The Spellbound Team
— Leah —
Leah is our brilliant, bubbly, fabulous children’s entertainer and teacher, based in South East London. Leah is a positive, hard working and thoughtful individual. She has been performing since a very young age and spent three years training in Musical Theatre at the Reynolds Training Academy in Dartford. Performing and working with children are her passions and she loves her work!
As a talented performer, Leah’s theatre credits include ‘The Genie Of The Ring’ & ‘dancer’ at The Greenwich Theatre, for a Christmas production of Aladdin as well as many other pantomime productions over the years. Also a very talented vocalist, Leah has performed as lead singer in various hotels contracts and cruises in, and around, Cyprus and Spain. She also portrayed ‘Baby’ in Dirty Dancing as well performing in Mamma Mia and Grease. A seasoned Musical theatre pro!
Leah is very much in demand as a solo vocalist too, hosting events at local venues, where she delights the crowds with her lyrical and powerful singing voice.
Leah’s work experience with children includes working as a party mascot, and party host, for various events companies. She works as as a teacher of drama and musical theatre during the week, and her vast experience also includes teaching children of all ages at private primary schools and independent theatre schools.
Leah loves working with children and is delighted to be a part of the fabulous Spellbound team.
— Kate —
Kate, our fabulous children’s entertainer and assistant drama teacher, adores singing, acting and performing in all genres of theatre. Kate has a passion for working with children, both as a teaching assistant for The Ravensbourne School’s drama department in Bromley, and as a children’s entertainer with Spellbound Parties. The power of drama to transform a child’s life and develop their creativity is a key motivator for Kate.
Kate achieved 4 A* certificates in A-Level including Performing Arts (acting) and Music Technology. Her roles include ‘Sandy’ in the school production of ‘Grease,’ Greta in Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis,’ ‘Helena’ in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Ophelia’ in ‘Hamlet’ and Annie in ’The Gut Girls.’ Kate has also been a part of The Ravensbourne Youth Theatre for many years.Kate has been a teaching assistant for three years within the E21C Trust where she is given opportunities to plan and teach her own lessons in both primary and secondary schools.
Kate has been offered an unconditional place to study Drama at the University of Greenwich.Kate’s favourite party theme is the Princess party and her favourite part of a party is being silly and seeing the happy, smiling faces of all of the children and helping them to have the best possible time….and the parents too!
— Lucy-Jane —
We are very lucky to present to you, Lucy-Jane, one of our fabulous Spellbound entertainers (and we think Lucy-Jane is really Sleeping Beauty in disguise!!) Lucy trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and graduated with a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre.
Her first role upon graduating was the title role in ‘Cinderella’ at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, where she returned two years later as Maria in ‘West Side Story’ and Alice Fitzwarren in ‘Dick Whittington’. Lucy-Jane also reprised the role of Alice Fitzwarren at Harrogate theatre the following year.Lucy-Jane went on to appear in many independent films including the comedy, “Where Do We Go From Here?” and she has also worked extensively in the Voiceover commercial world, singing for the video game ‘Guitar Hero’ and supplying the Voice for the role of Kitty in the International Tour of ‘Hello Kitty – Fashion and Friends’.
Further pantomime credits include Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (Cresset Theatre) and Isobel in A Christmas Carol (Litchfield Garrick). Lucy-Jane will be gracing the Chipping Norton theatre stage this Christmas in ‘Puss in Boots’.
Lucy-Jane has a range of experience in directing and working with children and loves watching their confidence develop in the land of make believe and still admits to being a big kid herself! She is thrilled to be a part of the Spellbound Team.
— Anna —
We are very excited to introduce to you, Anna, our very own ice princess! Anna’s passion for acting first started as a child, through a love of dressing up and playing make believe, which makes her the perfect person for the job of a children’s entertainer! Anna is now a professional actress, having acquired her Equity card through her training at The Oxford School of Drama, where she graduated with Distinction in 2011. Anna continues her acting training with the renowned Salon: Collective where she studies the Meisner Acting technique under the tutorage of Dominic Kelly.
Anna’s first professional acting job was voicing ‘Emily’ for the Doctor Who audio book ‘The Companion Chronicles’. Since then she has played ‘Helena’ in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, ‘Abigail’ in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, ‘Oswald’ in ‘King Lear’ at The Cockpit Theatre in London with the Darker Purpose theatre company, and ‘Valentine’ in ‘Two Gentlemen in Verona’. Anna has appeared in numerous short films including ‘Petal Child’ as the character Avery, directed by Glass Spire Productions, the title role of ‘Martha’ in a film by White Point Star Productions, directed by Grant Webb and as Mae Brooks in the film ‘After The Bell’ by Rebel Pictures. You can also see Anna in the Music Video ‘Hen’ by ‘The Nothing.’
