Faculty

Work with industry professionals

Teaching Staff

Abii Strudwicke

Abii Strudwicke

Singing
London
Alex Bellamy

Alex Bellamy

Musical Director
London
Alexandra Avrami

Alexandra Avrami

Dance
Rome
Alistair Brammer

Alistair Brammer

Acting/Repertoire
Belfast
Celia Graham

Celia Graham

Repertoire
London
Charlotte Gooch

Charlotte Gooch

Dance
London
Christopher Tendai

Christopher Tendai

Dance
London
Clare Foster

Clare Foster

Acting
London
Duncan MacInnes

Duncan MacInnes

Acting
London
Francesco Italiani

Francesco Italiani

Dance
Rome
Jacob Allison

Jacob Allison

Dance
Belfast
Jamie Ballard

Jamie Ballard

Acting
London
Jeff Pew

Jeff Pew

Singing
New York
John Barr

John Barr

Repertoire
London
John Scacchetti

John Scacchetti

Tap
New York
Jordan Livesey

Jordan Livesey

Tap
London
Julianne Merrill

Julianne Merrill

Musical Director
New York
Katy Richardson

Katy Richardson

Musical Director
London
Liam Forde

Liam Forde

Singing
New York
Lisa Millar

Lisa Millar

Acting
London
Luke Fredericks

Luke Fredericks

Visiting Director
London
Maeve Smyth

Maeve Smyth

Acting
Belfast
Marco Bosco

Marco Bosco

Repertoire
Rome
Maria Jagusz

Maria Jagusz

Singing
London
Melania Maggiore

Melania Maggiore

Singing
London
Michael Kostroff

Michael Kostroff

Audition Masterclass
New York
Michael Rios

Michael Rios

Dance
New York
Molly Parker

Molly Parker

Voice Coach
London
Nicola Mac

Nicola Mac

Dance
London
Robert Irons

Robert Irons

Acting
London
Ryan Greer

Ryan Greer

Singing
Belfast
Sam Lips

Sam Lips

Dance
London
Sarah Wingo

Sarah Wingo

Dance
New York
Steffan Lloyd-Evans

Steffan Lloyd-Evans

Acting
London
Tommy Brunt

Tommy Brunt

Acting
Belfast

Management & Administration

Kenneth Avery-Clark

Kenneth Avery-Clark

Co-Founder & Principal
London

Kenneth is an accomplished West End actor, writer, director and producer, as well as a co-founder and the Principal of The ICMT.

He has most recently appeared in the role of the Preacher in the European Premiere of Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. He directed the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell, which also toured the UK.

West End acting credits include The Producers, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone and 125th Street.

He has shared the stage with Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, Elaine Paige and others. He has performed for British Royalty on two occasions and for the prestigious Chichester Festival in the critically acclaimed production of The Music Man in 2014. He has multiple North American credits both as a performer and a director. He is dedicated to helping young performers reach their full potential and realise their dreams.

Christie Miller

Christie Miller

Co-Founder & Director of Rome & Belfast
Rome, Belfast

Christie is a co-founder of the ICMT. She is also an award-winning actor who has appeared in productions such as Annie, Run for your Wife, Noises Off, Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita, A Christmas Carol, Philadelphia Story and The Mousetrap.

Christie has over thirty years of experience in performance and has produced and directed shows that have played and toured in both the UK and North America. She was the Assistant Director on the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell: In Concert, as well as the UK Tour.

Christie is currently the Director of the ICMT Rome and Belfast.

Gary Wood

Gary Wood

Operations Manager
London

Gary has been with the ICMT since 2012. He is responsible for managing and overseeing critical business operations and processes, supporting all members of the ICMT.

Grant Martin

Grant Martin

Head of Musical Theatre
London

Grant graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Music, Commercial Composition and Technology. Musical Director on the UK/Hong Kong tour of Avenue Q, he also toured with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Previous shows include We Will Rock You; Rent; Into The Woods; The Drowsy Chaperone; Copacabana; Spring Awakening; Little Shop of Horrors; La Cage Aux Folles; Putting It Together and more, along with prominent pantomimes including The Grove Theatre and the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.

Grant spent several years as Musical Director for Royal Caribbean International, arranging for the orchestras and leading the music programme. He continues to work in that industry via Live Business Entertainment as Musical Supervisor and Arranger.

