Katherine was awarded a scholarship to study Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy Of Performing Arts earning her a BA Hons in Performance and graduating with a 2:1.
In addition to running Freedom Academy Katherine is also a professional actress. She has appeared in many productions including Aladdin as Princess Jasmine (Conaught Theatre, Worthing) Times Up, written and directed by Ray Cooney (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), Soloist in Get Ready For Motown. Katherine competed in the channel 5 series "Don't Stop Believing" with the group Toneacity. She is a regular vocalist at The Old Vic Theatre and can been seen in various TV commercials for products including Dominos, BBC Radio, William Hill, Tesco, Dove and Jive Bunny.
Before creating Freedom Academy Katherine taught dance, singing and drama in primary and secondary schools as well as for many popular children's theatre schools. She also has a vast amount of experience teaching children with special educational needs.
Katherine is always on hand to chat to students and parents. She prides herself on knowing every child who attends Freedom Academy personally and says "we are just like one big family!"
Chloe Started off her teaching career at the age of 15 where she assisted the baby classes in ballet, tap and modern at the dance school she attended. This is where her passion and love for teaching started. When Chloe was 19 she went on to train at The Centre performing arts college where she studied musical theatre.
Chloe has gone on to teach at many schools across London. Trained in ISTD styles she also teaches drama, street dance, commercial, jazz & contemporary. She's choreographer and mentor for Ignite youth dance company in collaboration with Theatre Peckham and CTC dance company.
Chloe has also danced professionally since graduating, working for P&O Australia & Carnival cruise lines performing around the world. She has also done a UK tour and performed at Edinburgh Fringe festival. Chloe was dance captain for Cinderella pantomime at the Courtyard theatre. Most recently she starred in a campaign in collaboration with Biffy Clyro and Warner music ‘There’s Always a Space for the Arts’.
Chloe has had the pleasure of teaching dance at Freedom academy for the past 2 years and loves the close knit family community.
Jo trained at Rose Bruford College on the BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship course. She has since worked professionally as an actor, actor-musician and musical director.
Acting credits include: Where Is Peter Rabbit? (Theatre Royal Haymarket & International Tour), Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Winchester), The Tempest & Red Riding Hood (The Garage/All-In), Alice In Wonderland (Derby Theatre), A Scarecrows Wedding (National Tour), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Red Rose Chain), Gatsby (Union Theatre Southwark), Princess & The Pea (International Tour).
Jo loves spending her Saturday mornings at Freedom Academy & has a subtle mission to remove stress & add smiles to all things singing! She very much enjoys watching the wild & wonderful moments of spontaneity & creativity that fill the space each weekend.
Lauren trained in Musical Theatre, studying at Reynolds Performing Arts.
She has 8 years' experience performing in the UK and overseas in different shows and has taught in a number of different Schools to the ages 3-18, teaching; street dance, ballet, tap, contemporary, gymnastics, yoga, pilates, cheerleading, zumba, singing, drama and musical theatre.
Lauren is an enthusiastic and positive person, which is reflected in her teaching. She loves to inspire her students and finds delight in the growing confidence and progression the children display.
Nifemi joined Freedom Academy as a student in 2012 at the age of 15. Whilst attending Freedom Academy she had the amazing opportunity to participate in many different competitions such as the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge, an episode of “Keep it in the Family” featured on ITV as well as various LAMDA exams.
During her time at the University of Portsmouth, she was a part of the University Gospel Choir (PGC) performing on the BBC hit show “Pitch Battle”. Nefemi also performed for the Royal Family during the Commonwealth Day in 2018. She's also had the privilege to work as a background singer on shows such as “The Voice” and “The X Factor” and was on tour for the Sister Act Live Choir tour.
Being an ex-student at Freedom, Nefemi's favourite thing about teaching is seeing how the children are able to grow and develop their skills with every term, as well as how much they enjoy singing with each-other and creating different drama pieces.
Romi started Freedom Academy at 8 years old, and has grown over the years from a student to now having the pleasure of teaching at the school.
Along Romi's 13 year journey with Freedom Academy she has been able to compete in competitions, both in theatres and on TV, complete multiple LAMDA exams and meet and work with amazing industry professionals.
However, teaching the Early Years children has been the most rewarding part for Romi.
"Helping young people grow in confidence and seeing their talents develop is an amazing experience, and a lot of fun!"