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
Holly trained at ‘East 15 Acting School’ in London as an actor, working with many experienced directors such as Crispin Bonham-Carter, Dawn Walton and children’s theatre specialist Vicki Ireland (touring in Panto The Ugly Duckling), and at the end of training performed at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus in the West End.
Later on that summer in the East End played Fanny Squirers in Nicholas Nickleby at Wiltons Music Hall.
Upon graduation Holly formed, with a couple of her fellow graduates, ‘Short Straw Theatre Company’, thus named as all three of the Artistic Directors are quite petite. The company was focused on new writing and produced a number of new plays in London.
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.
She had shows playing at; Theatre 503, Greenwich Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and workshops at the Soho Theatre London, whilst playing Scooner in Fates, Victoria in Walthamstow Central, Kelly by Jenny Harrold and Atropos in Threads.
Throughout her career Holly has always been found teaching the next generation of Thespians when she’s not performing, and is delighted to be Allstars Head of Drama.
Holly still performs regularly trying out new material that she has written. Most recently playing Mummy Dearest in a piece she wrote called ‘Let me go’, which ran in February for an Emerald Kitty show, a theatre company she is an Assistant Producer for.