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OUR TEAM.

Theatre College of Scotland prides itself on having top of the range industry professional faculty members, state of the art facilities and in-depth courses to make sure our graduates are well equipped and ready for industry. 

REECE DONNELLY

PRINCIPAL & HEAD OF ACTING

Reece Donnelly, has been in the industry since the age of 6 securing a TV role with CBBC, it has been a constant journey since then working professionally on projects like:
 

Carrie & Davids Popshop(CBBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Citizens Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, Happy Days UK Tour (Scottish Leg), T-Mobile (Commercial) - Reece also has a background as a voice over artist for clients such as NHS & Nickelodeon.

In addition, Reece’s work as an actor has seen him do various community drama projects with the organisations such as Barlinne Prison in partnership with The Citizens Theatre and Kibble Secure Centre in partnership with West College Scotland.

Reece obtained a BA(Hons) in Drama from the University of Sunderland - he was awarded the James McAvoy scholarship at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014 . However, the passion for Reece was in teaching, directing and growing new talent in Scotland.

The balance between professional training and having fun is something which is mastered completely at Theatre School of Scotland. Furthermore, Reece is also a successful director and senior talent agent of sister companyKR Management. In recent years Reece has taken students and clients from acting beginners to landing lead roles on BBC, CBBC and Netflix and many more.

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CHARLOTTE FORBES

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Charlotte is originally from Glasgow and has been a professional performer and educator for over 10 years. She holds a BA (hons) Degree in Theatre from Guildford School of Acting and a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Royal Academy of Music and is also a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music specialising in teaching musical theatre voice.

 

Charlotte’s performance credits include multiple contracts with Royal Caribbean cruise lines, Soloist, BBC Radio 2 Friday night is music night, Petra “A little night music”, musical, Momma, “Little me”, musical, Actress, Secrets of Selfridges, PBS Television, Dick, Dick Whittington, pantomime 2016 &’17, Killer Queen, “We Will Rock You”, musical 2015 &’18, Wicked Stepsister, “Cinderella”, pantomime 2021.

 

Alongside her performing career, Charlotte has always had a passion for teaching. Between touring and performing she has often taken on teaching within stage schools, one-to-one private tuition, and guest lecturing for performing arts colleges. Additionally, she is experienced in choreographing, and directing full scale concerts and musicals. Charlotte spent the last two years teaching performing arts in Dubai where she developed and launched the first BTEC in Performing Arts in the region.  

 

Charlotte is delighted to be joining the team at TCOS and is looking forward to sharing her passion for the performing arts with our talented students.

STEPHANIE TAYLOR

HEAD OF DANCE

Stephanie started her training in Glasgow at Robert Hamilton’s Dancepoint before moving to London to further her training at The Urdang Academy after being awarded the Leonie Urdang Scholarship. 

Since graduating Stephanie has performed on tv productions, events & shows in the UK, Europe, Asia & most recently the Middle East with Dance It Out Dubai. Stephanie has travelled the world extensively as a dancer & aerialist with Celebrity Cruises on several long term contracts. 

Her credits include BBC Children in Need, Barnardos, JCB World Trade Show, Celebrity Cruises, Fiba 3x3.

As well as performing, Stephanie has a passion for teaching, with 10 years experience, she was principal of her own studio London Base for 7 years. 

Stephanie is currently enjoying being back in Glasgow teaching Musical Theatre students around Glasgow where she can pass own her knowledge & experience to the pupils.

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STEVEN RUSSELL

MOVEMENT LECTURER

Steve Lauder-Russell is a theatre-maker, facilitator and actor as well as the Artistic Director of Glasgow Acting Academy SCIO (GAA).  

 

Working with a range of organisations, Steve has directed musical theatre and plays, with notable credits including Shakespeare's ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Carrie the Musical’, ‘Beats’ by Kieran Hurley and ‘Chaos’ by Laura Lomas which reached the final stages of NT New Connections and was performed at the Dorfman Theatre, London. 

