Acting Teacher & Director

Katie Lawson

Katie is an Actor, Creative and Tutor based in the East Midlands. She trained at the University of Northampton where she graduated with a First Class BA (hons) Acting degree. Whilst continuing to work in the industry, Katie has found a love and passion for tutoring.

Katie was a founding performing member of Kristian Thomas Adult Elite Company and has continued to perform with them since they debuted in 2016. As the company has grown, Katie now enjoys being a part of both the Accelerate Training Programme and Musical Theatre faculty. She also Co-runs the Midlands Acting Network, a community and workshop series for industry professionals in the Midlands.

Creative Credits Include:
Co-Director (Underground Showcase, Accelerate Training Programme) Co-Choreographer (High School Musical Jr., Friesland School)

Performance Credits include:
Screen: Arthur’s Mum (Blondis War, 2022), April Hayes (Sleep Tight, 2022) Annie (Breethe Spec Com. 2022), Customer (McDonald’s Internal 2022) Amy’s Friend (Good Grief, 2021) Catching a Criminal (Documentary, 2017)

Stage: Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden, UK & Ireland Tour) Livy (Treasure Island, UK & Ireland Tour) Bryony (DNA, Jackson’s Lane Theatre) Betty / Sarah Good (The Crucible, Jackson’s Lane Theatre) Ensemble (Ghost, Evita, The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, Our House, KTCo;) Wife of Bath (The Canterbury Tales, University of Northampton) First Witch (Macbeth, University of Northampton) Prince Charming (Cinderella, University of Northampton) Duchess of York / Bagot (Richard II, University of Northampton)

A message from Katie

I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this company both on and off stage. Not only has the Elite company allowed me to continue working on my own craft, but now being on the faculty has allowed me to share the things I’ve learned with our outrageously talented students. It never stops amazing me how supportive, generous, and kind our company members are, we have a uniquely ambitious and encouraging environment at our studios and It’s a pleasure watching the company grow.