Grant  has previously taught at several other academies, including Urdang, Mountview, Bodywork Company Dance Studio, ArtsEd London and East 15, and can also be found working as a jazz pianist, whilst maintaining his passion for composing and performing original material.

Emma Clifford

Emma Clifford

International Relations Manager
London

Emma trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Upon graduating she understudied and played the role of Karen in Speed-the-Plow at the London Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.

Film credits; Vampire killers (Momentum Pictures), Pelican Blood (Ecosse Films), Wrong Turn 3 (20th Century fox) and Disney/Pixar’s first dramatised film, John Carter of Mars.

Television; Krod Mandoon (Comedy central), Upstairs Downstairs playing Wallis Simpson (BBC), New Blood (BBC), A Confession (ITV).

Theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Anita in West Side Story; Young Sally in Follies, Festival Hall; Tanya in Mamma Mia; Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music; Mademoiselle X in Strindberg’s The Stronger at the Arcola Theatre; Olivia in Twelfth night; World arena tour of Catwoman in Batman Live for Warner Bros.

John Edwards

John Edwards

Student Services Manager
London

John has been working at the ICMT for 4 years. He provides support to all students across all ICMT locations and is responsible for admissions and student services.

Onelia Soldini

Onelia Soldini

Head of Musical Theatre (Rome) & Head of Singing
Rome

Onelia Soldini has been teaching voice and singing lessons for more than fifteen years.

She trained as a singer at Siena Jazz (Accademia Nazionale Jazz) and studied musical theatre with Faye Nepon, Stephen Woodbury and Anne-Marie Speed. She also trained as an operatic singer and actress. She has been performing for more than twenty five years.

Since graduating she has worked not only as a singer and singing teacher, but also a voice coach, actress, vocalist and theatre director.

She is an Estill Master Trainer and trained under Elisa Turlà in Rome and Anne-Marie Speed in London.

Onelia is the Head of Musical Theatre at The ICMT Rome.

Nik Parks

Nik Parks

Deputy Head of Musical Theatre
Belfast

Nik trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Dr. Veronica Dunne.

Credits include Dead Man Walking (Irish Premier), Little Women The Musical (Irish Premier), The International Magic Tenors (European Tour), The New Jersey Boys (Mallorca), Rock of Ages (Mallorca), Peter Corry’s Moulin Rouge (World Premier), Red Velvet Cabaret, The Sound of Musicals & The Music Box and, most recently, Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom (US and Canadian Tour & Olympia Theatre, Dublin).

Nik’s roles while training in London included Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Othello in Othello, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and Fabrizio in The Light In The Piazza.

Nik has performed extensively in some of Ireland’s most beautiful theatres including Dublin’s National Concert Hall with Festival Productions, Belfast Opera House with St. Agnes’ and the Gaiety Theatre with Opera Ireland (Dead Man Walking Irish Premier).

Nik’s roles in Ireland include Valjean in Les Misérables SE, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Winner Best Male Singer AIMS 2007 and Best Supporting Man WIFLO 2007), Freddie in Chess, Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde (Best Male Singer Nominee AIMS 2010 and Winner Best Male Singer and Best Male Performer WIFLO 2010) and Laurie in Little Women the Musical (Irish Premier.) Most recently in Ireland, Nik played Che in Evita, Phantom in a concert production of The Phantom Of The Opera for the 50th Anniversary of Players Theatre at the Guild Hall in Derry and directed a production of Sweeney Todd in The Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

In 2007 Nik was featured in the BBC TV series Any Dream Will Do – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Joseph where he reached the final 20 out of over 10,000 contestants.

Nik is trained in both Opera and Musical Theatre, but his mixture of teaching methods and can help build vocal abilities, techniques and tonalities for most genres of singing including Rock, Pop, Swing, Musical Theatre and Opera. Nik is passionate about acting through song and believes the key to unlocking ones vocal potential lies in having confidence in oneself- whether that is as a professional singer or as someone taking up a new hobby.

Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston

Foundation Course Leader
Belfast

Sarah trained at Arts Educational, London and has worked successfully and extensively, both as a performer and a choreographer in Theatre and Television through out the Uk and around the world. As well as being a registered ISTD dance teacher, Sarah is a Dance for Parkinson’s practitioner and also a fully qualified fitness instructor and Group Exercise Instructor.

