Our Staff-

Our Director


Hettie Beetham BA(Hons) Ed Dunelm, established the company in 2005 after working for eight years as a teacher & youth theatre director in the UK and USA. Hettie set up the company with a vision to maximise students experience of the arts both inside and outside the classroom. She is an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, and recently qualified LAMDA examiner, ever mindful of the importance of classroom management, who always ensures pupils remain fully engaged and motivated. Hettie delivers highly successful inset training enabling teachers to build their confidence to extend and enrich their own students creative learning experiences "hettie@learningthroughdrama.co.uk":mailto:hettie@learningthroughdrama.co.uk

Our Drama Academy / Workshop Staff


Laura Brian works in Derby as a primary school teacher. She has previously worked at Stagecraft performing arts school where her understanding of behaviour management was shaped and she developed a firm grasp on dramatic arts throughout the primary curriculum. She has achieved grade 5 in Guildhall Drama and Gold Medal in LAMDA acting. Laura is fully Lamda trained in communication (Speaking Of Verse and Prose/Reading for Performance). laura_learningthroughdrama@live.co.uk


Jac Wilkinson has a BA (Hons) in Film, Theatre and French & an MA in European Arts and Cultural Policy with French (Warwick). She studied Mime and Comedy at The Commedia School, Copenhagen and worked as a performer and director for ten years in touring and devised physical theatre in UK, Poland and Scandinavia. She then went on to be a Mime Animateur, Head of Education at Warwick Arts Centre and an Arts Council Officer (East Midlands Arts Board), before focusing solely on freelance work. jac@learningthroughdrama.co.uk


Gemma Henderson attended a prestigious theatre school & worked professionally in the west end, television, radio, film and as a specialist voice artist. She won the Joan Carr award for outstanding excellence in dramatic arts, and has specialised in physical theatre, voice techniques and musical theatre. She has honed her craft working with Kaos Theatre Company, The Artaudians Theatre Troupe and National Sing Up. Gemma has a BA Hons in English, Media and Creative Arts & has completed grades in Music, Drama and Dance. She is an arts award adviser and actively works as a peripatetic music, drama and singing teacher, as well as a educational consultant.gemmahenderson1982@yahoo.co.uk