MEET THE TEAM
Jack Ludwig - Artistic Director & Tutor
Growing up in Worcestershire Jack started performing arts at a young age and went to Wolverley High School studying Music Technology, Theatre Studies and dance at A Level. Being part of Wyre Forest Young Voice introduced Jack to the world of touring, singing in countries such as Cyprus, Poland and Estonia.
After finishing his school years in Wolverley Jack went on to study Dance at The School of the Arts Northampton for one year, during that year Jack was awarded a scholarship to train in Musical Theatre at CPA Studios, London graduating in 2014. Whilst in training Jack was cast as a dancer in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. Dancing alongside Dizzie Rascal and featuring in the SAMSUNG section of the show.
Jack has trained at a high level in Irish Dancing and competed in the Irish Dancing World Championships (An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha) Belfast in 2012. After competing Jack was part of the official Riverdance lineup to achieve the Longest 'Riverdance' Line Guinness World Record. The longest Riverdance line was achieved by 1,693 participants at an event organised by Abhann Productions (Ireland) in Dublin, Ireland, on 21 July 2013. Jack has performed in famous theatre's around the world such as the Congress Hall Warsaw, Poland. Jack toured Poland for a week in January 2019 with Gaelforce Dance and has recently covered in Dance Masters - Best of Irish Dance in Germany.
Theatre credits include: Titanic the Musical TIE Tour, Gaelforce Dance - China & Germany, Dance Masters - European Tour, Rhythm of the Dance - UK Tour, Celtic Dream - UK Tour, Rhythm of the Dance - Baku European Olympic Games, Jack & The Beanstalks - Lowestoft, Aladdin - Tenbury Wells.
Professional creative credits include: DEAR SANTA - UK Tour 2017 Director, Dick Whittington Tenbury Wells - Junior Cast Choreographer, Beauty & The Beast Tenbury Wells - Junior cast Choreographer, Cinderella Ludlow Assembly Rooms - Choreographer & Assistant Director, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Regal Tenbury - Director 2019. Most recently Jack made his West End debut as Irish Dance Choreographer and Irish Dance Ensemble in The Pirate Queen UK Premier 2020.
Jack has been a guest tutor at London School of Musical Theatre, regularly leads workshops across the UK, has worked for Chris Davis Management as a Dance Agent representing professional performers in TV, Film & Theatre. Jack has over 10 years experience in teaching Performing Arts and is delighted to offer his experience to future professionals in Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire.
"I'm delighted to be patron of acting for Ludwig Theatre Arts. Jack and I have worked together as performers and teachers over the last 4 years. We share the same view that drama classes of any kind whether they be musical theatre, TV, film or stage all help to give a young person confidence in presenting themselves in all walks of life, regardless of whether or not they choose a career in the Arts. I am looking forward to working with Jack and the LTA students”
"I am thrilled and honoured to be the Musical Theatre patrons for Ludwig Theatre Arts.
Jack is a brilliant teacher. The students are so lucky to be part of a Theatre Arts School that will cater to everyone that walks through the doors. Whether you want to experience the performing arts for fun or desire to pursue the industry at a professional level and go onto to train further at a full time college or Performing Arts College, Ludwig Theatre Arts is the place to be to set you on your path. Jack’s wealth of experience both as a performer and teacher creates the perfect environment for students to thrive."
Megan - Admin and Tutor/LTA Academy Coordinator
Megan studied a 3 year course in Performing Arts at Hereford College of Arts leaving with a distinction. For the past 3 years Megan has been gaining experience working alongside Jack. Not only has Megan been a tutor for the past 3 years, but is now gaining experience in the admin side of the Theatre School.
Megan has always had a passion for Musical Theatre and hopes to go on to higher education to study it in the future.
Megan is our Mental Health first aider.
Megan has obtained her Level 5 LAMDA in Acting and Level 2 LAMDA in Shakespeare.
As well as performing, Megan choreographed for Bromyard's pantomime of Treasure Island and performance of Hi-de-hi
Theatre credits include: Beauty and the Beast - Bromyard Pantomime, Little Shop of Horrors - Hereford College of Arts, Chicago - Conquest Theatre, Treasure Island - Bromyard Pantomime, Kinky Boots - X-entricity, Sleeping Beauty - Tenbury Pantomime, Hi-De-Hi - Conquest Theatre
Katie - LTA Academy Drama Teacher
Katie trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and at LAMDA on the BA Professional Acting Course. Katie was awarded several scholarships when training and went on to be represented Independent Talent.
Katie has worked in both Theatre and film.
Her credits include Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic directed by Fidelis Morgan and Reading Between the Lines directed by Sonia Fraser.
Katie also ran the audition days at LAMDA for the BA and Masters courses where she was Senior Interview Panellist.
Katie has taught LAMDA exams and also prepares students applying for drama schools.
Sian - Circus Tutor
Siân has been teaching grounded circus and aerial skills to children and adults since 2018. From plate spinning to diablo, juggling to hula hooping and everything in between!
She is also a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor for children and adults offering a whole range of activities for all ages and abilities, including Pilates, baby massage and yoga to name a few.
Siân attended higher education to study Education Studies, working and volunteering in a number of schools and meeting and working with many children of all ages.
Phoebe - LTA Academy Primary Assistant
Phoebe is currently studying full time at BOA, a creative and performing arts school in the heart of Birmingham. She has been training in musical theatre from the young age of 4 and has a wealth of experience in performing locally in pantomimes, showcases and community performances.
Phoebe has always had a passion for theatre, especially singing and has obtained up to Grade 8 in Musical Theatre singing, achieving distinctions in all exams.
She has had experience in teaching through assisting in her local dance school, throughout high school and other workshops. Phoebe is really looking forward to working with the children to help them gain a passion and love for the arts, just like she gained at a young age. She hopes to give them confidence in all 3 disciplines and hopes to pass on her knowledge too.
Phoebe has been in all of the Regal Tenbury Professional Pantomime's as a dancer and even appeared as the Wardrobe in Beauty and The Beast. She has taken part in the Regal Community Shows for 3 years and the Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat UK Tour 2017.
Phoebe gained experience in working with a professional director, choreographer and musical director at a young age by being part of Malvern Young Company for 3 years up until 2017.
Tracey - Head Chaperone
Tracey is mum to Richard (20 years old) and Georgina (16 years old). She is self-employed with three small businesses: ironing, candle making and sewing. Tracey got involved with the theatre 7 years ago when Georgina started her drama life. After about a year of taking and collecting she was approached to be a chaperone and decided that it would be helping, great to see what happens backstage and save on all the journeys.
Tracey said it was a lovely change, as she had been stood on the side of a rugby pitch in all weathers cheering her son on and she could now be warm and inside. Six years later Tracey is still a chaperone and has enjoyed every moment, highs and lows and has now been asked by Jack to be Head Chaperone for LTA.
Tracey is thrilled to be involved with LTA and all the exciting projects that Jack is starting to line up. She loves to watch the children grow in confidence and see the pleasure they get from performing. Exciting times ahead for all involved in LTA.
Rachel - Tiny Tots Tutor
Rachel lives in Tenbury with her husband, and daughter Jemima. She has worked with children for 13 years and for the last 10 years she ran the preschool room in a children's nursery.
During her time there Rachel gained much experience and knowledge organising and running nativity plays, children's festivals and a variety of concerts.
Rachel has also been part of all of the community musicals from 'Oliver', 'wizard of oz' through to 'Annie'. After having her little girl Rachel decided to leave the nursery and she now runs baby sensory groups called Little Glow North Worcestershire.