With decades of performing and teaching experience under their belts, we believe our team of tutors are the best in Norfolk. We regularly welcome guest tutors to The Oak and have a strong focus on professional development.
Meet our Tutors
Andrew started his career as a dancer working with choreographers such as Nigel Lythgoe, Norman Main and Jeff Ritcher. After several years with The Second Generation Andrew turned his attention to acrobatics and physical comedy, touring the world with one of the most famous comedy acts for over ten years. Performances have included The Children’s Royal Varity Show, Monte Carlo, Scala Madrid, Stars in Ménage with Tony Curtis, numerous television appearances, a three year tour of the USA and Canada with TZ’s three ring circus where he had a chance to learn many circus skills which helped Andrew become part of Barnum (National Tour) and Dr Dolittle (Apollo Hammersmith) and various commercials. Andrew was part of the Millennium Dome central Arena Show and visited the USA as Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Circus Atayde. He then went back to working in theatre in musicals; Anything Goes, Fiddler On The Roof, Carousel (National Tours) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (National tours and West End) The Lord Of The Rings (West End) and Love Never Dies (West End).
Filming work includes being the body for Ernie Wise Children in Need Hologram , various adverts and being a Wonderland Clown in Tim Burtons ‘Dumbo”
Among other achievements Andrew is joint Guinness World record holder for the longest somersault and artistic Fencing World Champion.
Matthew has been working in circus for the last 15 years and is currently the head of youth circus here at The Oak as well as a core tutor. With a high level in circus skills he has performed and taught in a range of prestigious venues around the world and has been a core artist with LIT circus for over 5 years. Having graduated from The National Centre for Circus Arts he has built up a large repertoire in performing arts which he endeavours to pass on to even the most apprehensive of students. Previously Matthew has run several of his own adult and youth circus courses in London and loves engaging with people of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their full potential.
Roisin trained as an artistic gymnast and competed in the 1997 Youth Olympics, going on to win the Irish National Individual title two years running. She later trained as a dancer, learning everything from classical to hip-hop styles and musical theatre. Roisin completed her degree at The National Centre for Circus Arts in 2009. She has done stage and film work and performed in circus shows and big productions touring Europe and the USA specialising in hand to hand, acrobatics and aerial disciplines. Along with her partner Massi they hold two Guinness World Record for the most somersaults performed consecutively on a Korean Cradle in one minute.
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