Jennifer won the nations hearts when they crowned her winner of Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay in 2003.
Jennifer studied dance from the age of three, her accolades in dance include: examination passes with distinction with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association and between 1996 and 1997 she won titles at the IDTA Theatre Dance Championships, for Ballet and Modern Dance. She also held North West, English and World International championship titles to name but a few. This strong dance background led Jennifer directly to landing the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago which she played in the West End (Adelphi Theatre, and Cambridge Theatre) and at leading venues throughout the country on a UK tour. Jennifer went onto perform in the 10th Anniversary Gala performance of the show in London's West End.
Her theatre credits include: Gloria in Boeing Boeing at The Comedy Theatre directed by Mattthew Warchus, Vagina Monologues National Tour, Cinderella at The Liverpool Empire with Cilla Black and Les Dennis, and Beth in Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War Of
The Worlds on an arena tour of the UK in 2009.
She has most recently been starring in Calendar Girls on National Tour.
Jennifer shot to stardom on our screens playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside. She then went on to top the charts in her pop career with two top ten singles. Baby I dont care and Bye bye boy. She secured her place as a household name by playing Meg Giry in her international Hollywood film debut, the 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher for Warner Bros.
Jennifer most recently played Tracey in the British horror movie The Cottage to high acclaim, directed by BAFTA nominee Paul Andrew Williams, starring alongside Andy Serkis & Reece Shearsmith, and she has since been attached to three feature films; The Codfather, Sure Fire Hit and Carmilla all in production in 2011.
Her other TV and Film credits include: Shena Davis in Lynda La Plante’s The Commander: Abduction, Liverpool Nativity for BBC Three, Hotel Babylon for BBC1, The Verdict, New Street Law and The Brief.
Teresa started playing the piano when she was three and went on to study with Professor John Byrne of the Royal College. At eighteen she took a turn musically and fell into the world of Jazz. Alongside a degree she started the Funke Divas, a jazz band ranging from duo work up to fourteen piece. They worked together on the South West circuit also performing at the Ealing Jazz festival, BBC music live and various Television and Radio work for the South West.
After a few years teaching singing, piano and cello alongside gigging, musical theatre workshops and working as accompanist Teresa took a job as Musical Director onboard the MV Funchal. After six months she came back and has worked in theatre ever since. Musical Director Theatre credits include. Canterbury Tales, HMS Pinafore swing arrangement, Midsummer night’s dream (S4K), The Tempest (S4K), The Show Must Go On, Christmas Crooners and Strictly Swing, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. Musical Supervision: Over the rainbow, and Popstar the Musical. Youth theatre projects include Summer Holiday, Oliver, and Little Shop of Horrors for clear channel. YMT UK (Assistant MD)
Currently Teresa is Production Musical Director for Theatre Productions and a Company Director for Bite Back Theatre Productions. When she is not working in theatre she spends her time in the studio making tracks, scoring, writing and arranging.
A.I.D.T.A MDJ (hons)Stillie Dee has worked extensively both in the U.K. and Internationally as a Choreographer, working for leading Producers and Directors in all aspects of Theatre, T.V and Commercials.
As a choreographer she has worked all over the World and in many of Britains most Prestigious Theatres involving, National U.K. Tours, Concerts and Summer Seasons, she also creates many varied productions and ensemble pieces for principal Cruise Lines.
In the commercial field Stillie has choreographed Corporate Trade/Fashion Shows, International Tours, Hair shows in London and at the N.E.C. for LOreal and Vidal Sassoon. Her work has also been televised in promo videos for M.T.V.
Stillie is also one of QDOS Entertainments top choreographers working all over the U.K in their No 1 theatres working with an endless list celebrities, such as Julian Clarey, Brian Conley, Lesley Joseph, David Essex to name but a few.
Stillie is committed to training aspiring students to go into the profession. She is co-director of Renaissance-Arts
based at Northern Ballet in Leeds. Teaching full-time students alongside a world renound faculty nurturing our performers and stars of the future.
