At Theatretrain Nottingham you will experience professional classes and professional performances and work with a great team!! All our teachers are DBS checked and are either working in the industry or a qualified teacher.
Louise White – Drama
Louise is an associate artist with the In Good Company artist development (Derby Theatre), and the Leicester Curve Breakthrough Artist programmes, creating and directing shows across the East Midlands. Her shows have included, ‘Debris’, ‘The Dead Sea’, and ‘Trust Me, You’ll Hate Me’, which were made in collaboration with arts venues, organisations, and professionals across the region including New Perspectives, Nottingham Contemporary, Attenborough Arts Centre, and Derby Quad. Louise has extensive experience teaching and facilitating having taught youth theatre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, and international schools. She also teaches drama at Razzamataz Derby, as well as Hubbub Theatre, where she tutors young people and adults with learning difficulties. Louise trained at Dartington College of Arts, graduating in 2012 with a degree in devised theatre.
Gemma Herbert – Dance
Gemma started dancing at the age of 3 at the Collette Tylers School of Dance in Bridlington. She gained her teachers qualifications at the age of 17 through the UKA and at 18 received a scholarship for a 3 year Musical Theatre course at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama. After graduating in 2003 Gemma has gone on to dance in local productions and theatre shows such as Chicago playing June and A Chorus Line playing Cassie, summer seasons and pantomimes. Gemma’s main passion is teaching and has now been teaching for the last 9 years in various dance schools, primary and secondary schools around Nottingham. Gemma now runs Baby ballet classes in Nottingham and Mansfield and continues to enjoy teaching for Theatretrain.
Sophie Avci – Singing and Minis
Sophie found her passion for performing when she joined Theatretrain Waltham Forest at the age of 6. When she moved to the Midlands, she continued her experience at Theatretrain Nottingham completing her full twelve years with the Company. She has performed many solos over the years including Bohemian Rhapsody at The Royal Albert Hall and Uncle Ernie from Tommy at The London Palladium. She has also taken part in international performances such as the pre-parade at Disneyland Paris. Since leaving Theatretrain she has been performing in various locations around the UK working with snakes, fire, angle grinding and stilts. She has also worked as part of a hotel entertainment team abroad singing regularly in shows.
Niall Millett – Minis Assistant
Niall has been with the company for 11 years starting Theatretrain Nottingham at the age of 6. Throughout his time at Theatretrain he has performed in numerous shows at national venues such as The O2, The Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells Theatre and The Theatre Royal and Concert Hall Nottingham. He has also taken part in international performances such as the pre-parade at Disneyland Paris. Outside of Theatretrain he has a successful career working in retail. He is currently working towards a degree in the early years and Primary education sector.