Our Teachers

  

 

Miranda Davis

In 2018, Miranda is set to complete her associate diploma (Teachers) with Trinity College. Miranda currently holds her CSTD Level 8 Performing Arts qualifications. Having taught for 8 years in the performing arts, Miranda adores working with children and thoroughly enjoys choreographing, stage-managing, and theatrical design. From a young age, Miranda has competed in many performing arts eisteddfods and has gone on to work professionally as an actor and circus performer. Miranda’s talent in drama, choreography and her natural ability with working with children is a huge asset to LTK.

 

  

 

Ashley Gaffiero

Ashley has always been passionate about teaching and the performing arts. Ashley is so excited to be teaching for Let's Talk Kids this year as she gets to experience the life of a teacher while studying her dual degree of Music and Education at the University of Queensland. Ashley has many years of performing arts experience and currently holds her Grade 6 AMEB certificate in singing.

 

     

 

 

Georgia Bailey

Georgia commenced drama training at the age of 6 and since then has competed in numerous Eisteddfods across Brisbane, receiving several championship awards for her efforts. Georgia has since completed her grade 8 with Trinity College, London and Diploma with IMEB as a Speech and Drama teacher. Georgia is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland. This is Georgia’s second year working with Let’s Talk Kids. She has a strong passion for children, Speech and Drama and hopes to incorporate this love in her current studies in psychology, in particular the benefits of drama with children with special needs. Georgia brings youth, vitality and lots of talent to LTK.

 

Katie Pierce

Katie Pierce (KP) is no stranger to the theatre, with a long line of theatre makers in her family. Having worked both in front of the audience and behind the scenes, KP has an in depth knowledge of how the works. In 2018 she completed her studies in a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary and Applied Theatre. Her working credits include costume-making at Queensland Theatre, Staging Technician at QPAC, she performed in MEGAFAUNA by Dead Puppet Society and also directs, produces, and performs in her own sketch-based comedy duo The Littlebitts. She has also performed at Melbourne Fringe Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Festival of Australian Student theatre and in local venues including the Powerhouse, Metro Arts and QPAC. Her years attending drama intensives with Shake&Stir Theatre and training in circus arts at Flipside Circus inspired her passion for arts education, which ultimately led her to LTK. Her breadth of experience and her effervescence make KP a valuable asset to the LTK teaching team. 

 

 

 

Monica Masciantonio

Currently studying her Masters of Secondary Education, Monica has a passion for the Arts and education; believing that arts-based play and drama education is critical in developing children’s creativity, confidence and performative abilities. With a Bachelor of Contemporary Theatre and her background in musical theatre, physical theatre and clowning, Monica has many years of performing and technical theatre experience to bring to the LTK team.

 

 

 

Sheridan Riley

Sheridan Riley is an actor, director and producer with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary and Applied Theatre (2016) as well commencing a Masters in Primary Education (2018). Sheridan has performed in a variety of shows working with Griffith University and Brisbane Arts Theatre through out her career. Sheridan has run a variety of workshops with school both creating ‘end of year shows’ and school holiday workshops. By being dedicated, punctual, respectful and hard working, Sheridan strives to bring a light hearted and bubbly air to her workplaces making it enjoyable for all those involved. Sheridan enjoys using theatre to help the participants and bring an experience to an audience whilst gaining confidence to be themselves.

 

  

Ellie Webster (assistant teacher)

Ellie has been actively involved in all areas of performing arts since utero and started her private individual Speech and Drama lessons at the age of five. At the same age Ellie also commenced classical dance training with Ashfield Ballet School. She has assisted LTK backstage with many productions over the last 6 years. Ellie has both Trinity qualifications to level 6, a dance and singing background and is an Eisteddfod performer. An asset to LTK as a young creative skilled performer that relates to children of all ages.