Meet the Teachers

All teachers are trained, CRB checked and fully insured.

Sarah Adams
Drama and LAMDA teacher

Sarah is  a trained actress as well as a professional singer. She has a wide variety of experience with all age groups in both a theatrical and musical setting. She is also experienced in tutoring students through their LAMDA qualifications.

Lauren Wimpeney (BA Hons Performing Arts)
Drama and Street Dance teacher

Lauren has been dancing since she was four years old and has been studying drama since the age of twelve. Lauren has a BA Hons in Performing Arts and an HND in Media Performance. She has been teaching children for various drama schools since she was 17 years old. 

"I love teaching drama and dance and helping children to create performances that they can be proud of. Seeing their passion grown as mine did when I was their age makes the hard work so worthwhile! Working for Drama Factor enables me to develop the children's acting skills and gives me the opportunity to put these skills to practise through shows at the end of term and in the holiday work shops."

Samantha Vaughn 
Drama teacher

Samantha was born and bred in Staffordshire and studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London before taking time out to travel on graduating.  In 2009, she won a part scholarship to study acting at The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art and has been pursuing her acting career ever since.  Samantha taught at various schools and theatres in Staffordshire, including Abbey Hill School and Performing Arts College and The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall - where her Junior group won the award for best drama performance at The Creative Minds Festival.  Shortly after moving to Manchester she met Sharon and became part of the Drama Factor team.  It is both a challenging and rewarding role, meeting so many young people and developing different skills and seeing amazing performances.     

 "Teaching drama is rewarding in so many ways – watching children develop confidence, communication skills, a sense of identity and learn to stretch their imaginations is a privilege."