Meet the Team
CO-PRINCIPALS - Jazmine Cole and Jordana Traviss
Jazmine trained at Italia Conti Guildford Associates School from the age of 3 and joined the Italia Conti Professional Course until the age of 16, performing regularly at local theatres and achieving numerous qualifications in dance, drama and singing.
She also gained her A Levels in Performing Arts and Dance as well as completing BA/BSc (Hons) degrees in both Business and Psychology.
She has been in the recruitment industry since 2011 and worked her way up to a managerial and specialist position.
She was a professionally trained dancer for ZooNation UK Dance Company based in London who were the first Hip Hop dance company to perform on the West End and has worked professionally in both TV and film.
With over 9 years of teaching in all disciplines, her energetic approach to teaching will help the children gain confidence and grow as young performers and will be a huge advantage to Italia Conti Associates Petersfield.
Jordana trained at the Italia Conti Guildford Associates School from the age of 5 and joined the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at the age of 11, graduating in 2011 at the age of 18 with a Diploma in Theatre Arts. Upon graduating Jordana became a professional dancer / singer performing on cruise ships for Celebrity and Cunard as well as performing in Pantomime and at various professional and charity events.
She has gone on to gain further qualifications in dancing and theatre arts teaching to broaden her skills as well as gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre from GSA (Guildford School of Acting), associated with University of Surrey.
Jordana has also worked in an office environment, covering various roles, learning many skills in management, bookkeeping, diary management and organisation.
All of the skills Jordana has acquired over the years will be put to good use at Italia Conti Associates Petersfield. With the knowledge of and experience in the performing industry, she will readily understand and empathise with the students individual objectives, desires and aspirations.
The contacts Jordana has made during her varied performing career will also be of enormous benefit to the school.
Musical Theatre, Jazz & Tap – Sophie Hamilton
Sophie started her training at Petersfield Academy of Dance at the age of four.
She then joined the Professional Course at Italia Conti Arts Centre in 2014 whilst completing her Performing Arts qualifications at The Petersfield School.
After this, she went onto further training at Italia Conti Arts Centre and completed a Three Year Professional Musical Theatre Diploma and graduated in July 2018.
Sophie feels very fortunate to have been trained by so many amazing people in the industry and is really excited to pass on the knowledge and skills she has been given along with her three years of teaching experience.
Sophie is really thrilled to get started at Italia Conti Associates Petersfield!
Sophie teaches Musical Theatre, Jazz & Tap on Fridays & Saturdays.
Acting & LAMDA - Josh Lewindon
Training: Italia Conti Academy
Credits include: Otto in Elephant Steps - European Premier (Arcola Theatre); Andy in The End of History (Tristan Bates Theatre); Bernie in The Salford Belles (Hope Mill Theatre); Robbie in Soho Cinders (Union Theatre); Dimitri in Tracks (Hope Mill Theatre); Young Frank in Dorothy (Waterloo East Theatre); Raymond in Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre).
Workshops/ Recordings: Connor and previously Brian in Can’t Stop It (The Other Palace, Dominion & Original Concept Recording); Alex in Skydiving (Shoreditch Town Hall); Poole in The Originals (London Theatre Workshop); Remy in Ratatouille: A musical concept (Concept Recording - Dan and Laura Curtis).
Film Credits Include: Rolf in Berserker: Death Fields (Champdog Films) Oscar in Send Location - Best Actor Nomination at the Renaissance Amsterdam Film Festival; Jim in The Messenger (Pixelform Studios); John in The Sheriffs Army (The Rowney Brothers).
Josh also is a writer and founder of Faktory Productions. He recently wrote, produced, and stared in his own short film Lonely London, as well as co-producing Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach at 53Two, Manchester.
He is thrilled to be part of the Italia Conti Associates Petersfield and pass on his amazing knowledge and experience to the students.
Josh teaches Acting & LAMDA on Saturdays.
