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About Theatretrain Kings Lynn

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

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Hi, I'm Kate!

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

My performing background is in Dance and I am  professionally trained in Musical Theatre, I hold Diplomas in Ballet and Modern Jazz Dance with the BTDA and I am an associate member of NATD and a Teacher member of IPATH. I have danced professionally all around the UK and traveled abroad for professional dance contracts, I’m passionate about all things performing arts and providing students with first class training and opportunities. I have been a community practitioner in the performing arts for more than 10 years and Love my job!

My goal is to inspire creativity and confidence in our students at Theatretrain Kings Lynn!

Hear what our past students say.......

“Where do I even start… “Kings Lynn theatre train”. Those are words that bring true joy to my mind

From having the most dedicated, passionate and dedicated teachers to having an environment where you can learn and grow so much.

Each teacher will bring out the best in you. When I first started, I was shy and didn’t know I had any talent, but I developed skills in performing and confidence in not just performing but every day life. 

My days at ‘Kings Lynn Theatre Train’ were the true best days of my life”. 

Luca

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“My son absolutely loves Theatretrain Kings Lynn! Kate and the team are superb, my sons confidence has grown so much in acting, singing and dancing since he started in September. 

He cannot wait for Saturday mornings!! I would 100 percent recommend them to any child wanting to start on the theatre stage path. Thank you Theatretrain Kings Lynn!” 

Em

 

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Kings Lynn

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.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

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

Meet the Theatretrain Kings Lynn team

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

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Tracey Smith

Company Manager

Tracey is in fact Kate’s mum and so has been associated with Theatretrain over the past 14 years, with her other daughter attending and helping at shows etc. She works in Finance for West Norfolk Academies Trust during the week, so is very used to working with children. She is everyone’s “Mum” at Theatretrain!

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Ashley Hudson

Theatre Director

Ashley has been a professional actor for over 10 years. He has performed in multiple counties and has worked with some of the best actors and Director’s of this decade. Ashley has worked with the like of Benedict Cumberbatch to Micheal Bay. Ashley has been in involved many tv and films such as fantastic beast and where to find them , The mercy and most recently appeared in Eastenders with Gillian Wright (Jean slater ). 
Ashley has a trinity college ATCL qualifications in Acting and musical theatre and studied at Expressions’s Mansfield .He was also a member of the National Youth Theatre for the 
50 th anniversary of the NYT playing Michael Croft. Ashley has just finished a run playing caveman Nigel at 4K kingdoms adventure park.

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Helen Havis

Musical Director

Helen has been involved in performing arts from a young age and is fully qualified to teach all genres of dance, drama and singing. Her career in teaching has taken her into private studios, running departments in main stream education, teacher training and running a successful performing agency. In addition to being a highly sought-after teacher of musical theatre, Helen is also the chief examiner for a UK based examination awarding body and travels around the UK and Europe assessing students in dance, drama and singing. Having owned her own successful theatre school in Essex for over 30 years, training many performers whom have gone on to successful careers in London’s West End or followed teaching careers of their own, semi-retirement has bought her to Norfolk.

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Emily Mason

Choreographer 

Emily is a Master of Arts, graduating with a distinction in Performance and Choreography. She also graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2018, receiving a First Class BA Honours Degree in dance. During her training she has been an artist in ‘The Ensemble’, touring internationally and nationally. In 2018, She was also a member of Lincoln Dance Collective, a performance company. She has worked with professional choreographers such as Adrienne Clancy, Amy Lovelock, and Tamara Ashley. Her professional training is in contemporary dance/release technique as well as interdisciplinary dance; however, she has been training in many styles of dance since an early age, including, tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre and commercial. She is passionate about educating the next generation of dancers.

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Jessie Rawlings

Company Assistant

Jessie has always loved theatre and dancing from a young age. Jessie is also a teaching assistant for Dance Wize. She enjoys assisting all of the children grow in ability and seeing their big smiles as they walk into class. She is also a qualified Media Make up artist so creativity is in her blood.

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Sky Carver

Junior Ensemble Director

We are delighted to welcome Sky back to the team in her new role.

Sky has been a performer since primary school. She has acted in principal roles in plays, musicals and Opera. She is a classically trained coloratura Soprano. As well as performing, she is a director and has directed both plays and Operas. She has completed her Master’s degree in Theatre Directing and playwriting and is currently directing and performing in an Opera for children which she has written. She has also written a children’s musical for use in a school setting. Sky has worked with children and young people in various roles over the last thirty years and loves how the Theatretrain way enables anyone to experience performance in varying theatrical environments. 

 

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Evie Blyth

Junior Ensemble Assistant

Evie started dancing at a young age and fell in love with all things performance.

She has performed in many productions most recently her College production of Grease as the Iconic Rizo.

She is currently a full time performing arts student at the College of West Anglia.

She is delighted to be working with our youngest performers and nurturing their love for the arts.

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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 Kings Lynn!

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