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Meet The Team

Carrie Crookall
 Principle/Director/Choreographer/LAMDA teacher

Carrie is principal at Diverse in Liverpool. Alongside running Diverse Carrie also works as an actor and director. Carrie’s theatre credits include playing Twinkle in the Number 1 UK Tour of 'Dinnerladies' by Victoria Wood, the Olivier nominated 'Alices Adventures Underground' in London, Secret Cinema’s ’Back to the Future' and ’The Acid Test' at the Pleasance Theatre, London.  Carrie’s film and TV credits include ’Bank of Dave', 'Moving On', 'Coronation Street', 'After the Flood' and ‘Rules of the Game'. Directing credits include 'Bouncers' at The Leicester Square Theatre and numerous productions for our sister school, including 'Legally Blonde' and 'The Addams Family'.

Beth Banks
Dance Teacher/Choreographer

Beth trained at Liverpool Theatre School studying Musical Theatre from 2017 to 2020. Beth took part in many productions during her time at theatre school and played the roles of Holly Kaplan in 'Uncommon Women and Others', Veronica in 'Heathers the Musical' and Annie in 'Chicago'. Beth’ s film and TV credits include 'The Stranger' and 'Oasis Knebworth 1996' and most recently filmed an episode of ‘The Gathering’ for channel 4 which also stars one of our brilliant students Max Johnson. Beth has been dancing since the age of 4. Beth always aims to create an environment that makes the students feel inspired and motivated to be the best dancer they can be.

Heidi Crouchman
Singing teacher/Musical 

Heidi is currently studying Musical Theatre at Liverpool Media Academy. Heidi started out as a student at our sister Diverse Performing Arts in Hertfordshire. There she played roles in numerous musicals including Morticia Addams in 'The Addams Family' and Paulette in 'Legally Blonde' as well as performing in variety shows at Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Adelphi in London’s West End. Heidi’s TV credits include Eastenders.  At Liverpool Media Academy Heidi has played Mimi in 'Miss Saigon' and Rocky in 'The Rocky Horror Show'. Heidi also performed in 'Wow, Thats What I Call Musicals' at the Gladstone Theatre.

Sasha Mhagrh 
Drama Teacher/Choreographer

Sasha trained in dance at Kingston University, London and graduated with a BA Hons degree in 2014. Since graduating she has taught both dance and drama from pre-school age to adult in both curriculum sessions and theatre schools across Liverpool, as well as running her own street dance academy.  As an actress Sasha has worked in both TV and Theatre. Most recently she spent 2 years touring schools with Maurice Bessman’s educational theatre plays 'Terriers’ and ‘Terriers 2’ and ‘Eve's Story' from The Royal Court, Liverpool. Sasha loves encouraging children to find their character and confidence through arts and feels priviledged that she gets to do this work as she believes it is truly magical.

Tom Gedney
Music Teacher (drums, guitar, bass and songwriting)

With a music degree from the British Institute of Modern Music, Tom has worked in the industry in various capacities for over decade. Working with chart topping artists and industry leading companies he brings a wealth of knowledge and guidance to anyone looking to get into the music industry. He will Tailor lesson plans to your Childs needs and aspirations and has lots of experience putting bands together and getting them ready for live performances and recording sessions. He teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass and Songwriting on Tuesdays.

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