Ballet, Contemporary & Tap – Beverley Norton
Beverley has been dancing since the age of 5 and has always had a passion for performing. She studied at D&B Academy of Performing Arts with many qualifications under her belt.
She has worked professionally including Disneyland Paris as a Disney character!
Beverley loves to teach and explore a wide range of dance styles and will put everything into her classes to ensure her students get the most out of class.
She is super excited to be apart of the Conti team and to share her love and knowledge to the stars of the future!
Beverley teaches Ballet, Contemporary & Tap on Saturdays.
Singing - James Sutton
James has been singing for over 10 years now and is in the process of creating his first solo album. During his time as a professional singer he has performed many genres such as Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical and Choral.
James gained a BMus First Class Hons in Jazz Performance at The University of Chichester. Later going on to further study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During this time at Trinity Laban he was graciously awarded The Archers Scholarship for Outstanding Performance.
James studied under many great musicians and teachers such as the likes of Nick Reynolds (Jazz Musician of the year nominee and Head of Jazz at Chichester University), renowned International Jazz Vocalist Trudy Kerr, the multi award winning Jazz singer Anita Wardell, award winning educator and pianist Simon Percell and Pete Churchill just to name a few. Studying under them all has given him huge knowledge and many different skills in all types of music.
Over the years he has performed at many great venues including the Internationally acclaimed Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Swanage Jazz Festival, Winchester Jazz Festival, Chichester Jazz Club, La Havana Jazz Club, Oliver’s Jazz Club and outside the United Kingdom.
James is currently the male lead vocalist with The Seven Steps Big Band. Past performances have been with and along side Trinity Jazz Choir, The Spitfire Sisters and including being a supporting act for Trudy Kerr.
His love for music has inspired him to tutor any ability of singing and to bring group music workshops into the surrounding Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey area.
James teaches Singing on Saturdays.
Pocket Performers (3-5 yrs) - Helaina Cole
Helaina started training as a dancer at Italia Conti Arts Centre from the age of three.
She continued her training, particularly in ballet, at Ditton School of Ballet for four years.
Helaina has also participated in Jazz, Street and Contemporary classes at Dance Direction from the age of six and this was where she found her love of Hip Hop and Street Dance.
In September 2015, Helaina started dancing at a hip hop specialised dance school in Hammersmith called Zoonation (ZAD West) and continues to train there every week.
Alongside this, Helaina has been teaching young children gymnastics and dance at Tolworth Gymnastics Club.
She is excited to join Italia Conti Associates Petersfield and to be able to share her love of performing arts with the students.
Helaina is currently studying at Italia Conti Academy (London) on their Professional Dance Theatre Diploma course!
Helaina teaches the Pocket Performers class on Saturdays.
Street Dance - Sarah-Louise Jones
Laine Theatre Arts (National Diploma in Musical Theatre, TRiNITY London)
Red Riding Hood/Ensemble in SHREK The Musical UK/Ireland Tour, Cathy in the 6-5 Rock N Roll Express show, (Tunbridge Wells), Singer/Dancer for P+O Australia, Ensemble in 42nd Street (London Palladium) Dance Captain/Ensemble for Jack and the Beanstalk & Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Guildford) Dancer for WEST END BARES (Novello Theatre) Spirit of Life, Moving in Time, Ahead of the Game (Epsom Playhouse) ‘Sweet Sue’ Some Like It Hot (Laine Theatre Arts) Kolokolo Bird JUST SO (Laine Theatre Arts) ‘Oolie’ City Of Angels (Laine Theatre Arts)
Royal Variety Performance ‘Singin in the Rain’, Dancer, BEAUTY AWARDS (PARK LANE)
Dancer at the FA Cup Final 2012, Dancer for Sunrise TV (Australia) , Dance for Space Ibiza Video shoot, Dance for the Tennis opening ceremony at the London Olympic Games. Actress for AVEENO Moisturiser commercial.
Sarah-Louise is delighted to be part of the Conti family and share her knowledge and experience with the students.
Sarah-Louise teaches Street Dance on Fridays.