Meet Our Teachers

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Katie Jackson

Minis & Singing Teacher

Katie trained at Paul McCartney's LIPA in Acting and went on to train at The Liverpool Theatre School in Musical Theatre where she graduated as Head Girl in 2011. Following this she toured in one musical and two plays in Germany before moving to London where she has been involved in several voiceovers, theatre and filming projects. Katie began her Razzamataz journey teaching singing, drama and the mini's in Carlisle and went on to teach abroad for Razzamataz in association with First Choice Holidays in Zakynthos, Majorca, Gran Canaria and the Dominican Public.

Carrie Whitton

Drama Teacher

As well as teaching at Razzamataz, Carrie also teaches exam work at a local theatre school and directs and choreographs for shows and festivals. Her most successful choreographed piece achieved 1st place at the All England Dance Finals. She has directed various professional productions in London including 'Bouncers' at the Leicester Square Theatre, 'The Dating Game' at the Rosemary Branch Theatre and 'Grimm's Tales' for The Bridge Theatre Training Company. As an actor Carrie played Twinkle in the Number 1 UK Tour of 'Dinnerladies' by Victoria Wood alongside originals from the TV cast. Carrie has also acted in many feature films. Most recently she has been acting alongside Sheridan Smith and Jaime Winstone in the feature film 'Powder Room'. Other theatre credits include, 'Back to the Future' with Sectret Cinema, 'Cirxus' at the Arcola and 'Alices Adventure's Underground' with Les Enfants Terribles.

Poppy Radford

Dance Teacher

Ever since Poppy can remember performing has been a big part of her life. Poppy started off her professional career at the age of 9 playing Marta in the classic musical "The sound of Music" which really confirmed her passion for it, she then went on to starring in a CBBC series "Living it" after that Poppy attended the Italia Conti Theatre arts school, to really learn how to be a young professional were she completed her G.C.S.E's , She then went onto graduating Top of her class with a Higher National Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, whilst training Poppy also received an A* distinction in her dance B-tech. Since graduating Poppy has danced in various music videos as a dancer and danced along side artists at festivals and concert performances , Poppy has just finished a short run of the new musical "27 the musical" directed by Arleen Philips, Poppy also feels one of her passions is teaching and she is very lucky to be able to teach regularly as she feel it is such an enjoyable and rewarding job passing on things you've learnt to kids that want to do the same thing. Poppy loves teaching at razzmatazz as the kids are so enthusiastic and eager to learn , and we always end up having a good time.

Felicity Kirwin

Intermediates Teacher

Felicity trained at the Arts Educational Schools London graduating in 2012 with a BAHons in Musical Theatre. Since then Fliss has been performing teaching and choreographing in equal measures. Roles have included Graziella in WEST SIDE STORY (Pimlico Opera) Miss Bell FAME (GORDON CRAIG THEATRE) Sybil DORIAN GRAY (Kings Head Theatre) Frau Kost CABARET (ACT Aberdeen) as well as various Pantomime appearances and Concert performances. Felicity has teaching qualifications from The IDTA and the LCM.

Sarah Middleton

Juniors Teacher

Sarah trained at Birmingham School of Acting. She has performed in various plays and musicals including Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be at Theatre Royal Statford East, Peter Pan for Qdos Pantomimes, and most recently Pomona at the National Theatre and Royal Exchange, Manchester. TV work includes Midsomer Murders and Over the Rainbow.
Sarah has been teaching alongside her Acting career for the last five years. She loves passing on her enthusiasm for the performing arts to the next generation and is really excited to be joining the team at Razzamataz!

Jenny Tyler

Intermediates Teacher

Jenny is an actor, writer and teacher. She trained at Guildford School of Acting and the University of East Anglia and her recent credits include Various Roles in News Revue at the Canal Cafe Theatre and Cleo in Rapture at Barons Court Theatre and on a UK Schools Tour. She has enjoyed performing comedy characters on the live circuit and has further comedy writing projects in development. Jenny has worked as a freelance drama and story-telling teacher for a variety of different companies over a number of years and looks forward to immersing herself in the joys of musical theatre with the Razzamatazz Hampstead family this term!

Sophie Atkins

Minis Teacher

My love of performing arts started when I was in primary school as I went to a theatre school like Razzamataz. I had found something I loved and was good at which I found out when I received my first scholarship for the theatre school. I then went on to study drama at GCSE and AS level. Alongside working for razz in Dorset. I soon realised I wanted to carry it on to a career so I went to a performing arts college where I improved my acting, dancing and singing skills. I stayed at Razzamataz Weymouth for three years before moving to London and starting at Razzamataz Hampstead.