About Theatretrain Northampton
Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…
Hi, We're Jenny and Sian!
Hi, we are Jenny and Sian! We are the Company Directors here at Theatretrain Northampton, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.
We strive to make our centre a welcoming and inclusive place where our students are encouraged to be themselves, learn new skills and grow and develop as performers and people. As well as overseeing the centre, we also teach and you can read more about us below.
We have a wonderful team of teachers and students who work hard to unlock potential in a safe and nurturing environment. Many of our students stay with us for several years and build lifelong friendships along the way.
We’re always ready for a new and exciting challenge. Come and join us and be part of the fun!
Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Northampton
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 Northampton team
Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.
Jenny is a freelance drama practitioner, specialising in work with children and young people. After training with the NYT, she spent several years as an actress and facilitator with Theatre-in-Education companies, touring throughout the UK. Following this, she worked in Corporate Communications and Event Managment.
Jenny then returned to theatre and works with young people and local communities on a range of projects; her degree in Psychology influences her work to have a focus on life-skills and confidence building.
Jenny has taught at Theatretrain since 2005, taking over as a Centre Director alongside Sian in 2016. She loves seeing students flourish at our centres.
Sian started her performing life aged 6 at the prestigious Chaplins Stage School in Northampton. During her childhood years she performed in numerous shows and pantomimes at local and West End theatres.
At 16, she went to Northampton College to study Musical Theatre and graduated with a distinction BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre. She then successfully auditioned for London Theatre School and moved to South London to attend; she graduated with a diploma in Professional MT and gained her associate teaching exams with the IDTA.
Sian has been a teacher at Theatretrain Northampton since 2008, taking over as a Centre Director alongside Jenny in 2016. Saturday mornings are the highlight of her week as she puts our pupils through their paces.
At 16, Amy trained in Musical Theatre at Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama in Nottingham.
After graduating, she began her professional career in performing on various cruise liners around the world.
After a few years at sea, she settled back home and began teaching for various performing arts schools in Northamptonshire, which she has been doing ever since, including whilst growing a family of 3 little people!
Alongside running her own dance school & choir for over 10 years in Rothwell, Amy loves spending her Saturdays teaching at Theatretrain Northampton.
Junior Ensemble Director
Charley is Theatretrain Northampton’s Minis teacher. She has been teaching performing arts to young children in Primary Schools since 2017 and loves telling stories through performance.
Charley was trained in ballet from the age 5-15 and has taught both dance and drama at our sister centre in Milton Keynes.
Charley is grateful to be inspiring performers from a young age and looks forward to seeing the Minis shine!
When she is not at Theatretrain, Charley works in a local primary school.
Junior Ensemble Director
Claire is Theatretrain Northampton’s Minis teacher. During the week, she is a Secondary School English teacher and at weekends, she loves working with our Minis, as well as teaching drama at our Milton Keynes centre.
Claire’s love for drama began as a little girl; she attended speech and drama classes at a local stage school. Whilst there, she took part in numerous festivals and performance where she read poetry, performed monologues and much more.
Since becoming a teacher, Claire has worked closely with the performing arts team in her schools and has supported several shows. Her favourite musical is Cats and she can’t wait to see more!
Junior Ensemble Assistant
Owen is a former Theatretrain Northampton student and now part of the team on Saturday mornings.
Owen studied at Northampton College, studying Level 3 Drama and the HNC and HND Acting courses.
Owen’s performance credits include ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a touring production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Frozen’ by Bryony Lavery and ‘Cacophony’ by Molly Taylor. He has also worked alongside the media students on their short film projects and has recently signed to appear in a short 8-part television series, due to start filming in the summer.
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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 Northampton!
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