Drama Dept. Staff

Tammy WinsleyTammy Winsley, Head of Department
Tammy has been teaching speech and drama for 5 years and joins Blundell's to teach Performance and Communication exams to years 7, 8 and 9. She is a holder of a BA Hons in Modern languages from Exeter University. A holder of gold medal LAMDA qualifications, Tammy Winsley has many years experience in public speaking, story-telling, presenting, directing and face-to-face communication.

James RochfortJames Rochfort, Artistic Director
Before joining the drama department James was a professional actor for twenty years. Having appeared in TV shows such as Eastenders, Other People and Lewis, and on stage for the Royal National Theatre and in the West End, he hopes to inspire Blundell's pupils both in the classroom and on the Ondaatje stage in many exciting and varied productions. 

Heather CordenHeather Corden
Having had a long-term interest in stage and costume, Heather was asked to help costume plays and musicals at St Aubyn's (now Blundell's Prep) and Blundell's for many years. She was then approached to teach Costume Design at GCSE for one exam group in January 2000, and her work and commitments here have expanded ever since.

Lucy ElzikLucy Elzik
Having fostered a love for the performing arts since a young age, Lucy completed a BA Honours in English and Drama at Loughborough University in 2004. Whilst working in industry in London, she began to teach piano and from this a love for teaching was born. Lucy recently graduated as a teacher having completed an English and Drama PGCE at Exeter University. She has recently finished a short term drama teaching post at The Maynard School, Exeter and is now enjoying her first year as a drama teacher at Blundell’s School. ‘I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Blundell’s School, and I feel privileged to be able to teach drama in such a well-equipped department and with such experienced and inspiring colleagues.’

Rachel Milne

Ben Bowley, Theatre Manager
Ben graduated from Bath Spa University in 2008 with a BA Hons - Creative Music Technology. Since leaving university he has worked at a number of venues and was a senior technician at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Zoo Venues. Ben is excited to join the Blundell's drama department and to work with the talented staff and students here at Blundell's.