The Group 64 Team
Group 64 has a dedicated team of Theatre Education Professionals, who between them bring an excellent mix of skills and experience. Nicola Sterry, who has been the full time Youth Director since January 2009, and has now taken on the role of Company and Education Director. Amy Insole and Kate Pasco now share the role of Youth Director.
All staff are DSB checked and have a full interview process and trial period.
Nicola Sterry - Company and Education Director
Nicola has been Group 64's Youth Director since January 2009, since then Group 64 has continued to grow and develop, particuarly with the expansion of an older age group. Since June 2016 Nicola has become Company and Education Director.
Nicola has also worked for Playbox Theatre for Young People, Chicken Shed Theatre Company and London Bubble. She has taught English through drama in South Africa, Italy and Japan. She has a degree in Theatre, Film and Television and a Masters Distinction in Theatre Education.
To contact Nicola please e-mail - [email protected]
Kate Pasco - Youth Director
Kate joined Group 64 in September 2010 and has since enjoyed directing productions, teaching Drama and Musical Theatre classes, and running holiday projects. In September 2014 Kate set up Little Echo Theatre Company which gives Group 64 Members an opportunity to make theatre for Young Audiences. Kate has a Drama degree from the University of Exeter. Kate has also worked for Theatre Tots, Bigfoot Arts Education as well as various dance schools
Amy Insole - Youth Director
Amy joined Group 64 in September 2015, as an Assistant Youth Director and became Youth Director in 2018. Amy graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2013 and since then has worked at Queens Theatre Hornchurch across their youth theatre
As well as working with young people in theatre Amy has directed professional productions at Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Etcetera Theatre, Vaults Festival, Roundhouse Studio and Tristan Bates Theatre
To contact Amy please email - [email protected]
Stacey Burt - Assistant Youth Director
Stacey joined Group 64 in October 2017. Stacey graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2017 and has since worked with Little Creatives, Fresh Arts and Bigfoot Arts Education.
Matt Robinson - Drama Tutor
Matt has worked as a tutor at Group 64 since September 2007. He graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013 where he trained on the acting course and has since worked on stage and screen.
Matt runs many of our classes and holiday projects...
Amie Taylor - Musical Theatre Tutor
Amie trained at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with BA hons in Theatre with Community Practices.She has worked for Playbox Theatre Company, Half Moon Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, Studio Film School and Harrow Arts Centre Youth Theatre.
As well as working with children and young people in theatre, she performs in and directs her own comedy show: Rudie and Red. As well as founding and facilitating the 10-33 Collective; a collective of professional actors, singers, musicians, choreographers and designers working in London
Andrew McPherson - Drama Tutor
Andrew graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2013 where he trained in World Performance. He has spent the last ten years working as a Youth Theatre Director for the likes of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Hoxton Hall, Churchill Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Fixation Youth Theatre, JW3 and East 15 Acting School.
Alongside directing, Andrew is also a playwright. His most recently play, ‘UpRoot,’ received high praise at the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston.
Leon Puplett - Photographer
Leon has been Group 64's photographer since 2011. He's shot nearly 20 shows with Group64 ranging from holiday projects to summer and winter productions. Leon has previously worked as a drama tutor and as a multimedia creative at a number of organisations across the Arts and has a BA in Drama from Exeter University
In all of our younger classes we have older G64 members acting as Assistants and Mentors, they work with the younger children, to encourage positive group work and to help new or shy members to join in and have fun! Group 64's assistants are an invaluable member of out team and have often been coming to Group 64 for years themselves!