Meet the Team
CO-PRINCIPALS - Jazmine Peterson 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 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.
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.
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!
Emma Greenman - Acting
- 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.
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.
James Sutton - Singing
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.
Fleur Ash - Pocket Performers (3-5 yrs)
Fleur has been dancing since the age of 3 and has trained in many styles of dance such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. She has studied at Petersfield Academy of Dance, Melana Dance and Italia Conti Associates Petersfield.
Fleur is also a keen musician who gigs locally, accompanying herself and others playing guitar and singing. She has performed at many local venues such as Victorious Festival, Cowdray Polo Cup and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
She has recently released her first single on Spotify, Apple music and many other streaming platforms. As well as this she may also be found on the street busking. Fleur is currently Studying Music Technology and a certificate in performing arts at Bohunt Sixth Form.
Fleur teaches Pocket Performers.
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!
"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