Tiffany Theatre College is fortunate to be able to recruit the best of the industry’s teachers and has a waiting list of talented professionals who are keen to work at the college. As a result, faculty members are always of the highest calibre.
Chriss Campbell Welch Fellow ISTD ARAD
Chriss is a Fellow and former Major Examiner of the Modern Theatre Branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing. Chriss trained at the prestigious Bush Davies Schools under the expert guidance of Marjorie Davies, Joyce Percy and Daphne Peterson; where she was given the honoured role as Head Girl for her final year. Chriss then taught at Bush Davies in Ballet, Modern and Tap before founding her first theatre school the renowned Tiffany Stage Academy in 1969 and celebrating 40 years in 2009.
Chriss’ expertise in theatre, television and technical teaching ensure a consistently high level of training for students and children. Former pupils have been launched into the pinnacle of the industry, not just as performers but in many different roles such as Resident Directors, Resident Choreographers and Producers. The students at TTC benefit from her personal rapport, her wealth of experience in the industry, and her continued success as a principal and teacher.
Tiffany Campbell Welch AISTD
Tiffany began training at an early age. Throughout her youth she worked professionally, dancing in numerous pop videos and modelling for the likes of Harrods and Disney. At 16 she was awarded a full scholarship to continue her training at Laine Theatre Arts.
Tiffany recognises the importance of taking an interest in all areas of the performing arts sector and encourages students to do the same. Her wide and varied experience as a performer, producer and academic means Tiffany has the ability to ensure students gain a relevant and complete understanding of the industry.
“Dance has been my life force for the best part of 20 years and through all those
years – working and dancing alongside some of the most incredible ‘stars’ in the
music world and working on some amazing projects on world stages – I can
honestly say with my hand on my heart that TTC offers its students the highest
level of training needed to make it as a commercial and theatre dancer, it is
something uniquely special.”
Christian Storm. Commercial teacher at TTC and Creative Director www.massmovement.uk.com
Head of Dance – Amanda Butcher FISTD, CDE, RAD teaching cert. dip
Amanda Butcher trained at the Stella Mann School London, and went onto dance in New York under the guidance of Fred C. Mann III, Stephen Harding & Michael Owens. From 1989 onwards, Amanda forged a career as freelance teacher and choreographer which took her to Austria and Canada before settling in the UK. She has taught at some of the most prestigious dance establishments including the Royal Academy. Amanda is a Fellow and Examiner for the ISTD.
Head of Boys – Damian Jackson AISTD, ARAD
Damian has worked extensively as a dancer in the West End and commercially over the last 15 years. His experience spans from Cats, Grease, Copacabana and Saturday Night Fever, to TV shows such as The National Lottery Live and Stars in their Eyes, and dancing with artists such as Cher and Dannii Minogue. Damian is currently resident choreographer on the West End musical Billy Elliot.
Guest Teacher - Christian Storm
Christian has worked with major artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Take That, Cher and Ricky Martin. His choreography gained momentum when major brand leaders wanted a part of his extraordinary ability to bring their products to life – Adidas, Esprit, Sony and Microsoft to name a few. Christian is Creative Director for Mass Movement.
Elizabeth Greasley ARAD
Elizabeth studied at The Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet and has danced at The Royal Opera House, winning prizes at The Young British Dancer of the Year hosted by The Royal Ballet. She has spent some time in New York working with International Contemporary Choreographers and regularly teaches at International summer schools. She has been coaching the ‘Billys’ in the production of “Billy Elliot” Iceland and is a Ballet mistress for “Billy Elliot” London.
Matthew’s work includes the Uk tour of “Footloose”, two new shows in Miami for Jean Ann Ryan Productions and he regularly choreographs Pantomimes for Qdos Entertainment. He was Assistant Choreographer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and is the Associate Choreographer of “Guys and Dolls”. Other credits include Resident Director on Take That’s musical “Never Forget”. He performed in numerous shows such as “Saturday Night Fever”, “Cats”, “Chicago” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”. Matthew also performed on television in shows like The Royal Variety Performance and Children In Need.
Liam is now one of the most talked of names of the new generation of choreographers and creatives in London. After a solid dance career performing with names such as Katy Perry, One Direction, Whitney Houston and Florence & The Machine, his work can now be seen with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Sia, Ariana Grande and The Voice UK and Italy. Website
Christabelle is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has performed with major artists such as Rihanna, Will i Am, Ne-Yo, One Direction, JLS, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Wyatt, Little Mix, The Wanted and on live TV shows and arenas throughout the UK. Christabelle was choreographer for ITVs “Stepping Out”, she also choreographs Girl groups Poison and Company Sirens. Christabelle teaches at Pineapple Studios and at Professional colleges and schools throughout London & Essex.
Freddie trained at Tiffany’s and has extensive experience in american tap dance fused with musical theatre. He has worked for “BBC Let’s Dance for Comic Relief” where he performed and helped choreograph the winning routine with Antony Cotton. He also starred in “42nd Street” at the London Palladium. Freddie is also the founder of the tap company ‘Total Acoustic Precision’ who performed in the show “An evening of dance with Anton and Erin” Freddie also toured the UK in “Back to Broadway”
Musical Theatre and Affiliated Arts
Nik has many juvenile West End credits to his name. He originally trained at Arts Educational as a performer, working professionally for several years before becoming a full-time teacher.
Head of Musical Theatre - Besfort Williams BA (hons) PGCLTHE
Besfort trained at The Guildford School of Acting, Rose Bruford College & The Impulse Company and is a Fellow of the HEA. Singing engagements include working with artists such as Gary Barlow, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone, The Who, Urban Voices Collective (BAFTAs; The Royal Variety; The BBC Proms; Britain’s Got Talent) & LCV. He is an Associate of Mark Meylan, and has clients working in all areas of the industry. He is an active member of the BVA and AOTOS.
Michael trained with Chriss Campbell Welch from a young age before completing his training at Laine Theatre Arts. He has worked extensively in the West End in shows including “Hairspray”, “The Book of Mormon”, “Grease”, “Legally Blonde” and “We Will Rock You”. He created the lead role of Peter in the London premiere of “Bare”. Michael is currently in “Kinky Boots” the Musical.
James trained at the BRIT School and Bird College. His Theatre credits include Sweeney Todd (Chichester, West End), Lord of The Flies (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird (The Royal Exchange, Manchester). TV credits include a featured role in “Suspects”(Channel 5) and in the film “Fizzy Days” (Brave Soldier Films, Blackdog Productions). He composed the score for “Rebels & Retail”: a new musical which premiered at Trafalgar Studios.
Head of Studies
Clare Smith BA (hons) Dance, PGCE Dance secondary
Guest teachers from all areas of the industry, eminent directors, choreographers and performers, continually visit the studios and provide classes and workshops.
“TTC strikes the fantastic balance of nurturing and pushing students to fulfil their potential as triple threat performers in a safe and inspiring environment. TTC is a truly fantastic place to explore and develop your talents.”
Besfort Williams, Musical theatre teacher