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Meet our Producers

Our Perform at Home leaders are some of our most experienced Producers. Warm, friendly and talented actors, singers and dancers who are there to guide, encourage and inspire your child.

Click below to see more details or click one of the names to hear a video message from Abby, Aled, Charlotte, Emily Louise, GrantHannah, Katie, Kelly, MatthewRachel or Rhia

 

ABBY RESTALL

Originally from North Wales, I moved to London to study Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I have been a Perform teacher for five and a half years and also manage Perform's social media.

Abby runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Thursdays and Fridays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Developing the 4 Cs through fun. What better way to learn?! I get to have lots of fun at work everyday too. I feel very lucky.

Best thing about lockdown?
Having time to bake, cook and enjoy the sunshine from the safety of the garden. Plus, my fiance is a chef so it's a bonus having him cook for me instead of the customers at his restaurant!

Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to see my friends, family and the fabulous children I teach.

Why Perform At Home?
Places may be closed and plans may be cancelled but that doesn't mean fun is on hold. Bring the magic of Perform direct to your living room!

 

ALED REES

My name is Aled and I'm from Swansea, South Wales. I speak fluent Welsh and trained in Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy. Perform combines my love of theatre and teaching perfectly.

Aled runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm - 6.15pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Seeing the progression and development from the children I teach. I love seeing them soar under my tutelage.

Best thing about lockdown?
Catching up on books and films I've been putting off for ages and watching my favourite programmes.

Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to socialise with my wonderful Perform pals!

Why Perform At Home?
What a wonderful way to spend some time each week with fabulous Perform teachers inspiring and educating in our own special way during this difficult time. It's a no-brainer!

 

CHARLOTTE WRIGHT

I've been working for Perform for a number of years, after training as an actress. I love to travel, meet new people and immerse myself in different cultures and ways of life.

Charlotte runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Thursdays and Fridays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Teaching life skills to children and watching their confidence, characters and independent thinking blossom. I love watching their self-esteem flourish!

Best thing about lockdown?
Having lots of time to run and cook. It's wonderful to see the community spirit return too.

Worst thing about lockdown?
Lack of socialising and missing seeing the hundreds of little faces I usually see on a weekly basis.

Why Perform At Home?
The fun content, fast-moving games and activities will trigger discussions for the whole family over the dinner table.

 

EMILY LOUISE TOMLINS

My name is Emily Louise and I have been a Perform Producer for over ten years. I am also a professional singer and have been lucky enough to travel the world performing in theatres, on cruise liners and at events. My most recent achievement was was becoming Mummy to my little Jessie, who is 18 months old.

Emily Louise runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Mondays and Fridays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Watching the children's journey. There is nothing more special than watching a child you met 12 weeks ago (who wouldn't even say 'hello') suddenly stand in front of the parents at the end of term show and say their line, beaming from ear to ear. It's an amazing feeling and, even after 10 years, it never gets old.

Best thing about lockdown?
Spending so much time with my Jessie - being able to put her to bed every night and be there in the morning (even if that is a 5:30am wake up!)

Worst thing about lockdown?
Being parted from my husband and Jessie's Daddy. David works on the front line in A&E so we moved to my parents' to protect ourselves.

Why Perform At Home?
The classes are 30 minutes of pure happiness in this very difficult time. We all need a little lift and a fun distraction.

 

GRANT CARTWRIGHT

My name is Grant and I’m from Belfast in sunny Northern Ireland! I trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in North London, and I’ve been lucky enough to teach the children at perform for five and a half years now. I’m so thrilled that I get this opportunity to help them learn, grow and play even while we’re in lockdown!

Grant runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Transporting myself and the children every class to amazing new adventures in crazy new places - using a little bit of magic and a big bit of imagination!

Best thing about lockdown?
I’ve started writing and recording a whole album of fun songs of my own! Maybe you can help me write some cool new tunes and throw in some of your own words too!

Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to get outside and explore. So I guess that means we’ll just have to make our own adventures!

Why Perform At Home?
There is no better way to help support your child’s learning and development during this period than doing it with fun, laughter, games, music and lots of encouragement - all from the comfort of your own front room!

 

HANNAH CONWAY

Hi! I'm Hannah. I am an actor, director and theatre-maker, and I love trips to the theatre. I enjoy reading, dog walks, history and chocolate. Easter is my favourite holiday!

Hannah runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Being able to be my hyper-self and no-one batting an eyelid. In fact, the kids actually LIKE me being a nutter! I don't get the same response from my husband...

