Leanne Elms
Leanne Elms
Head of Drama & Principal of LEDDA
Leanne began her training in Acting and Dance from a Young age at The Thanet Stage School of Dance & Drama.

It was here Leanne learnt the discipline needed to help carry her through her life so far in the industry.

Leanne went for her dream in 2005 and auditioned for many Drama Schools, where she was lucky to be offered a place at The Court Theatre Training Company. She graduated from drama school in 2008 with a first class 2:1.

Leanne's acting credits for:

Film Include - Lead Role in 'Sentenced Served' (A short drama, where she acted alongside David Ajala - One Day, Batman: The Dark Knight, Kidulthood & Adulthood), Lead Role in, 'I suck your Guts' (A Zombie thriller), Herself in, 'A Kingdom Without A King' (Where she acted alongside Emma Rigby - Hollyoaks), Tabby in, 'Lose Some Win Some' (A short film).

Stage Include - Dana Farraday (An outside news reporter) in 'The Death of Margaret Thatcher', Ellie (A comedy Character controlling audience participation) in 'The Shagaround', Bridgette (Lead Role) in 'A Slice of Saturday Night', Frau Bergman in 'Spring Awakening' and the lead role of Mother Goose in a tour of 'Mother Goose'

Commercials Include - Skittles (Where she played a 'flying pigeon')

Presenting Include - Roving presenter on 'Rave on Air Access' (A music festival broadcast live on freeview), Main Presenter for, 'Ravelive' (An award ceremony for people in the industry - broadcast live on freeview

Comedy Include - Comedy actress in the Sketch show 'The Bonanza' at The Funny Side Comedy Club.

Leanne has taught musical theatre workshops in the Sidcup area, was drama teacher for the Stephanie Trott Theatre School and is still currently teaching drama for The Dartford Amateur Operatic Society.

It has always been Leanne's dream to open her own Drama & Dance Academy and she is very excited about the future of 'LEDDA' and the Children & Adults involved.
 Hollie Campbell
Hollie Campbell
Head of Dance
Hollie has been dancing since the age of 8, studying ISTD Tap, Modern and Ballet to an Intermediate level. She recently graduated from University with a BA Honours degree in Dance Studies and has been developing her teaching practise ever since.

Hollie is currently working for various companies providing dance, gymnastics and cheerleading sessions in Primary and Secondary schools. She also works at Bromley College delivering dance sessions as part of a performing arts course designed especially for young people who have learning disabilities.

Hollie is a qualified IDTA Freestyle dance instructor and holds her level 1 & 2 in cheer coaching. This year she has completed a Foundation in Dance Movement Therapy and along with her plans to complete a level 1 in British Sign Language, she aims to deliver more inclusive dance sessions that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities.

Hollie has a great passion for teaching dance and aims to inspire all her students at LEDDA. Hollie believes that anyone can dance... If they want to!
 Caroline Hardman
Caroline Hardman
A working London theatre professional, Caroline Hardman trained at Italia Conti - the oldest theatre arts academy of its kind in the world - and performs regularly in prestigious fringe and off west-end venues including the Canal Cafe Theatre, Battersea Barge, New Wimbledon Theatre, The King's Head, The Lost Theatre, The Space and Greenwich Theatre. More details, video & audio clips, and her full performance experience can be found on her website: www.carolinehardman.com

A London College of Music certified Singing teacher (DipLCM), Caroline specialises in Musical Theatre, but is also trained in jazz and pop vocals, with a grounding in classical technique, covering everything from new repertoire to audition preparation, acting through song, and advanced voice work. Caroline works with backing tracks, as it makes it easier for students to practice at home, and lends experience of singing with fully orchestrated accompaniment. Confident with all aspects of vocal technique, including tilt, twang and the different vocal onsets, lessons are adaptable to suit her students' vocal and stylistic needs.

Caroline has an extensive background in children's work; She currently works in a creche looking after 0-3s, has work experience as a primary school teaching assistant, and was a youth leader in Church Army holiday camps for a number of years. Caroline is CRB checked, with an enhanced disclosure certificate available on request.

When not teaching or performing, Caroline is a composer in her own right, and also in collaboration with her fellow IC graduate Christopher Burr. She has also worked with new musical theatre initiative A Stage Kindly as a production assistant on a number of productions, including their critically acclaimed run of 'Slay It With Music'.