JACQUI WHEATCROFT PPRNCM, PG Dip, MA Music Performance – VOCALS
Jacqui Wheatcroft began her professional singing career at the age of 7 with a 5 year run on Yorkshire TV’s “Junior Showtime” television programme. This was followed by
regular appearances on “Stars on Sunday” and was a winner on “Hughie Green’s Opportunity Knocks”. She has worked in most areas of the Performing Arts: in theatre, television, and musicals. Her film credits include the 1982 Michael Winner version of The Wicked Lady and the famous children’s cult movie Bugsy Malone.
Jacqui studied opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and has since performed with several opera companies including E.NO, Glyndebourne Welsh and Opera North playing principle Soprano in La Boheme, Tosca, Magic Flute, La belle Helene. Her Musical Theatre career spans 20 years including, Fonteine and Eponine in Les Miserables, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Florence in Chess and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
As a tutor and arts educator, Jacqui was brought in as consultant to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts to devise and implement a part time Performing Arts school, LIPA 4:19, as well as running her own part time Theatre Schools.
Jacqui now tutors in Musical Theatre at several specialist Musical Theatre Colleges and as a voice specialist whilst continuing her PHD research into Idiomatic Singing Styles employed in Musical Theatre.
Jacqui is an accredited Vocal Process Teacher and lifelong learner.