Meet our Founder

Lianne McHugh

Lianne is Mummy to Molly, Annie & Esme and the Founder & Owner of Dramalam Performing Arts.

She started her own journey in the world of performing arts at the age of just 3 years old, when she started attending a local dance class. She then went on to study an array of dance styles such as tap, ballet, modern, jazz, freestyle and more at the Lynne Millar Academy of Theatre Arts in Glasgow. Here Lianne took exams in these dance genres for the BATD and ISTD.

Lianne would then find her passion and true talent for singing which led her to become engrossed in the world of Musical Theatre, and onto studying at GAMTA in Glasgow. She then gained her BA Hons in Musical Theatre from Northumbria University.

Lianne's performing arts training, allowed her to perform in some of the UK's biggest venues, such as the Clyde Auditorium, SEC, The Kings Theatre Glasgow, The Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, His Majesty's Theatre London, The Criterion Theatre London and then Wembley arena when she appeared on ITV's XFactor in 2010, as part of a pop band.

While Lianne has always lived and breathed performing, she was always held back by her own lack of confidence and self-worth, which prevented her from pursuing more performing in her career. 

This shaped the values at Dramalam Performing Arts, to ensure young performers were equipped with confidence and self-worth as well as the ability to sing, dance and act.

Lianne has always loved working with children, having performed as various princess characters for children at events; and she loves being able to lead and coach and mentor others. Creating Dramalam gives her the privilege of developing not only the students, but the teaching and coaching team too.


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