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HAYLEY JANE

Principle / Drama

From a young age, I have been entertaining on stage, TV and radio. Training at Anne Gales school of dance in Luton, I have performed in many Christmas pantomimes at the Luton Library Theatre appearing alongside many known celebrities. I then moved on to Stagecoach where I furthered my career into theatre productions and made an appearance on the controversial TV show Brass Eye.  At the age of 18 I left my home town to pursue my career around the UK, working on holiday camps, I worked my way up to Entertainments Manager where I produced and directed my own shows, including my own solo cabaret.

I then decided to go on the road, performing to audiences big and small, as a solo cabaret act and one half of the duo 2faced. At the age of 29 I traveled further in my career and applied to work on cruise liners, Starting as an Entertainments Host, I pushed my talents to become Assistant Cruise Director. During this time I was lucky enough to work with many names including Bonnie Langford, Clem Curtis, Roy Walker, Richard Digence and Pam Ayers to name a few.   

On returning home, I started work at the Grove Theatre as the singing teacher at the Grove Academy,  an exciting new role where I could teach youngsters everything I had learnt through my career. I enjoyed watching my students excel in local shows and performances. In addition to this I privately teach singing lessons to students and others a like, preparing them for up and coming shows and auditions. 

CENTRE STAGE

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Singing

Kerry George has been performing since a very young age. In fact, ever since Kerry learnt to walk and talk all she wanted to do was sing and dance. From the age of three Kerry has taken part in dance competitions and was involved in many productions, in and around Luton, whilst growing up.  Therefore, Kerry had no other desire than to go on and train professionally as a Musical Theatre actress.  She completed her training at theatre school, graduating in 2007 with a Distinction in Acting and Musical Theatre,  proudly achieving 'the most promising student' award. She went on to make her first professional debut on board P&O's cruise ship ORIANA as Lead Vocalist.  Since then, Kerry has been fortunate to travel the World, performing and singing in various shows alongside many celebrities.  Theatre credits include : Lead Singer on Costa Atlantica Cruise Liner (2012); Lily St Regis in ANNIE UK Tour (2011) (alongside Su Pollard); Jenny in PUSS IN BOOTS at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds; Princess Apricot (alongside the comedy duo Cannon and Ball) in Lincoln's pantomime spectacular JACK AND THE BEANSTALK; Ensemble ANNIE UK Tour (2008/09) Kerry is also proud to be a vocalist on the original cast recording of DRACULA SPECTACULAR.Kerry also toured the idyllic islands of Mallorca and Menorca singing for Hi Hotels as a solo cabaret artist.Kerry has since formed her own company and sings for corporate events, special occasions, and performs a variety of gigs in bars/clubs all over the United Kingdom.  Kerry is thrilled to be a part of the Centre Stage team and cannot wait to meet the students and share her knowledge of the industry. 

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Dance

Kyley Littlewood studied dance from a young age, including training at Stagecoach theatre school. At 16 she left High School to attend Dunstable College where she qualified with a B-Tech National Diploma in Dance. Kyley has appeared in many stage shows and choreographed shows for all ages. For over 15 years Kyley has been with Applause, Applause, Applause, a performing arts group in Luton; initially as a student at the age of just 9, and latterly as a teacher and group leader. Kyley's career has given her experience teaching all different ages including a baby ballet class, for 2-6 years, at Dunstable Leisure Centre, and split age groups at the Grove Theatre for 8-12 and 13-16 years. In 2012 Kyley took on the position of dance teacher for Mirrors dance school in Luton, teaching various styles of dance. At the same time Kyley was also working for Mencap in Harpenden, teaching children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Kyley is trained in many styles of dance including street, contemporary, ballet, jazz, musical theatre and also has spent 6 years of competing in Irish dance.

FIRST STAGE AND ASSISTANT

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First stage

Emma first realised her love of musical theatre at the age of 12, after taking part in a production of Camp Rock in Dunstable. Since her first ensemble appearance, Emma has gone on to play many lead roles including Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Sandy (Grease), Grace Farrell (Annie), Blowsy Brown (Bugsy Malone), Nancy (Oliver!), Serena (Fame), Cosette (Les Misérables) and Kim (Miss Saigon), as well as performing in ‘Grove Sings’ on two occasions. Emma has also had the pleasure of performing with West End talents such as Kerry Ellis, Oliver Tompsett and Julie Atherton to name a few.  Emma started her training at On Pointe Dance Academy and then went on to train at Arts1 School of Performance. She holds a Grade 8 qualification in Musical Theatre performance which she achieved whilst developing her vocal skills with West End Musical Director David Beer.  Whilst training with On Pointe, Emma helped to support musical theatre workshops specifically designed for under 8’s, which proved to be a real success. Having these experiences has inspired Emma to want to work with young children to develop their natural talent and help to increase their confidence.  
Emma is extremely excited to be part of the Centre Stage team and can’t wait to work with the younger students to develop their skills whilst having fun! 

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Assistant

Hi, I'm Tamsin, Taz for short.  I am a wife, mother, Chef and Saturday morning assistant to Hayley, at Centre Stage, I aim to be the friendly, welcoming face that greets you and your child every Saturday morning, offering reassurance and assistance, as required. 

My daughter has attended a weekend performing arts school since she was 9 years old, and I have proudly watched her blossom and grow in confidence in the 5 years since.  Hayley was, and is, her singing teacher and her passion and enthusiasm for all performing arts was clear to see, right from the start.  When Hayley was ready to open her own weekend school, I had no hesitation in enrolling my daughter and am excited to now be part of the team myself, so I can be involved in supporting your child as they tap into their potential too.

I look forward to meeting you .... 

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