Rossall School is lucky to have a uniquely experienced and talented body of staff teaching across all strands of the Academy. Industry knowledge and experience ensures that our curriculum is cutting edge and our pupils gain exposure to a rich variety of techniques and experiences.
Dawn Harris, who heads up our Academy and is also our Head of Dance, has a wealth of industry experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and Musical Theatre practitioner.
Following his graduation from Chetham’s School of Music, Adam went on to study at the Royal College of Music with Ruth Nye, a former student of the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau. Through her mentorship, Adam can lay claim to a place in a remarkable musical lineage that directly extends back through Liszt, Beethoven and Haydn. A major catalyst in his desire to become an educator was the opportunity to pass this musical heritage on to future generations of young musicians.
David Newell, Head of Drama, is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School and has, previously, taught at both the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Guildford School of Acting (University of Surrey).
Michael Holdsworth, our Director of Performance Studies, is a lecturer, researcher, performer, producer and co-founder of a theatre company.