Margaret F. Howard
BSc(Hons) DPM Chartered MCIPD LAM(Gold) FISTD FRSA
Margaret is Bushey born and attended The Rutts, Merryhill School & Watford Grammar School For Girls before reading Chemistry with Pure Mathematics & Economics at Leicester University. On graduating she studied for a postgraduate qualification in Personnel Management.
Margaret started dancing, aged three, with Nell Jean Perkins in a tiny studio in Chestnut Rise in Bushey & then moved to The Star School of Dancing in Watford with Elizabeth Harrison. She danced, sang, acted & choreographed with every local Operatic Society in the area - Bushey Operatic & Dramatic Society being the favourite. In 1982 Margaret left full time employment as a Personnel Director with The Rank
Organisation & trained at Harrison College qualifiying to teach Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap & National, she also holds Gold Medal from LAMDA for Verse & Prose & Acting. In 1988 she became a Fellow of the
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and was proud to be invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1995.
Margaret remains very involved in the life of the Schools particularly in Acting, Singing and at Showtime!
ISTD Ballet/Tap/Modern/Jazz Teacher
ISTD Ballet/Tap/Modern Teacher - DDE
Miss Gemma trained at the Margaret Howard Theatre Schools from a young age, then continued her studies at MHTC, formally Harrison College where she completed her teacher training exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre dance, alongside her performance training. During her time at College Miss Gemma was awarded the status of Head Girl Miss Gemma performed in Pantomime at the Alban Arena and in various Charity Galas at Sadlers Wells and The Palladium. Miss Gemma has a passion for teaching working at many prestigious schools and colleges both in and outside of London. Miss Gemma has completed her DDE exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern and is studying for Licentiate status.
Acting & LAMDA Teacher
Miss Natasha graduated from The Margaret Howard Theatre College where she majored in character acting and singing roles.
Natasha played the role of The Witch in Into The Woods, Jennyanydots in CATS and Le Fou in Beauty & The Beast
Since leaving College Natasha has been teaching Acting.
Natasha teaches Acting for MHTS and offers LAMDA exams in all subjects. She has achieved a 100% pass rate with the majority of pupils gaining merits and Distinctions.
Natasha holds DDI in Modern and Tap and Gold Medal LAMDA in Verse & Prose and in Acting.
Miss Meg has been dancing since the age of three, she trained at the Margaret Howard Theatre College which then became Momentum Performing Arts Academy. Meg graduated as as ISTD teacher with a DDE in Modern Theatre Dance. During her training Meg studied a variety of different dance styles focusing on ISTD classes in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and the Commercial Associate. She also covered Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary as well as Musical Theatre, Singing and Acting. Whilst training Meg found her passion for performing musical theatre and then found her passion for teaching it! Miss Meg then went on to gain her level 2 Gym Instruction within Acro dance and took part in various professional workshops in dance, gymnastics and singing. Meg is an established member of the MHTS Team and teaches a wide range of classes including Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Street and Classical Ballet.
Born and raised in Malta, Amy trained in musical theatre from the tender age of three, with the initial stage school she attended being her entryway into theatre. Amy then went on to train in Classical Voice with ABRSM. She is a Musical Theatre and Dance Teacher Training graduate from Margaret Howard Theatre College/MPAA which works along the ISTD and is now part of the University of West London. Alongside her teaching career, Amy has been and is currently a working performer with her last contract just finishing last year. As a performer who still attends classes, I love to bring what I learn myself to my classes to make sure they’re as current as possible. My teaching style is very student focused with my main aim being to build up student’s performance skills and confidence at a bespoke level. While I believe that technique and skill is extremely important, my main aim for my classes is to create a safe space for them to grow and be the best version of themselves.
Guest Teachers at MHTS
Street/Hip Hop & Jazz Teacher - ISTD Associate
Miss Holly was trained at the Margaret Howard Theatre Schools from age 12 years & at the Margaret Howard Theatre College before going to Bird College where she completed a National Diploma.
Since Graduating Holly has joined the well known Hip Hop company Boy Blue Entertainment. She has performed in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, along side Dizzie Rascal, Rita Ora, The Sugar Babes and many more. She appeared in the UK tour of B.Supreme performing at the South Bank Centre. Holly is a gifted choreographer creating individual pieces for the stage & for every classs that she teaches Holly teaches Hip Hop, Street & Musical Theatre.
Holly now lectures at Momentum Performing Arts
Academy formerly Margaret Howard Theatre College
and offers the Teacher Training qualification -
Associate in Street Jazz