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.

 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.