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Daniel Bowling

As a Music Supervisor, Daniel Bowling has overseen the London productions of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats as well as two record- breaking UK tours of Miss Saigon and the 25th Anniversary US tour of Les Miserables opening at the Paper Mill Theatre, NJ, USA in 2010. Dan has had a long history as Music Supervisor for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats and has launched productions of that show worldwide from Moscow to Madrid. As Music Director, he has conducted the London productions of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, Assassins and many others. He is currently Music Director for the USA National Tour of Mary Poppins.

Across a twenty year career in Music Theatre, Dan has worked hand in hand with some of Music Theatre's most legendary producers, composers, directors and choreographers including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Trevor Nunn, John Caird, Claude Michel Schonberg and Gillian Lynne.

Over the span of his career, Dan has auditioned and coached thousands of music theatre artists and written two books, Auditions Undressed, a guide to help young music theatre performers win their next audition and So You Want To Be In Musicals, co-written with the award winning theatre and television actress/singer Ruthie Henshall as well as being a contributing writer for many other music theatre forums.  

As a teacher and coach, he has taught in an adjunct capacity at Associated Studios, Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,  Royal Academy of Music London and the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Dan studied conducting with Sergiu Celibidache, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Leonard Bernstein, Max Rudolph and Charles Bruch and as an instrumentalist has played under many of the worlds leading conductors including Ricardo Muti, George Solti, Eugene Ormandy and many others.

Daniel Bowling is married to singer/actress/vocal coach Grainne Renihan and has one son, Ciaran Bowling.

Helen Anker

Helen is a native Brit, but has had successful careers on both sides of the Atlantic having played in some of London's most iconic productions such as Parade, On the Town, Contact, Oklahoma, Cats and Crazy For You, as well as more recently in Promises, Promises on Broadway. Since moving to New York from London, Helen was also cast in the original Paper Mill production of Newsies as well as productions of Curtains and The 39 Steps.  

Helen has worked with many of the industry's most notable choreographers and directors including Susan Stroman, Sir Trevor Nunn, Steven Mear and Rob Ashford among many others. Helen has numerous television and film credits to her name both in the UK and the USA and is an accomplished and experienced teacher specializing in song and dance!