Christopher Key – Performance Director
Christopher trained at Guildford School of Acting. He has a long affiliation with Les Misérables, having performed in the show and worked as a Resident Director on the London production. He is currently Associate Director of both the London show and the new touring production. He has worked as a director on productions of Les Misérables in the UK, USA, Spain, Australia, Korea, Manila, Singapore and Dubai. Chris is also Associate Director of School of Rock (London/Australia/Asia)
Other credits include Deputy Associate Director on productions of Miss Saigon (London and UK Tour), Resident Director on Avenue Q at The Noel Coward and Gielgud Theatres, London. In 2008 Christopher devised and directed the world première of Chasing Fate at The Birmingham Hippodrome.
As an actor Chris has performed in Les Misérables at The Palace Theatre and at The Queens Theatre as an alternate Jean Valjean. Other theatre credits include Chucky in Jerry Springer The Opera at The Cambridge Theatre, London, Alice in Wonderland for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Beautiful Game at The Cambridge Theatre, London, My Fair Lady at Perth Repertory Theatre and Floyd Collins at The Bridewell Theatre, London. Concerts include Les Misérables 25th Anniversary at The O2, Sweeney Todd at The Royal Festival Hall and Sondheim Tonight at The Barbican. Television credits include Jerry Springer The Opera, BBC, and London’s Burning, LWT.
As a Director, Chris has also delivered keynote speeches for organisations such as England Athletics and Sports & Recreation Alliance.
Lucy Key – Performance Director
Lucy is a professional actress who has worked in theatre, opera, television, concert and cabaret. After training at Guildford School of Acting, Lucy’s performance credits include: Maria in West Side Story, The Prince of Wales Theatre, London and UK No. 1 tour, Grace Farrel in Annie, Perth Repertory Theatre, Of Thee I Sing, The Bridewell Theatre, London, Midsummer Nights Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London, The Marriage of Figaro, New Vic Theatre, The Birthday Party, Chichester Festival Theatre.
Television credits include the role of Manda in Being April for BBC One. Lucy has also worked extensively as a performing arts tutor, choreographer, director and workshop practitioner. Along with her husband, Chris, she directs Key Theatre Academy and Performing Perfectly.
Directing and choreography credits include numerous projects with Leaps and Bounds, including The Young Roots Presentation at The Birmingham Hippodrome, choreographer for The Olympic Handover celebrations in Shropshire and Assistant Director on the world premiere of the musical Chasing Fate at The Birmingham Hippodrome. Lucy is Performance Director at Key Theatre Academy and Performing Perfectly.
Georgie Partridge – Commercial Director
Georgie is an Executive Coach (ILM7) and a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Georgie started working for Performing Perfectly in 2016. As well as managing Performing Perfectly programmes, Georgie provides 1-1 Lif Coaching and group workshops. Having always been interested in the psychology behind performance and resilience, Georgie is extremely passionate about her continued learning and sharing this with individuals and organisations.
Georgie will be your first point of contact when communicating with Performing Perfectly and works enthusiastically with the team to create bespoke workshops and programmes for groups and organisations.
Louise Kiteley – Associate Coach
Louise is an independent management consultant, executive coach, a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and has a passion for understanding what makes us work brilliantly as individuals.
For the last 12 years she has trained and supported a range of leaders in the acquisition of coaching skills and high performance characteristics. She also works in developing team cohesion and in transforming organisations to best support their business development and objectives. In all cases the focus is to get the best out of individuals and teams.
Louise worked for 18 years in the NHS specialising in the field of human resources, organisational development, business planning and management with 5 years at director level.
Louise aims to move away from the ‘usual’ experience of development, to open up minds and thinking in order to make learning and development fun. She believes that with every encounter and every experience there is an opportunity to develop and learn. Her aim is to challenge complexity and negativity and regain a focus on simplicity and positivity.