At Theatretrain King’s Lynn you will experience professional classes and professional performances and work with a great team!!
All our Teachers and staff are DBS checked and are either working in the industry or a qualified teacher.
Grace Burton - Singing Teacher
Grace has been with us a while and has recently moved over to singing from being Drama teacher. Grace trained at Cumbria Institute for the Arts where she gained her BA, before which she had trained with Patricia West since the age of 2! Grace has worked in the entertainment industry abroad for a number of years and now still sings regularly at weddings and local venues. She has also recently appeared in Avenue Q and Blood Brothers.
Kate Louise Whyborn - Dance Teacher
Kate has been with us since day one in 2004! Kate is a highly experienced dance teacher and currently teaches in local primary schools, in addition to her own dance school, Dancewize, which specialises in street dance. Kate trained at Leicester Performing Arts and has performed in many professional shows.
Angela Black - Drama Teacher
We are very happy to welcome Angela on board from October 2018. Angela has a wealth of qualifications, including an MA, and drama and teaching experience, as well as performing and directing. She currently teaches at Greyfriars Academy, but has also taught at secondary schools in the East of England. Angela is passionate about drama, and has attended courses in Method Acting and Improvisation in London. Angela enjoys getting involved in Community Theatre, and loves art, culture and travel, as well as playing the trumpet. She also is fluent in both spoken and written Indonesian! A very dynamic and talented lady indeed.
Tracey Smith - Centre Manager
Tracey is in fact Kate's mum and so has been associated with Theatretrain over the past 14 years, with her other daughter attending and helping at shows etc. She works in Finance for West Norfolk Academies at Marshland High School during the week, so is very used to working with children. She is everyone's "Mum" at Theatretrain!
Sophie Ward - Minis Teacher
Sophie has trained at Theatretrain since the tender age of about 6, and so is an integral part of the Theatretrain Family! She has previously worked as teaching assistant and done cover for us, so we are now delighted she has agreed to take on the teaching role! Sophie is a really warm and caring person and all our young children really love her! Outside of Theatretrain Sophie loves to perform and had done a tour of Australia, plays clarinet and bass clarinet in a band, as well as singing in a choir.
Jessica Perillo - Teaching Assistant
Jessica is our new TA in Minis from Autumn 2018. Jess came in to cover one week and we found she has some amazing talents in the singing department, and has achieved Grade 8, so ideal to help in our classes! She was a hit with the children because of her bubbly personality so we are really pleased to have her on board! She is studying music and drama, plays plays clarinet and piano, and you may have seen her in local productions.
Ruth McKechnie - Centre Director
Ruth was born in Lynn (where she spent her youth performing in local shows and cabaret) but went to Cambridge at 18 and still lives there now. She opened the the centre in 2004, having taken over Cambridge South centre the year before. She returned to theatre after a number of years in the civil service, where she acquired her management and training skills. Ruth's background is classical/operatic and she trained under the renowned opera singer Geraldine Hackett-Jones. Ruth has been performing for many years in operatic productions, choirs and musical theatre, and has acted as MD in local productions in Cambridge.
Tel no: 01223 246464
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