Adam Stadius is Head of Musical Theatre at Leeds conservatoire, having designed and launched it’s undergraduate course in 2019.
An acting coach currently based between Leeds, London and the North-East of England, Adam trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Music Theatre - with distinction) and has since held teaching posts at college and university levels across the country including the BRIT School of Performing Arts and SLP College.
As a teacher and practitioner of the Meisner Technique, Adam has instructed professional actors, students and graduates of Drama UK accredited schools including Arts Ed, LAMDA, Mountview, Arden, GSA, RADA, London Studio Centre, and the London School of Musical Theatre.
He is co-founder of Both Feet Actor Training and continues to work around the country coaching professionals. Student destinations include Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre), Hamilton (Victoria Palace), Kinky Boots (UK Tour), Coronation Street & Emmerdale (ITV) and many more.
Recent coaching and directing work includes work with Black Toffee (Parallel) & Project A (Theatre Royal Newcastle). Direction for Musical Theatre includes Pippin, Made in Dagenham, Spend Spend Spend, Parade (SLP) and The Drowsy Chaperone (BRIT School).
What drives him?
Watching actors open up and discover what they’re capable of, and become excited about their potential, rather than fearful of the work. Watching them gain trust in themselves.