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Teacher Biogs


Aundre Goddard

Is the Creative Director of Berzerk Productions. He developed his trade studying drama at De Montfort University and continued on their MA programme studying performance practices. His area of research was post-colonial studies and the representation of ethnic minorities in performance. Recently, he has been exploring how movement-based practices can be used to inform performance making. He specialises in devising pieces that are immersive, provoking and abstract. This allows him to experiment with theatre-making like never before. He is excited about offering Reading's young people something refreshing and is on a mission to change the town's artistic and cultural landscape. 

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 18 - 25. 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.

Pixie Nash

Pixie received ten years of training in Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting before attending Plymouth University, where she gained a BA in Theatre and Performance. Over the years she has performed in numerous musical productions across Berkshire, including ‘42nd Street’ and ‘The King and I’ at The Hexagon, Reading. In 2017 Pixie appeared in two sell out plays, ‘Peace’ and ‘Hay Fever’ by Noel Coward and, in Spring 2023, performed in Dinner by Moira Buffini. She has vast experience as a youth theatre practitioner and has spent recent years working with children in holidays camps and both mainstream and SEN schools. Passionate about teaching and education, Pixie believes that engaging in the arts has the power to build confidence, fuel self-expression and transform lives. Pixie is a licensed chaperone, holds an enhanced DBS and is Safeguarding and First Aid trained.


Karina Parker

Berzerk Productions holds a special place in my heart, from becoming a student at the Pangbourne class when I was just 13, to coaching various classes when I was in sixth form. After finishing school, I went on to further my craft, studying Acting at university. I am so thrilled to come back and share the skills and knowledge I gained during my degree with the students. I enjoy all types of performance, but one of my main passions is comedy and sitcom. Laughter is a universal language, understood by all, it can bring us together and help us see the joys of the everyday.



Lisa White

Lisa began her journey as a student at Berzerk Productions, taking LAMDA classes in Tilehurst. After finishing school, she went on the achieve a first-class BA(Hons) degree in Acting from the University of Chichester. During her time at Chichester, she and her peers formed the theatre company Choplogic Productions, creating a musical ode to the unsung heroes of World War 2 in Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical. This show was later taken to the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was critically acclaimed and received multiple sold out nights. Lisa specialises in character work, focusing on Stanislavski and Meisner techniques to help emotionally connect and create believable characters and is passionate to impart this knowledge onto the next generation of Berzerkers.


Amy Pagan

I'm super excited to be back doing what I love with a company I hold close to my heart. I attended drama workshops with Berzerk as a child and, after graduating from university with a BA in Drama & Theatre Studies, I came back to teach drama and LAMDA for two years. A highlight during my time with Berzerk was choreographing Into the Woods, you never forget the magic of show week. I've now been back for a couple of months and what motivates me is coaching others to build their confidence, it's amazing to me to see performers come out of their shells throughout their time with us. As acting is what shaped me as a person when I was low in confidence myself, drama is something I would recommend to anyone. Performance is a universal language and I love how it brings people together and allows you to express yourself in a non-judgemental, fun environment.

I'm passionate about all kinds of drama, theatre and performance and I want to pass on any and all useful knowledge I have to the next generation of Berzerkers.


Dominic Lane

Dominic was raised in Reading and became obsessed with performing through Berzerk, attending both Drama and LAMDA classes at Woodley from the age of 7. From taking part in their stage shows, musicals and workshops he built up the confidence to be in dance contests and television adverts.

Since leaving Berzerk, he graduated from The University of Salford in 2022 with a First-Class Honours in Theatre and Performance Practice (BA) and in 2023 with a Distinction in Screen Acting (MA). During this time, Dominic trained in screen, voice-over and motion-capture and radio (even having a line in the BBC Radio Dram Fault Lines: Blood).

He also discovered a passion for writing and performing comedy; he has written stand-up, sketches and even a comedy play titled Incompetent Shakespeare, which is still his proudest moment as a performer and creator. At Berzerk, Dominic wishes to pass on his passion to the students so they can thrive and tell their own stories.


Charlotte Turton

I first joined Berzerk Productions during secondary school doing the workshops and taking LAMDA classes at the Woodley Centre. I’ve taken my LAMDA exams up to grade 8 where I received a distinction, and I’ll now be going on to study drama and acting at university. It is such a great opportunity to come back to Berzerk and coach the LAMDA classes at the Woodley Centre and help other people find their passion for acting.


Sophie Jane Corner

Sophie Jane Corner studied Drama at Demontfort University. Since then she has gained credits within film, theatre and commercial work. she specialises in physical theatre and continued developing her craft with Frantic Assembly workshops, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and most recently unarmed and rapier training with Kiel O'Shea. Sophie enjoys spoken word & creating performances that connect with audiences on a visceral level. She is currently writing and producing her first film 'Hindsight' hoping to release later this year!

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