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Katie Ashby

Katie Ashby - Academy Director & Vocal Coach

A dynamic individual from the offset, Katie proved she was destined for a lifetime entertaining from an early age. Treading the boards from as young as two years old, she was disciplined at theatre school in Yorkshire where she discovered a true calling for the stage.

During her training, Katie performed and competed alongside some of the most recognised artistes of recent times including Spice Girl’s Mel B and actress Katherine Kelly. Having also performed on stage and screen with major household names such as David Essex, Russ Abbot, Jimmy Cricket and stars of the hit TV show, Hi Di Hi, Katie gained invaluable insight in to old school disciplines and techniques.

The wealth of knowledge gained through her experience working beside other highly skilled acts developed her passion for entertainment, not solely as a performer but also as a producer and choreographer. This inspired Katie to explore writing and producing a number of bespoke shows for many leading companies and the success that followed led to the formation of her own production company, Revival Live UK, specialising in vintage-style entertainment.

Still performing as a vocalist, dancer and actress at theatres, holiday resorts and corporate events across the country and overseas, Katie is known for her effortless ability to engage with an audience. This, paired with her passion for polished performances, is clear to see with each act and production she writes, choreographs and directs and perhaps explains why each of her creations are also well sought after for illustrious events and venues worldwide.

With many TV and radio appearances throughout the years, Katie is an inspiring individual who has an eye for detail and a natural talent for making any event memorable. A born entertainer who has dedicated her lifework to perfecting her craft, her history of directing both fledgling and established artistes makes Katie the ideal tutor for those looking to advance their performance prowess.

Style

With a bounty of experience performing as a solo artist and within a variety of touring shows, Katie has covered various genres over the years including country, swing, pop, jazz, musical theatre and many more.

In terms of her teaching style, Katie focusses on performance and engagement techniques. Starting with song delivery and storytelling through song, students will learn how to evoke emotion and feelings when singing, as well as how to engage an audience. From budding singers starting out in the industry to professional performers looking to shape their act, Katie will help individuals strengthen their vocal techniques and develop their ability to deliver a performance which will resonate with any audience.

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