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Performing Arts

Our Team

Carrie

Carrie is the Principal at Diverse in Liverpool.  Carrie works as an Actor and Director alongside running Diverse Liverpool, she has directed various professional productions in London including 'Bouncers' at the Leicester Square Theatre among a wide range of musicals and plays with her students such as 'Legally Blonde: The Musical', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'The Addams Family Musical' and many more.

As an actor, Carrie played Twinkle in the sell-out Number 1 UK Tour of 'Dinnerladies' by Victoria Wood, appeared alongside Sheridan Smith in the Feature Film ‘Powder Room’.  She recently starred in 'Lightships' due to come out later this year for AppleTV.  Carrie has also appeared on 'Coronation Street' as well as doing much voice work for BBC One's 'Moving On', CBBC'S 'Get Even' and 5Star's 'Clink'.

Her Theatre productions include; Secret Cinema’s ‘Back to the Future’, 'The Acid Test' at Pleasance Theatre, 'The Musketeers' at the Liverpool Echo Arena, the Olivier nominated 'Alice's Adventures Underground'.

And as a dancer, Carrie was apart of the award-winning all-female swing dance troupe 'The Dinahs', in which she has performed all around Europe for the past 3 years.  The girls have won two years running at the prestigious Savoy Cup in Le Grande-Motte, France as well as winning at the Balkan Lindy Hop Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

 

Carrie teaches stage 1 - 3 Acting for Stage and Screen, Musical Theatre and also Thursday evenings for LAMDA Drama examinations.

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Emily

Emily trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and graduated in 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree.

As an actor, Emily has worked in both TV and theatre respectively; including BBC’s ‘Doctors’, the fourth series of ‘Endeavour’ for ITV and as a series regular in ‘Harlots’. She also performed in Philip Ridley’s new play, ‘Karagula’, for Soho Theatre, Secret Cinema’s, ‘Dr Strangelove’ and has filmed a variety of short films in between.

Emily has taught Drama, performing arts and LAMDA to children of all ages for the past ten years.  Emily currently teaches LAMDA in schools for Diverse during the week.  We look forward to having her as a guest teacher during our term

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Ellie

Ellie McGrath trained in Musical Theatre at the London College of Music; she graduated in 2016 with a BA (Hons) Degree. She went on to work as an actor in London’s Madame Tussaud’s after completing her training.

 

Since graduating, Ellie has been working as both an actor and performing arts teacher. She has been involved in many Theatre in Education productions, where she has also carried out multiple workshops in various schools.

 

Ellie has taught Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance to both children and teenagers.  

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Jessica Lake

Dominique Daly has recently graduated from her training at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Acting. Before this, she studied for her BA(Hons) degree in Drama at Liverpool John Moores University. 

 

Dominique is an accomplished vocalist, gigging professionally as a soloist and as part of a ten-piece band. As well as with Sense of Sound choir at events such as Cream Classical. A particular highlight was singing with Take That as part of their tour in 2019.

 

Since graduating in November, Dominique has been working as a performing arts teacher, with children aged 11-18. In her past, she has also worked as an actor and facilitator for theatre in education workshops across the North West

Beth

Beth has just graduated from Liverpool Theatre School in the class of 2020, and recently received a distinction for her professional diploma in Musical Theatre. Prior to her professional training, Beth had been dancing since the age of 4 and had been singing and acting since the age of 10.

Beth took part in many productions during her time at theatre school and received parts such as Holly Kaplan in ‘Uncommon Women and Others’ directed by the great Wyllie Longmore, Veronica in ‘Heathers: The Musical’ and Annie in ‘Chicago’. She also managed to do some professional acting work during her time at theatre school and was recently in Harlan Coben’s ‘The Stranger’ on Netflix. 

Beth has been teaching dance and musical theatre for the past 5 years, working at a number of dance and theatre schools in Liverpool. Teaching is one of her biggest passions. Beth loves nothing more than seeing a child achieve their maximum capabilities through hard-work and enthusiasm. And wishes her lessons to be a safe and happy place for children to learn and just enjoy the arts as she does.

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Chris

Chris is the co - founder of Diverse Liverpool.

Chris graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies and Television Production and has now moved into Post-Production as an editor on many major TV and motion pictures.  

It's likely you may have seen his work in movies such as 'Fighting With My Family' or 'Tolkien'.  You may also have come across Chris's work on many Sky One and BBC drama series such as 'The Luminaries', 'Jamestown', 'Moving On', 'Stan Lees's Lucky Man', 'Cobra', 'Summer of Rockets' and others.

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