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Eve Aston

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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”.

Stephanie Vezmar

Dance Teacher

After studying GCSE and A-Level Dance/Performing Arts, Stephanie went on to train at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts graduating in 2010 with a Level 6 NQF National Diploma in Professional Dance. During her 3 years she trained professionally in all areas of dance and theatre and was selected as 'Head Girl' in her final year.

Since graduating she has worked in a variety of different areas of dance and theatre. Professional theatre credits include; Peter Pan, Las Vegas Nights, IGNITE (UK Tour) The Circus of Light and most recently Dick Whittington where she took on the role of Fairy Bow Bells. TV Credits include: Opening credits Dancer and Extra in ITVs Britannia High, Dancer in the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley stadium. Stephanie has also appeared as a dancer and featured hand artist in Jessie Wares music video 'Night-Light'. Alongside this, Stephanie has worked with a variety of London based Contemporary Dance company's allowing her to perform both Nationally and Internationally.

In June 2013 Stephanie joined ‘Awareness Through Dance’ and travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to deliver dance workshops to a variety of schools and slums. Along with 12 other dancers, she then climbed Mt.Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the completion of a school building in Burkina Faso. Stephanie passionately believes in allowing all children the right to a good, solid education.

Stephanie is a Professional Member of the Foundation of Community Dance and strongly believes in making dance and movement accessible for all. She has taught in a variety of schools across Kent and is passionate about teaching all ages and abilities.

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.

Becky Harris

Triple Threat Teacher

Becky graduated from the University of Chichester with a 2:1 BA Honours in Musical Theatre. She has performed in many productions, such as; On the Town, The Beggars Opera, Cabaret, Behind Bars the Musical (which she co-wrote) and most recently the touring production of Into The Woods! She has also worked for two summers in Massachusetts as a camp counsellor through Camp America, been a Scare Actor at 'Shocktober Fest' during Halloween as well as appearing in Christmas productions.

She continues to be selected for many roles and in line with Razzamataz Tonbridge’s ethos of providing our students with the widest educational base in the performing arts as we can it is with great pride that we announce that Becky has joined the Razz Team as Becky is adapt at instructing our students in Singing, Dance, Drama and stage performance.

Becky says “I really enjoy teaching and passing on so many things I have learnt to aspiring young people. I particularly love Razzamataz Tonbridge’s ethos of doing things in a fun and funky way.”

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.