Funding officer, Ryan is a former student of GAA who has performed in over 24 shows, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. During his time at the academy, he was elected the first student representative, which is an effective way for students to express their ideas and feelings towards their experience here. On top of his theatre experience at the academy, Ryan also starred in BAFTA winning Scottish short film, Grimm Street and was also the voice of UNICEF's online learning resources. Ryan graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Modern languages at the University of Strathclyde, with the intention of future work with the civil and diplomatic services.
Maxine is a professionally trained dancer from Scotland. She gained her HND in Professional Stage Dance before continuing her training at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey, England. Maxine has 8+ Years experience of teaching & performing. She’s a former Scottish Rockette that saw her performing at many events & Basketball games regularly. She’s also performed in various Stage shows, Tribute act tours, Pantomimes & Movies over the years.
Maxine absolutely loves teaching the students at ‘Glasgow Acting Academy’. “The energy those kids bring to a room is amazing and it really makes my week seeing them improve and give their all in every lesson. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to teach at GAA and can’t wait to keep pushing the wonderful students to their fullest potential whilst having fun along the way”
Bronagh started off as a student at Glasgow Acting Academy in 2010 and has since been very involved within the academy through classes and shows. Bronagh has recently graduated with a BA in acting from New College Lanarkshire. Since graduating she has appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Recconnect Regal Theatre. Bronagh is currently in the midst of setting up her own theatre company and is looking forward to sharing the work they are creating. Bronagh is very exciting to be working at Glasgow Acting Academy and is full of ideas to bring to the GAA
Jonathan is a Musical Theatre performer and award-winning songwriter from Essex who came to Glasgow to study at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After graduating in 2020, he decided to stay up in Glasgow so he could continue to act, teach, write new musicals and continue to grow his drama-based activity box business ‘Make Your Own Musicals’.
“I can’t wait to be back at GAA after having had to say goodbye at the start of the pandemic when singing was forbidden! I’m so excited to work alongside the MT team to get everybody back to singing and dancing in person again.”
Lenny Mullen began his acting career in Belfast in the early ‘80's . He has acted in theatre, film and television. He also produced numerous community theatre projects the largest having a cast of 143. He produced and directed shows for The Lyric Theatre, The Market place, Riverside Theatre, The Grand Opera house among other venues. He became a Casting director in the late 90's, films include Orphans, Ned's, The Magdalene Sisters along with TV and commercials. Lenny lectures for Fife College and runs regular acting classes in Glasgow with masterclasses all over the UK and Ireland. Lenny is a great supporter of our work and we are thrilled to have an industry expert join the team at GAA.
“I have been very privileged to work alongside and with Glasgow Acting Academy over a number of years. The talent of the young performers that come from GAA is nothing short of astonishing . GAA tutors are not just some of the best in Glasgow but some of the best I have ever seen anywhere.
If your child or loved one gets the opportunity to attend GAA, grab that opportunity with both hands and don’t let go. The confidence, the self belief, the skills, and the friendships that young people get at GAA will last them a lifetime.”