READ College is very proud of its excellent team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are exceptionally experienced in their field.

To find out more about our teaching faculty, click on their names below…


Helen Read – Director of Dance Faculty

Jamie Read – Director of Theatre Faculty

Department Heads

Seamus Allen – Head of Acting

Charlotte Morrell – Head of Jazz


Stefan Bednarczyk
British Theatre, Ensemble Singing, Private Singing

Tara Lily Dungate
Commercial Jazz

Sarah Martin
Contemporary Dance

Ellie Verkerk
Musical Director, Repertoire, Ensemble Singing

Claire Whitehead
Stanislavsky, Audition Repertoire, Acting

Student Support

Christina Colman
Admissions & Office Manager

Michael Palfrey
Consulting Osteopath

Andy Taylor
Counsellor, Mental Health Awareness & Minfulness Training


 “ It always amazes me how dedicated the teachers were to each and every one of the students, and how personal the tuition was. I just simply wouldn’t be where I am now without them”

Sophia Nomvete – former student recently nominated as ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for The Colour Purple at the Menier.

Dame Judi Dench, Craig Revel Horwood, Bobby Cronin

Board of Advisors
James Beresford (Shepherd Management)

Alison Desbois (London Studio Centre, Head of Jazz and Tap)

David Ashley (Former Head of 1st Year, Arts Ed)

Sean McNamara (Head of GSA)

Matthew Reeve (Specialist Vocal Coach and Musical Director)

Mark Woolgar (Formerly Trinity/GSA/Drama Studio London/Theatre Director)