Who runs the Workshops?
*Cindy O’Callaghan - Actress, BSc (Hons) Degree, Institute for Art and Therapy and Education. Cindy's history as a successful Hollywood actress combined with her current youth work and child psychotherapy training was a perfect match. Cindy first starred (age 12) as 'Carrie' in 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' and went on to star in many other Disney projects over a 12 year period; and numerous TV series in the UK, including Eastenders. As a child actress herself, Cindy is well aware of the pitfalls and experiences a young actor can expect in their career.
*Lisa Balcombe - Director and Agent, Alphabet Kidz/Alphabet Agency. BAFTA Award Winning Talent Agency for young actors; with success providing actors for productions such as Topsy & Tim (Cbeebies), Hetty Feather (CBBC), Rocket's Island (CBBC), Sadie J (CBBC), The Great Fire (ITV), Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, Disney, 'How I Live Now' (Feature Film), Peppa Pig (Voice of Peppa), Ben & Holly's Little Kingdon, Charlie & Lola, Peter Rabbit, Woolly & Tig, Thriller Live (Theatre), Blue Peter, and much more.
Both Cindy and Lisa are fully CRB checked and dedicated to young people and the pursuit of their creative potential.
Alphabet Agency invites Casting professionals to come along to our Master Classes to meet our young artists. They see first hand how we work with our young actors as well as talent spot for their up and coming projects. Many of our artists have been booked for their first booking by casting directors attending our workshops for the BBC, Disney and Nickelodeon.
The Agency Bookers also attend the sessions to get to know all our artists in readiness for professional opportunities at The Agency.