the team

Bridie Horne

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 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 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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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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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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Emma has worked professionally in the performing industry since graduating from Performers College in 2009. She has been lucky enough to perform all over the world in countries such as Canada, South Africa, Miami, Dubai, Egypt as well as onboard cruise ships sailing the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda and New England for Royal Caribbean. A few highlights of her career include performing in The London Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012, T4 On The Beach, Britain's Got Talent, Surprise Surprise, Street Dance 2 3D as well as most recently playing 1st Cover Oz in the smash hit musical We Will Rock You. Alongside her performing, Emma has taught jazz technique, ISTD modern, ballet and tap, contemporary and yoga. More recently Emma has been teaching We Will Rock You workshops for colleges and performing arts schools across the UK including Performers College Elite programme, Montage Performing Arts, CTC Foundation College, The Ann Holland School Of Theatre Dance, Aviv Dance Studios and Hazelwood Dance School.
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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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