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!
Head of School
ISTD Ballet/Tap/Modern/Jazz Teacher
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
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.
Musical Theatre & Singing Teacher
Georgie Collings began performing at the age of 3 when she joined The Margaret Howard Theatre Schools, where she was trained in ISTD Ballet, ISTD Tap, ISTD Modern Theatre Dance, Jazz, Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre.
At age 16, she began her 3 year professional training in performing arts and ISTD Teacher Training with MHTC and completed her final year at Momentum Performing Arts Academy. During this time, she gained experience working with top industry professionals such as Ben Darmanin, Philip Joel, Kevin Fountain, and many many more.
Since leaving Momentum PAA, she has begun her journey to becoming the professional performer she aspires to be, and enjoys bringing her passion for the arts and industry knowledge into her teaching.
Guest Teachers at MHTS
Singing Teacher - FLCM, ARCM, Hon ARAM
Stephen was born and educated in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, trained in law and then studied at the Royal College of Music, winning many prizes in addition to an award for advanced vocal studies.
Stephen is a hugely experienced singer and vocal coach and for many years his group The Stephen Hill Singers recorded for various TV and radio productions. Stephen has also been the Vocal Director for Elton John shows at the Royal Opera House and for his 2004 tour. Stephen also has a long list of credits having appeared in various West End Shows such as Kismet, Jesus Christ Superstar and My Fair Lady to name a few!