24 May 2017
Katie arrived to examine students from Masquerade and 8 other schools in Acting, Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama exams.
Katie trained at the Arts Educational Schools from an early age. She has worked extensively in theatre and television alongside a lifelong teaching career. She has enjoyed acting with Morecambe and Wise, Mike Yarwood and Bruce Forsyth in television entertainment, and she includes working with Sean Matthias, The Royal Shakespeare Company, touring the country as Sally Brown in Snoopy and playing Carla in Kennedy’s Children, Los Angeles amongst her theatrical roles.
Alongside several engagements as a drama and elocution teacher within schools, Katie has developed her pioneering Theatre Workshops for children throughout many London boroughs over the last three decades, presenting accessible streetwise workshops to children and teenagers which also offer the Trinity syllabus and grades. In 1994 these workshops were awarded a National Lottery Arts Award. Katie is also a children’s playwright, whose work has been performed at The Donmar Warehouse Theatre, The Richmond Shakespeare Society, The Orange Tree Theatre, the historic Normansfield Theatre, Teddington, The Pauline Quirke Academy and The London Wetlands Trust. She has taught drama privately for many years, producing and directing performances and plays in schools and local theatres, and taking children and teenagers through drama exams and festivals with great success.
Katie started her career dancing with Frank Sinatra, she has acted on the West End stage, and she is proud to have steered and named the pop band Right Said Fred. She has devoted her career to conveying her extensive experience through her teaching, directing and writing, and she is really looking forward to meeting today’s young performers.