David Corbett is a working, professional actor and drama teacher. He trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute In New York City for 3 years and then lived and worked in L.A for seven years, in film and television.
David also wrote and directed short films and sketch shows that he starred in. He chalked up over 50 TV commercials. Recent theatre credits include, ‘Judd’ in Bouncers, by John Godber and ‘Phil’ in Mammals, by Amelia Bullmore, for which he received an L.A weekly award for best actor. He has just played Jack Worthing in The Importance of being Earnest.
David teaches acting and audition techniques to all ages of students. He leads a comedy improv class, for actors to develop new writing. He is presently writing his own TV comedy series.
David has most recently starred in the BBC1 drama, ‘WPC 56’.
David is delighted to be working at the Gielgud Academy teaching screen acting and Lamda drama and encouraging others to discover their own love of acting.
Born in Scotland, soprano Gillian Webster studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio.
Her highly successful professional opera career has her regularly performing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, ENO at the Coliseum and many of the major International Opera Houses .
Her repertoire includes ; The Magic Flute (Pamina & First Lady), The Marriage of Figaro (Contessa), La Boheme (Mimi), Lohengrin (Elsa), Orfeo ed Euridices (Euridices) and Pearl Fishers (Leila) amoungst many others.
Her CD recordings include Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, Peter Grimes (2nd niece) and Paride ed Elena (Pallas Athene) and DVD recordings of Orfeo ed Euridices and the Magic Flute for the Royal Opera House. She has recently sung with Jessye Norman as 2nd woman in Dido and Aeneas at the Chatelet, Paris.
Gillian teaches at various schools in Sussex and specialises in LAMDA Musicla Theatre. She is delighted to be the Musical Theatre singing teacher at the Gielgud Academy.
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Jacquie trained at The Bush Davies School and the Central School of Ballet. She worked with Northern Ballet Theatre (A Simple Man, Coppelia), Vienna Festival Ballet (Swan Lake UK tour), Weiner Ballet Theater (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker European tour) and The Georgia Ballet, USA where she performed the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Her musical theatre credits include the UK tour of Oklahoma, The Phantom Of The Opera in Hamburg, Germany as Dance Captain and Ballet Chorus and the USA tour of The Phantom Of The Opera, with her husband Ray Gabbard.
After returning to London she trained as a Pilates Teacher with Body Control Pilates and she is now a fully qualified teacher and holds a level 3 REPS. In 2014 Jacquie gained the ISTD’s DDI diploma teaching qualification in ballet.
Photograph with Suzanne Gielgud by © Mike Champion