At Noodle Performance Arts, we like to think of ourselves as one big happy family.
Everyone has a part to play in making Noodle a success from the children who work so hard in our classes and the parents that support them to the teachers, class assistants and admin staff who make sure everything runs like clockwork.
Our ‘Meet the…’ series of blog posts aims to help you get to know some of the people who make up our team. This week, we’re meeting one of our newest additions – Olivia Maltby, known as Liv, who will be teaching some of our performing arts classes in Sheffield.
Liv may be new to Noodle but she is certainly no stranger to performing. She has been performing since she was a child and gained a place at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 2013 when she was just 17.
You may even have seen her on the stage already as she has performed in a number of local productions in Sheffield and the surrounding areas, including Les Miserable, Beauty and the Beast, Ghost and Footloose.
Liv first came across Noodle through one of our other teachers, Jourdan Storey, who she used to perform with when she was younger.
She says: “I think Noodle is different to other performing arts schools as it encourages students’ individuality by providing a more relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. I love the can do attitude all the students have and the enthusiasm they show towards learning new things.”
Liv is also studying to be a project manager at Rolls Royce and used to work as a grid girl for a British Super-bike team.
She says: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to being creative and having fun with the team and students. I cannot wait to produce some great high quality shows.
“I think the biggest challenge when teaching is instilling a student with the self-belief that they can do anything if they put their mind to it. This reaps great benefits when they succeed in that task and you can see their confidence grow.”