Faculty

LINDSEY HENDERSON - Principal

Lindsey Henderson

Trained in Musical Theatre at The Oxford School of Drama and The American Academy of Musical Theatre. Since graduating Lindsey has performed in numerous plays and musicals in London. Lindsey worked on a European tour where she first found her love for teaching, she enjoyed performing for the students and leading drama workshops. Lindsey works as a professional actress and singer. She is an experienced teacher and a qualified LAMDA tutor. Lindsey is thrilled to have set up Musical Mania and looks forward to passing on her knowledge and experience to all her students at Musical Mania.

STEVEN OLIVER - Co-Principal / Head of MT

Steven Oliver

Steven trained at Bodywork Dance Studios and graduated with a National Diploma in professional Musical Theatre. His Professional Credits include: Annie UK Tour, Cats, West Side Story, Mamma Mia International Tour, Mamma Mia West End (Prince of Wales & Novello Theatre), Across the Wall Opera (St James Theatre), Be Back Soon (Stratford East), Universal (London Palladium) TV credits include: Nickelodeon, EastEnders, The Queen's Nose, Murphy's Law, Mr Charity.

EMILY WILLIAMS - Head of Drama

Emily Williams

Emily is an accomplished Actress and Drama teacher. She has a passion for working with children and brings out the best in her students. Emily also works as the Head of Drama at GCSE level and is enjoys spending her time performing for the Oxford Operatic Society in productions including Legally Blonde, Sunset Boulevard & Oliver. Musical Mania are delighted to have Emily as our Head of Drama.

CARA JAMES - dance / Drama

Cara James

Cara trained at Bodywork Dance Studios. After graduating she then spent many years teaching at the prestigious Bodywork Dance Studios. Cara’s teaching, training and talent is vast. Her love for performing is huge and she cannot wait to work with our students in dance and drama.

SHEILA HENDERSON - Head of Music Production

Sheila Henderson

Sheila has been involved with Musical Mania since it began in 2013 as an accompanist and rehearsal pianist. She graduated in Music in Glasgow playing for various choirs, soloists and a Musical Theatre Company. Sheila’s love for musicals began when she was asked to accompany West Side Story at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. After a successful run she then went onto conduct for the Musical ‘Gigi’, which made her one of the first ever female conductors at The Kings Theatre.

Since moving to the Cotswolds Sheila has built up a successful career in piano tuition entering numerous students for piano exams. Sheila continues to teach piano alongside working with students taking Musical Theatre LAMDA Exams. Her passion for music does not stop there as, after 10 years, she remains the accompanist for The Oxford City Singers which is one of the largest choirs in Oxford.

Guest Teachers

  • Aaron Ashley Parker (Fame, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You)
  • Daniel Hope  (Matilda, Wicked, Jersey Boys)
  • Anthony Edwards (Mary Poppins Returns, The Snowman)
  • Steven Oliver (Mamma Mia, Annie, Cats, West Side Story)
  • Keiran Jae (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Gypsy, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys)

All Musical Mania events and classes are under the guidelines of DBS and Child Protection Laws and “kid safe” chaperone company.