Hannah Caudle - Singing and Elite Team Tutor
Hannah trained at one of London’s leading performing arts school’s, Bird College of Performing Arts, where she gained a degree in Musical Theatre. Hannah has since furthered her education to gain a BA (Hons) in Drama, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Hannah was a member of Theatretrain since the age of 11 and was luckily enough to be cast in many lead roles including two solo performances at the Royal Albert Hall and numerous solo performances at other West End theatres.As well as London shows and local shows with Theatretrain, Hannah has also played leading roles in and out of Theatretrain such as Wendy in Peter Pan the British musical, Grace Farrell in Annie The Musical, Serena Katz in Fame, P.Burke in A Weird Romance, Sandy in Grease, Viv in Spend Spend Spend, Bride in Blood Wedding, Cléante in Tartuffe, Debs in Belongings, Megan in Real Eyes and Marguerite in Red Noses. As well as performing in shows Hannah has completed grades with Associated Board of Royal School of Music, London College of Music and Trinity including, grade 1-8 singing, grades 5-8 Musical Theatre, grade 8 Speech and Drama, grade 8 Individual acting skills and grade 5 Music Theory. Hannah is passionate about teaching and as well as teaching singing privately in London, Surrey and the Isle of Wight, Hannah loves passing on the many skills she has learnt throughout her various training onto the students at Theatretrain and loves watching them develop into great performers.
Hannah Robinson - Dance and Minis Tutor
Hannah trained with the National Dance Company, Vocal-Tech, in circus skills & acrobatics with Polichinelo Circus and in Dance Teaching at Buckinghamshire University. She spent nine years travelling the world on cruise ships working as Lead Vocalist & Dance Captain in the onboard production shows for Fred Olsen, P&O, MSC and Thomson cruises, the latter as Assistant Cruise Director. Theatrical experience includes ‘Godspell’ UK Theatre Tour (Ensemble Choir), ‘Circus Hilarious’ UK Theatre Tour (Dance Captain), ‘The Hunchback of Notredame’ (Esmeralda), ‘Fiddler on the Roof ‘(Tzeitel), ‘Boeing – Boeing!’ (Jacqueline), ‘Blythe Spirit’ (Elvira), and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Lucy). Hannah has also appeared in many pantomimes, most recently as ‘ Princess Jasmine’, alongside Stu Francis, in Aladdin at The Albert Hall, Bolton (Duggie Chapman Productions). Other dance experience includes work with Explosive Productions, ‘The Rampage Dancers’ and Springs Dance Company. Hannah has been back on ‘home soil’ for the last five years working as Assistant Entertainment Manager and Dance Captain for Warner Leisure Hotels. Whilst in this role, she was fortunate to choreograph ‘A Night at the Musicals’, ‘Jingle All The Way’ and ‘Cotton Club’ which ran at all their venues and was Dance Captain in their national advertising campaign.Having taken some time off from performing to focus on other things, Hannah is now returning to teach at Theatretrain after ten years! She taught dance here in 2004 and is very excited about joining such a brilliant team again, and is looking forward to teaching everyone!
