Kieran Vyas

Artistic Director

Kieran is an award-winning director, acting coach and filmmaker. With roots in acting, he has performed internationally in theatre, film and TV and is a previous Triforce Monologue Slam Champion. As well as creating his own award-winning films, Kieran has worked with prestigious theatre companies and theatres, renowned drama schools, the BBC and many others. He is also a member of the audition panel for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Kieran has spent many years working closely with drama schools including ALRA, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, teaching on BA and MA acting courses, directing, and sitting on audition panels.

The arts have the incomparable power to transform young people’s lives and it’s that reward that Kieran has a burning passion for. He constantly strives to inspire others whether that’s to become a professional working actor or simply to find their voice.

Katie Burchett


Katie trained as an actor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Since graduating in 2013 she’s worked primarily on the stage, and has been lucky enough to tour both nationally and internationally. Her theatre credits include Hypatia in ‘Misalliance’, Ellie Dunn in ‘Heartbreak House’ (Shaw’s Corner), Aurora in ‘How to Catch a Star’ (Blunderbus Children’s Theatre Company, UK and Singapore tour), Lizzie Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Tread the Boards Theatre Company) and Nor in ‘Kukunor/Kalahari’ (The Arena Theatre). She also performed twice in the 2020 Leicester Comedy Festival. During the first lockdown in 2020, she wrote and starred in her award-winning short film, Delivery.

Katie has a wealth of experience in Theatre in Education and teaching acting. She facilitates workshops with young people from primary school age through to young adult, and also teaches acting to degree-level students. As someone who was lucky enough to be able to turn a passion into a career, Katie relishes helping others explore and realise their own creative potential.

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