Lee Thompson - Programme Director
Lee worked with the Jack Petchey Foundation for 10 years and was Head of Events for six of those years. Lee first came up with the proposal for the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge and has been closely involved with its running ever since. Lee is now a freelance event manager ard runs his own theatre production company - Jack Productions. Lee is responsible for the overall delivery of the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge programme in 2018/19. Lee is also Programme Director for the Jack Petchey Foundation's a cappella training programme - Jack Petchey's Perfect Pitch.
Phil Dale - Performance Coach
Phil has been involved with the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge from the start and played an integral part in setting it up. He runs a very successful theatre school and production company in Essex, is Artistic Director of the Rhodes Arts Centre in Bishop's Stortford and was manager of the Harlow Playhouse for 7 years where he directed over 40 productions.
Sam Spencer-Lane - Movement Coach
After a very successful performing career, Sam became Head of Dance and Movement at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for 10 years until 2012. Throughout that time, and since, Sam has been a very much in demand choreographer both in the West End and for touring productions. Sam is also an external examiner for Arts Educational and we are delighted to have Sam back with us.
Rob Archibald - Vocal Coach
Rob is currently Head of Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy - prior to this he was Head of Singing and Music at LAMDA. He is also a very successful performer in his own right and an in demand Musical Director. Rob has appeared in many West End shows and also runs his own production company. He composes his own songs and his latest album Scrapbook is available online! He is a much sought after vocal coach working with many pop artist and professional singers across the UK.
Jeanne Stacey - Drama Workshop Coach
Jeanne is a highly experienced community theatre in education specialist, having worked with schools, colleges and theatre companies since the early 1990s. Jeanne trained at East 15 Acting School, gaining a Masters degree in Acting (distinction) in 2007, and previously gained a BA (hons) in Performing Arts from Middlesex University. Jeanne qualified as a teacher in 1993 and has worked as a Head of Drama in a wide variety of schools and educational institutions. Beyond working in formal education, Jeanne has been Creative Director of Phoenix Youth Theatre (2008 – 2016), Harlow Young Actors Workshop (2015 – 2016) and Beginners To Stage Youth Theatre (1992 – 1998). Jeanne has been directing theatre for over 20 years - main credits include: a national tour of Laurel and Hardy (2014), a schools’ tour of Bouncers (2015), The History Boys (2016),The Comedy of Errors (2015), Rhodes Arts Complex pantomimes, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Aladdin and Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. In 2014, Jeanne co-devised, directed and performed in the touring Music Hall production Don’t Dilly Dally. Jeanne continues to work with schools, colleges and theatre companies as a tutor,coach and director.