Emily trained at Arts Educational Schools London where she gained a 1st class BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre.
Graduating in 2005 Emily has had a varied and successful career to date.
Her credits include: Cosette in 'Les Miserables' (West End); Frenchy u/s Sandy in 'Grease' (West End); Bobbie in 'The Railway Children' (Sevenoaks Playhouse); 'Caberet' (UK no.1 tour) where she understudied and played the role of Sally Bowles; 'Sweeney Todd' (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End) featuring in the ensemble and understudying the role of Johanna; Karoline in '3 Composers, 3 Countires' (From Page to Stage season at The Landor); Belle in 'Beauty & The Beast' and Princess Mia in 'Jack & The Beanstalk' (Mercury Theatre Colchester).
Recordings include: 'Sweeney Todd' (London Cast 2012); 'The Railway Children' (original cast); 'Les Miserables 21st Anniversary Concert' (BBC Radio 2).
She has also made several television appearances including: 'I Dreamed a Dream - The Susan Boyle Story' (ITV); 'The Passions Of Girls Aloud'(ITV2); 'Mosgito!' (S4C); 'This Morning', 'GMTV' and The Alan Titchmarsh Show' (ITV).
Most recently Emily has been involved in a workshop of a new musical adaptation of Gulliver's Travels playing the role of Gaia, and she has just finished working on the feature film 'London Road' directed by Rufus Norris. (National Theatre, BBC Films and Cuba Pictures)
Kathy was born in Blackpool and started dancing aged three
at the Barbara Jackson Academy of Dance. She continued her training
at Arts Educational Tring aged 12 and moved to the Arts Educational
London at 16 to complete major exams including 4 associate teaching
qualifications in Modern, Tap, Ballet and national dance. She also
studied Greek dance, Contemporary, Spanish, Pas de Deax and
Kathy returned to Arts Educational Tring where she taught for five years, before taking over a Dance School in Stevenage and opening a further 2 branches in and Tring and Whitechurch. She then went on to spend a further 4 years teaching at The London College of Dance and Drama (The Imperial Society's teacher training college) specialising in boys work.
After moving back to Blackpool in the late 1980s, Kathy returned to teach for Miss Jackson and stayed for over 20 years developing a strong major section and boys, many of whom are now dancing in the West End and numerous other parts of the world!
Kathy gained her Fellowship in Modern dance and Licenciate Tap in the 1990s, the Fellowship being the highest qualification the Imperial grants. In 2012, Kathy moved back to Aylesbury and is enjoying being associated with Amanda, Natalie and all the talented pupils at Allstars Academy
Jason was born in Los
Angeles, but moved to Australia at the age of 10. He studied at
Theatre Nepean, one of Australia’s top Universities for the
Performing Arts where he graduated with a degree in BA in
This was an Arts degree focused on Theatre Performance. It was 75% practical focusing equally on Acting, Voice, Movement and Singing. The other 25% was Theatre Production practical and theory. For the practical he learned all aspects of producing a piece of theatre, Marketing, Lighting, Set Design and Building, Front of House etc. For the theory we study the history of theatre from the Greeks to Shakespeare through to Contemporary works covering all theatrical genres. The culmination of this study was the formation of Ricochet Theatre productions a company which continued to produce work long after the degree was finished.
After leaving university Jason worked as a performer in theatre for 10 years, performing in 34 plays in many different genres and spaces, from playing Othello, to playing a 9 foot Emu (flightless Australian bird) showgirl on stilts, to performing and touring a solo theatre in education piece, it was a 50 minute show where he played 8 different characters, crossing genders and ages ranging from 5 to 50.
Some of his credits include:
Holly began her theatrical journey just before she was two, dancing with the Hazel Bell School of
Dance. Growing up she performed in many shows at the ‘Library Theatre’ in Bradford, progressing to
various youth theatres, musicals and competitions.
She began directing/teaching whilst still at school and winning competitions. During her gap year, Holly coordinated choreography for a town wide project in Shrewsbury called ‘Hopes and Dreams’, where she taught all across the board from Brownies, Youth groups and the more challenging ‘grown ups’.
Holly then trained at ‘East 15 Acting School’ in London as an actor, again teaching summer schools during the holidays and upon graduation formed, with a couple of her fellow graduates, ‘Short Straw Theatre Company’, thus named as all three of the Artistic Directors are quite petite.
As Co-Artistic Director of Short Straw Theatre Company Holly was responsible for creative production, sourcing Writers/ Directors and Actors, running workshops to groups of all ages, devising interactive shows, acting on stage for both Short Straw and other theatre companies. With shows playing at; Theatre 501, Greenwich Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and workshops at the Soho Theatre London.
As well as a stint in the fashion world working for HUGO BOSS and Lacoste where amongst other things Holly set up training and in house fashion shows, Holly has been working as a freelance Drama teacher and is very excited to be working with AllStars.
Australian born Singer/Comedienne/Dancer/Actress and Writer Kelly O’Brien
has been entertaining professionally for over 20 years..
Kelly first began singing Country at the age of 14. Two years later she was crowned South Australian Country Vocalist of the Year and Best New Talent at the famous pan-Australian Gympie Muster country festival- securing Kelly her first recording contract. This led to endless exposure- as one of Australia’s youngest Country singers.
Kelly’s first national television appearance was on the talent show New Faces. TV performances then included spots on Good Morning Australia, Carols in the Domain, Cartoon Network, Living with Style and Home and Away. Kelly’s biggest break however came when she made it to the final 12 in POPSTARS 2 on Australian national TV.
In February 2002, Kelly was offered a lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webbers hit musical Starlight Express, in Germany. This consequently led to a record contract with Zyx music and the release of the hit single ‘Crucified’. Other theatre credits have included ensemble roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Cabaret and Tonight’s the night.
Since arriving in London in 2005, Kelly has worked extensively as a freelance singer- working with artists such as Diana Vickers on X factor and Antony Costa in his big band. She has also appeared in television commercials for How to Look Good Naked, Miss Naked Beauty & Net Play.
Country music however is where Kelly’s passion lies and since winning a prestigious Sydney Talent Quest in 2000 - as a Dolly Parton impersonator, Kelly has been performing her tribute show ever since. In September 2011 (with the help of Dolly’s management team) Kelly finally met her idol, the real Dolly Parton herself. In 2013 Kelly was also crowned the U.K’s best Dolly tribute as voted for by the Agent’s Association of Great Britain.
Kelly is also a Zumba instructor and Scout leader.