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Meet the Team

CO-PRINCIPALS - Jazmine Peterson and Jordana Traviss

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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 property 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. 

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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.

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Charlotte Davis - Musical Theatre & Commercial Street

Charlotte Davis from the age of 12, studied at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. From the age of 16 she continued her studies through to the student programme. She trained intensively for 3 years and graduated with a Diploma in Theatre Arts.

 

Charlotte has over 7 years of experience teaching dance, drama and singing and has also worked professionally in the Performing Arts Industry. Charlotte is passionate about teaching and learning and is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and skills to support pupils on their learning journey.

 

"As a mother of two daughters, I understand the differences that all children have and that each child is unique. I love to encourage and inspire young minds by incorporating a wide range of skills and outcomes that help children develop their abilities in reading, memory, movement and confidence. I ensure that not only do they learn key performance skills but that they are able to develop their core skills which would support them across the syllabus. Overall, I strive to achieve that each child is engaged and having fun.”

Charlotte is really thrilled to get started at Italia Conti Associates Petersfield!

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 Emma Greenman - Acting

Training:

- Musical Theatre Foundation course at Guildford school of Acting

- Cert He in Musical Theatre at Italia Conti (Barbican)

- Currently going into 2nd Yr at Italia Conti on the BA Hons Musical Theatre Course

Emma started dancing from the age of 3 years old and picked up a range of classes along the way including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Scottish dancing and Musical Theatre. She started competing in dance competitions at the age of 8 years old up until she was 18 years old, competing at regional and All England Finals at Hackney Empire. She also has dance examinations in Ballet, Jazz and Tap ISTD. Throughout her previous training she also developed my love for acting, working in a range of different projects, plays and musicals within GSA and Italia Conti.

Emma is so excited to join the team at Italia Conti Petersfield and cannot wait to start working with the talented students.

Emma teaches Acting and Private classes.

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Beverley Norton - Ballet, Contemporary & Tap

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.

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Dylan Jones - Singing

Dylan has graduated from the University of Chichester with a first-class honours in BA Musical Theatre Performance with extensive experience in the Estill Voice Model as a singer, singing teacher and leading private 1 to 1 lessons with all ages and abilities 
 
Professional credits includes Fiddler on the Roof, Our House and a West End Cabaret Style Concert alongside actors from Les Miserables, Hamilton & Back to the Future the Musical.

Dylan teaches Singing.

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Rebekah Leggatt - Pocket Performers (3-5 yrs)

Rebekah trained at Rochelle Ballet School & PA starting at the age 3 years old and recently at the The London Ballet Academy.

She is also a qualified SEND/ SEMH teaching assistant with specialisation in the performing arts department.

She has studied many dance genres and dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Musical theatre, Commercial, acting, Singing and many more with many exams taken with I.S.T.D, IDTA, RDTA, UKBTA, ABTUK, and BTEC.

Show credits includes English Youth Ballet - Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Cinderella in Hollywood, Walt Disney Florida's Magic Kingdom Nighttime spectacular parade in 2020. Principal dancer in High School Musical, Titanic the musical (Kings Theatre). Singer in White Christmas, Dancer in Alice in Wonderland pantomime alongside Paul Daniels, Rizzo in Grease and recently playing Cinderella at the Springs 2024 pantomime.

 

She is also a Princess Performer and Party Host so if you have a birthday coming up - please let us know!

Rebekah teaches Pocket Performers.

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David Knight - LAMDA

David is young actor and director currently studying on the BA Acting course at Italia Conti. He has appeared on CBBC in Hetty Feather, video game 'A Plagues Tale' and both Plays and Musicals including Phantom of the Opera and The Pitmen Painters.

 

Having worked professionally for 10 years and studied under some of best acting tutors working in the industry today, David is very excited to bring his expertise to teaching LAMDA classes at Italia Conti Petersfield and working with the fantastic students!

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Lucy Martin - Pocket Performers Assistant

Lucy has been dancing since the age of 3 and began competing in dance at just 6 years old.  Lucy has trained in ballet, modern, tap, contemporary and musical theatre through Petersfield Academy of Dance, and is currently working towards Advanced One Tap (Grade 8), and Intermediate Modern and Ballet (Grade 7).  

 

She has enjoyed additional training on the SJ Academy of Dance Associate Programme and her passion for ballet lead her to spend two years as a Royal Ballet School Junior Associate. Lucy is a keen performer and is currently studying for her Dance GCSE at The Petersfield School where she is a Performing Arts Prefect and helps to run the Year 7 Dance Club.  

"The teachers are absolutely amazing, so patient and encouraging. We really appreciate it.

Such a friendly, welcoming and fun environment for all!"

PARENT OF STUDENT - 2020

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