We believe that the best place for a child to go is their imagination.
As a mum of two children, Jo understands how important it is to encourage confidence that will not only help in class, but also provides skills to use in every day life.
Some of Jo's pupils have gone on to have huge success staring in the following West End Musicals: Matilda, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, The Wizard of Oz and in the tour of South Pacific.
Prior to Theatre Works Jo owned and ran a successful franchise of Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Hertfordshire for over ten years. She has worked as a theatrical agent for children, as a dance and drama teacher and spent 10 years working as a professional performer in shows both throughout the UK and internationally and on cruise ships.
Twice a year you will be invited to come and watch a presentation of work and a show. You are always welcome to ask how your child is progressing at any point in the term. At the end of each year with Theatre Works each student will receive a certificate and a medal.
Theatre Works was launched in July 2013 and has continued to grow from strength to strength. Founder and principal, Jo Russ, wanted to bring affordable drama and musical theatre classes to children, where every child has an equal opportunity to stand out and shine.
What We Believe
AT Theatre works we are UNITED IN our BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:
Have the power to learn
Are curious & creative
No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we have created exciting lessons that combine direct instruction, creative group work, and lots of fun! At Theatre Works all students have the opportunity to shine.
We have a various classes of drama, dance and singing. The variety within our sessions keeps the children focused and enthused and after their stimulating classes they are alert and stretched mentally and physically.
Besides our regular Theatre Works teachers every term we will have various workshop leaders to come in and work with our students. These guest teachers are professionals in their field of expertise and will run exciting projects with our students.
All of the team at Theatre Works are specially trained and experienced teachers who deliver creative lessons. Our staff have all worked professionally in shows, theatre and TV work and bring a wealth of experience to all of our classes.
At Theatre Works we have a clear commitment to Child Protection and the Safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. All of our teachers, workshop leaders and assistants have a DBS certificate(Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB).
We ensure that all of our of our Theatre Works classes and our staff are operating at the highest level of child protection standards. All necessary insurance, safety and first aid protocols are established in every Theatre Works class.