Expertise in Acting Photos

I have photographed many of the students of Express Performing Arts Academy for acting roles in my Southport Photography Studios, and some have gone on to acquire major acting parts in TV shows and movies as a result. I and Express Performing Arts Academy are very proud of this achievement and wish them all the success in their career as actors!

Read on for more information about my studio photography sessions for actors.


Acting Opportunities in TV:

Express Performing Arts Academy like to provide their students with the best opportunities, whether it be to attend classes just for fun, or whether it might be to gain professional experience within the acting industry. They are open to all students within the academy who wish to sign up for representation in the professional world.

Throughout the year they will open agency books and will give students the opportunity to experience casting workshops tailored to the professional television industry, providing them with the skills and techniques to showcase themselves with confidence, if professional opportunities arise. Express pride themselves on making students know that if they believe it, they can achieve it, and want to open every door for them to help them to achieve their acting dreams.

See the gallery for images of some of the amazing actors I have had the opportunity to photograph through my links with Express Kids Casting in Southport.

Lisa Walshe

Director – Drama Teacher

From a young age Lisa has been involved in Dance and Performance, beginning at the age of five, completing qualifications in; Ballroom, Latin, Disco and Formation dancing.  Lisa began teaching in her teenage years, coaching younger students in Dance and Drama, consequently going on to run regular and successful Performing Arts Summer Schools.

Lisa studied Drama & Theatre Studies A-Level then leading to her studies at Edge Hill University where she completed a BA Hons Degree in Drama and Writing Studies. In 2005 Lisa completed her PGCE in Secondary Drama and she currently works as part of the Extended Senior Leadership Team and Head of Performing Arts at Litherland High School. 

In 2010 Lisa returned to the classroom studying ‘Acting for Screen’, at Manchester School of Acting, gaining a further qualification in Acting.  More recently Lisa has established contacts with recognised casting agencies across the country, with successful castings for her students with Pencil Trick Productions and with ITV.

Lisa’s belief is that the world of Performing Arts possesses the power to produce confident, positive, well-rounded communicators and Express Performing Arts Academy believe in bringing out the best in every individual, no matter what their ability.  With over twenty years teaching experience in Performing Arts, Lisa understands the benefits of expressing yourself through performance.  There is nothing more uplifting than succeeding on stage, or in a screen role, and the team ethic that such experiences create for young acting stars.

Danielle Clark.

Director – Dance Teacher

Danielle’s interest in Dance began at the young age of three, where she explored a range of different dance styles throughout her childhood. Danielle studied at Liverpool Theatre School, gaining a Dance and Drama scholarship and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Professional Musical Theatre.

Danielle has worked professionally as a performer, for many years within the industry and after graduating, gained her first professional contract playing Princess Jasmine in a UK Tour production of ‘Aladdin’.

Alongside her performance experience Danielle has been teaching for the past five years and loves to share her passion for Dance with all of her students. Danielle is a talented choreographer, specialising in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap and Street Dance. Danielle has choreographed professional routines for many shows; flash-mobs; corporate events and weddings.

Danielle’s kind nature, passion, professional ability and complete belief in all young people that she teaches, contributes invaluably to a major part of our Express vision; to provide all students, no matter what their ability with the opportunities to succeed and achieve.

Our staff and students are lucky to have such a talented teacher and performer on board at team Express.

Classes Available at Express Performing Arts Academy:

Express Arts Classes – Age range 6-8 years

This class explores the disciplines of Dance, Drama and Singing in a Musical Theatre Style. Youngsters will explore professional material, developing self-confidence, whilst learning the skills required to succeed within the industry. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced performers.

Express Train – Age Range 8 years+

Within this class students will explore a range of Performing Arts disciplines in greater depth.  This class will work towards, and perfect termly performance material and students will gain experience of; the workshop room; the audition room and preparation for performance.  Students will be given the opportunity to explore improvisation techniques, professional repertoire and will work with trained and experienced specialists who will guide them through the world of the Performing Arts, giving them an introduction to the professional industry.

Mini Express Class – Age Range 3-5 years

These unique Express Performing Arts Academy classes will unlock the imagination of your youngsters and will give them the opportunity to explore a programme of Acting, Dance and Singing, with the centre of their well-being being key.  Following the early years guidelines, Express PAA aim to nurture, challenge and stretch students to the best of their ability, whilst building confidence and providing them with the technical skills required to succeed within the Performing Arts themes.

Get your child’s professional acting portfolio sorted with Bertie Victor Photography


I have extensive experience in the studio photographing young up-and-coming actors, and fully managed professionals alike. I know what shots you need to grab the attention of potential agencies and casting directors in a competitive field. My image sets come with a selection of full colour high resolution photos and black and white monochrome images too.

Contact me today for a free informal chat about how I can help you get your portfolio started, update existing images, or just get some relevant information and contacts within the industry.

I work closely with Express PAA to make sure you stand out and have a large selection of images to work with. Updated images are recommended every six to twelve months and I offer discounts for returning clients – just message me via email at [email protected], or use the contact form in the menu above which will send a message directly to me. I will then contact you to find out more about what you need and how I can help!

I cover a wide area of the North West and where possible I recommend clients come to one of my studio spaces in Southport, Ormskirk or Formby, but I am available for in home sessions and photoshoots near to you if you live further out.


I look forward to speaking with you and getting you the right images for your portfolio pages.