Helen Wilkinson – Principal

Helen began dancing at the age of 3 and after taking singing, piano and drama lessons has performed on stage one way or another since the age of 6.

Having naturally evolved into the production side, she has won awards for her choreography throughout Greater Manchester with many musicals such as, ‘Cabaret’, ‘42nd Street’, and ‘Copacabana’.

Helen is no stranger to high-profile gigs having performed in many arenas around the UK such as the Birmingham NEC and the M.E.N Arena. Her performance work has taken her all over the world to many places such as Korea and Azerbaijan however she feels her most fulfilling experience was coordinating music and drama workshops for children in Bosnia as part of a rehabilitation program with the charity ‘War Child’.

Maria Fallon

Maria started dancing at the tender age of 2 and has been dancing professionally since the age of 10. She trained for 14 years at the Iris Barnes school of dance in Portsmouth and is fully qualified in tap, modern, ballet, disco, rock ‘n’ roll and cha-cha cha.

In 2001 at the age of 20, Maria was lucky enough to join the show team onboard P&O’s cruise ship Arcadia as head girl traveling around the Caribbean for six months. Maria also worked extensively with New pantomime Productions as head girl/choreographer.

More recently Maria has worked with and toured Europe with many tribute shows including Abba Again, Strictly Britney and Strictly Gaga.

Timothy Platt

Tim has been involved with the stage as far back as he can remember. His early experiences of performance were in TV extra work for programmes such as Children’s Ward and Josie Smith and Friends for Channel 4.

After several years “learning the craft” Tim landed his first acting job with the renowned M6 Theatre Company playing Danny in Breathing Space and later Adam in Forever. Such was the success of the former, he travelled across the Atlantic to appear in the MILK International Children’s Theatre Festival in Toronto, Canada. Tim’s final professional role was landing a title character in the original series of Life On Mars appearing alongside Phillip Glennister and John Simm- an experience which he’ll never forget.

Anikó Tóth, BA (Hons), MA

Anikó is a freelance professional singer in Classical and Jazz and has taught privately and at many UK academic institutions in Musical Theatre since 2005, helping students extend their vocal skills, range and confidence.

US-born Anikó also specialises in dialect coaching for American accents. Trained in LA, Budapest and Manchester, Anikó works with Jan Kopinski (Mirrors), the Hallé Choir, and been broadcast on BBC Four, Radio 4, PBS (USA), and Bartók Rádió (Hungary).


Alice Gregr

Alice is a BBC Broadcast Journalist currently working for local radio in Manchester. Her main duties are reporting and reading the news and she covers subjects that are varied to say the least! She’s been out reporting at the scene of murders, gas explosions and fires but also reported from an aeroplane, an animal shelter, a knicker factory and a dentists’ chair!

Her time on Local television in the Midlands was a complete contrast to Radio! “To do my job you need to be enthusiastic, a good story teller, creative and have an understanding of TV and Radio. It’s about painting pictures and taking your audience on a journey with you. Also you need to be able to think on your feet as even the professionals slip up sometimes!”