patrons & supporters.


Rachel Tucker


Rachel rose to fame on the BBC’s reality TV search for Nancy in Oliver, through the show “I’d Do Anything” and is currently on Broadway starring as Elphaba in the hit musical “Wicked”!

Before Broadway beckoned, she was best known for playing the same role in London’s West End for over 3 years. Other Theatre Credits include; Meg Dawson in Sting’s “The Last Ship” on Broadway; Meat in Queens “We will Rock You”; Sally Simpson in The Who’s “Tommy”; Dorothy Gale in the “The Wizard of Oz”. For more information, go to

“I am proud to be the Patron of such a fun and unique school and as a local resident, I find it exciting that such an opportunity is being presented to our children and aspiring stars of the future. It is important for children to be creative whilst having fun and Take Flight offers just that!”- Rachel Tucker


Lee Mead


Lee is best known for winning the title role in the 2007 West End revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through the BBC reality TV casting show “Any Dream Will Do”.  He then went on to pursue a music career with his first concert tour of the UK, before going into London’s hit show “Wicked!” as Fiyero. Following that, he went on to play the role of Emmett Forest in “Legally Blonde” at the Savoy Theatre and is currently appearing in BBC1’s “Casualty”, playing the role of Lofty. For more information, go to

“I would like to wish everyone at Take Flight Academy of Performing Arts all the best and they have my continued support.  It’s brilliant that the kids attending will be under the guidance of such passionate and experienced teachers in their field” – Lee Mead


Ahmet Ahmet


“As one of the original co-founders of Take Flight Theatre School in collaboration with director Stevie Tate-Bauer, I am both thrilled and honoured to be a Trustee of Take Flight Academy. The original concept was to merely fill the need for the lack of musical theatre outlets for young people in the local area. Acknowledging the subsidiary skills of team work, confidence building and commitment that comes with the art form of theatre, the vision was simple and effective. As I step back and observe the transformation of Take Flight, from school to academy, I am filled with pride and astonishment. Both at the caliber of the kids and the progression of the school. It’s now not only about the additional skills that are presented by musical theatre.Take Flight Academy is a place for children to nurture the fusion of professional acting, singing and dance. At the heart of the academy are incredible teachers, energetic children and a creative, professional community of theatre people. It’s an honour to be associated with such brilliance and I look forward to the journey ahead.” – Ahmet Ahmet

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