Nicola the Joint Principal has been teaching for Helen O'Grady for over 20 years, firstly as a teacher and as a Principal for 18 years. In 2018 Nicola become a Training Supervisor for the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, training Principals across the network. Nicola recently became a mentor for new Principals.
Nicola trained at the East 15 acting school and gained a BA Honours in Acting. Most recently as an actress, her experience has been in TV commercials and film. Previously, she has worked in musical theatre and corporate acting work and has toured the UK performing in theatre and educational productions in primary and secondary schools and also leading workshops.
Nicola is the Singing and Music Director for the charity "Kissing it Better" working with local schools, coordinating events for Hospitals, carehomes and singing for NHS events, sometimes with her son. In 2017 they appeared in a BBC documentary together about the charity’s work with older people.
Nicola teaches in:
Stoke Newington (Saturday Classes).
The Joint Principal has over 16 years teaching experience with Helen O'Grady North London.
Andrew trained at the East 15 acting school where he gained a BA Honours in Acting, after which, he has become a successful actor in TV Commercials in the UK and across Europe. He is often on TV demonstrating his comedy skills. Most recently Andrew can be seen on Eastenders and The Crown S5.
He also worked as a drama teacher at the Method Studio (formally the Lee Strasburg Acting School) specialising as a Shakespeare tutor. He also worked as a writer of song links for a BBC radio 1 DJ.
Nicola and Andrew are a husband and wife-team. They have two boys who also attend the Academy!
Andrew teaches in:
Walthamstow, Edmonton & Stoke Newington (Friday classes)
Michael started as a pupil of the North London Helen O'Grady Drama Academy when he was 5 years old and continued with the classes until the age of 18. He has since been working in the office and has worked his way up to Office Administrator. Michael started teaching classes last year and has proved to be a very popular teacher who the children love!
Michael's experience covers a wide range of areas including professional acting, photography and digital media editing, he is an IT Technician and also makes Origami!
Michael teaches in:
Crouch End & Clapton
Justine is a South African Actor, Poet and Puppeteer. She received her formal training at Rhodes University before completing her BA(Hons) I’m Acting with a first at The Courtyard Theatre, London.
Justine was a student at Helen O Grady Drama in South Africa as well as an assistant teacher before moving to London and joining the Helen O Grady North London family.
Justine Teaches in:
Chingford & Tottenham