Traci Porter - Drama Tutor
Traci is a graduate of Guildford School Of Acting, West end credits include “42nd Street”, (Dominion)“The Hunting Of The Snark”(Prince Edward),and “My One and Only”(Palladium). She has toured nationally twice with Chichester’s production of “Pickwick” alongside the late Harry Secombe and Roy Castle, and in “The Rocky Horror Show” for Richard O’Brien’s company. Other work includes a further production of “Rocky Horror” for Paul Nicholas and David Ian (B.I.C),a recording of a new musical “Brighton Rock”, production choreographer on “Quirkish Delight” at Salisbury Playhouse, as well as early cabaret work at the Hilton Hotel in the UAE.Plays in National Rep. include Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress For Dinner”, Lisa in “Dead Funny”, Sally in” Dangerous Obsession” and Audrey Lemon in “Woomberang”. Traci originated the role of Barbara in Conundrum Theatre Company’s comedy “It Takes Two to Trifle ”on the London Fringe, and has appeared in T.V ads for BUPA and kelloggs. During all this touring she gained a first class degree in Humanities with Literature through study with the Open University and Greenwich University. For ten years she was a member of Shanklin theatre’s resident artistic team working as a performer and director/choreographer. She also taught drama and dance at “Local Theatre Schools”, to children from 5-18yrs.Of her numerous roles at Shanklin, favourites include Audrey in “A little Shop of Horrors”, Bridget in “A slice Of Saturday Night”, Theresa Philips in the Ayckbourn Comedy “How The other half loves”, and Margaret in “Last Tango in Little Grimley”. She is co- founder of “Two’s Company” on the Island, and plays include the comedy “The secret lives of Henry and Alice”, and “The Importance Of Being Earnest”. For the past seven years she has worked as a tutor for 1st Act, a performing arts group for adults with learning difficulties. Directing credits include "passing Strangers", "Last Panto in Little Grimley", "Dont dress for Dinner and "Mutiny". For Isle of Wight Theatretrain "Annie", "Frankenstein", "The Baker Street Irregulars", "Peter Pan" "Jungle Book and most recently "Alice in Wonderland"
Dani Voisey - Dance/Singing Tutor
Dani has worked as a professional singer/dancer for 20 years, ranging from resident performer to recording work. She attended Limelight Academy and was tutored by Barbara Walter to become a confident soprano. Dani started performing as a cabaret artist from the age of 13 and enjoyed touring as a solo artist across the UK and Finland finding her voice as a jazz and soul singer. Dani became Entertainments Manager and resident performer for Warners before becoming a lead singer/dancer for Peel/Thompson cruises. Dani starred in the touring Harry Secombe show which also had BBC coverage. She was also a key member of Blues Brothers Inc who toured the UK & Europe and worked as a recording artist and session singer over the years for various projects in adverting and original works. Dani enjoy passing on her passion for music to children and young adults!
TT Minis Assistant and Chaperone
Administration - safeguarding and chaperone
Leigh Anne Estcourt - Dance Teacher
Leighanne’s interest in the arts began at a young age, she started dancing when she was 5 years old, and the passion continued to grow. Leighanne studied Dance at GCSE and BTEC level before studying for her degree in Dance and Culture in 2007-2010. After gaining her BA(Hons) Leighanne began to specialise in both African dance and Hip-hip, but also has a passion for Contemporary dance. Leighanne began teaching in 2008 where she gained a Sports leaders UK award, where she furthered her ages of teaching to a range of 2-18. Leighanne then spent the next few years teaching as a freelance artist, where she had numerous successes in the carnivals across the island, and teaching for other well known performing arts school on the island. Leighanne trained to become a qualified dance teacher (with QTS) in 2014, where she taught in numerous schools across the island as she learnt, her focuses were both dance and drama. Leighanne then became acting Head of Performing arts at Carisbrooke College as she completed her NQT (newly qualified teacher) year, she spent time running performing arts at the school as well delivering both GCSE Dance and Drama. As well as some A-level. Leighanne also worked as a performing arts teacher at Priory school in 2017 where she was responsible for the entire department, teaching all students aged 4-18. Leighanne excelled in the delivery of GCSE drama where she was able to ensure students achieved high grades. Leighanne now currently teaches on a freelance basis for Theatre Train, where she enjoys teaching both drama and dance to all students. Leighanne currently enjoys yoga on a weekly basis, as well as attending contemporary dance for adults, and a range of other classes/workshops on the island. Leighanne’s other passion is working and caring for people with disabilities and learning difficulties, where she helps to care for those in need of support.
