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Debbi Ledwith

0118 304 1769


A little about me...

As the Principal of the Reading school, Debbi would like to welcome you to Razzamataz!

Debbi graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a degree in Performing Arts and then went on to study Music Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.  She then worked as a professional performer for several years, with a varied career ranging from appearing on the London stage to developing roles in new musicals.  Debbi also spent 13 years as lead singer with award-winning duo Silhouette.

In 2000, Debbi became Head of Performing Arts at an Arts Specialist School in Basingstoke, a job which she still loves today. Working with young performers is her passion and when she discovered Razzamataz,  there was been no looking back, with the Newbury school opening in September 2015.

Debbi became Principal of Reading Razz in September 2019 and is very excited to be a part of the development of this school.

Watch out people of Berkshire – Razz is going places!

Shauna

Drama Teacher / Minis Teacher

Shauna has been involved in musical theatre throughout her life. As well as having a background as a director, she has been onstage performing in musicals such as 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Anything Goes' plus many more. Shauna has a background in child care ranging from early years up to 18 years as well as training in special educational needs, teaching drama and an array of other subjects. Shauna is delighted to join the Razz Reading Team and can’t wait to help your children showcase their talents!

Ayeisha

Dance Teacher

Surrounded by a family of dancers and dance teachers, Ayeisha was taught to dance as soon as she could stand. As a child she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary and Street Dance, then continued her training at Laines Theatre Arts and trained as a teacher under Paddy Hurlings in Portsmouth.
Ayeisha began her professional career with commercial companies such as Nike and Disneyland Paris before deciding to take an alternative route. She performs with Vaudeville Cabarets at festivals around the world and runs a small circus where she is the principal performer, choreographer and teacher. As well as dance, she also performs acrobalance, fire-hoop, fire fans and fire staff, and plays a variety of instruments and sings within a band.
Ayeisha is incredibly excited to be teaching at Razz Reading and hopes to impart some of her passion to her students.

Lauren

Teaching Assistant

Lauren has been singing for as long as she can remember, growing up participating in all sorts of talent contests. During her time at primary school she also developed a love for acting and performing. She loves the entertaining aspect of it all, seeing people’s faces light up with happiness from witnessing the shows. Singing and dancing are still some hobbies she enjoys.
Lauren has been the Teaching Assistant at Razzamataz Newbury for almost 3 years and is looking forward to working with the students in Reading.