Laura Chesworth - Centre Director
Laura attended the opening of Hagley Theatretrain as a student back in 2003. From the age of 12-18 she caught the Theatretrain bug and found that her confidence and love for the Performing Arts grew during her 6 years at the school. She then went on to complete a Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production and went on to graduate from the University of Gloucestershire with a BA HONS in Music. She returned to Hagley as an assistant and later progressed from singing teacher to centre director. Now as a qualified primary school teacher, she loves to help children develop in confidence and provide many opportunities at Hagley Theatretrain.
Emilie Walters - Dance
Emilie has studied Dance all her life. Training at Phil Winston's Theatreworks and then going on to becoming a professional dancer, specialising in showgirl and other forms of dance events, this takes her around the UK on a weekly basis. Emilie has been teaching dance for 10 years from all ages ranging from 3 years to 81 years. Styles include Ballet, Contemporary, Street, Themed and Musical theatre.
Hayley Brookes - Sing
Hayley graduated with a BA HONS in musical theatre at Leeds Metropolitan University. Theatre has been her life for as long as she can remember. Hayley has worked professionally in the industry alongside some famous names, performing on the West End and at the Edinburgh festival just to name a few. She has experience working on Thomson and CMV cruises performing all over the world in full scale productions. She is fresh out of the current industry with a passion for the Arts and holds a lot of experience to pass onto our students.
Natalie Price -TT Tinies & TT Minis Assistant
Natalie graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2016 in Dance and Professional Practice. She has many years experience in the dance industry including, performing live on TV as part of the Commonwealth games ceremony 2018, recently performing in Boogie Nights the musical with Stage Experience 2018, has taken part in a dance exchange in America, and represented Great Britain in Rhythmic Gymnastics. . Natalie is an ex pupil at Hagley Theatretrain, and has experience in preparing for our large national shows. She has also taken part in festivals such as Birmingham Arts Festival. In the near future Natalie would like to pursue her career in dance performance.
Jasmine Ketley - Minis and Tinies
Jazz graduated from Bath Spa University with a 1st class honours degree in Acting. Jazz has experience teaching drama and dance workshops and mentoring children from all ages. She enjoys watching children’s confidence grow during her sessions and aims to develop an abundance of skills.