After graduating in Drama and Theology at Hull University Kit spent a short time as a (very bad) musician and teacher before training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After 10 years as an actor, including 3 years at the National, numerous TV and film appearances and over 100 theatre productions, Kit turned to directing and writing. He has run 2 UK rep theatres, has directed more than 150 productions all over the world, had 6 of his plays performed professionally and for the last 20 years has run theatre based corporate training companies. He has been the Managing Director of DSL since 2010
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF 3 YEAR STUDIES
Louise (Gill) is a graduate of DSL and an actress and voice over artist (Louise Amos). She has over 20 years experience as a Freelance Practitioner, teacher and workshop leader and has worked in the UK, Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East with professional actors and companies and as a practitioner/director for schools and colleges. As a director Gill has worked on numerous devised projects including Sufi’s Choice for the Mimetic Festival, community projects for London boroughs and social reform projects in South-East Asia. She also holds a BA, PGCE and an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute.
DEPUTY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & HEAD OF ACTING
Crispin is an actor in film, TV and theatre, teaches pantomime, acting and directing. He is also the founder of the award-winner Hidden Pearl Productions company, has sung as a soloist in concerts, operas and church choirs, and has broadcast on Radio 2. His writing has won an Edinburgh Fringe Best Revue and a Northern Arts Award nomination for his musical Someday Soon.
ADMINISTRATOR & OFFICE MANAGER
Originally from France, Stephanie has been in London for 10 years (but retains a strong accent!). She has worked as an Admin/Office Manager in various fields, such as Experiential Marketing, Baby Swimming and Antiquities. As Administrator and Office Manager at Drama Studio London, she will provide administrative support to students and staff and ensure that the building and office are taken care of. In her spare time, she enjoys going to gigs and art exhibitions, likes to bake and has a real passion for cheese!
After completing her degree in Art History Charlotte trained and worked in Stage Management before moving into arts administration. Initially working at the Royal Academy of Dance on their teacher training programmes Charlotte took up the post of Registrar at DSL in 2016. As Registrar, she will facilitate operations and communications at DSL with a specific focus on the BA (Hons) Professional Acting course. In her spare time she enjoys reading and playing board games, the latter of which she competes in regularly and has previously won medals at the Mind Sports Olympiad.
Tamasine has spent most of her career in large blue-chip companies but moved to DSL in 2011 on a part-time basis as finance officer/bookkeeper. She deals with student finance and pays all freelance staff and suppliers. In her spare time, she is an active member of her local amateur dramatics society, enjoying being both on stage and working front of house. She enjoys gardening, loves her cat, Princess, and is a massive Bee Gees fan!
Matt is a Canadian film and theatre technician with a special interest in Lighting Design, Cinematography and Editing. He was educated in the great white north at Red Deer College and received an Applied Degree in Motion Picture Arts, and a Diploma in Theatre Entertainment and Production. With DSL Matt spends most of the time locked up in a room editing, and when freed, troubleshooting any theatrical or media need. He is excited to start his career in the UK and looks forward to plenty of adventures and exploring.
Gill works as an actor, director and corporate trainer. She graduated from Drama Studio London twenty years ago and acted in TV, Commercials and Theatre, both fringe and Repertory Theatre. Her directing credits include The Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera North and Out of Joint Theatre Company as well as tours and education work for schools, prisons and currently The National Theatre.