THE REACH PERFORMERS TEAM
Where the Passion Begins
All our teachers are professionally trained and DBS checked.
Reach was founded by Jessica Hughes a filmmaker from Lincoln who has been working in London for the past 7 years. Jessica has made music videos for sony music, universal, defected records and more. Jessica has also worked with Games of Thrones and olivier award winner Kerry Ingram, Hamilton actor Travis Kerry and has great connections in the west end. Jessica has made short films, feature films, music videos and commercials for some of the most prestigious companies as well as having a background in performing arts. Jessica has always loved working with children and wanted to create a modern and unique performing arts school to benefit Lincolnshire's young and aspiring performers. To find out more about Jessica please visit www.jessicahughesfilms.com
Jake studied BA (Hons) Applied Drama and Music at Bishop Grosseteste University. He has always been passionate about Music and Drama and has been involved in Performing Arts from a very young age. As well as teaching singing at Reach Jake also works as a Primary School Teacher at St Faith and St Martin junior school. Working with children and helping them develop and grow in confidence has always been a passion for Jake. Jake is an unforgettable character who is dedicated to helping our performers achieve their goals whilst having fun.
Jordan has been involved in the performing arts since the age of 5 and has years of experience both performing and making theatre. Jordan is a university of Lincoln graduate with a BA (Hons) and Masters degree in drama. Alongside working as a freelance director and composer, Jordan is also an associate lecturer in musical theatre at Lincoln University. Jordan is also part of The Backpack Ensemble a local theatre company touring work across Lincolnshire and to other parts of the country. Helping create a new generation of young performers has always been one of the most rewarding parts of teaching for Jordan and he is excited that he gets the opportunity to do that at Reach.
After many years of training and performing in amateur and professional productions throughout the East Midlands, Annabel furthered her professional journey when she was awarded a scholarship to train at Doreen Bird College in London.During training Annabel worked for Wii Nintendo, modelling and producing voice-overs and video footage for their games Wii Sing She featured in adverts, box set covers and Wii Sing Rock and Wii Sing Pop video games.
When she graduated, her feet barely touched the ground in the UK as she went off to work in Malaysia. She was in the ensemble for both Beauty and the Beast and Snow White. Staged and directed by Chris Colby and David Kort and Musically Directed by David LaugharneShe then travelled further working for Paul Hammond Productions in theatres in Qatar.
Annabel then went on to join the ensemble of Singin In The Rain in Paris, performing at the Theatre Du Chatelet. She was then re-contracted to continue performing Singing In The Rain at the Grand Palais, making history as they staged their first-ever Musical at this prestigious venue.
Following Annabel has also been involved in some Commercial, promotional videos in the UK and was recently a Dancer for Debbie Moore's 40th Anniversary of Pineapple Dance studios event and also danced for the collaboration between Pineapple Dance Studios and the Global Hello Kitty New dance-wear.
She was also asked to represent Ashley Nottinghams Showdance and perform at the Open Day Gala for Pineapple Dance Studios and most recently performed at the British Take Away Awards for host for Jimmy Carr at the Savoy Theatre.
DANCE / COMPETITION DANCE TEACHER
Rebecca has been dancing since the age of 3. She began her training at a local dance school where she first took classes in ballet, tap and modern before progressing on to other styles such as freestyle, street, musical theatre and contemporary. Rebecca then went on to receive a degree in Dance and Drama from the University of Lincoln in 2015, followed by a Masters in Choreography in 2018. She has been working within private dance schools as well as primary and secondary schools, progressing students through IDTA exams as well as choreographing for performances, festivals and competitions. Rebecca is also currently working as a Dance Development Officer, creating and delivering programmes of dance for people of all ages within the community.
Remi has been attending drama, singing and dance classes since she was 4 years old. She has always been passionate about drama and dance which has enabled her to take part in so many opportunities thanks to Reach. She was a student at Reach Performing Arts until she had to leave due to reaching the age limit, but she came back to help our current performers, helping them achieve and gain more confidence and skills in the performing arts world. Remi is a third year student at BGU studying Primary Education with QTS (primary school teacher) so she can give children the opportunity to thrive and succeed in so many different areas of learning.