Who trained with us?

Our children regularly appear in feature films, TV programmes and commercials, with several becoming regular members of some of the country's top TV shows...

Emmerdale – Katie Hill “Sarah”

Katie took over the role of Sarah Sugden in 2017. Katie’s previous experience had been theatre based having played “Maggie” in “Scrooge the Musical” with Tommy Steel, “Florence” in Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver” and “Little  Cosette” in Futurist’s “Les Miserables”. Katie is a true triple threat, – she is a gifted singer and a talented dancer

Emmerdale – Jack Downham – “Noah”

Jack’s first job was as the face of Whiskas Cat food in a worldwide TV commercial…the cat was sacked for scratching him but the ad ran for years. At the age of 5 he had a  of small part in “Spooks-Code 9”  followed by “Heartbeat” where he happily did his own “stunts” over and over again…

Verity Rushworth

Verity took over the role of Donna Windsor in “Emmerdale” as a 12 year old Scalakid and played the part for almost 11 years . She recently returned to the soap for six months to film emotional scenes featuring Donna’s illness and subsequent suicide . Verity is now fulfilling her dream – playing various West End…

Katie Pearson

Katie was always a “stand out” Scalakid. She did lots of TV  – taking a lead role in “My Parents are Aliens” Then after studying at Arts Ed she went straight to the West End and is now tapping away in 42nd Street.

Lucy-Jo Hudson

Now a star on ITVs Dance Dance Dance with her friend Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Lucy-Jo Hudson joined the Coronation Street cobbles in 2002 to portray Katy Harris and left three years later. She went on to star in the series Wild at Heart and appears as a regular panelist on Loose Women.

Ross Lee-Fowkes

After graduating from Urdang Academy – Ross toured with “Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. First as one of the “brothers” and then he took over the lead part of Joseph. Ross went on to play “Goody Goodman” in “Fame: The Musical”.

Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton

Currently dazzling the Judges in ITVs Dance Dance Dance – Rohan attended Scala as a child and a teenager before moving on to  Urdang Academy in London.  He’s served as a backup dancer for Beverley Knight, Kanye West, and Lemar.  Rohan  can cite a myriad of West End  theatre credits, such as Mary Poppins, Hairspray,…

Natalie Anderson

Natalie was another “musical theatre” kid when she attended Scala but her blossoming acting skills were becoming apparent in our drama workshops. Natalie often had us in tears with her emotional improvs alongside the then teenage Andrew Lee Potts. She went on to win roles as nurse “Stella” in “The Royal” and “Alicia” in “Emmerdale”-…

Ashford Campbell

Ashford hit the big time in the X factor and has toured the world with boy band Nu Vibe. and is now a member of boy band The Risk. He has appeared in The West End with “Beautiful – The Carol King Musical”

Matthew Lewis

Matthew was no stranger to the acting profession when he won the role that was to be part of his life for the next ten years. His first role as a 5 year old Scalakid was as epileptic toddler Johnathan Taylor in the TV drama “Some Kind of LIfe”. He then went on to play…

Rhea Bailey

Currently appearing in Coronation Street as “Caz”. Rhea also popped up in the hit US crime drama “The Mentalist” as Amanda Shaw after a successful run appearing as “PC Mel Ryder” in The Bill for two years.

Bleu Woodward

Scalakid Bleu studied at Lane Theatre Arts – then toured with South Pacific. She played Lisa in “Mama Mia” and was one of the Divas in “Priscilla – Queen of the Desert” She is currently appearing in the new West End musical version of “Kinky Boots” which coincidentally starred ex Scalakid Sarah Jane Potts in…

Jenny Wickham

Jenny trained at Lane Theatre Arts and played “Roxie Hart” in “Chicago” at the Cambridge Theatre London, “Penny” in “Dirty Dancing” and went on to “swing” in “Wicked”, appearing many times as “Elphaba” at the Apollo Theatre.

Michelle Hardwick

Michelle came to Scalakids as a very determined but untrained 14 year old. She needed to catch up with her fellow students so she started musical theatre classes with the “little kids” and rapidly rose through the ranks, Producing a talented singer and dancer however acting was always her first love. At 16 we sent…

Rachel Leskovac

Rachel was a Scalakid for many years taking part in many local productions and the occasional TV role. She graduated from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 1998 and went on to play many roles in both theatre and TV (She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of pools winner Viv Nicholson in “Spend!…

Nadine Mulkerrin

Nadine was with us for a long time before finding fame. Now appearing in Hollyoaks as Cleopatra “Cleo” McQueen. Now there are four ex Scalakids in the programme!

Jennifer Metcalfe

Jennifer joined ScalaKids as a 12 year old drama pupil and in her time with us played many roles in TV drama’s including “At Home With the Braithwaites” “Where the heart is” “Birthday Girl” “Emmerdale” and “My Parents Are Aliens” for ITV. Always playing the “Naughty Girl” it was no surprise when she landed the…