with Aled Jones on his version of No Wars Will Stop Us Singing.

In May 2005, Megan-Louise performed at Buckingham Palace and two years later at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and 2000 guests as part of Commonwealth Observance Day.

Megan-Louise said: “I am excited to be involved in the StageScreen journey, not only to pass on the knowledge and experience I have had working in the arts industry, but also to promote vocal health and stamina ready to implement into training for all three elements of musical theatre.”