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Elaine Bird

Qualifications:

Qualified as a licentiate of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Taught drama and musical theatre at the Rooftop Studios since 1990

Career⁄performance highlights:

One of Eaine's greatest achievements has been in nurturing her own children's talents – between them, Mia, Laura and Jorden's success has led to numerous West End performances in shows such Sunset Boulevard, Grease and Mamma Mia; TV appearances on The Bill, MTV, The Big Breakfast, Children in Need in addition to recording and album deals with Mercury Records. Mia and Laura have gone onto found their own London-based Pop School and Stage Academy, which extends to The Rooftop Studios

Seeing many students from Rooftop Studios progress to passing their LAMDA examinations or moving on to pursue a professional career in the arts

Directing and co–directing credits include, The Wiz – Gatehouse Theatre, Annie – Gatehouse Theatre, Once On This Island – The New Rep, Cabaret – Rooftop Studios, Children of Eden – Theatre by The Lake Trentham Gardens and Kibbleston Open Air Amphitheatre, Little Shop Of Horrors – The New Rep, Fame – The New Rep, Back to The 80's – Weston Road School Theatre, Hairspray – Leek Road Venue

Voted best Director – Midlands Drama Festival 1998

Won Best play – Midlands Drama Festival 1998

"Witnessing students achieve professional status gives me great pleasure but no more than seeing a child grow in confidence through the character building workshops of drama and dance which enables the child to 'walk tall' in any walk of life ... Elaine Bird"

Elaine Bird

Elaine Bird