Staff & Testimonials

Emily Redfarn (AVCM) – Principal

FullSizeRender (1) Emily was originally a student at Mackenzie School of Speech and Drama before attending Arts Educational School, Tring as a full time Performing Arts Student. It was at Tring, because of her mentor Peggy Batchelor that she fell in love with teaching Speech and Drama, becoming an Associate of The Victoria School of Music in Speech at only 18 years old. She now teaches both the LAMDA and Trinity exam boards in performace, communication, musical theatre and speaking in public as well as the RADA Shakespeare Awards Syllabus.

She has taught in various schools in Cambridge and is the Senior School Speech and Drama teacher at King’s Ely. She joined Mackenzie School of Speech and Drama in 2012 before taking over as Principal in April 2015.

 Dr Pamela Jenner

Pam Jenner 5Dr Pamela Jenner has been an Associate Lecturer in Drama at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, for the last four years, teaching a variety of modules including performance skills and directing for the theatre. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a First Class Honours Degree in Drama plus a PhD in a 20th century British theatre movement.

She has extensive experience acting on stage and in films and has directed at a variety of venues including  the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Camden Fringe and the King’s Head theatre pub, Islington. Pamela has also led drama and presentation skills workshops for both children and adults in India and helps to organise an annual summer arts conference in Switzerland. She is experienced at directing musical theatre for all age groups and all ability levels.

 Sarah Borley MA, BA Hons, PGCE

Sarah_Borley_photo Sarah is an experienced LAMDA teacher, having taught both the Performance and Communication specifications since 1999.

Her wealth of experience in theatre and education includes regularly directing plays and musicals, teaching Acting, Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, A level and GCSE Drama and Theatre Studies, and working as a Standards Verifier for BTEC Performing Arts courses.

Sarah is also an experienced teacher in the RADA Shakespeare Award, having worked on the original pilot Certificate Syllabus when it was first launched in 2003.