About Us

Amanda Sutherland
School Principal

Amanda has been around the youth performance scene primarily as the mother of a performer for the last 10 years. During this time Amanda developed a love of making costumes and props.  She has been working with Just Imagine Youth Drama School for several years making props and costumes for our productions each year. The students all know her as the Costume Fairy. In 2020 Amanda has become the owner of the school.

Willow Mcloughlin
drama teacher

Willow is currently studying for a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania.

​She first joined Just Imagine Youth Drama School as a Junior and has now become our Pre – Junior and Junior class’ Teacher.​

Willows’ strong passion for performance has influenced her to challenge herself by becoming a mentor for younger performers.

Racheal Leigh
Musical Theatre teacher

Racheal Leigh is a seasoned actor, dancer, creative producer, and performance coach based in Launceston.  A graduate of the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory in Brisbane, she has performed in numerous stage and film productions, as well as ran her own small Bollywood Dance school for over 10 years as a teacher, choreographer, and performer.  Her past musical theatre credits include Ladies in Black (Miss Cartright), Gypsy (Mazeppa), Footrot Flats – The Musical (Pongo), CATS (Ensemble), Yeoman of the Guard (Ensemble), and the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Janet), as well as many independent, locally written musicals and pantomimes.  Racheal is passionate about the arts and is excited to be working with younger performers in developing their communication and performance skills.  Racheal also offers one-on-one performance and audition coaching, and audition / self-tape services.