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LAMDA Results
Aug 2017
12 Distinctions
2 Merits

100% Pass rate
since 2009
107 Distinctions
131 Merits

Meet The Team

Jo Anne Newson Principal of Newson Academy

Jo NewsonJo Anne is a drama teacher who has been teaching Since 2007. Jo Anne has experience of teaching at both schools and privately. She has worked with pupils of all ages ranging from 3 years to 85 years. Jo Anne has led drama workshops for children aged 3 to 18 and adults. Most recently she has taught drama to foreign students for Harven School of English.
Jo Anne also prepares students for LAMDA examinations, Drama School entry and provides confidence building for corporate presentations.


Jo Anne studied Performing Arts at University of Hertfordshire and gained a BA Hons and has continued her professional development undertaking courses at Stagecoach Head Quarters, The Conservatoire for Acting and Musical Theatre, The National Theatre, The Actors Centre, The City Lit College, London and LAMDA teacher’s summer courses and regional workshops.

Jo Anne has studied Voice with Adam Armstrong.

She is currently a member of the Surrey Network of Teachers based with Surrey County Arts.

Jo Anne is currently awaiting the results of her LAMDA P Cert Lam

Teaching Experience

Includes Extant – Youth Theatre Group, Adult Drama Workshop - Harven School of English (In the summer Jo Anne will be teaching teenagers for 7 weeks – speech & drama) West Byfleet Infant School Surrey, 1st New Haw Girls Brigade Company Surrey, Church of Good Shepherd Pryford Surrey, Splash Summer School 8 to 16 year olds, Runnymede, Surrey, The People’s Theatre Co Surrey and assisted at West Byfleet Women’s Institute drama group. She has also taught drama at Secondary school level children aged 11 to 16 years and at an Independent Prep school children aged 11 and 13 years – play in a week “Ernie’s Incredible Illuminations

Professional Work

Jo Anne’s credits include: Television: Born & Bred, Fingersmith (both for BBC) and Party Piece for E4. Film – Regarding Harvey, Da Vinci Code & The Magic Flute. Commercials - Pipex Broad band and Clarke’s shoes. Theatre House of Bernarda Alba and The Lady Killers both Yvonne Arnould theatre Guildford.
Jo Anne has an enhanced CRB check, full liability insurance and is a full member of Equity






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