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Meet the Team

Elissa Hicken (Principal)

Elissa Hicken has worked extensively as a performer in musical theatre, plays, dance companies and arena tours.

As a vocal coach and choreographer Elissa has worked all over the world in the Musical Theatre, Tv and Film industries and is in high demand internationally for her classes in LA Jazz, Commercial and Singing for Stage.

Elissa works as a vocal coach across the West End and number 1 UK Tours as well as films for Fox and Disney with the Vocal Sanctuary. Elissa is a sought after consultant for Drama Schools across the UK and specialises in Vocal Technique for theatre and performance integration.

Elissa can’t wait to get started teaching you! ….. A star of tomorrow, trained by the tutor of the stars of today.

Steven Luke Walker

Originally training formally as a dancer, it wasn't until his late teens that Steven went on to study Opera and Classical Piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire, before going on to graduate from The Birmingham School of Acting, where his interest in singing pedagogies and their place in theatre began to develop.

Steven is now highly sought after as a vocal coach and Musical Theatre tutor with his practice (Vocal Sanctuary) in the West End.

Steven boasts an array of high profile and celebrity clientele in Musical Theatre, the commercial sector and musical filmography, having worked extensively for Disney World Wide and Fox Film.

Developing his own system of training over many years of pedagogical study, Steven delivers a specialist musical theatre vocal tuition under his own branding, LCS (Laryngeal Conditioning System) which is detailed in his upcoming book and online training combo, Shut Up and Sing!

Also a composer, Steven has developed a range of musicals for early years and Youth Theatre, soon to be published and has had professional successes, winning four stars and critic’s choice from Time Out Magazine.

March 2011 saw Steven's sellout concert, 'Stars of the West End Sing the Songs of Steven Luke Walker', featuring an array of West End and Broadway royalty.

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