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Leanne made her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre. In the first year of Hairspray's success Leanne was awarded the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, the Theatregoers Choice Award 2008 for Best Actress in a musical and The Laurence Olivier Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical.
Theatre: Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre, Jack and the Beanstalk at The Alhambra, Bradford, Tick Tick Boom at The Union Theatre, Hairspray at the DUCTAC, Dubai UAE, Bev in The Naked Truth by Dave Simpson (UK Tour), Lucy in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (October 2011) and Fairy Formidable in Beauty & The Beast at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage (December 2011).
Television: This Morning, The Paul O Grady Show, The Royal Variety Performance 2007, Ready Steady Cook, LK Today, I'd Do Anything, Bratz Design Academy for Nickelodeon, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Let’s Dance for Comic Relief 2009, BBC1’s Tonight’s The Night with John Barrowman, Sing If You Can with Keith Lemon.
Radio: Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Four 'Midweek', ‘6 at 6’ on Smooth Radio, LBC Radio, BBC Radio 2’s The Elaine Paige Show (Leanne sang live).
Concerts: Love Me Tender, Hate Me Please at The Trafalgar Studios, A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe at Her Majesty's Theatre, A Very Musical Evening with Lucie Silvas at The Bull Theatre, Barnet, Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens at Soho Revue Bar, Sing for Your Supper at Ronnie Scotts, West End Exposed at The Pigalle Club, The Music of Lance Horne at The Vaudeville Theatre, A Little Less Ordinary; The Music of Michael Bruce at The Apollo, Christmas in New York 2009 at The Prince of Wales Theatre, BIGgins Night Out at The Richmond Theatre. Miranda Sings and Friends at The Leicester Square Theatre, Kinky Kabaret’s 1st Birthday Concert at Freedom bar, Soho. Leanne performed with The West End School Disco at Jamie Oliver's Feastival 2011.
Leanne's cabaret show; 'Have You Met Miss Jones?' has played at Freedom Bar, The Delfont Room in The Prince of Wales Theatre, The Savoy Hotel, The Landor Theatre in Clapham, The Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate and The Brockley Jack Theatre.
Recordings: A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, Michael Ball Past and Present, Christmas in New York 2009, Postcards From God (The Sister Wendy Musical).
Trained at the Arts Educational School in London.
Currently recording for “Coronation Street The Musical”
JACK & THE BEANSTALK (Jack) Richmond Theatre - Peter Denyer
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Joseph) New London Theatre - Bill Kenwright
CINDERELLA (Prince Charming) Capitol, Horsham
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Joseph) UK Tour - Bill Kenwright
HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY (Company) UK Tour -Mitch Sebastian
WE WILL ROCK YOU (Galileo/Ensemble) 100 performances Dominion Theatre - Chris Renshaw
NORTHERN SOULS (Myself) Jermyn Street Theatre- written and directed by myself
DELOVELY Dancer De-Lovely Limited Irwin Winkler (Feature Film)
OTHER PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
The Queen’s Jubilee Concert, Party In The Park
Dirty Dancing Tour- Featured Dancer and Solo Singer
The Children In Need Gala.
“Start Of The Road “- Album- Sold in Dress Circle
“Someone Like You”- Album/Musical- Petula Clark/Dee Shipman
Cutty Sark Whisky
Michael trained at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and has performed with The Royal Ballet Company in many productions such as The Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf. Michael furthered his training at Performers College, Essex gaining his teaching qualifications and performance experience. After graduating college Michael worked as a vocalist and dancer in theatre and televison taking the lead Dancer/Vocalist for the award winning musical 'What a Feeling' and dancing for the Ian wrigth show and Lilly Live ITV to name a few. Michael has performed in many West End theatres such as The London Palladium, The Royal Opera House and the Piccadilly Theatre, and has worked with many stars such as Lionel Richie, Barbara Windsor, Paul O'grady and Martine McCucheon. Michael has also worked as a choreographer for channel 4 ' The Lillies' and Girls,girls,girls UK tour and has taught all over the UK for such schools as The Italia Conti and Bearfoot Group. Michael is delighted to be joining the team at The Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy.
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