Carney Cheshire Tutors

Briony Martin-Foster
Dance Teacher Carney Cheshire
Briony is a highly experienced dance teacher working with children & young people aged 2-18 for the past 15 years.

She has a BA Hons in dance, is a qualified teacher and won Best Dance and Best Performance at the Bertarelli Foundation Creative Minds Festival 2013.

Briony uses her creative vision to manage annual arts festivals and dance events in Cheshire & Staffordshire helping children and young people to reach their creative potential through imaginative workshops and innovative performance ideas.

As a qualified Dance teacher Briony has had the privilege of working in a vast number of schools across Staffordshire and Cheshire to invigorate young people’s creativity in dance and performance.

David Gregan-Jones 
Acting Teacher Cheshire

David has been an actor and scriptwriter for fifteen years.

He trained at the Manchester Theatre School, the National Youth Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has recently finished filming television series Boys (Channel 4/Red Productions), written by Russell T Davies and airing in autumn 2020.

He has performed in theatres across the country in award-winning shows, including: 

Mydidae, by BAFTA winning Jack Thorne (Hope Mill Theatre), Bodies by award-winning actress Julie Hesmondhalgh (CONTACT Theatre Manchester), Constellations (Hope Mill Theatre), My Version of Events (HOME), Blink(SAT), The Seagull (The Lyric), Disco Pigs (Liverpool Everyman), Ghosts (The Dancehouse Theatre)

Further TelevisionFilm and Radio credits include: A Very English Scandal (BBC), BFI film, Waves (Creative England), Diddakoi (BBC Radio Drama North). 

Samantha Robinson
Associate Director Carney Academy and Acting Teacher Carney Cheshire
Samantha Robinson is a an actress and director who trained at Rose Bruford College where she won the Laurence Olivier bursary award.

Samantha has been directed by Ruth Carney numerous times, most recently in Two at the New Vic Theatre and Doctors for the BBC and FunTimes a short film she wrote.

Theatre credits: Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Out Of Joint and Royal Court Theatre London) Screwed (Theatre 503) Educating Rita (Mercury Colchester) The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides) Proper Clever and Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman/Playhouse) The Tempest (Royal Exchange) Three Sisters On Hope Street (Hampstead Theatre) Order and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (The Lantern) The House Of Bernada Alba, (Nuffield Theatre) The Laramie Project (Sound Theatre, Leicester Square) The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse) The Owl Service (Plymouth Theatre Royal) Untouchable (The Bush Theatre) and Song of the Western Men (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Television credits : Little Boy Blue (ITV) Cilla (ITV) Five Days (BBC) The Girls Who Came to Stay (Granada) Shameless (Channel Four) Island at War (Granada) Final Demand (BBC) Holby City, Doctors and Casualty. Film includes: Sixty Six (Working Title) and Jamaica Me Crazy (VBM Productions LTD)

Her recent directing credits include; Motherhood Or Madness (Katzpace) Me, Mum and The Patriarchy (Tour/Tristan Bates) Blink (The Lion and Unicorn) The Toad In The Hole (Barons Court) South Kentish Town (The Union) and 4.48 Psychosis (Pleasance Theatre)