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Vanessa Leagh-Hicks


Her West End credits include originals of: Chicago playing Velma Kelly and west end dance supervisor, 

Dance Captain of La Cage aux Follies at the London Palladium, Follies at the Shaftsbury Theatre, Tess in Crazy For You at the Prince Edward, Inez in The Bakers Wife, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, Children Of Eden choreographed by Sir Mathew Bourne, Cats at the New London playing Bombalurina, Sweet Charity playing Nikki Pignatelli, Daddy Cool Germany playing Ma Baker, Love Never Dies U/S Madam Giry, The Passenger at English National Opera playing SS Officer and Capo,

Les Miserable Wold tour. 

She was Resident director on Flash Dance the musical. She has choreographed for BBC. ITV, Channel 4 and 5 with various artistes including, Will Young, Emma Bunton, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Parkinson Christmas special, Finding Joseph and Maria, and for 2 years was the dance tutor for BBC with Graham Norton Strictly Dance Fever. Vanessa also is on all original cast album shows she performed. 

Her Film Credits include Les Miserable,

Feature Film King Ralph, Feature Film Ellis Island. Her TV credits include The Bill, No Place Like Home, Guiness commercial.

Vanessa now runs a successful Musical Theatre agency Leagh-Hicks Associates.

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“TSTC is an inclusive, fun and professionally run theatre company. Hayley is a passionate and inspiring teacher who nurtures and supports the students, getting the most out of each of them. My daughter thoroughly enjoys being part of team TSTC and has been able to participate in several very impressive performances during her time there. Thank you TSTC”

Gemma Bill 

“My daughter absolutely loves her theatre classes. She has autism and Hayley is so patient and caring with her.”

Charlotte Morton 

“I would just like to say how much my daughter is enjoying being part of Tenterden Studio Theatre Company.

She can't wait to go on a Saturday morning. It has a mix of everything she loves singing, dancing and acting!

At 8 years old Rhea loves to be given solos to perform already which in my eyes is fantastic. This will help her in so many ways going forward with general life skills let alone the main thing that counts is that she just loves it!

I would highly recommend to anyone boys or girls! It's for everyone.”

Louise Laker 

“My son Freddie joined Tenterden Studio Theatre Company in September after attending a fun summer workshop.  He absolutely loves his Saturday Mornings, Hayley has such a great rapport with the children and it’s been lovely watching Freddie’s confidence grow.   I love the fact that the children get to showcase what they have been doing at the end of each term to the parents & would highly recommend Tenterden Studio Theatre Company to any budding young actors looking for a great, friendly, confidence building class!”

Natasha Dallaway

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