When Anna is not performing on stage she teaches Drama to young children and coaches them for their LAMDA examinations. Spellbound are delighted to have this talented, sparkly and brilliant lady as one of our entertainers and Anna is thrilled to be a children’s entertainer with Spellbound Parties.
— Lucy W —
Lucy is a professional dancer, singer and actress, with a Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance from the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Since graduating, Lucy’s professional credits include Robin/Dance Captain in Godspell (Camden Fringe Festival – Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Dancer for BBC’s Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, Dancer for Chelsea Flower Show, Singer at Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival, Ivanka Trump in The People Vs Donald Trump (The London Theatre) and Jasmine in Aladdin (Chaplins Pantomimes) to name a few.
Lucy has also recently returned from her second tour of Italy, where she performed across the country and lead acting and performance workshops helping children learn English.
Lucy is an IDTA qualified teacher with years of experience and a real passion for working with children, and is excited to be joining the Spellbound team!
— Olivia —
Olivia has trained in Musical Theatre and Dance at Gillham School of Performing Arts and later at Emil Dale Academy on their full time BTEC course. She is now completing her training at The Urdang Academy in London.
Olivia has performed in lots of shows in theatres in Kent and London. Olivia’s performing theatre credits include: Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horror’s at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’ and Vanessa in ‘In the Heights’ at the Factory Playhouse. Ensemble in ‘Pendragon’ with the National Youth Musical Theatre and she has also performed as Mary Lennox, in the UK tour of ‘The Secret Garden’ at The Kings Head Theatre (Islington), Tunbridge Wells, Croydon and St Albans. Other credits include Lucy in ‘The Goodbye Girl’ Upstairs at The Gatehouse and ‘Mermen’s Apprentice’ at the Landor Theatre, both in London.
Olivia’s work as a dancer has led her to be a part of the cast of the Ballet, Giselle, which she performed at The Churchill theatre, Bromley, with the English Youth Ballet.
Olivia has performed in the Voice In a Million concert at Wembley Arena and has sung on The Secret of Joy Soundtrack, and several Nursery Rhyme CDs.
Olivia has worked at Emil Dale’s Weekend School in which she has gained lots of experience working with children of all ages as a Musical Theatre teaching assistant. Olivia adores every aspect of performing and is extremely excited to be a part of the fantastic Spellbound team.
— Ella Rose —
Ella has a lively, energetic, and bubbly personality and she loves all things princesses, fairies and unicorns!
She currently studies at the prestigious Bird College, studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Ella is a natural born performer and has been on stage since a very young age. She has won numerous awards at National level and played a variety of different characters. Her performance experience includes ‘The Dance Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘Fifteen years of All England dance festivals’, numerous Pantomimes alongside stars such as Julian Clary and Craig Revel Horwood, and dancing to break a Guinness World Record (Universal) with the film of release of ‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again’.
Ella has experience working with children aged 2-12 both at a Performing Arts school and at a children’s holiday club and she is very excited to have joined Spellbound parties and can’t wait to play lots of games and have so much fun at your party!
— Hannah —
Hannah is a performer originally from Hertfordshire. She is currently training at The Rose Bruford Drama School, where she studies American Theatre Arts. Her background is very musical, as she has sung from a very young age, performing in award winning Youth Choir ‘Cantate’, and also being lucky enough to perform on the West End’s biggest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She then continued to nurture her love of singing, but added acting and dancing into the mix when she went on to train in Musical Theatre at the Emil Dale Academy, where she was lucky enough to play Camila in their production of ‘In The Heights’, as well perform in Legally Blonde at the Factory Playhouse Theatre.
After graduating, she then studied a foundation in acting at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she learnt the fundamentals of being an actor, and got the unique challenge of playing Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, before then coming to Rose Bruford to complete her degree.
In her first year at Rose Bruford she was able to perform in iconic plays such as ‘A View From The Bridge’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Hannah is thrilled to be a member of the Spellbound team and be performing for the most honest critics- kids! She believes the power of learning through theatre and play is unlike anything else, and would love to be able to inspire the next generation of budding performers!
— Eloise —
Eloise is currently studying at East 15 Acting School on their Cert HE Theatre Arts course in Southend, Essex. Previously she attended Rose Bruford’s Part Time Acting course.
From a young age Eloise took part in acting classes and LAMDA examinations through an Italia Conti associate school. Through the Italia Conti Acting Company Eloise co-wrote, produced and performed original script ‘Fireball’. She also began teaching Acting to young children from the age of 5 and upwards, at Italia Conti too. Here she found a passion for working with children and their incredible imaginations.
Professionally Eloise has performed as an extra in ‘The Horrid Henry Movie’ and ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’. Through Italia Conti, Rose Bruford and East 15, Eloise has gained invaluable skills through a range of genres, styles and performance spaces. These make her a very adaptable and creative performer.
Eloise loves Christmas and the excitement it brings to families, making her the perfect Christmas Elf! She loves dressing up and having fun and cannot wait to help get families in the Christmas spirit this year!