About Theatretrain Southampton
Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…
Hi, I'm Karina!
Hi, I’m Karina! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Southampton, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.
I started out as a student at Theatretrain and was inspired by the opportunities that my Company Director, Linda, offered me as a child. I wanted to open a company in order to offer more students the chance to build confidence and gain life skills to help them in all walks of life and I have now been running the Southampton Company for over 10 years.
My favourite show that we have done so far was Fame the musical in 2019. This is because it was the first time our students performed a full length musical with a live orchestra. The children really rose to the challenge and I was so proud of the whole team!
Karina also teaches dance, acting and singing
Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Southampton
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 Southampton team
Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.
Lorna is the backbone of the centre. She looks after the welfare of our students whilst they are attending the classes and helps to settle in new students. She’s also nifty with a glue gun when it comes to making props for show time!
This Autumn we are pleased to announce the arrival of vocal coach, Katie . She brings with her a wealth of professional performance experience including playing the lead role of ‘Baby’ in ‘Dirty Dancing.’ Katie is trained in Estill and has up-to-date knowledge of industry techniques. She is also a certified vocal health first aider.
Dance & Choreography
Emma has been a part of our team for many years. She is qualified to teach a range of dance styles and started her career in Southampton as head of dance at Oasis Academy. Emma’s teaching style is thorough but very gentle so students who are new to the performing arts will find her friendly and approachable.
Viki has over 20 years performing arts experience and currently teaches dance, drama and fitness classes to children and adults across Hampshire. Viki trained at Trinity Laban Conservertoire of Music and Dance and is a two times world champion tap dancer! She is now focused on building her own dance school and sharing her passion for nurturing self-belief in each individual. Our students will be so inspired by her infectious energy!
Early Years Teacher
Immie has grown up in the performing arts, taking on many leading roles in local Youth Productions. This has ignited her passion for Theatre, leading her on to professional studies in London and eventually obtaining her BA Hons Degree in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Teaching Assistant & Cover Teacher
Jo has recently completed her BA Hons in Musical Theatre at The University of Winchester and is an up and coming Musical Director. She is an incredibly talented performer and musician who has recently been assisting with the Romsey Operatic and Dramatic Society productions. We can’t wait to have her knowledge and enthusiasm on our team.
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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 Southampton!
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