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Debbi Ledwith

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A little about Debbi...

 

Debbi Ledwith is an accomplished performer, teacher and singer, holding a Performing Arts degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Debbi also studied Music Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music and then enjoyed several years as a professional performer across a range of varied roles. She has appeared on the London stage and developed a number of roles in new musicals. For 13 years Debbi was the lead singer of award-winning duo Silhouette.

Debbi held the post of Head of Performing Arts at an arts specialist school in Basingstoke for 21 years – a job that she really loved.  Working with young performers is her passion, making her move into Razzamataz a natural next step when the opportunity arose in early 2015.  In 2022, she made the decision to make Razz her full-time commitment and she hasn’t looked back since.

“When I discovered Razzamataz Theatre Schools I was immensely excited about the possibilities. I love sowing into the next generation of performers, watching them grow in confidence and develop important creative skills which can be used in many ways throughout life. It’s an honour to be a part of their journey, and so rewarding.

There’s one recurring message I hear from the children who join us which sums it up beautifully – Razz really is a family and we all look out for each other!”

Debbi Ledwith, Principal

 

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Ayeisha

Dance Tutor / Assistant Principal

Coming from a family of dancers, Ayeisha has been dancing since she could walk. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts and having achieved her ISTD grades in Tap and Modern and RAD grades in Ballet she completed her teacher training under Paddy Hurlings in Portsmouth.

After a successful performance career, which included working for Disneyland Paris and being a principal performer in a circus, she has now settled in Hampshire with her husband and teaches Dance, Singing, Acrobatics and Conditioning.

Sasha

Dance Tutor

Sasha has been dancing and performing since childhood and has trained locally with dance schools including Steps Ahead, ACE and NCYDC. She then obtained a degree in Choreography & Dance from the University of Winchester.

Sasha has taught a variety of different styles and age groups over the years, whilst also choreographing musicals for local theatre companies.

Creating dances and telling stories through movement has always been her passion and she loves sharing this with her Razz students and teaching the next generation of storytellers.

Shauna

Drama Tutor

Shauna is a mum of 2 beautiful girls and has been involved in musical theatre throughout her life. As well as having a background as a director, she has been onstage performing in musicals such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes plus many more.

Shauna has a background in child care ranging from early years up to 18 years as well as training in special educational needs, teaching drama and an array of other subjects. Shauna joined the Razz Newbury Team in 2017 and really enjoys helping your children showcase their talents!

Grace

Drama Tutor

Grace studied Drama at the University of Greenwich, graduating with a bachelor’s degree, specialising in Comedy in Performance and Stand-up whilst hosting in Comedy Clubs for charity fundraising events. Grace has loved all aspects of performing arts for as long as she can remember, from performing in The Wiz, High School Musical and Midsummer Night’s Dream amongst many more, as well as directing shows such as We Will Rock You and self-written productions.

After obtaining a vast amount of drama teaching experience in secondary schools, Grace went on to a career in entertaining and hosting shows for a young audience. She has also worked in childcare from a young age and loves the idea of merging her love of theatre and helping young people to explore their own performance journey.

Kyna

Singing Tutor

Kyna has been singing and dancing ever since she can remember, always having to be the loudest in the room. She studied acting and singing at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and took vocal lessons at The Vocal Performance Academy.

Achieving Distinctions in her Performing Arts and Music A levels she decided to take her education further and study Acting at university. During this time she took her Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam and started private teaching. Finding a love for teaching she began teaching singing and acting in primary schools.

Kyna is very excited to be starting her next adventure at Razzmatazz. 

Lauren

Drama Tutor / Teaching Assistant

Lauren fell in love with theatre from the moment she joined Razzamataz at age 10. Since then she has been a committed member of Razz, only recently moving on up to become a Razz Teacher. Razzamataz allowed her to branch out and she has been a part of many external shows including Bugsy Malone, Hairspray and Grease as well as joining the Razz team for shows at Her Majesty’s, the 02 and Shaftesbury Theatre.

Lauren is so excited to offer the same magical environment to her students that she was given when she first joined, and is looking forward to seeing her students blossom!

Mac

Minis Tutor / Teaching Assistant

Mac has been involved in the world of theatre since the age of 11 when he joined Razzamataz Newbury. This led him to take Drama for GCSE and A-Level before going on to further study at Kings PA.
Mac has taken part in various shows at Razz including Blood Brothers, Les Miserables and Wicked. He has also acted in shows outside of Razz such as Legally Blonde, Bugsy Malone and The Little Mermaid.

Mac loves being the Teaching Assistant for his Minis group and he is very excited to have started his teaching career at Razz!

Charlie

Teaching Assistant

Charlie found his adoration for theatre and acting when he joined Razzamataz at a young age. He played roles in many Razz shows and loved his time at Razz so much that he has come back to help teach Minis and Juniors students as a TA.

Charlie is currently studying for A Levels in Drama, English Literature and Film Studies and is excited about his future in acting. He is so pleased that he is able to continue his Razz journey as a part of the Razz Team.

Lottie

Teaching Assistant

Lottie found her love for performing at the age of 10 when she joined Razz. She spent 7 years at Razz as a student and took part in a number of showcases and performances, included performing at Disneyland Paris and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Lottie has also had the opportunity to perform in shows outside Razz with Rare Productions and Allenova.

Lottie currently attends Kingsclere Performing Arts School where she is taking an extended Diploma in Musical Theatre. She is really pleased that she has the opportunity to work for Razz and pass on her love of performing.