Alice Gouldsworthy - Dance Teacher / TT TINIES & TT MINIS Teacher
I attended dance classes from a young age and when I turned 13 I joined Theatretrain as a student. This ignited my passion for Musical Theatre and performing. Later I joined the TT Academy and was cast in a production of ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ directed by Kevin Dowsett and performed in the Czech Republic and London. After completing my A-Levels I studied at ‘Creative Academy’, Slough where I achieved a Degree in Dance. I trained in a wide variety of dance and performance techniques including; Anatomy, Ballet, Tap and Theatre in Education. I particularly enjoyed working with professional Contemporary and Commercial Dance Companies and performing in a number of productions in London and the South East. After completing my training I returned to live in Kent and re-joined Theatretrain, this time as a Teacher! I currently teach in two Theatretrain Centres and is Studio Manager for Liv2Dance Dance Studio.
Alice Waters - Drama Teacher
Theatretrain has been a big part of my life for many years. I joined Maidstone as a student when I was thirteen and it confirmed my love for Drama! Theatretrain set me up for a career in the Performing Arts and provided me with my first experience of performing on a London stage. Following my time with Theatretrain as a student, I achieved an Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre, where I performed in ‘Watch This Space’. Following my training for the stage I completed a course in Acting for the Screen with MN Academy in London and I am currently studying for my BA HONS in Theatre and Drama at The University of Kent. During my career so far, I have played a variety of roles in both theatre and film. Highlights include; Canterbury Shakespeare Festival, The Marlowe Theatre’s Return of the Unknown (2017 & 2018), Carphone Warehouse Advert, Summer of Rockets and Into the Woods (Film). I have been teaching for 5 years now, not just at Theatretrain, but at a variety of stage schools. I have directed multiple plays with Theatrtrain including; ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for the Shakespeare Schools Festival and ‘Eclipse’ for the National Theatre’s Connections 500 Festival. Both a great achievement for all involved. I am honoured to have been part of Theatretrain Maidstone over the last eleven years and especially loved their ten-year anniversary celebration performance. I look forward to many more years ahead!
Victoria Fannon - Drama Teacher
After completing a BA Hons in Dance and Culture at the University of Surrey and a PGCE in secondary dance at the university of Brighton, I started teaching KS3, GCSE and A Level dance in Camden, London in 2002. Three years later I moved to teach drama and dance in Kent, ultimately heading up the drama department. Over the years I completed additional drama training with the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, StrangeFace Theatre company and gained my Postgraduate degree in Applied Theatre at Central School of Speech and Drama. A big part of my teaching was providing professional experiences to students in a rural background which saw me organise invited performances in Stratford Upon Avon for the RSC, the O2 arena, and at the Beijing Olympics for the BBC and U.K. and Chinese governments. My previous students have gone onto a variety of professional institutions including LIPA, East15, Rose Bruford, GSA and the Royal Ballet and have starred in leading roles in film, TV, in the West End and at the Edinburgh Fringe. I love organising trips and have taken students to Beijing, Hong King, New York, Italy, Disneyland and various U.K. destinations. After fifteen years of teaching I’ve taken some time out to be a mum and teach drama as a freelance. I am very excited to be working with the wonderful staff and students of TheatreTrain Ashford!
Charlotte Rowlands - Singing Teacher
I have been performing since I was three years old and have always had a passion for it. I recently completed my training at D&B Academy of Performing Arts, working with industry professionals and graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. I am a qualified ALCM singing teacher in Musical Theatre and I can’t wait to share my knowledge and passion with the students here at Theatretrain.