At Noodle Performance Arts, teamwork is everything and we owe our success to everyone who plays a part from our very smallest pupils right up to our company directors.
Our Meet the…’ series of blog posts are designed to introduce you to just some of the people who are part of our Noodle family. When it comes to this week’s member of the team, it’s hard to know where to start as she does so much for us!
Keen dancer Olivia Cutts first got involved in Noodle at just 15 years old when she helped Nikki and Jess in their classes at Beighton as a volunteer. She has been with us ever since and is now an essential part of the team, doing everything from fitting ballet shoes and chasing payments from parents to teaching classes and hosting parties.
Now aged 21, Olivia will have been working with Noodle for seven years in September and we’re not sure what we’d do without her!
One of the things Olivia loves about Noodle in the informal no-pressure approach we take to our dance and performing arts classes.
She says: “I love that everyone is always having fun. It’s so relaxed.
“Noodle is different from other performing arts schools as people can choose what they want to do and it’s not all about exams.”
When it came to choosing her favourite moment, Olivia has a lot to choose from. She has helped us put together all our shows in Sheffield and was part of the team which went to Disneyland Paris last summer when some of our talented Noodlers sang on stage.
Olivia says: “There are so many. The shows are always a favourite moment.
“Watching children grow in confidence and their performing ability always makes me happy too. The biggest challenge is having to think of new moves I can put into dances but the reward is seeing children smiling, having fun and developing.”
Over the next few months, Olivia is looking forward to helping us get ready for our summer shows – Wizard of Oz, Snow White and Seussical Jr – and being part of running our summer camp during the school holidays. Dates for our summer camp will be revealed soon so keep an eye on our Facebook page.