After training at Tozer for 15 years, Rachel went to train at the prestigious college Laine Theatre Arts. During her three years there she performed with Kerry Ellis at the London Palladium, she performed 42nd Street for Arlene Philips, played the lead role of ‘Cassie’ in A Chorus Line and landed her first job with Qdos pantomimes. Since then Rachel has worked professionally for over 11 years. Most of that time was spent at sea with Carnival Cruise Lines where she travelled the world performing in shows 6 nights a week. She then moved back to land where she performed in numerous tours, pantomimes and corporate shows as well as the world famous ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular‘ and 2.5 years at Boulevard in Newcastle. Rachel has now settled in North Yorkshire and is passionate about using her talents to inspire the next generation. She is currently studying for her ISTD DDE in Tap and Modern Theatre, which she teaches at various dance schools in the area. She also has her own theatre school, called Frances Lyn Theatre School which she opened in September 2018. And some how, between everything, she qualified as a bookkeeper and runs her own bookkeeping business for performers and dancers.
Francesca grew up going to Tozer which fuelled her passion for the Performing Arts. Since leaving Tozer, Francesca studied at the esteemed Urdang Academy in London, throughout her three years training she performed in many theatres around London and at Move It and worked with renowned choreographers such as Bill Deamer, Dean Lee, Arthur Gourounlian and Flawless. After graduating she got her first job with The Tiller Girls on John Bishop’s Christmas Show which performed on the West End Lyceum Theatre and broadcast on BBC One. Shortly after Francesca got a job with Oceania Cruises. Since then Francesca has been able to combine her two passions of performing and travelling where she has worked for Cruise companies Princess Cruise Lines, Oceania and Holland America performing a variety of shows and Ariel work around the globe. When at home Francesca is part of Ultimate Event Dancers and Event Model Management where she has performed at many big corporate events, danced in Geneva and even a Great Gatsby themed show on a luxurious private Yacht in Italy. Francesca is now about to start her ISTD and DDE teaching qualifications and looks forward to sharing her passion with the next generation.
After leaving Tozer, Emily trained for 3 years at London Studio Centre. She has since been lucky enough to sing at some of the most amazing venues, and been involved in some incredible shows and concerts. Her favourite two being ‘The Lloreal Colour & Style Show’ in New York, and joining ‘Le Bouge Neon’ in the Seychelles. Although performing isn’t her sole career now, Tozer (more specifically Miss Haynes and Miss Burnett!) definitely taught her about the importance of hard work and dedication, which now transpires into everything she does. She also took away with her some friends for life and amazing childhood memories. Tozer will definitely always have a special place in her heart!
After completing her training at Tozer dance studios, Emily auditioned for professional dance schools. She completed a BA honours degree at London Studio Centre after three years of training. As part of this training in her third year she was involved in a small tour with the schools jazz company to expose ourselves to performance agents. After signing with an agency and attending numerous auditions, she was cast to dance on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, travelling around Europe. Shortly after returning home and missing cruise ship life, Emily decided to take another contract, embarking on a world cruise. After being away from home for long periods of time having had such a wonderful travelling experience, she decided to change her direction. Emily wanted to keep the physicality of dancing still present in her life whilst also having a flair for teaching, so wanted to focus on something that combined the two. She completed a nutritional diploma alongside her Level 2 and 3 personal training qualifications and began to audition to work for boutique gyms in London. She is now a trainer at Heartcore, and teach dynamic Pilates on the reformer machine and Barre. Her journey took a different route to maybe what was planned. However she is incredibly happy in where her training has taken her and believes her Tozer training provided her with the discipline and drive to get where she wants to be, and for that she will always thank Tozer.
After leaving Tozer Studios in the summer of 2018, Emily did a 1 year foundation in Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. She successfully auditioned for a place on the BA(Hons) at Trinity and is really enjoying her full-time training there. The course is split between acting, singing and dance and there is a fantastic faculty of staff who are all industry professionals. Emily also works part time at a West End theatre doing front of house which is good fun and an opportunity to see a lot of theatre, and theatre operations close up. She is also involved in a workshopping a new play which she and a group of friends are hoping to take to the Edinburgh Fringe one day.
Eleanor has been passionate about musical theatre since she saw Matilda in the West End as a child. After completing her A Levels and graduating from Tozer Studios, Eleanor spent a year training in Musical Theatre at Mountview before continuing her training on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course at ArtsEd, London.
Ian Waller- Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom
Kristy Speed-Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom
Nick Crossley-Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, Kent
Rachel Marshall-Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, Kent
Claire Cunningham-London Contemporary School, Random dance company
Rebecca Rennison-Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool
Oscar Mason-Northern Ballet School, Manchester
Chloe Senior-Urdang Academy, London
Roanna Doleman-Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool
Julia Holder-Tiffany Stage Academy, Essex
Alice Dolman- Masters Performing Arts College, Essex
Tilly Rayner-Performers College, Essex
Katie Southgate-Funky Studios, Mansfield
Jemima Rayner – Bird College of Performing Arts, Kent