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Laurie Scarth

Dance Tutor and Performer

Laurie Scarth is a distinguished performer known for her dynamic career in musical theatre. She made a memorable impact in the West End with her role in the original London production of "High School Musical" in 2008, where she brought the character of Martha to life. Laurie's exceptional talent and versatility have since led her to star in other significant productions.

Laurie played the role of Tracy Turnblad in the UK tour of the beloved musical "Hairspray" alongside Les Dennis and Brian Conley. She also portrayed Jan in "Grease" at London Piccadilly with David Ian Productions, Martha/1st cover Ms. Darbus on the "High School Musical" UK Tour, Sister Mary Patrick in the "Sister Act" UK Tour for Stage Entertainment, Alice Fitzwarren in "Dick Whittington" at Oxford Playhouse, and Hannah in "The Wind Road Boys" at Durham Gala Theatre. Laurie is proud to have worked with Dame Gillian Lynne, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Trevor Nunn, and Bill Deamer to create the new version of the Gumbie “Jennyanydots” in the London revival of "Cats" at the London Palladium, alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis.

With a career highlighted by significant roles and impressive performances, Laurie Scarth continues to captivate audiences with her talent and passion for the stage.

Laurie has also made significant contributions to performing arts education. She served as the Head of Dance at the prestigious Emil Dale Academy for eight years from 2016-2023, and she currently continues to deliver education in Jazz to BTEC students training there.


Additionally, she has worked at renowned institutions such as ArtsEd, Laine Theatre Arts, Leeds Conservatoire, and many more. Laurie is extremely motivated and passionate about ensuring students stepping into the Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) world of training are well-prepared. She recognizes that auditions often come as a shock to many applicants, and she is eager to help ease this transition, providing guidance and support to aspiring performers navigating the challenges of entering the competitive world of theatre.

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