Meet the Team

Matthew Hewitt – Producer

Matthew trained at The London Academy and later at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has worked extensively in musical theatre and television acquiring West End credits as Sammy in Blood Brothers, Rooster Hannigan in Annie and Joe Vegas in Fame.

Other professional work includes national tours of Walking on Sunshine, From a Jack to a King, Wake up Little Suzie, In the Midnight Hour, One Step Beyond, Art, Audacity, Bouncers and Misery.

Mainstream television for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 include A Very Peculiar Practice, Help, Soldier Soldier, Sophia and Constance and Vanity Fair.

Matthew has also produced over a hundred productions including Evita, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Hair, Fame, Grease, The Buddy Holly Story, A Chorus Line, Oliver, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening and the widely acclaimed Les Miserables school edition 2009/2015 and Miss Saigon school edition 2016.

Matthew has also recently produced and directed ‘A mid-summer Night’s Dream’ for Wyndham Parks ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ season and will continue as Creative director for this seasons ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

I am delighted that we have been granted a performance licence by The Really Useful Group for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ We have already met with our production designers and technical team to discuss plans for this incredible show, it’s all very exciting

Jane Hewitt – Dance Teacher

Jane studied at Birmingham University, where she gained a BA hons in Dance and Theatre arts, then later she went on to study at the ‘London School of Musical Theatre’. Jane’s  Choreography Credits include Mamma Mia, Wizard of Oz, Hair, Les MisÈrables School Edition, Aladdin and UK Tours of High School Hits. Jane’s performing credits include: Joyce in No Place Like A Home (UK National Tour), Gemma in Audacity (Lyceum, Crewe), Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Octagon, Yeovil), Performer On Board P&O’s Cruise Ship Oriana, Karaoke Girl Sony Playstation 2 game Karaoke Singstar as well as many summer seasons and pantomimes including Wendy in Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Lincoln) Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Lincoln Drill Hall) Cinderella in Cinderella and Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Consett and Lincoln Drill Hall)

Lee Harvey – Musical Director

Lee Harvey has been working as a professional performer for almost fifteen years. He has performed all across Europe and in many theatres in the U.K. His versatile skill range has seen him sing as a soloist at Birmingham symphony Hall, dance at the London Palladium and work as a Musical Director on numerous professional shows. Lee is still performing as part of the biggest Queen tribute band in the world “Mercury” in theatres throughout the country utilising his singing and piano skills. With a B.A.(Hons) degree in Music and Dance and a P.G.C.E. Lee teaches in schools and colleges throughout Lincolnshire.

Andrew Williams Principal Teacher

Andrew has been dancing from a very young age and street dance played a big part in it. Learning from the very heart of where street dance originated and influenced by music video’s, Andrew knew he wanted to be a dancer. Later he then went on to train at Lewisham College and then won a place at the prestigious London Studio Centre, where he became a member of their Jazz co company.

After graduating with a BA(hons) in Dance, Andrew travelled to Greece to work with Greece’s biggest pop star-Sakis Rovas. He then joined Brazilian dance company- Acordo Porvo followed by African dance company-Irie. He has performed in several Pantomimes around the country and danced and choreographed in the clothes show live.

Andrew has travelled around the world, dancing on-board some of the world’s luxury cruise ships in their high energy west end style shows. He has also performed and choreographed in TV and film, taught at some of London’s top professional dance schools and performed at the MTV music video awards, the UK garage awards, and danced for Lady Dynamite and Whitney Houston.

Adam Slepowronski – Choreographer

Adam Slepowronski is a freelance theatre director, choreographer and teacher, based in Lincoln. Currently, Adam is a Lecturer in Drama at Lincoln College, and runs ‘Classes With Adam,’ dance/fitness classes for adults. Most recently, Adam choreographed CAODS’ production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the New Theatre Royal, in Lincoln. Also, he is the Associate Director of Cross Cut Theatre, an internationally renowned, award-winning theatre company. For Cross Cut, Adam has directed Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, which toured the UK and Moon Mission 54321, collaboration between Cross Cut and Moon Mission Theatre Company in London. He directed two pieces of new writing at the Greenwich Theatre for Vertical Line’s ‘Line Up’ showcases. Adam has worked for companies including Stagecoach Theatre Arts, ICU Transformational Arts and SO Academy. For The Lincoln Company, he directed Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking the show to Poland by special invitation. Adam’s first dance film, The Silence, premiered in Covent Garden, before being broadcast internationally on Tendu Tv. It was shortlisted in the top 11 Essential Dance Films of 2012. Recently, he was the Movement Director of Green Fields Beyond, produced by BBC Lincolnshire and Fete Day Ltd. In 2015, he was the Movement Director of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Lincoln Cathedral.

Jade Goswell – Co-director

Jade currently works at the Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham as the Audience Development Officer/Box Office Supervisor, and also co-ordinates and directs their resident youth drama groups under the name, ‘D2E Youth Drama’.

She has previously directed The Addams Family Musical, The Little Mermaid Junior, RENT School Edition, High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical the Musical, Evita and Sweeney Todd. She has also been assistant director On MJH production’s Les Mis School Edition and Miss Saigon School Edition.

Jade attended Brooksby Melton College where she did her BTEC in Acting, followed by an HNC in Performing Arts.

Jade has also done radio work for several adverts aired on GEM 106 in 2011.

The Academy is a safe environment for students to work. All of our staff are fully CRB and police checked and we do have an on-site chaperone.