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Eve Aston07401 801318 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eve is delighted to be taking over Razzamataz in Tonbridge. Originally launched in 2013, she feels very fortunate to be handed the baton by her predecessor and plans to continue his great legacy of Razzamataz within the local community with all their connections, and excellent and exciting events that she knows her students will enjoy performing at. She 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 and after starting a family was the founder of “Mama and Me”, mothers and toddler groups as well as running her own successful Pre-School Group. 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.” She is a licensed chaperone and a member of “The Costume Society”.
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 and Lots of Fun”.
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.
Fresh from the plane after a Winter Season in Lapland we are delighted to welcome back Tash to our team as dance teacher. Tash who 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 who has previously worked for Razzamataz teaching overseas at their Stage Academy, at 15 was also a member of a prize-winning girl band, who after touring the UK had their vocals featured in the Barry M Christmas Advert with their Christmas hit single. 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 Favourite Dance Tunes”, she has performed at many famous locations including for the Queen at Westminster Abbey!
Cassie joined us at the beginning of Term 2 as our Drama Teacher. After training in Musical Theatre and Drama, Cassie was employed by Theatre Train, working with the early years classes and was employed as Drama Teacher at Platt Primary School. Cassie plays Keyboard and violin and is delighted to be joining Razzamataz Tonbridge.
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.
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.