Meet the team in Warminster


Tabitha Snell-Mclellan

Dance Coach and Principal


Tabitha has lived and breathed theatre for 25 years. Along the way she has gained experience in many areas, both on and off stage. Highlights have been producing and directing a twice NODA award winning production and Choreographing for sell out shows also with NODA nominations. Tabitha began to teach and choreograph dance from the young age of 14, assisting teachers for a local group. This passion has carried on through the years by taking her experience from dance schools and theatre groups and passing it on to inspire all ages. Tabitha also enjoys working on small filming projects and teaches primary school activities clubs for dance and fitness. Moto for life – “Don’t dream it, be it”. “To see confidence grow in others and their talents flourish is very rewarding to know you’ve had a part in nurturing that”.

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Joanna Turner

Vocal Coach


Joanna has always loved music and started learning the piano at just 4 years old.  She soon began playing the clarinet and saxophone and of course - singing!  In her youth, Jo took part in many amateur dramatic performances at the Athenaeum in Warminster, from The WIzard of oz to Snow white.  Following this, Jo went on to study music at the university of Surrey where she was musical director for Barry Manilow's Copacabana, and furthered her career and interests by taking a masters in music therapy.  Joanna now runs her own business and offers music therapy to children and adults across Wiltshire and Somerset.  Jo continues to have a love of singing and instrumental playing and in 2012 founded Warminster community choir, swiftly followed by Warminster dementia choir and Warminster young singers. 

Jo has 3 wonderful children who keep her busy, her hobbies are art and aerial hoops!

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Nichola Taylor

Drama Coach


Nichola trained at Italia Conti acadamey of theatre arts where she gained a BA Hons degree in acting.  Following this she spent 7 years in London involved in many shows with various companies. Mainly focusing her energies in theatre and small scale tours, including a tour of Italy with smile theatre company and 'An inspector calls' at the Royal National Theatre.

Marrying her husband in 2009 they moved to Wiltshire where Nichola soon got involved with local theatre as director, assistant director, actress, costume assistant and member of the creative team. Much of her recent work has been at our own local theatre - The Athenaeum, Warminster.

Her Wiltshire/Somerset credits include: The Wizard of Oz, The Full Monty, Bath fringe plays, and Frome fringe festival.  Nichola also has years of experience teaching in schools and other performing arts groups as acting coach . With a love for sewing and performing Nichola can't get enough of the performing arts.

She looks forward to joining the ACTS team and meeting all the amazing children.