LEADA Cambs CIC  (Company No: 11273254)

is all about Creative Dramatic Arts for everyone.

This is our Base: 

We are a Community Interest Company which means everything we do is for the PEOPLE in our COMMUNITY.
Any profits we make go back into the funds for Creative Dramatic Arts projects for the benefit of local people.

Go to HISTORY to find out more about how LEADA was formed.


Directors

Linda
Creative Director & Principal Tutor

Loves: Glitter

Not so keen on: earwigs

Black belt in Tae Kwondo

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Steve
Finance & IT Director

Loves: Drumming

Not so keen on: Country & Western

Quantum physics & cosmology nut

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Lindzi
Safeguarding Child Protection Director & Assistant Tutor

Loves: Stationery

Not so keen on: Feet

Massive collection of scarves

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Kris
Marketing Director

Loves: Cherry liqueur chocolates

Not so keen on: Mushrooms

Collects mini-soaps from hotels & spas

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Valerie
Director

Loves: Dancing to Coldplay

Not so keen on: Liquorice tea

Expert at playing Jungle Speed

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Guest Artists

Tay

Loves: Pokémon

Not so keen on: Spiders

Can lick her elbow

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Steve

Loves: Coffee

Not so keen on: Slime

Obsessed with everything Sci-Fi

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Richard

Loves: Sci-Fi

Not so keen on: Sand

Handy with a sword

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Brandon

Loves: Post-dystopian fantasy novels

Not so keen on: Mariah Carey

Obsessively collects glass paper weights with seed bubbles inside

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Jo

Loves: Primula cheese squished between 2 Pringles

Not so keen on: Clapping along to music

Foretells the Future by reading the clouds

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Mascot

Bobby
Mascot

Loves: Bones & Chasing!

Not so keen on: Cats!!!

Sneaks off with socks & shoes!


What do we do?
We make exciting things happen for kids and adults in our crazy, quirky classes. Once we reel you in, you’ll be hooked! To find out more go to Classes

Don’t take our word for it!
Go to Testimonies to find out what our members think

What about opportunities for volunteers?
Go to Volunteers

Why Join LEADA?
We provide unique Creative opportunities for our members. We do what they want to do! We work at their pace. We encourage, enable, teach and promote team work where the members’ choices are paramount. LEADA members own their work.But the best reason? LEADA is FUN!

Go to FAQs to know more.

 

Linda Ekins: Creative Director and Principal Tutor
 

Dictionary definition:

 

Linda has: taught Creative Dramatic Arts in schools, mentored Drama students, professional actors and singers, run Drama classes for children from age 3 – 18 and taught people of all ages to sing. She gets to know her students as individuals and has developed ways of helping them to discover their strengths and express themselves.

linda@leada.biz

 

Steve Ekins: It & Finance Director
 

Dictionary definition:

  • Rhythm King
  • Soundtrack Master
  • Wealth of knowledge with millions of questions
  • Science geek
  • Expert in finance software design for 25+ years
  • Code writer
  • Music obsessive
  • Tech Wizard
  • Backstage supporter
  • Budget regulator

 

Steve has assisted Linda in theatre projects and shows over the years. He has acted in plays ranging from comedy to thought provoking drama. Now he adds an extra dimension to our productions by recording epic soundtracks, finding the perfect music or sound effect to create just the right mood.

steve@leada.biz

 

Lindzi Morgan: Safeguarding Child Protection Director, Assistant Tutor
 
Dictionary definition:

Lindzi has assisted Linda in running the younger classes for many years. Originally, as a mum helper, she became a friendly face, settling new children into the class. Now she is an experienced chaperone, trusted and adored by the children. With extensive Drama skills Lindzi is an engaging role player, adding an extra element to the children’s experience.

lindzi@leada.biz


 

Kris Lightburn: Marketing Director
 

Dictionary definition:

