Let's Talk Kids (LTK) prides itself in being the largest Speech and Drama studio in Queensland. In 2021, LTK will run programs in 13 Brisbane based schools. LTK classes are run by qualified Speech and Drama teachers who love primary aged children and love and understand the theatre. This year LTK will have over 400 students enrolled. The main focus of every class is to develop skills in the performing arts and therefore develop individual communication and presentational skills.
In 2019, Miranda received her ATCL (Associate Diploma - Speech and Drama Teaching) with Distinction, from Trinity College London. She received the highest mark in Queensland for this diploma. In recognition of her achievement, Miranda is the recipient of the Maggie Lovejoy Memorial Award. In addition, she was also awarded the Quota Maibry Wragge Bursary. Miranda currently holds a CSTD Level 8 Performing Arts Certificate in Musical Theatre. After almost a decade of teaching and assisting in dance and drama, Miranda continues to adore working with children and endeavours to instill confidence in her students through the development of their performance and communication skills. She loves to incorporate movement and choreography into class and stage work to visually enhance each performance. Miranda has absolutely enjoyed preparing LTK students for eisteddfods, group exams, and LTK productions "Patchwork" (2017) and "Believe" (2019). Miranda's passion, experience, and dedication are an asset to LTK.
Having shown a passion for the creative arts at a young age in dance and drama, Nina has been devoted to working both onstage and in film. Since 2016, Nina has been associated with the theatre company School2Stage, and has performed in plays at Metro Arts and the Brisbane Powerhouse. In 2019, she is completing School2Stage’s Assistant Director’s Pathway Program, which has allowed her to work beside professional directors in settings like QPAC, with actors aged 13-25. Nina currently works as an intern for School2Stage. The program has given Nina a strong interest for working behind the curtains with the actors and especially with the youth of today. Nina loves helping children reach their best potential through speech and drama, and is highly dedicated to her work as an LTK teacher. Nina's breadth of experience, affinity with children, and her optimism are incredibly valuable to Let's Talk Kids.
Brooke is no stranger to performing in front of crowds, having first taken to the stage at the age of 8. She graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2018, having obtained a Diploma of Screen Acting, and completed her studies in a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries at QUT in 2019. She has previously acted in many short films and theatre productions, and currently works as a radio announcer on 100.3 BayFM in her spare time. With a big passion for sport, Brooke always encourages her students to get active in class and bring out their best performances both on and off the stage.
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 8, 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.