Meet the Teachers

Roxy Rose

Roxy RoseRoxy is a performer, voice coach and creative practitioner with a Masters in Music and Contemporary Arts. She received the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Award for dedication to the arts in education, and has worked for a number of theatre companies. Roxy’s solo show, White Rabbit, was showcased at Oxford’s Old Fire Station. Roxy teaches popular song and musical theatre voice training for Sing Sing Sing Academy and Stagecoach, and is looking forward to bringing her teaching experience to Open Stage Arts.


Tristan Pate

Tristan Pate is an actor, musician, writer and director. He has worked extensively in theatre, from touring productions to the West End, and as a professional musician and workshop leader. Tristan has lectured at the University of Northampton, and holds the position of Artistic Director for the Oxfordshire-based theatre collective Cherwell Theatre Company.


Leone White

Leone has an Arts Degree from The University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Theatre Arts from Swinburne University (AU) and is a graduate of 16th Street Actor’s Studio (AU). In 2008, Leone won a scholarship to study Theatre for Community Development with Makhampom Theatre in Thailand.Leone has performed for children and adults across film, theatre and the corporate world. Highlights include performance in Melbourne Fringe Festival’s ‘Best Circus’ show Strangers in the Light, and extensive involvement with work by acclaimed Melbourne Playwright Louris van de Geer.


Matt Winkworth

Matt Winkworth is an award-winning theatre composer based in Oxford. In 2014
he won the inaugural Perfect Pitch Award with writer Chris Bush for their musical ODD. The pair went on to win their category in the Kevin Spacey Foundation artist of choice award in 2015, and were artists-in-residence at the Oxford Playhouse in 2016–17. As well as with Open Stage Arts, Matt works with a variety of local groups, including co-directing a community choir in Abingdon, composing for the young company at the Oxford Playhouse, and singing with people living with dementia.


Paul Chesterton

Paul Chesterton

Paul has been in the theatre industry for 14 years, and has acted in productions at The Young Vic, The National Theatre and with Creation Theatre. He has been teaching for over ten years, including at Guildford School of Acting and the Sylvia Young school.



Liam Nooney

Liam NooneyLiam is a locally based professional actor and practitioner. He has been an associate artist at Cherwell Theatre Company for over 10 years, and is a seasoned comedy performer and writer with experience in improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy.