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We are The Actor Rebellion

Actor Training for Business is part of The Actor Rebellion. A revolutionary collective that wants to change things for the better and enhance people’s professional and personal lives through acting skills.


We live and breathe the arts because we see the life-changing impact it can have on everyday people, and society. We also recognise that the benefits of acting go far beyond the traditional stage. We offer a broad range of specialist actor training for adults. We open doors for adult actors and action performers, breaking down barriers and fearlessly fighting for their rights. And we bring captivating theatre experiences to unexpected stages.


That’s why we’re on a mission to share powerful acting skills with more people than ever.

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We are directors, theatre makers, actors.

We've been shaping the careers of actors for more than two decades so we know just how powerful acting and communication techniques can be.


We’ve brought together our unrivalled expertise in voice and body language to deliver training that equips your team with the skills and confidence to deliver outstanding speeches and presentations to audiences big and small.


If you're willing to embrace the uncomfortable and explore the unknown, we're ready to help you reach your highest potential.

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Luke is a distinguished theatre director, acting coach, and co-founder of The Actor Rebellion. Trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and with a solid track record spanning over 20 years, his coaching is both theoretically informed and practically proven.

Applying his deep understanding of performance to the world of corporate communication, his hands-on training focuses on communication, public speaking and storytelling skills for business leaders, delivered in an authentic, non-judgemental way that encourages risk-taking and unconstrained growth.

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Actor, drama teacher and co-founder of The Actor Rebellion, Hannah specialises in helping individuals and businesses convey their ideas with creativity, clarity and impact.

Drawing on her background in acting and theatre, as well as more than 18 years’ experience in marketing and communications, she deeply understands how much strong communication can impact business outcomes.

Hannah’s deep understanding of the modern workplace puts her in a unique position to prepare her clients for big presentations, pitching to investors and achieving their communication goals.

Hannah Marquez

    Tom’s a fight director, coach, and RSC associate practitioner. He’s worked with some of the country’s most prestigious drama schools, universities and companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru, The Egg, Guildford School of Acting and Institute of Contemporary Theatre.

    Working as a presentation and public speaking coach, Tom brings together the insights from his extensive and varied roles across the arts to help people let go of inhibitions and discover a more confident approach to communication.

    Tom Jordan

      Writer, workshop leader and producer, Danielle took an unconventional route to working in the arts. Starting in academia and training as a criminal profiler, she went on to explore criminal profiling as a theatrical tool which is where her incredible abilities in education and passion for the arts came together.


      Over the years she’s been an actor, director and producer working with local and regional companies. Now, she works as part of a team responsible for developing methodology within performance education.

      She also teaches public speaking skills in the corporate sector as well as working as an agent representing actors and special action artists in the industry.

      Danielle Lade

        Matt is an actor and coach working in television, film and theatre. He delivers a range of unique strategies to help develop his clients’ presence through vocal and body language skills.

        A trained teacher in Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and assistant psychologist with the NHS, Matt has an incredible perspective on human behaviour which he brings through to his work with The Actor Rebellion.

        Matt Cross

          Specialising in action for screen and stage, Sam is an actor, director and coach.

          His extensive and hugely disciplined approach to performance has seen him coordinate and feature in productions for leading international companies including Netflix and Disney, as well as award-winning games and West End shows.


          Sam honed his teaching skills at LAMDA, Guildford School of Acting and the Academy of Performance Combat, and is an Associate Practitioner at Trestle Theatre.

          Sam Lyon-Behan

            Cheryl is an actor, director, and qualified teacher specialising in physical theatre and storytelling. She’s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including RADA, Fourth Monkey, Circomedia, UCL, Berlin Met School, ACS International Schools and the University of Gloucester.

            With over 25 years of experience in professional theatre and training, Cheryl brings creativity and spontaneity to a business context, particularly through her work in improvised performance.

            Cheryl Stapleton

            Delivering the exceptional, every time

            Our training is centred around the collective power of voice, body language, storytelling and creative thinking. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, learn how to command a room or become more persuasive, we have what it takes to get you there.

            We’ll help you build a positive mindset and overcome personal barriers. After that, the world is your stage.

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