Beauty & The Beast (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast) Show (Big Telly Theatre Productions) World Goes Round (MAC Theatre) Spectacular Aladdin (SSE Arena, Belfast) Sleeping Beauty (Belfast Waterfront Hall) Sleeping Beauty (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) Suppliant Women, Dublin Theatre Festival, Crazy (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) The Woman in White (BBC) The Faerie Thorn (Societiätstheater, Dresden Irish & Uk Tour) The Importance of being Earnest (The MAC Theatre, Belfast) Aladdin (The Waterfront, Belfast) Cinderella (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh),1932: The People of Gallagher Street (MAC Theatre, Belfast) The Suppliant Women (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) 39 Steps (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast) Cinderella (The Waterfront, Belfast) Little Red Riding Hood (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) Dancing Shoes: The George Best Story (The Grand Opera House, Belfast) Crazy (MAC Theatre, Belfast) My English Tongue My Irish Heart (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast: English & Irish Tour) Molly Wobbly (Leicester Square Theatre, London) Jack and The Beanstalk (The Waterfront Hall) Tinseltown The Musical (The Mill Theatre, Newtwonabbey) Cabaret (MAC Theatre) Molly Wobbly (Phoenix Artists Club, London – Broadway Baby ‘Best Choreography’ Nominee) Hunchback The Musical (The Mill Theatre, Newtownabbey) Hansel & Grettel (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast) Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) The Haunting of Helena Blunden (The Waterfront Hall, Belfast) Alice The Musical (The Market Place Theatre, Armagh) The Magic Hat (KCFA Arts Theatre, Seoul) Pinocchio (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Hansel & Grettel The Marketplace Theatre Armagh) McCool (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast)Previous Choreography Credits: Aladdin (Market Place Theatre, Armagh)

Theatre Credits include: King’s High (King’s Theatre, Glasgow) Guy’s and Doll’s (UK Tour) Dick Whittington & Cinderella (Gaiety Theatre, Ayr) The Cannon & Ball Show (Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth 1992 & The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool 1994) Aladdin (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton) A Tribute Gala to Lord Delfont (The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool) The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton) Mystique (Stageworks Productions) Billy Pearce’s Laugh In (Princess Theatre, Torquay, Futurist Theatre, Scarborough & The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool) Cinderella (The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford) Dick Whittington & Aladdin (The Grand Opera House, Belfast 1991 & 1992) Sleeping Beauty 1993, Cinderella 1994, Aladdin 1995, (King’s Theatre, Glasgow)

Trade Shows Credits: European Dealers Congress (Mandelieu Royal Casino, Cannes) BMW Autos (Keil, Germany Olso, Sweden) TSB Building Society (Disneyland, Paris)

Twitter: @dancingjohnston

Charles Czarnecki

Charles Czarnecki

Musical Director/International Development
Europe

Charles Czarnecki is a Creative Entrepreneur working in international entertainment industries as a music supervisor, music producer, conductor, orchestrator, vocal arranger, pianist, executive producer, curator, creative consultant, development/marketing consultant, & pitch ninja. Impressing his early mentors & teachers at a very young age, he has worked as a professional music director, conductor, & pianist since the age of 16. He made his Broadway debut conducting Jersey Boys and his Carnegie Hall debut conducting/orchestrating for / vocal arranging for the New York Pops both in 2006.

His clientele in the categories of creative consultant, music producer, & personal music director range from Broadway stars to Hollywood visionaries. As a music producer, the spectrum of his work includes theatrical cast albums, concept albums for film, jazz, pop, rock, & classical, and is rounded off with a wealth of world music. His clients & core professional network include Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Famers, Tony-winning performers, Grammy-winning artists, and world-renowned studio musicians.

Some notable projects/appearances from 2020 and 2021 include various orchestrations and arrangements performed by Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez, the release of the world music album Pélerinaj, the release of Lift Every Voice and Sing 2020 (BLM), and various appearances as a guest on web-based programs.

The maestro holds his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Piano Performance & Psychology from Purchase Conservatory of Music, his Master’s degree in Classical Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music, and various certificates of completion & distinction from international festivals around the world. He is a proud Polish-American, an avid and passionate advocate for diversity and cultural understanding, and a true international businessman now based in Berlin & New York.

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