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Eve Aston

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Eve was delighted to take over Razzamataz Tonbridge in August 2017. The School was originally launched in 2013, and continues their excellent connections within the local community. Eve is a firm believer in the value of the participation in performing arts for promoting confidence, fitness and self-esteem.
Eve is an original “Stage School Mum” herself, with her children attending one of the UK’s most prestigious stage schools from a young age and now both enjoying full time careers within the industry.

A trained seamstress, she also had a varied career in PR within the leisure industry working both in the UK and abroad. More recently she has been employed as “Head of Wardrobe” on numerous child and adult stage productions, dressed pop videos and photo shoots, designed costumes for movie productions and in 2006 worked at the London Palladium on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Sound of Music.”

Eve feels very privileged to be inheriting a great team of not only teachers, chaperones and classroom assistants but also the lovely parents and of course all of the amazing enthusiastic students and knows that this year they will all have “Lots of Fun”.

Shonna Damms

Singing Teacher

Shonna graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a top honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Shonna’s Theatre credits include: Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Ensemble in Elegies for Angel’s Punks and Raging Queens, Lead Vocalist for Thomson in their touring production team on the Greek island of Corfu, Lead Vocalist on Island Escape for Island Cruises, Cinderella in Cinderella, Ensemble in Baby and Personals at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense (UK Tour), Lead Vocalist for The Stadium Theatre Company onboard P&O Artemis, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, Three seasons as Lead Vocalist for The Headliners Theatre Company onboard P&O Arcadia which included receiving the esteemed award for “Top Cast” in the Fleet, and The Slave of the Ring in Aladdin.

Shonna has also concluded a prestigious World Tour and Grand Alaskan Voyage for Headliners Theatre Company and most recently has returned from an 8 month tour of Asia working for the exclusive Japan Cruise Line.

Shonna says “I am thrilled to have taught so many great students so far we were all so very proud of them performing over the last 3 terms and looking forward to passing on my extensive knowledge and experience of the business to more eager young minds!”
Shonna has also recently qualified as a social worker.

Tash Aston

Dance & Tots Teacher

Following a Winter Season in Lapland 2017 we are delighted to welcome back Tash to our team as dance teacher. Tash trained in all performance arts at The Art’s Educational School and then The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she specialised in Musical Theatre brings a wealth of experience to Tonbridge Razzamataz.
Tash has also previously worked for Razzamataz teaching overseas at their Stage Academy.
Tash has worked as a “Gold Host Entertainer” for Thomson Holidays abroad, a Bluecoat for Pontins and as a booking agent for Universal Extra’s at Pinewood Studios.
Her Film credits include “Les Miserables” 2013 and “Pudsey The Movie” 2014. Tash has also appeared in ITV’S “The Nation's Favourite Dance Tunes”, she has performed at many famous locations including Westminster Abbey where she danced for the Queen.
Now working as a full time dance teacher Tash has recently qualified as a Cheer Coach.

Cassie

Drama Teacher

Cassie joined us in January 2018 as our Drama Teacher. With an interest in Dance from a very young age, following her training in Musical Theatre and Drama, Cassie was employed by Theatre Train, working with the early years classes, followed by the position of Drama Teacher at Platt Primary School. Cassie now specialises in teaching children with special needs and is qualified in Makaton sign language.
Cassie plays keyboard and violin and is delighted to be teaching at Razzamataz Tonbridge.

Julia Houckham

Head Chaperone

I have been part of the Razzamataz Team, Tonbridge, since 21st September 2013, when my daughter joined the school, and I have been a chaperone at Razz for the last 2 years.
Observing the children grow and develop whilst enjoying their time with us, is an absolute pleasure to watch and be part of.

I have spent 26 years of my life, working in Retail, covering many different management roles, and my last role being a HR Manager.
I am now self employed and run my own craft business called Julia's Handmade Treasures, which I absolutely love. I live in Tonbridge with my husband and four children.

Kim Willcox

Chaperone

Heather Willcox (aka Kim) started ballet and tap classes at the age of two and a half years old. When she was seven went on to Corona Academy Theatre School and started her professional career in films and television. Professional stage shows started when aged twelve playing Boy Babe in Babes in the Wood. Kim met her husband Glenn Willcox in ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” when she was fifteen and spent the next twenty five years performing in London theatres in “Charlie Girl” at the Adelphi Theatre, ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and ’No No Nanette’
also at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She went on the appear as leading lady at the Latin Quarter and Pigalle in Picaddilly, The Blue Angel and Celebrity in Bond Street and many other London Venues. Kim continue dancing until six months ago and now lives in Tonbridge with her husband and close to her two daughters and four grandchildren.