Nichola Rees – Founder & Teacher

Since 1995 Nichola has been running the NRYA. Within that time she has directed over forty productions. Her passion for the group and the pupils she teaches still continues and she prides herself with the community spirit and loyalty that her pupils show her.

Nichola graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Acting. Within that time her professional theatrical work has included Ann in ‘The Light and Dark’ at the Southwark Playhouse, Chorus in ‘Dr Faustus’ at Greenwich Theatre, Linda in ‘Talk Radio’ at the Hampstead Theatre, and Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’ at the Finborough Theatre. Television work includes roles in Peak Practice, The Bill, The Heart Surgeon, and Mysterious World. Presenting work includes being the regular traffic, news, and weather girl for the breakfast slot on Classic FM and Jazz FM as well as being a regular presenter for QVC, Sky Digital, and the Paramount Comedy Channel.

During 2003 – 2007 Nichola worked with paramount comedy channel and ingenious media creating television comedy formats for various productions and artists.

In 2004 she had her first book published by Scholastic books ‘Drama and Roleplay’. Since that time Nichola has been involved in several other writing projects for Scholastic, most recently six small stage adaptations.

Alongside the above, Nichola runs a corporate training company called Raise Your Potential.