LEE COOPER - PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
Trained in all aspects of dance and theatre, Lee made her professional debut in pantomime at the age of 8 and later travelled the world performing in cabaret. Back in England she joined Thames Television working with Benny Hill, Jim Davidson and Spike Milligan. High profile choreographic work was followed by regular work at the BBC.
Since appearing in numerous school plays and musicals I have always had a keen interest in the theatre. 10 years ago joining the adult FASBAT class gave me an opportunity to re-kindle my passion. I am an active member of the Quince Players and still enjoy performing with them and when I'm not performing I also enjoy being part of the front of house team.FASBAT classes allow me to encourage pupils to enjoy performing and to grow in confidence both on and off the stage. It is very rewarding and a great privilege to be part of these young peoples life journey.
Nicky Ridley is an experienced drama practitioner, who has worked with children in The Arts for over 25 years. she began her career acting for Young Peopl'es theatre comp-anies touring nationally with educational plays. Since working as a freelancer she has taught drama to children for after-school clubs, helping boost children's self-esteem, allowing sessons to be fun and full of creativity whilst keeping them focused on the task. Nicky also works with a local charity who provide multi-sensory theatrical experiences for people with learning disabilities. She loves the theatre and wold go every night of the week if she could! She can't wait to start teaching with FASBAT at Ascot Heath Infant School on a Monday.