Teacher Biogs

Matthew Whitelock

Matt Whitelock is a LAMDA trained drama coach. He has been involved with the performing arts since the age of 12 and is a Pride of Reading award winner for his work with Berzerk Productions in its inaugural year. Matt has worked professionally in TV, theatre and film for many years and his credits include Cruise Of The Gods, Snatch, Mighty Boosh, Al Murrays Multiple Personality Disorder and many more.
Matt currently works within the state, private, specialist and home educational fields and started Berzerk in 1994. He has also directed and produced many shows over the years with the National Theatre connections programme, winning the regional finals an impressive three times. Matt also works alongside professional facilitators on the Easter and Summer schools Berzerk run during the holidays.
He has three children aged from 9 - 20. His passion for Drama has inspired many young people to become performers in the industry or further their knowledge at performing arts colleges, more importantly to help them become good citizens.

Amy Rush

Amy Rush studied Performing Arts at Reading TVU and then went on to study at Bracknell and Wokingham College gaining a Distinction in her National Diploma.
She also has LAMDA qualifications, is a registered chaperone, first aid trained and fully public liability insured.
She has always worked within the environment of children running parties at the Mad House and private Drama Parties.
Has appeared in many productions including Cinderella, Godspell and more and is currently on the Screenlite's agency books to work professionally in TV and Film. Amy has had a passion for Drama and performance from an early age and has focused her attention to providing quality drama tuition at Berzerk Productions!

Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins trained at the Urdang Academy of Dance and Musical Theatre where he attained top marks
From graduating, Scott has been involved in shows that include Pirates of Penzance (London), Workshop plans For Spamalot (London), A dancer at the Chicago Film (London), Mack 'n' Mabel (Kenton Theatre), Oklahoma (Corn Exchange) Different Cabarets as a dancer and singer in and around Reading.
Other shows that involved Simon Webbe from Blue and N-dubz , most recently a Pantomime in Reading (Dick Whittington) starring John Altman (Nasty Nick) and Christina Bailey (Hollyoaks) in Reading.
Film Work includes The Golden Compass and a featured character in ITV's The Bill, featured characters in BBC’s Eastenders and many adverts.
Scott Currently works as a Director/Choreographer for many companies his shows include: Disco Inferno (Choreographer), All Shook up (Director and Choreographer), West Side Story (Choreographer), Grease (Choreographer), Beauty and the Beast (Director and Choreographer).
He is currently Choreographer and Director of Marc Juan Productions offering Tribute band acts across England, currently working on the Jersey Jukebox (Jersey Guys).
Scott loves working as a professional and really loves teaching children the skills that he has gained during the years in Dance / Drama (LAMDA) College and now loves working as a fully qualified LAMDA/Dance Coach For Berzerk Productions.
He has been nominated for the pride of Reading awards for his continuous dedication and support to the young people of Reading.

Sherridan Povey

Sherridan Povey trained at The Henley College, receiving a triple distinction in BND Performing Arts. She has recently completed a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre with Bath Spa University. Sherridan has extensive experience in the industry, training herself as a performer from a tender age. She has qualifications in LAMDA, ABRSM Singing, ISTD and IDTA dancing, is a registered chaperone and has full public liability insurance.
Sherridan has worked her whole life with the aim for a career as a dance and drama coach, and is extremely excited to be given the opportunity to do so with Berzerk Productions. She thrives coaching others and seeing the development in each individual, and is very driven and committed.
During her training, Sherridan has played a range of roles including Mayzie (Suessical), Principal Dancer (Operetta Gala De Nacht – Germany Tour), Sally Simpson (Tommy) and Linda (Our Day Out) to name a few. In her final year at University, Sherridan directed and performed in a Theatre In Education piece called "In a Land Not So Far Away", which then toured Europe. She has done voice over work and appeared as an extra in Storm Breaker and St. Trinians. She has previously worked as a drama coach for a small company in order to train to her full potential.
Sherridan hopes to motivate a new generation of children to join her love for the performing arts.

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