Lauren Shannon

Role

Principal and Founder of Little Acorns Theatre Academy

Background

I started dance, singing and acting at the age of three and was a child actress in the BBC television programme Grange Hill.  I then went on to complete my Lamda Gold Drama examinations and after beating fierce competition, I was incredibly lucky to be awarded  a scholarship to complete a BA Honours Degree in Acting at Mountview Theatre Academy, where I also obtained Level 1 Stage Combat/Sword Fighting.

Since graduating I have performed in many theatre, TV, radio, pop and film productions and choreographed and directed for various professional organisations and theatre companies whilst coaching drama/speech and confidence technique to many big corporate companies.

As my career progressed I soon realised my real passion lay in teaching and children, so for the past ten years whilst building Little Acorns Theatre Academy I have taught in leading stage schools throughout London, and taught drama and dance in many secondary and primary schools with one to one  extensive drama/speech therapy ranging from students age 3 to adults.

Most recently I worked as a vocal and acting coach on a new BBC TV Series for children called Airmageddon which also involved children from Little Acorns taking part in the show.

Film & TV Credits

  • Grange Hill, BBC
  • Mandy , Hard-Up Ballistic Films
  • Ronnie in Stitched, TRC entertainment
  • News Reporter,  in Stone, Shannon productions
  • Emma,  In Poppy’s VGB films
  • Tyler in Best Foot Forward, Vision UK

Advert Credits

  •  Timberland boots environmental global warming worldwide campaign.
  •  Advanced Insurance, Jager Productions.
  •  Bride in Bliss Bridal

 Music, Radio & Voice Credits

  • Lead singer in a professional covers band in UK and Ireland tour.
  • Voice of Sister Cathlyn in radio play Rebellion.
  • Voice over of the mother for film Trailer of Caged.

 Theatre Credits

  • Margarita, Dying For It, Pleasance Theatre.
  • Diane, Enduring Freedom, Oval House Theatre.
  • Coulmier In Marat/Sade, Pleasance Theatre, Islington.
  • Maria, Twelfth Night Mountview, directed by Jenny Stoller.
  • Lady Fidget, The Country Wife, directed by Anouke Brooke.
  • Olga, The Three Sisters, directed by Darren Lawrence.
  • Maggie, After The Fall, directed by Katherine Akin.
  • Helen, Scenes from the Big Picture, directed by Carol Harvey.