About Theatretrain Isle of Wight
Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…
Hi, I'm Julie!
Hi, I’m Julie! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Isle of Wight, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.
I have had the pleasure of being at the helm of Theatretrain for the past 20 years.
I have had a keen interest in The Arts and have been involved in the management and Front of House aspects of the industry for many years.
At Theatretrain, I have many roles, from show production, set and costume design, to first aider and safeguarding co-ordinator. I pride myself on doing everything I need to do to ensure Theatretrain runs smoothly and the students and parents get the best TT experience possible.
Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Isle of Wight
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.
Meet the Theatretrain Isle of Wight team
Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.
Director of Acting
Traci is a graduate of Guildford School Of Acting,
West end credits include “42nd Street”, (Dominion)“The Hunting Of The Snark”(Prince Edward),and “My One and Only”(Palladium). She has toured nationally twice with Chichester’s production of “Pickwick” alongside the late Harry Secombe and Roy Castle, and in “The Rocky Horror Show” for Richard O’Brien’s company.
Other work includes, a further production of “Rocky Horror” for Paul Nicholas and David Ian (B.I.C),a recording of a new musical “Brighton Rock”, production choreographer on “Quirkish Delight” at Salisbury Playhouse, Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress For Dinner”, Lisa in “Dead Funny”, Sally in” Dangerous Obsession” and Audrey Lemon in “Woomberang”, Audrey in “A little Shop of Horrors”, Bridget in “A slice Of Saturday Night”, Theresa Philips in the Ayckbourn Comedy “How The other half loves”, and Margaret in “Last Tango in Little Grimley”.
Musical Director (AM)
Hannah trained at Bird College of Performing Arts, where she gained a BA(hons) in Musical Theatre.
Since taking a break from performing to have her Daughter, Hannah has furthered her education and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Music and Drama). Hannah is very successful Vocal Coach on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and in Surrey, many of her students have gained acceptance into top Drama schools or are currently performing professionally, and she is also the vocal coach to Mila Lake (The Voice 2022).
‘Peter Pan the British Musical’ (Wendy), ‘Annie The Musical’ (Grace Farrell), ‘Fame’ (Serena Katz), ‘A Weird Romance’ (P.Burke), ‘Grease’ (Sandy), ‘Spend Spend Spend’ (Viv), ‘Blood Wedding’ (Bride), ‘Tartuffe’ (Cléante), ‘Belongings’ (Debs), ‘Real Eyes’ (Megan) and ‘Red Noses’ (Marguerite), Lead Vocalist in ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ (Royal Albert Hall), ‘Wondrous Stories’ (London Palladium), ‘Voices for a Better World’ (Royal Albert Hall) and ‘The Long and Winding Road’ (Dominion Theatre).
Hannah trained with the National Dance Company, Vocal-Tech, in circus skills & acrobatics with Polichinelo Circus and in Dance Teaching at Buckinghamshire University.
She spent nine years travelling the world on cruise ships working as Lead Vocalist & Dance Captain in the onboard production shows for Fred Olsen, P&O, MSC and Thomson cruises, the latter as Assistant Cruise Director.
Theatrical experience includes ‘Godspell’ UK Theatre Tour (Ensemble Choir), ‘Circus Hilarious’ UK Theatre Tour (Dance Captain), ‘The Hunchback of Notredame’ (Esmeralda), ‘Fiddler on the Roof ‘(Tzeitel), ‘Boeing – Boeing!’ (Jacqueline), ‘Blythe Spirit’ (Elvira), and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Lucy). Hannah has also appeared in many pantomimes, most recently as ‘ Princess Jasmine’, alongside Stu Francis, in Aladdin at The Albert Hall, Bolton (Duggie Chapman Productions). Other dance experience includes work with Explosive Productions, ‘The Rampage Dancers’ and Springs Dance Company.
Musical Director (PM)
Callum trained in Musical Theatre & Acting for Film at Chichester University, prior to that he attended Sylvia Young’s Theatre School.
As well as being a Musical Theatre specialist, he has a huge passion for Dance and is currently teaching Music, Drama & Dance at Ryde Academy.
As well as teaching, Callum has performed in numerous shows and events: Senior Dancer at the o2 Arena, Children in Need, South West Trains Promotional Dancer, Butlins, Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday – London Palladium, CMV Cruises, to name but a few.
Junior Ensemble Teacher
Emily trained at Bird College, graduating with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
Since then Emily has performed in various UK locations, including Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall, as well as abroad.
Emily is excited to share her industry knowledge with the next generation of performers and help them to reach their full potential.
Junior Ensemble Teacher
Ann is a UKA qualified Dance teacher.
As well as teaching, Ann is a performer/choreographer/producer/entertainer/DJ
Ann has performed all over the world and choreographed shows for the West End, Disney and Cruise Ships.
Ann does a lot of charity work and her biggest motto is EVERY CHILD MATTERS and they deserve a chance to follow their dreams and have opportunities to excel in their chosen career.
Jo has been a member of the Theatretrain Family for a number of years as both her girls have attended since they were small.
Jo can now be found at the found desk, making costumes or on a first aid call.
As a practicing nurse during the week, Jo is used to working in a high pressured environment whilst ensuring she remains calm and focused, which comes in handy when she is running around backstage – fixing costumes, collecting performers from dressing rooms, and doing all the other jobs thrown her way.
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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 Isle of Wight!
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