Coaches

Paula

Paula ‘Pea’ Lee is an active actor/director who is heavily involved in the theatre and arts.

Staring in her first play at the age of 14, in later years she went on to train in musical theatre and acting at the Arts Centre on Myrtle Street where in she achieved a triple distinction star for her work in performance. This led on to a natural progression to attending drama school at The Arden School of theatre.

Paula’s skills as a practitioner in the arts cover a vast spectrum of performance including classical theatre, contemporary theatre, verbatim theatre, physical theatre and improvisation.

From performing at the Royal Shakespeare company to most recently performing in Various West End shows & onboard Fred Olsen cruise lines, Paula is very much looking forward to mentoring, nurturing, inspiring and passing on all of her knowledge to the students at The Christopher Maloney Musical Theatre Academy.

Claire

Claire has been training in all aspects of singing, dancing and acting from the age of 5 and her love for performance has just grown and grown since then.

At the age of 18, she attended the Arden School of Theatre, further developing her performance skills and it was here that she gained a BA honours degree in musical theatre. During her training, she performed in many shows including Cabaret, Bonnie and Clyde, Kiss me Kate, Fame, Grease (Rizzo) and We Will Rock You (Meat Loaf.)

Claire then took a break from performance for a while to gain her PGCE to become a qualified primary school teacher and she continues to teach in primary schools across the Wirral during the week.

She has taught singing in a number of theatre academy’s across the North West and joined the Wirral Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy in 2017. She is thrilled to now teach at the Liverpool academy to pass on her skills, knowledge and passion in all aspects of technique, singing and performance.

Bethany Boote

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.