Best thing about lockdown?
The "life on-pause" situation. I am spending some quality time with my own children: using Perform's amazing dance routines for their PE lessons, of course! I'm keeping my creative cap on and using theatre games such as Hot Seating to help my children learn about famous literary and historical characters.

Worst thing about lockdown?
Missing my Perform children's end of term shows. They all worked incredibly hard and I am proud of each and every one of them for their achievements. If any of them are reading this: YOU ROCK!

Why Perform At Home?
Each child deserves to let off steam, socialise, build their confidence and, most importantly, have fun... and on the other hand; all Mums, Dads and carers deserve a hot cup of tea in peace!

 

KATIE FORGE

Hi everyone! I’m Katie and I’m from the small seaside town of Margate. I moved to London in 2011 and now work as a singer, actor and Perform Producer!

Katie runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s on Thursdays and Fridays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
I absolutely love seeing the children grow in confidence week by week all whilst having so much fun. It’s truly special to see the smiles on their faces and how proud of themselves when they’ve tried their best and stepped out of their comfort zones.

Best thing about lockdown?
I am loving having the time to do all the things I’ve been putting off for ages. I’m baking, exercising, watching lots of my favourite films and my flat has never been so clean and tidy!

Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to see my friends and family or the lovely little people I teach each week.

Why Perform At Home?
Perform At Home is a wonderful way for the children to continue developing the 4 Cs, have lots of fun and channel their energy all in the comfort of their own home.

 

KELLY MOYES

Hi Everyone! My name is Kelly and I am a singer from Colchester in Essex, which is where I also studied Musical Theatre. I have worked at Perform for over two years now and enjoy socialising and travelling abroad. Perform blends my passion for teaching and performing into one job - perfect!

Kelly runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s on Thursdays and Fridays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Seeing the children's enthusiasm and excitement on their faces each week and watching their confidence soar through the roof!

Best thing about lockdown?
Watching films and eating popcorn!

Worst thing about lockdown?
Missing my mum and not seeing the happy children's faces at Perform.

Why Perform At Home?
It's amazing that we can still continue children's development and have Perform fun whilst at home, it's great for them to be able to switch off for 30 minutes and lift their spirits, whilst the grown ups can hopefully put their feet up and do the same!

 

MATTHEW NEWTON

Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, I came to London to study Music Theatre at the London College of Music, I am a singer and actor and I play the piano and viola as well as train and conduct choirs. I love working with children building confidence and skills through drama!

Matthew runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Having worked for Perform for so long, it has been awesome to see children grow over the years. It is amazing when you see a child perform with confidence and joy, especially when you can remember them being so nervous in their first show! I love helping people overcome their fears and find joy!

Best thing about lockdown?
Finally having time to get in four hours practise a day (and sometimes even more) on the viola (Much to the annoyance of my very patient housemates!)

Worst thing about lockdown?
It will sound very corny, but it’s true! I really do miss getting to see the children I teach. 

Why Perform At Home?
This is a trying time for everyone, particularly children who might not understand what is truly going on. Many are missing out on a chance to play with others and it is important for children to have a way of being creative, having fun and continuing to grow in confidence even when they are stuck at home!

 

RACHEL LEA

I've worked at Perform for 10 years and I am a performer alongside my teaching. I trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview.

Rachel runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Seeing children's confidence develop and how proud they are of themselves when they try new things.

Best thing about lockdown?
I usually have such a busy life so it's been quite refreshing to just 'stop' and spend lots of time with my husband. I'm also chatting and reconnecting with friends that I haven't spoken to in ages over Zoom and enjoying the opportunity to develop some new skills.

Worst thing about lockdown?
I really miss my Mum, she's my best friend. I'm also missing the lovely kids I teach every week, as they never fail to make me smile and laugh.

Why Perform At Home?
We're going to be having loads of fun. Perform At Home gives children the chance to keep developing their skills until our weekly workshops start again.

 

RHIA COLES

Hi all! My name is Rhia and I am a Perform Producer and actor. I trained in acting at Bournemouth University.

Rhia runs Perfom At Home sessions for 4-7s and 7-12s on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.45pm - 5.05pm. Book online.

Favourite thing about Perform?
Seeing the children's faces light up during our PF adventures and hearing their creative, hilarious ideas!

Best thing about lockdown?
Getting to spend more quality time with the people I live with.

Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to see my parents' dogs (Jack and Jenson). I can't wait to cuddle them soon.

Why Perform At Home?
The sessions continue to build on the children's skills; as well as providing fun, entertainment and routine. Plus, I can't wait to see their smiley faces again!

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