Samantha Hayward

Drama teacher

Sam has been a professional performer and performing arts teacher for over 28 years. Within that time she has worked extensively as an actor for the BBC, in productions; The Chronicles of Narnia, chalk face, Boon, various radio plays and adverts as well as various TIE (Theatre In Education) projects. As a singer she has worked solo & as the lead in many bands & has toured cruise ships, India, Greece, Spain & Jersey.

After many years of touring she decided that teaching all three genres as the 'triple threat' would be a fantastic opportunity of helping talented youngsters realise their dreams. Many of her past students are now working in the industry (West End & World tours) such as The Lion King, Avenue Q, Harry Potter & cruise ship productions We will rock you.

While Sam is a fully qualified teacher & college lecturer (PGCE) she has directed & choreographed many productions for students such as; Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Snow White, The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, Greece, Chicago, Mamma Mia, The diary of Adrian Mole, Miss Saigon, Chorus Line, A Midsummer nights dream, To name just a few!

Now teaching full time peripatetic in midlands infant, primary & secondary schools she still finds time to be the lead singer in a rock band where they tour venues & festivals around the U.K. at weekends.

Eat, sleep, drink performing arts