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Lauren Bill

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A little about me...

Principal Lauren Bill’s love and passion for the performing arts started at a very young age, prompting a dedication to her dance training, which continued into her further education. After completing a BTEC in Performing Arts (with a triple distinction) and A-Level in Dance, Lauren continued her dance studies at the University of Surrey where she gained a BA Degree in Dance and Culture and performed with Ballet Rambert. The following year, Lauren gained a place at the prestigious Chelsea School in Brighton where she completed her PGCE in dance education. Having taught dance in London schools, Lauren returned to her home town of Weymouth as a freelance dance teacher, delivering workshops to schools and youth groups across Dorset. Lauren also performs in a professional remit as an actress in Rummage Theatre, taking a leading role during their 2012 and 2013 appearances at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lauren is also a lecturer in Dance and Performing Arts at Weymouth College.

Lauren takes enormous pride in being Principal of such a hugely talented school with so many committed and dedicated young people. Seeing each child and young person grow in confidence week after week is a huge honour for Lauren and is a huge part of what Razzamataz Weymouth is all about.

Carrie Whitton

Drama / Director

Carrie started teaching drama and dance when she was 16. She taught exam work at a local theatre school and also directed and choreographed for shows and festivals.
As an actor Carrie played Twinkle in the Number 1 UK Tour or 'Dinnerladies' by Victoria Wood alongside originals from the TV cast. Other credits include 'Cirxus' at the Arcola Theatre, 'Salome' at the Roundhouse, 'Mother Goose' at the Empire Theatre Blackburn, 'Dead Language' at the ICA and 'Loving to Kill' at The Battersea Arts Centre with PunchDrunk. 
Carrie has also acted in many feature films. Most recently she has been acting alongside Sheridan Smith and Jamie Winstone in the feature film 'Powder Room'.

Katie Jackson

Singing / Vocal coach

Katie grew up the Cumbria and was a member of the "National Youth Theatre of Great Britain" as a teenager. She went on to train professionally at Paul Mcartneys "Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts" in Acting and "The Liverpool Theatre School" in Musical Theatre. Katie has taught for Razzamataz Carlisle Penrith, Dumfries, Durham and Whitehaven. After graduating, Katie toured Germany in three plays with "The White Horse Theatre Company", has filmed several TV commercials and over easter is performing in the adult pantomime of "Snow White" in Soho where she is also dance captain on the show. She is very much looking forward to joining the team at Razzamataz Hampstead!

Ami Evans

Dance / Choreographer

Ami is originally from Chesterfield, where she began dancing at the age of three. She studied all aspects of dance before going on to find her true passion in Musical Theatre, performing in many local shows and competing across England. At eighteen, Ami was awarded a scholarship at 'Italia Conti' studying for three years in Musical Theatre. Whilst training, Ami performed in many shows including 'In the Heights' at the New Wimbledon theatre, Cassie in 'A Chorus Line' and singing at London's prestigious Grosvenor Hotel.
Since graduating, Ami has been performing on board P&Os Aurora as a singer dancer, recently returning to the UK and making her debut at The Royal Albert Hall performing with the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in 'Classical Spectacular'.
Ami is absolutely delighted to be a part of the Razzamataz team.