  • Crafter extraordinaire
  • Facebook Diva
  • Prolific reader and writer
  • Keen fund-raiser
  • Experienced in logistics, admin, reprographics and customer service for 20+ years
  • Ex Wren
  • Keen interest in Marketing
  • Handy with a sewing machine
  • Excited by stationery and spreadsheets
  • Big heart of gold

 

Kris is enthusiastic and committed to marketing LEADA. She has experienced first hand the benefits of the children’s classes and is not shy about telling everyone. Kris is the one who meets and greets, takes your payments and helps to keep you informed. Kris is kind and helps the children with whatever they need. She is also inventive and creative.

kris@leada.biz

 

Valerie Robins: Director

Dictionary definition:

  • LEADA Champion
  • Voice of the parents of children attending Drama classes.
  • Clarifier of ideas
  • Expert in Customer service for 20+ years
  • Positive outlook
  • Studying for qualification in social work

Both Valerie’s girls attend the Drama classes and Valerie appreciates the value of the Drama activities they have done over the years. She is always on hand to help and often offers to clear up after shows. Valerie’s role as Director is to question what we do and why to ensure we keep our objectives a priority

valerie@leada.biz

 

Tay Morgan: Volunteer, Photographer
 
Dictionary definition:

  • Sunny Outlook
  • Studying photography at the College of West Anglia.
  • Caring helper in children’s Drama Workshops
  • Creative Artist

 

Tay was a member of LEADA when she was younger. Now her passion and her art is creating photographic images and she is rapidly growing an impressive portfolio.


 

Steve Bond: Entertainer, Performer, Vocalist     LEADA Acting coach, Tutor, Stage manager
 
Dictionary definition:

  • Action Man
  • A definite nerd with knowledge of most things geeky
  • Most recent credits include ‘Rapunzel: a tangled tale’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’
  • Experienced in working with children devising theatre for 8 years
  • Valued member of the teaching team
  • BA Hons Applied Drama and Creative Writing
  • Game organiser
  • Thinks outside the box

 

Steve was one of Linda’s students studying Drama at the College of West Anglia. He went on to study Applied Drama and Creative writing at the University of South Wales and gained a 2:1 BA Hons. The Kids love his crazy sense of humour and learn a lot about creating scripts from him. Steve specialises in Devising theatre, working with members, creating and developing their own ideas.


 

Richard Thompson: Film and Stage Actor LEADA Acting Coach, Assistant Tutor
 
Dictionary definition:

  • Clown
  • Started his theatre career as one of Linda’s students aged 10
  • Role player extraordinaire
  • BA(Hons) Drama: Acting for Stage + Screen
  • Wealth of professional stage and screen appearances under his belt
  • Working on several film and stage projects, across the country.
  • Comedy writer
  • Experienced performer with expertise in devising theatre for 15 years

 

Richard assists Linda teaching Drama and provides support in stage management and as chaperone. He has collaborated in Drama in Education projects and professional credits with LEADA include, Plum Pudding and Pie, a play about Mrs Beeton. The kids love Richard’s quirky sense of humour and learn about character portrayal from him.

Brandon Loveless: Life Coach    LEADA Choreographer and Stage Management
 
Dictionary definition:

  • Dream Dancer
  • BA (Hons) Dance, MA Choreography
  • Experienced in Dance and choreography for 10+ years
  • Creative enabler
  • Intuitive artist

 

Brandon joined us as a member of Centre Stage. During his time with us he discovered his talent for dance and he went on to study Dance at Lincoln University.

Brandon’s first choreography was for a Junior Summer workshop called Children of Lir, which was told mainly through Dance and Animation and was very beautiful. Brandon collaborates with members of all ages, working within their range. They all love what he does and how he makes them feel they can succeed in Dance.


 

Jo Sherry: Actor, Stage Director LEADA Performer, Animator

Dictionary definition:

 

Jo’s children attended Linda’s Drama classes and she is excited about the way Linda works. In Plum Pudding and Pie, she played Mrs Beeton renowned for her Book of Household Management. Jo collaborates with Linda developing Living History Events at Peckover House. She is working with Linda developing future opportunities for young adult actors in the LEADA Company.