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Meet the team

Kimberley Manser
Principal
Dance and singing teacher
Additional educational needs leader

Kimberley trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) and has a BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre.

 

Kimberley has been teaching performing arts (singing, dance and drama) for 8 years, teaching children aged 3 - 18.

In singing, Kimberley specialises in teaching Pop and Musical Theatre. Kimberley has taught her own online private singing lessons as a part of LyriK Theatre Arts for 3 years, which begun during lockdown, giving children and teenagers the opportunity to learn a skill in performing arts, despite the industry being shut down in the real world. 

Alongside performing arts teaching, Kimberley has worked at a primary school, working one-to-one with children who have additional educational needs.

 

Why LyriK is important to me?

Kimberley always wanted to open her own performing arts school and is incredibly excited at the growing success of LyriTheatre Arts. After working closely with children in Harrow and creating a PE dance syllabus for a primary school, it was clear to Kimberley that there is so much talent and passion for performing arts surrounding the area of North Harrow. It inspired her to base her first LyriK school there! She is now super happy to be expanding LyriK and opening classes in Watford.

During her time working closely with a primary school in Harrow, Kimberley also felt unbelievably privileged and honoured to work with many children with additional educational needs, who expressed themselves through dance and music. Kimberley found that by using performing arts as a method of communication and self-expression, it helped to develop their social skills and ability to form relationships with both their peers and staff. It gave children involvement and inclusivity within a working environment and Kimberley felt that it was so important to their personal growth and development. Kimberley was desperate to expand this involvement and inclusivity to outside the school setting and into a hobby and social setting, where children can continue to learn new skills, make new friends and give them a sense of achievement, partaking in activities they enjoy outside of school. Kimberley is proud to be the principal of a theatre arts school that is inclusive and welcoming to each and every child. Kimberley prides herself on the ability of getting to know each individual that she teaches and makes sure that everyone feels apart of the LyriK family.

 

Kimberley’s certifications:

  • Fully DBS checked

  • Holds a chaperone license

  • First aid trained

  • Certification for positive handling training

Becky Coote
Drama teacher
Additional educational needs teacher
Performing arts teacher

Becky has been teaching performing arts for over 7 years, and has trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, one of the UK's top drama schools. She is a performer in her own right, with one of her songs, 'Hold the Light', being picked up by Central's Keep Creating Gala, and featured creatives such as Catherine Tate and Sir Tony Robinson. She is also a playwright, most recently staging her play 'Paper Butterflies' at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Becky has worked with many charities and inclusive theatre companies providing performing arts opportunities for people with SEND, including Hopshed Theatre Company, Mencap and Access All Areas.

Sophie Papworth
Assistant 
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Sophie is currently in her 2nd year of London’s LMA studying a degree in musical theatre.  She found her love for it when she started going to weekly classes aged 6. Some credits include Annie ‘Annie’ (World Record Breaking Production), Nancy ‘Oliver’ (The Ryan Theatre with Harrow Boys School) and most recently played Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz!’. 
Sophie has completed exams in ISTD ballet, tap, and modern and LAMDA acting and singing.  
Sophie has worked for Herts Inclusive Theatre, doing weekly classes to provide people with SEN, the opportunity to perform together in musicals!  She has several years of both teaching and assisting experience in many aspects of theatre and loves to share her passion for it with the children! Sophie hopes to see everyone at Lyrik love musical theatre just as much as she does!

Nabeel Toure
Assistant

Nabeel is currently studying at college. He is super excited to be assisting at LyriK Theatre Arts and looks forward to bringing energy, smiles and fun to classes each week. 

Patron
Vicki Manser
 

Vicki trained at the Urdang Academy graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre in 2014.

Theatre credits include: Regina in Rock Of Ages (UK Tour), Katherine Howard in Six (UK Tour), Alternate Carole in Beautiful the Carole King Musical (UK Tour), Katherine Howard and previous Alternate in SIX (Arts Theatre London), Swing in Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre), u/s Carole King and Genie Klein in Beautiful the Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), u/s Rasa, Mrs Davies/Marsha, Peggy, Joyce and Gwen in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre).

 

Other professional credits include; BBC’s Proms in the Park (Hyde Park) and ITV’s This Morning with the cast of Bat Out Of Hell, Magic at the Musicals with the cast of Sunny Afternoon (The Royal Albert Hall) and a featured dancer for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

 

 During the 2020 Lockdown, Vicki focused on her song writing and music. She has released 6 singles since, all of which have dominated the Country Charts gaining five number 1’s and a number 2 as well as an EP that was number 1 in the Album Charts.  You can find Vicki’s music on all major platforms.

 

Instagram: @vicki_manser

Twitter: @vicki_manser

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