At 16 Katy was the All England Senior Tap Champion and was fortunate enough to perform a duet at the Royal Festival Hall in London with Adam Garcia as a result. From there she was successful in obtaining a full grant to study at Laine Theatre Arts on the three year Musical Theatre programme graduating with a Musical Theatre Professional Diploma, A'level Theatre Studies as well as ISTD Teaching Qualifications in Tap, Modern and National Dance. After a short period in London working in fashion trade shows she gained the role as 'Mary' in Andrew Lloyd Webbers 'Sunset Boulevard' at just 18 years old. After the show she then went on to perform as part of 'Spirit of the Dance' in an American Tour, Lead vocalist in 'Magic of the Dance' as well as a member of the Berlin Dizzy Tappers troupe, touring Europe. Other credits include; 'Vice Versa' (Players Theatre, London), VE Day Royal Gala (Collisium), Royal Variety Show (London Palladium), Grace in the musical 'Annie' (USA), Michael Jackson Concert BBC1 (Korea and Munich Olympic Stadiums), Bollywood Film Awards (BBC1), A number of Bollywood Films (filmed in India) and regular appearances on Channel 4's Big Breakfast working with designer Wayne Hemingway. Since moving to the Isle of Wight Katy has completed a Certificate in Education (Portsmouth University) and has enjoyed a range of teaching roles with young people and adults within the arts.
Jamie - Guest Teacher
Jamie trained at Arts Educational Schools, Tring Park, and then went on to do musical theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, where he received a BA (hons). Jamie›s credits include: ensemble/cover Frank/Brad/Rocky in the European tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; prior to that, he played the part of Pitti-Sing in Sasha Regan›s All Male The Mikado (UK tour); before that, he appeared as Peter Pan in Stockport Plaza’s panto of Peter Pan, produced by Extravaganza. Jamie was also cover Joseph and cover Narrator and swing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); he was a lead vocalist in Musical Starnights (European tour); soloist in The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); he also played George Robinson in Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK tour/Edinburgh Fringe), produced by Selladoor; he was ensemble in Paul Taylor-Mills’ production of Rent (Greenwich Theatre); Prince Charming in Polka Dot Pantomimes’ Cinderella at the Thameside Theatre; and ensemble and understudy Ralph in HMS Pinafore (King’s Head Theatre and Battersea Barge). Jamie was lucky enough to travel the world as a lead vocalist on P&O’s Arcadia (Headliners); before that, he was understudy Ugly Sister and ensemble in Cinderella (Evolution Pantomimes) and soloist at the Dora Bryan charity gala (Her Majesty’s Theatre). Jamie was Associate Director of Saturday Night Fever and Joseph and the Technicolour dreamcoat.
Siobhan McGoven - Dance Teacher
Siobhan’s passion and love for dance began at a young age, her dance training started with the Isle of Wight youth Dance Company ‘Accelerate’ which was a Contemporary dance-based company who toured nationally. Siobhan studied GCSE Dance & Performing arts and A level Dance and Theatre studies before studying a Degree in Dance and Choreography at the University of Lincoln and Falmouth University (College of Arts). Throughout University Siobhan enjoyed performing in several Master students work and working with her lecturer on a project outside of the University. Siobhan’s dance styles include Contemporary, Hip Hop, Theatre, Ballet and Commercial dance. In 2013 Siobhan appeared as an extra in Noah and the Whale’s music video ‘There Will Come a Time’.
Also, in 2013 Siobhan became a dance teacher for a local dance school where she worked for 5 years teaching in numerous schools across the Island, and in that time, Siobhan became the Principal Dance Teacher for their UDO Accredited Street Dance Academy where she taught children aged 3-16yrs old of all ranges of ability. Siobhan has performed as a Principal Dancer in theatre productions and been hired to dance and choreograph on main stages at large scale festivals and events such as Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival, Rythmtree, Cowes Yacht Haven, Shanklin Theatre, Ventnor winter gardens and V-Dub Island, dancing alongside Annie Mac, Mark Ronson, Rob Da Bank, MistaJam, Hospitality Records, Skrillex and many more. Siobhan specialises in street & commercial hip hop, her students have performed at events and festivals on the Island but Siobhan is now looking forward to being a freelance dance artist. Siobhan is very passionate about teaching and she is very excited to be joining Theatretrain and passing on her skills and love of dance to students.