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.

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Below are our tutors for Take the Lead 2018. Please not that due to the nature of the profession, these tutors may be subject to change at short notice. 

Liesl Dowsett

We are excited to welcome Liesl Dowsett to the Take the Lead team this year to lead the ballet workshop. After training at the Royal Ballet Upper School, Liesl danced with the Royal Ballet Company and in numerous West End shows. Liesl is also an accomplished teacher with positions at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


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

Verity will be leading Musical Theatre Integration, Singing for Audition and coaching for the 1-1 consultation. 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.