 

With GAA, he has also led projects such as ‘The Pack’ in association with Wonder Fools Theatre Company and ‘Glasgow’, a spoken-word piece included in A Play, A Pie and A Pint’s PINTSIZEPLAYS project. 

 

Out with GAA, Steve has taken on the role as director in bringing to life Connected Baby’s exciting new musical production of ‘The Little Iceberg’, which had a two-week run in Glasgow in early June and is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022. 

 

As movement director, Steve has also worked with Glasgow Live Productions on their 2022 production of ‘Big Fish’ and co-directed ‘Don’t Worry’ as part of Creative Sparks’ community outreach project, raising awareness of adult isolation and loneliness. 

 

As an actor, Steve looks forward to returning as the Dame in Hamilton Townhouse's Pantomime for his eighth consecutive year.  He has also appeared in Cora Bissett's ‘Grit: the Martyn Bennett Story’ and toured internationally with acclaimed children’s musical, ‘Hairy Maclary and Friends’, playing lead vocalist, Sam Stone. An engaged LGBTQ+ activist, Steve has recently worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust, featuring in their social media campaign around gay men’s sexual health. 

 

A visual thinker, Steve has a plethora of experience devising and choreographing physical theatre and is excited to work with the new students of Theatre College of Scotland as movement lecturer.

ADAM
ROBERTSON

ACTING FOR TV LECTURER

Adam trained at the Drama Centre London and has enjoyed a successful career as an actor, producer, director and teacher.

TV work includes Outlander (Sony Pictures), Series Regular Dr Dan Hunter in BBC Scotland’s River City, Taggart The Movie (STV), Urban Gothic (Channel 4), Wire In The Blood (ITV), Casualty (BBC).

Film work includes Co-lead alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Third Star, Dir Hattie Dalton. American Assassin (US) Dir Michael Cuesta. Perdition County, Dir Rapheal Combez

 

Adam will be working closely with the HNC students this term on their acting for camera skills sharing some of his wisdom form his years in the industry.

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DAVID HAYMAN JUNIOR

ACTING FOR CAMERA LECTURER

David Hayman Junior is a film and television director working regularly on BBC’s River City.

 

 David will be joining the college faculty to deliver the HNC Acting for Camera module this term. We are excited to be able to give our students to the opportunity to work with David gaining valuable industry experience

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JENNY 
DOUGLAS

MUSICAL THEATRE LECTURER

Jenny has been working professionally in the performaning arts world since the age of eighteen with her appearance on the BBC/ Andrew Lloyd Webbers “Over The Rainbow” she has toured the internationally with the musical “We Will Rock You” and recently appeared in her first feature film “The Lost King”

Alongside her career Jenny has taught with esteemed vocal and acting tutors in Scotland. Jennys’ ethos for educating young people who are pursuing the performing arts comes from her passion of creating and devising theatre which motivates, inspires and excites young performers.

Jenny studied her masters degree in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is thrilled to be teaching the talented students of the Theatre Collegel of Scotland

EILIDH LOAN

ACTING METHODS AND PRACTITIONERS LECTURER

Eilidh Loan graduated from the Guildford school of Acting and is an award-winning actor, writer, and director. 

 

Eilidh has been working with HNC Acting and Performance students on acting methods and practitioners. We are grateful that Eilidh was able to take time out of her busy schedule to work with our students.

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KATIE RUTHERFORD TAYLOR

IN HOUSE TALENT AGENT

Katie is the company manager of KR Management, a sister company to The Theatre School and Theatre College of Scotland. Reece and herself work constantly together to ensure kids are being represented fairly and being seen by casting directors throughout the UK and internationally.

 

Katie has trained in both Drama and Dance from a young age, as a teenager she trained at some of Scotland’s top institutions including RCS and then went onto achieve her BA Hons Drama and Dance from the University of Cumbria. Katie has experience throughout the industry as a young performer and has just recently finished her first Professional Musical Theatre Tour with a Scottish Production company as a 2017 Graduate.

 

Katie is extremely passionate about Scottish Children being opened to bigger opportunities in the industry, she is thrilled that KR Management and TCOS have joined to create a strong platform for the individuals we represent.

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