Our Tutors

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Andrew Woodford

Principal / Tutor

Professional Credits: Musical Director for Dick Whittington (Kings Theatre, Southsea) Musical Director for Beauty and the Beast (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), MD for Peter Pan (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), MD for Hairspray (The Gaiety), MD for Bugsy Malone (Kings Theatre, Southsea), MD for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), MD onboard P&O Britannia & Arcadia, A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House), Conductor for The Last Night of the Proms.

Andrew is also an accomplished musical arranger and orchestrator. 

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Ashleigh Mackness
 
Principal / Tutor

Professional Training: London School of Musical Theatre

Professional Credits: Fairy Harmony in Rapunzel, Holly in Last Night I Couldn't Sleep a Wink (NST City), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (UK Productions, Anvil Arts), Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ensemble in The Mikado (WMTO), Ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance (Cwmbran Theatre, WMTO,) Featured Vocalist in Last Night of the Proms, Kathy in 9 to 5 The Musical (Bridewell Theatre).

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Katy Allen
 
Guesting Director

Katy trained in Musical Theatre at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts in Bedford. Since graduating, she has worked in TIE, performing in numerous touring shows across the UK. Katy was then employed as a lead vocalist/dance captain for Warner Leisure Hotels. Following this, she moved on to work for MirageShows Productions as a lead vocalist on board Fred Olsen Cruise Lines for multiple contracts. For the past few years, Katy

has performed in pantomime up north at Billingham Forum Theatre, where The National Pantomime Awards nominated her for ‘Best Supporting Female’ for her role as ‘Tiger Lily’ in Peter Pan. She will be returning to Billingham Forum in December for this yeas pantomime ‘Aladdin’.

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Harley Mackness
Curtain Call Kids Tutor

Harley has had a passion for the arts from a young age. From the of age of 9, Harley started her professional vocal training with the late Barbra Walters. At a similar time, she began to regularly perform with South Wight Youth Theatre and started ballet training with Gillian Cartwrights School of Dance. Fast forward a few years and Harley has now been a member of the Island Savoyards (a beloved island theatre group) for 10 years. Performing in principals roles such as Rita in Made in Dagenham and Eva Peron in Evita. Harley's love for the arts is still going strong and she is thrilled to be joining Curtain Call to pass on her knowledge and theatrical skills to the next generation.
 

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Izzi Rudd
Curtain Call Kids Tutor

Izzi has danced since the age of 4, and has completed all of her ballet Royal Academy of Dance exams at Distinction level to Advanced, as well as her ISTD Modern Theatre exams at Distinction level to Advanced.

She regularly performs with the Wight Strollers and her recent roles include Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty.  Izzi is also one of the Wight Strollers’ resident choreographers and has choreographed their recent production of ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’. 

Izzi is really excited to be jointing the fabulous Curtain Call Creative team.