MEET YOUR TEACHERS

Learn and work alongside RBL's professionals.

Dani Davies

Dani Davies

Dani trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and works as an actress and acting teacher. She became a LAMDA examiner in 2010. She has taught LAMDA at Wellington College, Leighton Park, Crosfields and Kendrick School and has helped many private students gain places at Drama schools across the country.

“Dani helped me with my solo LAMDA gold exam. I really benefitted by having her as a teacher as she brought me out of my shell and taught me to become more of my character and feel what they are feeling.” Ex-pupil

“In the past I was close to a distinction but was unable to receive the last couple of points. Dani guided me to a distinction as well as helped me with my confidence.” Ex-pupil

 

Toby Davies

Toby Davies

Toby trained at the Bristol Old Vic and is on the LAMDA board of examiners. He teaches at Wellington College and adjudicates at drama festivals. Toby also runs RBL's Shakespeare Workshops for schools programme.

Jak

Jak Ford-Lane

Jak started assisting and teaching at 19 with The Watermill outreach programme, before he went to study at East 15. Alongside acting he still teaches regularly with; The Watermill, RBL foundations, BTS and has worked for PQA and is hired by other companies. Jak teaches both LAMDA and specialised drama workshops.

Emily

Emily Evans

Emily trained at the Arts University Bournemouth and Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting  in 2017. She has worked with Reading Between the Lines in their previous productions of Matilda the Empress and Twelfth Night. She is an Advance Level Actor Combatant and is starting her training to become a Stage Combat Instructor. Having just returned from a 7 month tour of the UK playing Maid Marion in Robin Hood, she has now returned home to Reading, where she is excited to start teaching again. 

Colette

Colette O'Brien

Colette graduated from Arts Educational Schools London with a BA Hons Degree in Acting. Throughout her adolescence she has attended Stage School where her love and admiration for teaching began. 

 

She has over five years of experience in teaching Drama classes and LAMDA at Berkshire Theatre School and SOTA (School Of The Arts).

She is delighted to Join Reading Between The Lines Foundations as a LAMDA teacher. 

Mark Middleton

Mark Middleton

 

Mark graduated from Drama Training at The Bridge in 2010 and he is regular collaborator with RABBLE Theatre Company.  Mark is an experienced Actor and qualified Stage Combat instructor with over 15 years of stage & screen experience and teaches performance techniques to clients of all ages.  He is passionate about people overcoming self-consciousness through technique, training and experiential learning.

 

Theatre includes: Captain T-Rex/Miss Pie (Captain Flinn & The Pirate DInosaurs, Les Petits Theatre Company), Henry II (Henry II, RBL Theatre), Alan/Bob Cratchitt/Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol, RBL Theatre) Understudy Man 1/Man 2 (The 39 Steps, Fiery Angel, National No.1 Tour), Pistol/Canterbury (Henry V, Temple Church/French Tour), Dogberry/DonJohn/Friar Francis (Much Ado About Nothing, Greenwich), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet, Cockpit Theatre), Sergeant Major (Journey’s End, Selladoor, Greenwich).

 

Mark’s TV credits include several commercials, short films and online ads.

Molly O'Brien

 

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Rachel Taylor

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Tasha Trott

 

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Greg Chandler

 

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Chloe Shepherd

 

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Laura Hannawin

 

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Jo Cowan

 

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