MEET THE TEAM.
KATIE RUTHERFORD - TALENT AGENT/DRAMA COACH
Katie is the company manager of KR Management, a sister company to Theatre School of Scotland. Reece and herself work constantly together to ensure kids are being represented fairly and being seen by casting directors throughout the UK and internationally.
Katie has trained in both Drama and Dance from a young age, as a teenager she trained at some of Scotland’s top institutions including RCS and then went onto achieve her BA Hons Drama and Dance from the University of Cumbria. Katie has experience throughout the industry as a young performer and has just recently finished her first Professional Musical Theatre Tour with a Scottish Production company as a 2017 Graduate.
Katie is extremely passionate about Scottish Children being opened to bigger opportunities in the industry, she is thrilled that KR Management and Theatre School of Scotland have joined to create a strong platform for the children we represent and coach.
SAMANTHA HENNING BURNS - lamda/muscial theatre coach
JASMIN RIGGINS - DRAMA coach
Jasmin Riggins is an actor and drama coach based in Glasgow. She has worked across various roles within the TV, Film, Theatre and Commercial sector. Her credits include, The Angels Share,BBC River City, BBC Two Doors Down, Empty and completed a sold out run at The Edinburgh Fringe with Commonwealth Theatre co. Jasmin is an asset to the Theatre School Of Scotland team.
Jasmin is extremely passionate about teaching kids new skills, life lessons and the growing acting their ability. Jasmin and our principal teacher have been a duo in the acting industry since 2013 working alongside each other across various Theatre, Pantomime and community outreach jobs and they have continued this relationship to grow and develop Scotlands next generation of talent. Jasmin is an asset to the team and her coaching and director skills are second to none.
Samantha is originally from Perth, Scotland and has a Masters in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Samantha has always had a great passion for singing and performing which started from an early age. This has led to numerous performances including 'Annie', 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown', 'Songs for a New World', 'The Last 5 Years','Closer then Ever', and the Scottish Premieres of both 'The Boys in the Photograph', and 'Urinetown'. Samantha ha s been involved in the development and production of new works, and has also written her own cabaret and performed at 'The Edinburgh Fringe Festival'.
Since finishing her studies, she has gone on to teach in multiple stage schools, as well as specialist masterclasses and workshops, and intensive holiday courses,including atThe Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
For over 3 years Samantha has enjoyed teaching LAMDA Performance and Communication Examinations in various schools and privately around Scotland and Ireland ; with a 100% pass rate including 2 Gold Medal students achieving 100% Distinction. Samantha took part in the LAMDA and London College of Music Examinations whilst at school, and achieved her ALCM Diploma in Musical Theatre at age 16. Samantha is trained in the 'Estill Vocal Technique' and 'Nadine George Vocal Technique' which she uses in her drama, vocal and theatre practice.
ABBIE PHILLIPS - MUSICAL THEATRE coach
Abbie Phillips had entered into the performing industry at the age of 10 focusing primarily on Ballet as she toured the UK in the ‘Nutcracker’ through the years she branched into Acting and Musical Theatre. She furthered her trained at the established Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in the heart of London’s west end were she gained her Level 6 in performing Arts. Prior to that Abbie had also developed her skill at The Urdang Academy.
Whilst training in London Abbie was lucky enough to dance and work for ‘The Voice UK’. ‘X Factor UK’, ‘ Ant and Dec Saturday night take away’, ‘Lets sing and dance comic relief’ and most recent this year ‘Britain’s got talent’ where I was also able to add in my own flavor of choreography and not forgetting Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at the Princess theatre Essex where she was a principle dancer. In 2017 she performed at ‘RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW’ which was Abbie’s biggest event as it was in front of the Queen.
Since Graduating, Abbie did a Europe Tour of ‘House of Funk’ and been focusing a lot on Choreography. Abbie has returned to Scotland to help the dance scene and strongly believes ‘If it doesn’t challenge it wont change you'. We are delighted to have Abbie joining our MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT.
deziree donnelly - admin/classroom assistant
Deziree has been with Theatre School of Scotland since opening and is a strong supporter of the companies values and intentions. Deziree is the key personnel between parents and tutors, assisting with fees, invoices and is a role model to all of the kids. The TSOS kids have a great relationship with Deziree due to her open and approachable nature.
alana cook - singing coach
Alana has 10 years classical singing training and was a member of the prestigious NYCoS, National Girls Choir of Scotland. Having performed from a young age, Alana decided to pursue musical theatre. She attended New College Lanarkshire and Northumbria University, graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre as well as Estill Vocal Training Levels 1 and 2.
Fresh from college, she landed her first professional job as Tinker Bell in Peter Pan (pantomime) at Eden Court, Inverness. Upon returning from Inverness, she was offered a Parade Performer role at Disneyland Paris. Alana has just returned from an 18 month run at the popular resort and is an asset to the Theatre School of Scotland team, with her years of experience she's now excited to pass on her knowledge and train Scotland’s next generation of talent
DAYLE ARCHIBALD - DANCE AND ACTING COACH
Dayle began performing at a young age taking part in many productions with youth theatre playing multiple leading roles. He then went on to pursue a musical theatre career and began training at New College Lanarkshire and has recently graduated with a BA Hons Degree.
After graduating Dayle landed the lead role of Aladdin in Aladdin: A Pure Magic Panto at the Reconnect Regal Theatre. Dayle is currently on tour with Geez A Break Productions performing the play Auld Langside.
Dayle works on our Musical Theatre course teaching Dance and Musical Theatre Acting.
BROOKE THOMPSON - SINGING AND VOCAL COACH
Brooke began performing and training from a young age and was featured on CBBC Glee Club for Comic Relief, after graduating from Jazzartuk, the star then went straight on to performing the lead role in pantomime with Arkeen Theatre Company.
Since graduating Brooke is a resident show girl dancer with Paltinum Rock Showgirls production. Brookes credits include CBBC Glee Club, Comic Relief, 9to5 The Musical and Boogie Nights.
Brooke is an asset to the team with her great ability to teach singing and vocal coaching.