"Without my training at BAMT I would not have been accepted onto my course...for that I will always be extremely grateful"
Tom Babbage (training at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama)

"Rob is a fantastic teacher who taught me, and so many other west end performers, invaluable singing technique and skills"
Eugene McCoy - Jersey Boys & Mamma Mia (West End)

"Tim was the first creative I ever worked with. I learned so much and can safely say that I would not be working now without his encouragement and inspiration."
Helen Colby - Sweeney Todd & Sister Act (West End), The Sound of Music (National Tour)

"Rob filled me with the knowledge, ability and confidence to go and get work in the West End, fulfilling a dream, and for that I will always be grateful"
Danny Mac - Wicked (West End) & Hollyoaks (Mark 'Dodger' Savage)

"I wouldnt have got where I am today without the great training I received from Tim"
Christopher Killik - Love Story (West End) & Chess In Concert (Royal Albert Hall)

"If you're looking to get into drama school then I would strongly recommend BAMT"
Lucy Wilsher (training at Urdang Academy)

"If you're thinking about pursuing a career in theatre, Bath Academy of Musical Theatre is the perfect stepping stone into the profession"
Dan Lea (training at Oxford School of Drama)

"I am now in London studying Musical Theatre - and know I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for BAMT"
Evangeline Tantram (training at London College of Music)

"The teachers are all experts in their disciplines and provide an excellent level of training"
Tom Corbishley (training at AMTA)

Staff

PRINCIPALS

 

Tim.jpgTim King - Musical Director

Tim graduated with a BA Hons in Music from Oxford Brookes University and gained his Post-Graduate degree at Bath Spa University. He is an experienced musical director, choral conductor and performer, with the ability to cross between classical, gospel, musical theatre and other popular styles. He is choral director of Vocal Works Gospel Choir - with whom he tours regularly and has recorded several albums. He has performed with bands/artists including The Heavy, Reef, Susan Boyle and Kerry Ellis, and on masterclasses with Hadley Fraser, Oliver Thompsett, Kerry Ellis, Rosie Ashe, Julie Atherton, Rosalie Craig and Mary Hammond.  

Tim's theatre credits include the national tour of The Brownings (with Anton Rogers), Into The Woods, Seussical and Hot Mikado (The Tobacco Factory), A Little Night Music, The Witches of Eastwick and Hair (Academy Theatre), Starting Here Starting Now (Wickham Theatre), and has accompanied West End actors including Sarah Lane, Neil Ditt, Chris Killik and Adam Hepkin. Teaching credits include Bristol Academy of Performing Arts, TK Theatre School and City of Bath College.

 

 

 

Rob.jpgRob Hickmore - Head of Singing

Rob studied voice and performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1998 he performed on the national tour of Some Enchanted Evening and at a variety of corporate events. He trained under Richard Alda, a master technician of Bel Canto. As well as this classical foundation he also studied the modern and scientific Estill model which is used in musical theatre and pop.

Rob teaches singing on the Musical Theatre Degree course at the Arts Educational School London and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he works with many students that go on to perform in the West End and on Broadway. 

 

 

 

 

 

TUTORS

 

Dan.jpgDan Winter - Head of Acting

Dan trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has taught and led workshops in drama schools and universities - specialising in Shakespeare, voice, presentation skills and stage combat. The bulk of his work as an actor has been classical theatre with companies such as the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Recent stage work includes Comedy of Errors, Henry V, Uncle Vanya, Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, and A Doll's House. In addition to stage work Dan has worked in television, radio and various short film projects.

 


 

 

nick-head-shot.pngNick Bower - Jazz Dance

Nick trained at the Royal Ballet School from 1993-2001 and on the Musical Theatre course at The Urdang Academy in London. His theatre credits include : The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet Company), The Royal Variety Performance, Peter & The Wolf (BBC1), Swan Lake (San Francisco Balet), Romeo & Juliet (The Royal Ballet Company), The Snowman (The Peacock Theatre, London & Tokyo); Carousel (UK tour); Snow White (His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen); Starlight Express (UK, Germany & World tour), Dirty Dancing (Germany), The Prince's Trust Charity Gala and Festive Fantasy (Abu Dhabi). 
Nick has also taught dance for The Urdang Academy (London), MADCITY Dance Studios (Cologne) and The Maria Anderson School of Dance And Drama (London).

 

 

 

anna.jpegAnna Heighway - Ballet

Anna trained at The Royal Ballet School and has a Diploma in Dance in Education from the Royal Academy of Dance and an MA in Dance Studies from Roehampton University. Anna currently works as a freelance teacher delivering vocationally focused classes and choreographic workshops for adults and young people across both Bath and Bristol. She is also a visiting lecturer on the Dance BA honours course at Bath Spa University. As a performer, choreographer, Screendance maker, dance academic and teacher, those who attend her classes benefit from a rare breadth of experience as well as a serious passion for the subject. 

 


VISITING TUTORS/MASTERCLASSES/MENTORS
 

Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Oliver, We Will Rock You, My Fair Lady, Cats, Rent)

Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, City Of Angels, Pirate Queen)

Michael Jibson (Hamilton, Beauty & The Beast, Les Miserables, Our House, A Chorus Line)

Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, Sweeney Todd, City Of Angels, The Light Princess, Ragtime)

Julie Atherton (Avenue Q, Mamma Mia, Fame, Ordinary Days, Sister Act, Company)

George Stiles (composer of Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes, Mary Poppins, Just So, Soho Cinders, Peter Pan)

Mary Hammond (Head of Musical Theatre at Royal Academy of Music)

Craig Adams (Composer of Lift / West End Credits include Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia, Zorro / Musical Director for Kerry Ellis, Julie Atherton, Louise Dearman)

David Ashley (Arts Education Schools London - Deputy Head of Musical Theatre Course)

Helena Blackman (GSA - Credits include The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, How Do You Solve A Probelm Like Maria)

Tracy King (Italia Conti - Credits include Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, Vocal Works Gospel Choir & Bristol Academy of Performing Arts)

Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You, Rock Of Ages, Our House, Kismet)

Louise Plowright (Eastenders, Footballers Wives and West End credits include Mamma Mia, 42nd Street & Oklahoma)
Helen Colby (West End credits include Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music and Sister Act)

Suzannah Hampton (Bristol Old Vic, Credits include Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night & As You Like It)

Neil Ditt (GSA, West End/tour credits include Chicago, Betty Blue Eyes, Mary Poppins, Little Shop Of Horros & Sunset Boulevard)

Katie Lovell (West End credits include Fiddler On The Roof)

Chris Donnelly (Bristol Old Vic, Credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream & The Tempest, teaching at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)
Tim Richards & Ian Nicholas - How The Voice Works

Lyndsey Stokes (Credits include We Will Rock You and Starlight Express)

Emma-Jane Hambly-Smith (TV credits include Mile High, Teachers, and Servants)

Chris Killick (Royal Academy of Music, West End credits include Love Story, The Hired Man & Chess)