Our company ‘walks the talk’ of our Flying Cloud heritage. We constantly challenge our own limiting beliefs and embark on audacious endeavours to push the boundaries of theatre. By sharing practical tools to release powers of creativity and imagination we support communities and schools to previously unimaginable achievements.

Our experienced Flying Cloud team has worked for education and outreach departments including Shakespeare’s Globe, Opera North, RADA and The National Theatre. They have led workshops for diverse groups throughout the UK and abroad. These include: school children, youth groups, young people with autism, drama students, recovering addicts, doctors, the Armed Forces and refugees.

Your key facilitators

Leandra Ashton

Leandra trained on the three year acting degree at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and also has a BA Hons in Modern and Medieval Languages (Spanish and Italian) from Cambridge University.

Leandra uses her natural communication skills as an actor, director and linguist to help individuals express themselves freely and with authenticity. She has over 12 years’ experience as a Performance Coach and workshop facilitator for RADA Enterprises, Taming Tigers and Flying Cloud. She has worked with a range of individuals from start-up entrepreneurs to board executives as well as multi-national firms and government leaders.

Jennifer Kidd

Jennifer trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has a BA Hons in History from St. John’s College, Cambridge University.

She has a decade of experience in delivering workshops and training. Inspired by what the performing arts can contribute beyond the stage, Jennifer uses skills developed as an actor and theatre-maker to coach people to their optimum by owning their message, captivating their audience and staying present.

Jennifer is a Director at Flying Cloud, joining the company in 2012. As a freelancer, she has taught presentation and performance in U.S. Universities, including Notre Dame, Wellesley and Vassar, and facilitated for companies including Taming Tigers, RADA, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Dorchester. She has extensive experience in course design and regularly coaches individual clients from professions including law, media and finance.


2016 will see the launch of Flying Cloud Retreats – creative workouts for body, mind and soul. All the retreats will have the Flying Cloud signature of expanding horizons and releasing potential, taking place in beautiful surroundings to inpsire and uplift. Dates and details are coming soon. Check back soon or let us know you’re interested by dropping us a line.