Meet The Team

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Savanna MaddEn

PRINCIPAL AND
LAMDA COACH

Savanna grew up in Worthing on the South Coast of England. After gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Dance and Performance, she went on to train at Bodywork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge, on a full scholarship, where she gained a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre.

 

Savanna has worked in various touring theatre productions since graduating as well as featuring in many Short Films. Whilst living in Glasgow, Savanna was regularly presenting online for the centres within the Equestrian Industry, Removals Companies and Car Dealerships, where a lot of her work features on YouTube.

 

Savanna is currently presenting remotely for a renewable energy company’s youtube channel whose clients are mostly based in China.

 

Savanna has been teaching for just over 12 years. Previously she has taught Musical Theatre all over Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex and choreographing for schools and academies such as branches of PQA’s, Stagecoach, Bodywork Theatre School and The Bodywork Outreach Programme.


Savanna founded Madden Theatre Arts in 2019 and took on Kathleen in 2020 where they teach LAMDA on a 1:1 & 1:2 basis entering students in for exams. Sessions are taught all over Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire & Online.

 

MTA holds a 100% pass rate with Merit & Distinction for all Exams Grades. 

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KATHLEEN
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LAMDA COACH

Kathleen started performing at the age of 6 and went on to train at The Centre Performing Arts College, where she gained her Diplomas in Theatre

Performance and Teaching Studies in 2012. She also completed her DDI Qualifications in Modern and Tap dance. 

She has performed in many productions at various locations including 'Her Majesty's Theatre' in London.

Since graduating from The Centre, Kathleen has taught a range of performing arts classes across Hertfordshire and Essex. Kathleen has a huge passion for the performing arts and really enjoys sharing her passion with students of all ages. 

Kathleen joined Madden Theatre Arts in 2020, taking on her first students in 2021 whilst working online.

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kayleigh barnes

LAMDA COACH

Kayleigh will be joining Madden Theatre Arts in September and coaching young people all over Cambridge the LAMDA syllabus.⁣

Kayleigh graduated from Liverpool Theatre School in 2017. Her theatre credits include Beauty (Beauty and the Beast, UK Tour, Jellyfish Theatre), Mowgli (The Jungle Book, London), Lucy (Dracula, Rome) and Marie (The Nutcracker, London)

Her TV/Film credits include Kate (National Pubwatch), Apprentice (UBS Bank Commercial), Cyclist (Greater Cambridge Council Commercial), Aga (North Pole HQ, Thistles Stirling Commercial) Melissa (One Service – Five Meals, Pizza Express Commercial), Caroline (Seven Stages, ITV) and Amy (After Life, SWRC Films).

Kayleigh is a very experienced LAMDA Teacher so we can’t wait for her to share her positivity and knowledge with so many students.

Kayleigh is very excited to be joining the MTA team and can't wait to meet the brilliant students!

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krystina westall

administrative assistant & lamda coach

Krystina has joined Madden Theatre Arts to support the running of all the comings and going’s behind the scenes. Krystina has a strong performing background and a lot of experience working within the arts. She is supporting MTA with marketing, administration and educational support design. ⁣

 

Krystina trained at Bodywork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge on their 3 Year Musical Theatre Course. She is currently studying towards her DDE qualifications in Modern Theatre with the ISTD. Krystina is a highly experienced Drama and Dance teacher and regularly teaches dance at a number of Performing Arts schools across London, in addition to supporting students auditioning for the top arts schools in the country, including Arts Ed, London Studio Centre and RADA. She is currently studying towards her DDE qualifications in Modern Theatre with the ISTD.

Alongside teaching, Krystina has worked professionally on stage and screen having been involved in writing projects and plays for The Old Vic Workrooms, The Drayton Arms Theatre and Barons Court Theatre. 

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Terri
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LAMDA COACH

Terri grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and began her career as a performer. Upon finishing her HND in Musical Theatre at the Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts, she moved south to attend Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to complete a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Acting).To bookend her training, she was lucky enough to be one of fifteen girls accepted to The Royal Academy of Music in London and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Her performing credits include: A Christmas Carol (LMTO at the Lyceum), The Sound of Music (International), Meet me in St. Louis (The Landor), Vocalist with Elton John (iTunes Festival, London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall), BBC Proms: Sondheim at 80 (The Royal Albert Hall).

Terri made a move from performing into the creative side of the industry and began exploring teaching and children’s directing, shadowing and assisting some of the leading figures in this field; Mark Hedges and Jo Hawes.

Over the past 7 years Terri has established herself as ‘The Children’s Creative’, developing her passion and talent for working with children who aspire to become professional performers. She works closely with a number of children’s agents to help their clients and spends all of her time freelancing between performing arts schools, directors and casting directors to gain experience and knowledge in all areas of this very specific field.
 

Her creative credits include: Asst. Director (Kids of the West End, Leicester Square), Directing and Audition Intern (Mary Poppins UK Tour), Director’s Asst. (Sound of Music Intl.)

 

Her teaching roles include: Shakespeare/Acting Coach (West End Prep, Newcastle), LAMDA Teacher (Princess Helena College, Hitchin), Acting/MT Teacher (Redroofs, Maidenhead), LAMDA Teacher (Little Acorns Theatre Academy, London), Acting Teacher (Spirit Young Performers Company, London), Trinity MT/Acting Teacher (Susi Earnshaw Theatre School, London), BTEC Acting Teacher (Bodens Performing Arts, London), LAMDA/Singing Teacher (Innovation Dance Studios, London), Musical Theatre Coach (Miracle Works Studios, Seoul)

Terri can't wait to join the team at Madden Theatre Arts!