Miss Lucy, Principal & Teacher
Lucy started her training at the Wendy Foster Theatre School from the ages of 4-16 years and it was here that her love for the performing arts stemmed and then grew into the prospect of a career.
At 16 years, Lucy was awarded a Scholarship to Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance in London. Here she trained in a wide genre of dance, ranging from Ballet to Commercial, and also studied Musical Theatre and acting.
Since graduation, Lucy's career progressed from strength to strength as she worked in Film, Stage, Music Videos and Fashion. She performed with contemporary company De:fault Theatre, performing Dangerous Fields in London. She modelled in London Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week and Runways in Colombia.
In 2011, Lucy stepped away from dance and musical theatre to focus solely on acting. She had two independent feature films released in 2015, 'Silverhide' where she played the supporting lead role and 'Curse Of The Witching Tree' which saw Lucy take her first lead role in a feature film.
Lucy has experience teaching at Bird College Upper and Junior School where she taught Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre and Body Conditioning. She also taught dance at various primary and secondary schools in London, before moving back to Lincolnshire and returning to the Wendy Foster Theatre school where she taught for 4 years.
In 2018, Lucy decided the time had come take on her own school, as Principal, and decided to purchase the Wendy Foster Theatre School within Brigg Studios. Musilova Theatre Arts was formed and opened its doors in September 2018.
Miss Lucy teaches Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre and is head of the Inter and Senior competition teams. Her biggest passion being choreography, her Senior Contemporary piece ‘Strong’ made it to the All England finals in 2015. With her two groups with theme ‘Girl Interrupted’ and ‘The Handmaids Tale’ achieving best choreography at each dance festival they were entered into. And many of her other pieces placing in the top 3 in competitions.
Her focus now is to bring the joy of dance and performing arts to her students and to help create wonderful memories that they will treasure for life, just as she has done herself.
Miss Jo, AISTD Dip Registered Teacher
Miss Jo started dance lessons when she was 6 years old at the Janet Ashton School of Dance in Lincoln. She worked through the RAD and ISTD examinations for children, appeared in professional pantomime at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal and competed in free-style competitions, winning many regional and national titles.
Gaining a full scholarship to further her training, Miss Jo attended the Kilburn College of Dance in Wellingborough, led by Barbara Coales, a well-respected examiner and inspirational teacher. Miss Jo gained advanced 2 vocational examinations, teaching qualifications and professional performing experience during her time at the college.
Miss Jo danced professionally both in the UK and overseas, performing in many varied productions. A memorable tour being overseas with Belinda King (Belinda King Creative Productions) performing musical theatre repertoire in casinos, theatres and corporate venues.
Miss Jo taught for several years at the Mayhew School of Dance and Performing Arts in Northampton before returning to Lincolnshire. From 1992 to its cessation in August 2018 Miss Jo has taught and has had many happy years at the Wendy Foster Theatre School, having a role in teaching many students whom have entered the dance profession, including Miss Lucy.
Miss Jo is looking forward to being a part of the Musilova Theatre Arts family and bringing her wealth of experience to the school.