Meet
the team

Bridie Horne

Principal
Bridie grew up in Suffolk and attended St Joseph's College in Ipswich. It was during her time at school that her passion for performing developed and at a very early age her future career aspirations were already mapped out. After completing her A levels Bridie successfully auditioned and was awarded a scholarship to train at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a BA Hons degree in 2007. Since graduating, Bridie has performed all over the country in various acting roles including 'Maid Marion' in ROBIN HOOD & BABES IN THE WOOD, Rhodes Art Complex; 'Masha' in THE WITCH'S BOGEY, UK Tour; 'Chorus Leader' in ANTIGONE, Lion and Unicorn Theatre (London); and the title role of 'Cinderella' in CINDERELLA, Millfield Theatre (London). TV/Film credits include 'Elissa' in THE CLARENCE PRINCIPAL (short film), FS Productions; 'Sarah' in LION (short film), Christopher Frankland; 'Presenter' for NEW YORK CITY, VSP Productions; and featured guest appearances on FEAST WITH HESTON BLUMENTHAL (Channel 4) and FRESH (E4). Alongside performing, Bridie has always had a great passion for working with young people and went on to complete her teacher training, coinciding with the launch of The CTC, then a part-time theatre school. Gaining her QTS, Bridie then became Head of Drama at St Benedicts RC School in Bury St Edmunds where she taught Drama and Theatre Studies as well as directing numerous school productions. Throughout this time she continued to nurture the CTC's growing reputation as one of the finest training centres in the East of England, evident by Bridie's outstanding artistic direction of many award-winning full scale musical productions to include CATS, GREASE, JOSEPH, WEST SIDE STORY, LES MISERABLES, LEGALLY BLONDE and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS for which she was awarded the NODA Councillor's Cup for Outstanding Choreography for the entire Eastern region.
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Becki
Anthony

DANCE
Becki Anthony began dancing at the age of 5 when she joined a local dance school in her home town of Halstead which sparked her passion for dance. She has performed all over the country in various dance shows and competitions including Her Majesty’s Theatre and the London Palladium. Whilst at school Becki studied GCSE, BTEC and A Level Dance but unfortunately due to a recurring injury was unable to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a professional dancer. Alongside her studies, Becki gave up her evenings to assist at her local dance school and enjoyed teaching so much that she then went on to qualify as a United Teachers of Dance in 2013. Becki teaches at various Performing Arts schools across Essex and Suffolk and has been choreographing for the CTC for the last 3 years where she was recently awarded the NODA Councillor's Cup for Outstanding Choreography of the Barn Dance in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.
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Chelsea
Dale

ACTING
Chelsea joined the CTC in 2011 as a dancer in CAMP ROCK The Musical and went on to perform in five more productions whilst assisting with the Academy classes and junior company productions. During this time, Chelsea studied Childcare at Suffolk New College graduating with a Level 3 Diploma in 2015 gradually taking on more responsibility at CTC as her experience grew. Chelsea now works as a teaching assistant at a local primary school in Stowmarket and teaches Acting to the younger Academy members, Tots and Tribes.
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Sophie
Dew

TOTS
Sophie began dancing from a young age and her love of musical theatre grew when she joined the CTC in 2011, where she played the role of Ella in 'CAMP ROCK The Musical'. After this she went on to join the Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society, performing in many different pantomimes, plays and musicals, including playing the role of Linda in 'A Chorus of Disapproval'. Following A levels, Sophie went on to study Drama at Queen Mary University of London with an interest in devising theatre and graduated with a BA Hons degree in 2017. Sophie still loves performing herself, but is really excited to be back with The CTC, this time in a teaching role. She hopes to encourage and inspire a new generation of young performers.
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Rosie
Fuller

DANCE
Dance has always been a major part of Rosie's life. Rosie Joined the Co-op Juniors at the age of 6 where her passion for performing arts grew. She went on to choreograph for many theatre companies such as Stage Door Theatre Company, Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society and Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society. She started choreographing for the CTC's junior company in 2013 with 'The Little Mermaid' and has choreographed for the Junior Company ever since; a total of seven productions! Rosie still enjoys performing herself but also loves passing on her passion to the children she teaches and is looking forward to teaching dance for the CTC Academy on Saturdays.
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Madeleine
Mears

LAMDA (Acting)
A previous member of the CTC, Madeleine trained in acting with the Court Theatre Training Company in London graduating with a BA Hons degree in 2016. Theatre credits include 'Lady Macbeth' in MACBETH (N1 Theatre Company); 'Nance' in FEMALE TRANSPORT (The Courtyard Theatre); 'Jo' on THE ANNIVERSARY (Theatre N16, London). Short film credits include 'Sally' in THE AUDITION and 'Stella' in YOU'RE ALMOST PERFECT directed by Emma Frayne-Ford and the latter winning the Audience Choice Award at Cardiff Film Festival 2017. Madeleine has also performed with improv comedy group 'The Funny Siders' in Soho, London and is currently directing CTC's first play NUMBERS by Kieron Barry.
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Lois
Scott

Acting
Lois joined CTC in 2019 as Deputy Stage Manager for Jesus Christ Superstar and has continued to support CTC in many capacities since. During this time, Lois was studying Performing Arts at the University of Winchester graduating with First Class Honours in June 2020. Since then she has completed her Teacher Training and will be teaching Drama and Dance at King Edwards VI School in Bury St Edmunds alongside teaching Acting for CTC Academy.
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Erin
Simpson

SINGING
Erin trained at Bodywork Studios in Cambridge as a Dancer, Singer and Actress and received a First Class Honours degree in Dance Training at Middlesex University. She has taught, choreographed and performed professionally over ithe past twenty years and her professional work has taken her all over the world with many UK and International productions. Erin runs Musical Theatre workshops throughout the year and has choreographed and co-produced many productions for Pure Rhythm Performing Arts, Young Expressions, Felsted school, Stage Right Performing Arts Studios, St Josephs college, Woodbridge school and PMB Productions to name but a few. She continues to perform as a Professional Singer and believes that her career as a performer enhances her ability as a Performing Arts Teacher. Erin is extremely passionate about The Performing Arts and is thrilled to be a member of the teaching faculty at CTC. She feels privileged to have a career teaching and promoting something she loves and can’t wait to work with the students and further their training.
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Jade
T-G

LAMDA (Musical Theatre)
Jade Tourney-Godfrey trained at London Studio Centre in Musical Theatre graduating with a BA Hons in 2006. She has worked professionally as a pianist in London in various concerts, recitals and bars as well as musically directing West End performers in several shows including SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (2002) and HERCULES (2003). It was at Northgate High School in Ipswich that she qualified as a Music and Drama teacher and as a choir conductor Jade’s accolades include winning the Suffolk Festival Best Choir award, leading the Co-op Concentio Youth Choir. After joining the Military Wives Choir and recording the album STRONGER TOGETHER with Gareth Malone (2012) Jade was a featured soloist at the prestigious Military Wives concert in Basingstoke in 2013. She has also arranged numerous songs for SSA and SATB choirs and has written songs for West End performers. Jade has worked locally as a Musical Director alongside her teaching for many years and joined the CTC in 2016 for their production of LEGALLY BLONDE. Her expertise lie in finding and maximising the vocal potential in young people through technique and balancing choral sound - the vocals in the CTC productions are a real testament to her hard work and dedication!
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