Hilton Stardust Academy
H.S.A is a training academy for the Performing Arts specialising in Musical Theatre. The programme involves performance and technique training across acting, singing and dance, while developing and nurturing creativity and artistic identity.
The training is all about helping you find your creative voice and developing your individual artistry. We look at the technique needed to progress into working in the industry or onto vocational training. The training can also just be used to provide an opportunity to have fun and build confidence for both the kids and adults!
All HSA candidates get many performance opportunities, HSA is affiliated with a new vibrant theatre company that is launching this year, we aim to produce the most exciting and professional musicals in Scotland. HSA will work along side the theatre company to pick the most recent and popular West End and Broadway shows.
The training develops technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances and is split equally between the three essential musical theatre skills: acting, singing and dance – however you do not need to register for all 3 disciplines (see info) Please feel free to contact us for any further information or to register your interest.
Meet The Team
Lisa-Jayne Rattray is a professional Actor, Musical Theatre Performer, Lecturer, Performance/Vocal coach and Director. Having trained rigorously for 7 years and obtaining various qualifications including; BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, HND in Musical Theatre, BA Honours in Musical Theatre and she is a fully qualified Teacher in Further Education (TQFE).
Lisa-Jayne has maintained a successful career within Performing Arts and Musical theatre over the last 14 years since graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre in 2005.
In 2019 she founded The Hilton Stardust Academy of Performing Arts and remains HSA’s founder and programme leader. In addition to this Lisa-Jayne is also a full-time Musical Theatre lecturer delivering SQA qualifications at a Glasgow based centre. She has been involved in promoting the development of Musical Theatre in education in Scotland through her work as a Musical Theatre specialist and qualification assessor for the Scottish Qualifications Association (SQA).
Lisa-Jayne has extensive knowledge both on and off stage, resulting in the perfect mix of experience and understanding of the demands of the art in order to train new artists in an exciting, fresh and innovative environment.
Most recent theatre credits include; Miss Adelaide –Guys and Dolls, Velma Kelly – Chicago, Audrey – Little Shop of Horrors, Mrs Meers – Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nancy – Oliver, Mabel Washington – Fame, Sally – Me and My Girl, Lily St Regis – Annie, Katya – Eurobeat, Maureen – Rent, Diva 1 – Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Lisa-Jayne also had the wonderful opportunity of being cast as Mabel Washington in the World Premiere of Fame Forever, in which she had the incredible opportunity to work with David D’Sylva (Father Fame) Lisa-Jayne has also sang at many events throughout the UK, opening, closing and headlining various concerts at prestigious venues. Most recently she has sang with Rod Stewart and Amy MacDonald after being cast as a soloist in the opening ceremony of the commonwealth games.
TV Credits; Xposed – Yorkshire TV, Feel the Force – BBC. Although Lisa-Jayne’s passion leans more towards live theatre, her experience within TV work is extremely valuable. Whilst filming Feel the Force Lisa-Jayne worked under the direction of the incredible Tristram Shapeero (Four Weddings and a Funeral, GLOW, Absolutely Fabulous, New Girl) and worked on camera with Michelle Gomez.
In addition to performing in 2005 Lisa-Jayne took up a position at a Glasgow based centre as a lecturer for NQ and HND Musical Theatre. She has directed and produced many musicals some of her most recent credits are; Our House, Bad Girls, Fame, I Sing and Legally Blonde – all shows playing to sell out houses and standing ovations.
Josh’s previous musical directing credits include: Avenue Q, I Sing, Spend Spend Spend, Footloose, Made in Dagenham, Addams Family and 42nd Street. Previous performing credits as a pit musician include: The Full Monty, Rent, Sister Act and Honk.
After studying at Glasgow Kelvin College, Josh went on to complete his BA(hons) degree in Music Performance through the University of Wolverhampton.
Josh is currently the accompanist with Glasgow Kelvin College’s musical theatre department as well as musical director with Southside theatre group Eastwood Entertainers with future productions including Mother Goose the Panto and Funny Girl.
Josh is really looking forward to join Lisa-Jayne at Hilton Stardust Academy and thanks her hugely for the opportunity to be a part of her team.