Colette Fenlon Byatt. MA Dance Studies. RAD.TC. IDTA. ADA.
Teaching Certificate - John Moores University
Registered Theatrical and Casting Agent for Film & Television
Member of the Music Managers Forum
Member of the Musicians Union
Miss Stephanie Martin. ISTD.AIDTA.
My personal assistant in the dance department, Stephanie was one of my first pupils a determined young lady. She began her training here at Chiltern at the age of nine going on at sixteen to Liverpool Theatre School, and Phil Winston's Theatre Works Blackpool. She danced professionally before returning to her greatest love teaching. We are lucky to have this young lady in our school.
Miss Michelle Byatt AIDTA.
Michelle is my personal assistant in the Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre Department. She has a flair for the continual changes in the dance world. Her choreographic skills are to be applauded. Michelle trained at Merseyside Dance and Drama College then London Studio Centre graduating with a Musical Theatre Diploma. Television and film credits include, Business as Usual, Cold Feet, Lily Savage Show, The Bill, Backup, Watching, Coasting, Brookside, Clearasil advert and Prisoner Cell Block H. Michelle is now a trained Zumba and Zumbatomics teacher.
Miss Sharon Byatt MA
Sharon trained at the Arts Educational Schools London where she gained a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She also has a Master’s Degree in Text and Performance from Kings College, London and RADA.
Television credits include Coronation Street, Holby City, MerseyBeat, Springhill, Dream Team, Mile High, Brookside and Bread. Film credits include My Kingdom with Richard Harris, Charlie Noades RIP and Powder. Sharon has appeared in Londons West End as Mrs Lyons in Willy Russell's highly acclaimed Blood Brothers. During the last few months Sharon has also played Mrs Johnstone, one of theatre's most coveted female lead roles, in the West End and on the National Tour. Sharon is the only actress to have played Linda, Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone in Bill Kenwrights successful production. After completing her Masters Degree in Text and Performance at Kings College and R.A.D.A. she created the prestigious D.A.D.A. course for Liverpool Theatre School and College. Sharon enjoys passing on her knowledge to our students, professional engagements permitting.
Suzanne O'Keefe Taylor.
Head of Singing.
A lady of talent, kindness and humility, qualities which endear her to all she meets, she always finds the time in her busy schedule for the endless stream of Merseyside's up and coming singers who can be seen in the world of West End Theatre and Television. "Miss Suzanne" as she is fondly known, trained and performed with the Doyle Carte Opera Company and still enjoys performing professionally. Miss Suzanne with her infinite patience and effervescent personality instills confidence into the most timid of pupils, encouraging them to reach their true potential. Long may she light up the pupil's lives with her spontaneous smile and optimism.
L.L.A.M. LAMDA and Guild Hall Certificate
Claire trained at Elliot Clarke school of Dance and drama at the tender age of fifteen. She joined Ricky Tomlinson’s then agency A.R.T. in the same week she landed her first professional role in Brookside which was to go on for four years. During this time Claire continued to train privately with the renowned Mrs Tessa Headspeath throughout her career believing that, as she was told “you never stop learning in this industry.” Her Television credits include: ‘Brookside’, ‘Hearts and minds’, ‘Hale and Pace’, ‘Springhill’ and ‘Nice Guy Eddie’.
Claire has worked extensively in the theatre working on the majority of Liverpool’s many theatres in numerous productions including: ‘Helena’ in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Lady Macduff’ in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Mary Warren’ in Peter Oysten’s production of ‘The Crucible’ also landing leading roles in numerous kitchen sink productions including a regional tour of ‘All in Good Time’ and ‘Love on the Dole’ to name but a few. National tours include ‘There’s a girl in my soup’ and ‘In the dead of night.’
Claire also has commercial credits including the current ‘Dream Bingo’ commercial and ‘Coldzyme’ campaigns. In addition to this, she has many radio commercial voice overs to her credit. Including, the Merseyside police ‘Belt up’ campaign and the NHS ‘Breast is best’ campaign.