The Group 64 Team
Group 64 has a dedicated team of Theatre Education Professionals, who between them bring an excellent mix of skills and experience. Nicola Sterry, who has been the full time Youth Director since January 2009, and has now taken on the role of Company and Education Director. Amy Insole and Kate Pasco now share the role of Youth Director.
All staff are DSB checked and have a full interview process and trial period.
Nicola Sterry - Company and Education Director
Nicola has been Group 64's Youth Director since January 2009, since then Group 64 has continued to grow and develop, particuarly with the expansion of an older age group. Since June 2016 Nicola has become Company and Education Director.
Nicola has also worked for Playbox Theatre for Young People, Chicken Shed Theatre Company and London Bubble. She has taught English through drama in South Africa, Italy and Japan. She has a degree in Theatre, Film and Television and a Masters Distinction in Theatre Education.
To contact Nicola please e-mail - [email protected]
Amy Insole - Youth Director
Amy joined Group 64 in September 2015, as an Assistant Youth Director and became Youth Director in 2018. Amy graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2013 and since then has worked at Queens Theatre Hornchurch across their youth theatre
As well as working with young people in theatre Amy has directed professional productions at Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Etcetera Theatre, Vaults Festival, Roundhouse Studio and Tristan Bates Theatre
To contact Amy please email - [email protected]
Stacey Burt - Assistant Youth Director
Stacey joined Group 64 in October 2017. Stacey graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2017 and has since worked with Little Creatives, Fresh Arts and Bigfoot Arts Education. Since wokring at Group 64 Stacey has directed Hansel and Gretal with our younger age group and runs many of the Group 64 classes and holiday projects.
Kate Pasco - Associate Director
Kate is a freelance director, theatre maker and facilitator specialising in making work with and for young people.
Kate worked at G64 from 2010-18 starting life here as a freelance tutor and going on to become the Youth Director. During her time at G64 Kate’s highlights included taking 3 devised productions up to the Edinburgh Fringe, a collaboration with the V&A Museum, curating a 5 day young people’s take over festival, and setting up Little Echo - a theatre company for G64 graduates making work for young audiences.
As Associate Director Kate continues to support the work of G64 and looks forward to future collaborations.
Amie Taylor - Musical Theatre and Drama Tutor
Amie trained at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with BA hons in Theatre with Community Practices.She has worked for Playbox Theatre Company, Half Moon Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, Studio Film School and Harrow Arts Centre Youth Theatre.
As well as working with children and young people in theatre, she performs in and directs her own comedy show: Rudie and Red. As well as founding and facilitating the 10-33 Collective; a collective of professional actors, singers, musicians, choreographers and designers working in London
Katy Morrish - Drama Tutor
Katy was a member of Group 64 when she was younger before going to University. She graduated from St John's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in Education, Drama and English. She then went on to train at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for her Postgraduate Masters Degree in Acting. Katy has worked as a drama facilitator and workshop leader for several years across multiple countries with age groups ranging from nursery age children up to adults with organisations such as Theatrebugs, The Pembroke Players, Peace Child and Word on the Curb. Alongside Group 64, Katy works professionally as an actor, including extensive work with touring Shakespeare companies in America and Japan.
Daisy Barrett-Nash - Drama Tutor
Daisy is a freelance theatre practitioner, facilitator, spoken word artist and all round creative change maker. Daisy graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a 1st (hons) in BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Daisy has spent 6 years working with many different community groups, from young people to elders, to offer them the opportunity to empower themselves through drama and poetry.
In all of our younger classes we have older G64 members acting as Assistants and Mentors, they work with the younger children, to encourage positive group work and to help new or shy members to join in and have fun! Group 64's assistants are an invaluable member of out team and have often been coming to Group 64 for years themselves!