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Lucy-Jane Georghiou
Course Director
BEd, MA (University of Cambridge)
Qualified RAD Ballet & IDTA Modern, Tap and Gym Teacher & Ex West End performer

Lucy-Jane hails from Lancashire and trained full time for a brief period at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and then part time at the Lupino School of Dance, Bury as well as the Northern Ballet School, Manchester. She worked extensively as a child in theatre, television and radio. She made her west end debut at the age of six, playing Marta in The 'Sound of Music' and notable credits include: the title role in the hit musical 'Annie' which toured the UK and with the National Youth Music Theatre, lead roles in 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Taking time out from her performing, Lucy-Jane undertook her undergraduate studies at Cambridge University, which gave her the opportunity to perform with the Footlights company as well as train on a professional level in Latin and Ballroom Dance.

She returned to the west end to join the cast of 'Cats' and went on to play a lead role in 'Fame'. TV appearances include: A Touch of Frost, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Casualty and Coronation Street.

BA (Hons) English & Drama, PGCE OS

Andria began her journey in drama and education having been awarded a scholarship for further education from the Cypriot government, based on her excellence certificates and work ethic during her school years. Andria graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) degree in English and Drama in 2012, and in the same year, won the Drama Prize for directing Martin Crimp’s ‘Attempts on her Life’ and for producing the best work in drama related modules at BCU. After finishing her degree and realising her passion for teaching children, Andria observed and taught English, Drama and Theatre Studies classes at various schools, where she directed, assisted and was backstage manager for house, junior and senior school productions. In 2014, Andria completed her PGCE OS and immediately joined the LTAS family. Andria is part of the management team at Limassol Theatre Arts School and is a firm believer in inclusivity and opportunity. At LTAS, Andria is manager of our school’s operations and producer/ backstage manager of our shows. Andria teaches Communication Skills, English Skills and Book Club, as part of the Integrated English Learning Programme, Speech & Drama and acting within the Musical Theatre classes. Her professional philosophy is continuous expansion of expertise, providing and making the most of opportunities and contributing to society and the industry. Her biggest accomplishment to date has been producing LTAS’ very successful and sold out stage show of the multi-award winning West End and Broadway musical ‘Matilda’, which included professionals of the industry, at the Pattihio Municipal Theatre in Limassol in 2019.

Zara Constance Rose Norcott - DANCE
BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre

Zara graduated from the Urdang Academy in London with a BA Hons degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

Immediately graduating, Zara’s career started as a professional dancer on a world cruise with Costa Cruises and went on to continue her dance contract around Asia for 5 years. After her time on the cruise ships, Zara received a land contract as a dancer in Malta with KLS International.

Zara grew up in Limassol, where she started her dance training from a young age, completing all the technical exams in ballet, modern and tap. By the age of 18, Zara reached the pinnacle of her modern training, achieving The Solo Seal, which is the highest graded exam and focuses on vocational solo performance.

Taking time out of performing, Zara started concentrating on teaching dance, joining LTAS in 2019.

Elina Charalambous - VOCALS
BMus Codarts University of the Arts, Lyrical mezzo soprano/ singing teacher

Elina was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2011 she decided to audition for the Limassol’s music lyceum where she graduated from in 2014. In 2015 Elina auditioned at the Codarts conservatoire in Rotterdam, Netherlands and got accepted to study there in the classical singing department. In The Netherlands, Elina got to study with Charlotte Riedijk as her main subject teacher but also with Maarten Hillenius as her accompanist and David Prins as her drama teacher. Elina had her final singing recital in June 2019 and graduated from Codarts with a bachelor’s degree in classical singing. The past few years Elina participated in a various opera productions such as Fidelio by Beethoven which was performed in De Doelen in Rotterdam and Carré in Amsterdam. She sang the mezzo leading role from Cosi fan tutte by Mozart in Rotterdam which was performed in Las Palmas, Rotterdam. She also participated at the Gergiev Festival in 2017 and sang the ‘’Cantata for the 20th anniversary of the October revolution’’ by Sergey Prokofiev conducted by Valery Gergiev himself. Elina sang Hymnus Paradisi by Herbert Howells with Martyn Brabbins conducting the BBC Scottish symphony orchestra. Lastly, in March 2019 she made her debut at the Dutch National Opera and sang the leading mezzo role of a new Portuguese opera named ‘’Alma Grande’’ by the Portuguese composer Nuno Lobo which premiered at The Dutch National opera during the Opera Forward Festival.

Anastasia Papadopoulou - MUSIC/ HOMEWORK CLUB
BMus (Hons), University of Sheffield, UK
MA Music Education, University College London, UK

Anastasia Papadopoulou is a professional music educator with a wide range of both musical and educational knowledge. In 2015 she went to pursue her dream of becoming a musician in the UK. She did her bachelor’s degree (Hons) in music and during that had the opportunity to explore the broad world of music. From composing both classical and electroacoustic music to orchestration, musicology, music history and piano performance; She successfully graduated from The University of Sheffield in June 2019. That same year, Anastasia had been accepted to do a master’s degree in Music Education at the world’s number 1 institute for education, the UCL Institute of Education. During her studies there, Anastasia acquired the ability to analyse and debate theoretical and practical aspects of music education from a philosophical, psychological and sociological perspective. She completed her master's degree with distinction and just upon finalizing her master’s dissertation in September 2020, Anastasia was offered her current job at LTAS as a music teacher and the leading teacher of the afternoon homework club.

Sue Ioannides - SPEECH AND DRAMA

Sue went to The Birmingham School of Dramatic Art and obtained an A.L.A.M teaching diploma before taking a post graduate course at Trinity Guildhall specializing in Elizabethan Studies and taking a course in Directing.

After her studies she worked as a professional actress for eight years in pantomime, theatre in education, musical theatre and repertory theatre as well as touring in the productions of 'The Secretary Bird' 'Abigail's Party' and Noel Coward's 'Hay fever'.

In Cyprus she has concentrated on teaching and directing. She teaches drama at L.T.A.S and has directed productions including The Sound of Music, Midsummer Night's Dream, Abigail's Party, Stepping Out and recently Ladies' Day.


Trained as a gymnast and competed at regional level. After retiring she qualified as a gymnastic coach under the guidance of a British National Coach and went on to work at a UK club which produced a British Champion and an Olympian.

After raising her four children she qualified as a Learning Support Assistant ( LSA ) giving her knowledge and understanding of the many different ways in which children learn. Before moving to Cyprus, Maxine worked in the UK as an LSA and she also taught gymnastics in primary schools to children of varying abilities.

Maxine has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in tap dancing, performing as a child and an adult in amateur shows.

She enjoys the challenge of preparing students for the tap syllabus and exam work as well as teaching gymnastics in an independent day school in Limassol.