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Our Musical Theatre Summer School tutor team consists of industry professionals and current members of Trinity Laban's Musical Theatre degree course teaching staff.

All tutors have established track records of working in a range of roles across the West End including musical direction, singing, and choreography.

Tutor teaches student

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison trained in Musical Theatre at GSA Conservatoire and The Dance School of Scotland. He works around the UK, Europe and Asia, regularly training students in all aspects of Singing Technique, Pedagogue, Repertoire and Audition/Performance Technique. Scott can also been seen as the vocal coach on 2 series of ITV’s ‘All-Star Musicals’.


Leisl Dowsett

Liesel has danced professionally for twenty years, appearing in Phantom of the Opera, On Your Toes and Finian’s Rainbow, performing in the West End and on UK and International tours. She currently teaches at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Guildford School of Acting, English National Ballet School Juniors and at West London School of Dance. 


Lucinda Brereton

We look forward to Lucinda joining our team of talented tutors. Lucinda is currently appearing in the West End Musical, ‘9-5’, playing Margaret and 1st Cover Violet and also narrates BBC1’s ‘Garden Rescue’. Lucinda has also appeared in many theatre productions including Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Kiss me Kate, 42nd Street and Love Never Dies.


Graham Newell

We are thrilled to welcome back Graham to our Take the Lead dance team.

Graham is an accomplished performer in the West End and has starred in many touring productions including Spamalot, CATS, Footloose and Grease The Musical. He has also performed as part of Adele's tour at Wembley Stadium and on TV shows including Sports Relief, This Morning and Children in Need. 

Graham also has extensive teaching experience at the American Musical Theatre Academy in London, Pineapple Dance Studios and Danceworks as well as give Musical Theatre Masterclasses in Rome, Milan, and Turin and around the UK. 


Omar Okai

We are delighted to welcome back Omar as a tutor for Take the Lead. Omar will be leading the Dance sessions, as well as coaching for the 1-1 consultation lessons in acting.

Omar has worked extensively performing, directing and choreographing across the UK and Europe. Performance and choreography highlights include: Five Guys Named Moe (Original Cast, Lyric Theatre), Honk! (National Theatre tour, UK). Omar recently won the International Achievement Recognition Award for Choreography, he is artistic director of the Okai Collier Company and has worked with the education departments of the Camden Roundhouse and the Royal Opera House.


Verity Quade

Having graduated with a first class degree from Trinity Laban, Verity has achieved success as a performer in the West End and beyond. Highlights include: Carousel (English National Opera), Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre) and well as concerts with Dionne Warwick and Josh Groban.  Verity also records her own material as a composer and lyricist.