Ms Heatley is a Drama and Dance Teacher at Wellington College Shanghai. She trained as an actor at a London Drama School – The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Ms Heatley began her professional career as an actress and dancer on the worlds most renowned stages, before returning to the UK qualifying as a Performing Arts Teacher where she has since taught children from all different cultures, backgrounds, and social demographics. Ms Heatley believes through the medium of drama all students can express their identity, develop self-worth, and have a platform upon which to communicate ideas and understandings. Ms Heatley is an advocate of an inclusive or ‘global’ approach to teaching and learning.