< Back to main Theatretrain website

theatretrain curve 01

About Theatretrain Hillingdon

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…


Hi, I'm Phoenix!

Hi, I’m Phoenix! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Hillingdon, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.

I have been running Theatretrain Hillingdon for the last 5 years. Before this I taught Singing at Hillingdon after completing 13 years of training with Theatretrain. I completed my Extended Diploma at The Brit School in 2015 and has always had a passion for the performing arts. Growing up and performing with Theatretrain has been the highlight of my childhood and has given me the performing skills I needed to get into the industry as well as life skills I have carried with me in everything I do. My favourite part of Theatretrain is getting to see what the students are working on every Saturday morning and seeing our students progress over the term.  

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Hillingdon

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

theatretrain classes june 043

We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

Meet the Theatretrain Hillingdon team

Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.

IMG 20220807 WA0016

Laurel Marks

Theatre Director

Laurel graduated from Fourth Monkey Training Company in August 2017 and has been teaching for Theatretrain since April 2021. She is an Associate Artist of The Jack Studio Theatre, Technical Manager of The Hope Theatre and Company Member of Arrows & Traps Theatre Company.

IMG 20220825 WA0001 1 1

Pippa Kemp

Musical Director

Pippa started teaching singing at Theatretrain in April. She is currently training for a BA(Hons) in Dance and Musical Theatre at Performers College Essex. She discovered her love for performing arts from the age 8 and a fond memory of hers is performing as part of the young chorus for Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal’s pantomimes, one of the oldest regency theatres in UK. Pippa always looks forward to seeing the students develop each week and grow in their confidence.



IMG 20220803 WA0008

Aaron Collier


Aaron Collier has been teaching Dance at Theatretrain Hillingdon since September 2020. Aaron is a Musical Theatre performer, that trained at Italia Conti. Aaron finds Theatretrain inspiring as he sees himself in a lot of the kids, when he was their age as a young HipHop/Breakdancer with the intention to become a more diverse performer. Aaron loves to focus on the foundations and contextual knowledge of each dance styles to help all abilities leading up to the challenging choreography.

The dance styles Aaron focuses on are Commercial (i.e. Hip Hop, Popping, Animation, House), Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Jazz.



Website small image

Natalia StJohn Porther

Junior Ensemble Director

Natalia started dancing at the age of three, training in ballet. At age 11 she attended Italia Conti where she found her love and passion for acting. Her training includes: ballet, pointe, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, modern, commercial, contemporary, hip-hop, street, trapeze and singing. She has also attended Identity School of Acting and is currently studying a Musical Theatre Level 5 Diploma course at Praxis Performing Arts.

Her professional work includes TV shows on Amazon Prime, Nickelodeon and the BBC; commercials for Nike, McDonald’s, Samsung, Vodafone and Adidas; and music videos for Revlio, Akai Official and Warpaint. 

Follow Theatretrain Hillingdon

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest from Theatretrain Hillingdon

The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

The world’s your stage at Theatretrain Hillingdon!

See our session times and book your initial taster below…

Main Company

Got a question? We’re happy to help…

Please complete the form to download our prospectus