Sheffield Tutors

Carney Academy is pleased to offer classes from a variety of tutors with a broad range of professional experience in theatre, television, film and education.

All Carney Academy tutors are DBS checked.

Samantha Robinson
Associate Director Carney Academy
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 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)

ellie Tillotson

Ellie Tillotson
Acting Tutor Sheffield
Acting Stages Four, Five and Six and Adults
Ellie is a graduate from The Central School of Speech and Drama, obtaining a BA Honours degree in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Since then she has gone on to lead many performances and programmes within the Applied Theatre field. In 2012 Ellie was the assistant director to Second Shot Productions in their development of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performance of Glory Dazed – winner of The Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season.

She continues to work alongside non-actors using theatre as a platform for expression, providing Applied Theatre projects to a variety of groups from ex-offenders and marginalised communities to schools and theatre students. Ellie is also the co-founder of The Larval Project which provides creative intervention programmes for disadvantaged young people.

Amy Walters
Acting Tutor Sheffield
Acting Stage Two and LAMDA Tutor
Amy returned to education when she turned 30 and gained her Diploma in Performing Arts.  She is now in her 3rd year of University on a Performing Arts (BA) Honours Degree.

Amy has spent time on stage performing contemporary roles and Shakespeare. She has directed for the NHS and she is part of a theatre group that focuses on domestic violence which helps to promote awareness and help for those who need it.

Anna Ferguson
Acting Tutor Sheffield
Acting Stage Three and One to One Tutor

Anna has been involved in drama from a young age, performing with several amateur drama societies. She followed this passion to university where she gained a BA Hons in Drama. During her time at university she performed in and organised numerous shows and also created and ran a 10 week course with the families at the Ronald MacDonald house at Alder Hay Children’s hospital.

Since graduating she has worked with several of Sheffield’s established theatre schools and runs her own series of after school drama clubs during the week. Outside of teaching Anna works as a Simulated Patient with medical students and healthcare professionals across the country, using her knowledge of drama to improve their communication and interpersonal skills working with a variety of ages and abilities to improve doctor patient interaction. This variety of work has given Anna a wealth of experience and knowledge to use throughout her teaching.

Rhiannon Morgan
Dance Teacher Sheffield
Rhiannon has been dancing since the age of 7, starting out in ballroom then moving onto ballet, jazz, tap and street. She also has a love of drama and singing and has studied this alongside her dancing, becoming one of the original students of Carney Academy.

She eventually went on to gain a degree in Dance and Musical theatre, before moving to Manchester.  Initially her main job was working at a top casting agency as well as appearing in shows like Singin in the Rain with Salford Musical Theatre Company.
Rhiannon is now a freelance performing arts facilitator working in schools, prisons and the community running workshops, whilst also being an engagement trustee for a performing outreach charity called The Pure Imagination Trust.
Some of her favourite roles as a performer have been as a frug dancer in Sweet Charity, a hotbox girl in Guys and Dolls, Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Ruby in Behind the Scenes at the Museum.”




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