Bessie McMillan – Head Vocal Coach
Bessie trained at Elliott Clarke Performing Arts, Liverpool and began her career working professionally at the age of 15 for Nicky Figgins Centre Stage as a vocalist. She then joined Trio Entertainment for their Easter Pantomime tour of Peter Pan as Tinkerbelle, 2015, in which Academy principle Christopher Maloney played the lead role as “Captain Hook”
Since then Bessie has performed in over 16 Pantomimes in roles such as Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Jill, Dorothy, Glinda the good witch and Wendy Darling over the past 5 seasons.
Bessie’s many other credits include, the Greatest Showman UK Tour, ensemble. Entertainment Manager, P&O Ferries. Showgirl, Alex Morley Productions. Vocalist, Tony Peers Productions. Carol, Moonstone Theatre Company to name a few.
Bessie says I am really looking forward to working with the amazing and talented students of the Christopher Maloney Academy and to share with them my extensive knowledge, experience and love for theatre and performing arts.
Kassie began performing at a young age. She has trained in all aspects of the performing arts including acting for stage and screen; classical and musical theatre singing and various genres of dance.
Kassie trained professionally at SLP College in Leeds and gained her Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. Kassie is also a qualified IDTA teacher.
Kassie has performed for many years across the UK in a variety of musicals, pantomimes and events.
In 2020 Kassie performed as the Fairy in Sleeping Beauty Pantomime, was cast as the lead in a feature film, and performed as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde- directed by Anthony Williams.
Kassie’s most recent theatre credits Include:
Lead Vocalist in ‘Trojan Women’ at The Other Palace London, ‘Breaking down the Riffs’ with Natalie Weiss, Lily Craven in ‘The Secret Garden’, Glinda the Good Witch in ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, Genie Of The Lamp in ‘Aladdin’, and Understudy Cinderella/ Ensemble in ‘Cinderella.’
Kassie also performed in the UK tour of Cilla produced by Bill Kenwright and was cast in the workshop of ‘Rosa: The Musical’ a brand new musical about Rosa Parks.
Kassie has always had a passion for teaching and is looking forward to working with the talented students at Christopher Maloney Academy and can’t wait to share her experience and love for theatre with them.
Bethany’s love for the performing arts began at the age of 4. She started her training at The
Jan Williams Theatre School where she trained in all aspects of dance, alongside her dance training, Bethany attended the Performers Theatre School where she was trained in singing and acting. Once leaving school Bethany moved to Leeds to further her training at SLP College where she was granted a DADA Award and gained a level 6 National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
During her training Bethany has performed across the UK in many shows such as Andrew Lloyd Webbers Joseph And His Technicolour Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin as well as numerous pantomimes, shows and dance events across the North West and Yorkshire.
In between performing Bethany has been lucky to teach some amazing young talent at numerous schools across the North West and Yorkshire and hopes to continue this as well as her performing career. She is looking forward to pass on her vast amounts of knowledge to the students of The Christopher Maloney Musical Theatre Academy.