Carla Hewitt – Director, North Sheffield
Carla has always been passionate about performing with a genuine enthusiasm for drama and the arts. She has over 10 years experience teaching performing arts and drama to primary and secondary age children. She is currently Faculty Leader for Expressive Arts in a secondary school. Carla has completed 4 years of performing arts training at Liverpool John Moores University and The University of Central England in Birmingham where she completed a PGCE in Secondary Drama, gaining Qualified Teacher Status.
Carla loves spending time with her family and being a mum, which alongside her background, enables her to recognise the potential in individuals. She is eager to develop the provision of performing arts classes even further for young children. She is excited to share her experience with Noodle, inspiring others with her passion for performance, delivering engaging and fun classes in an environment that gives all children the opportunity to succeed.
Rebecca Kukuc – Performing Arts and Dance Teacher
Rebecca started dancing at three years of age. She has completed both BTEC Performing Arts and BTEC Advanced Dance qualifications. She is passionate about dance and has performed at a variety of events and venues. She has also successfully completed 3 years of dance training at Liverpool John Moores University where she gained BA (Hons) Dance Studies, (specialising in Dance in the Community) Her passion for teaching dance began when she ran her own classes for teenagers and adults before travelling to Australia.
Rebecca is now an experienced Noodle teacher and has been teaching our little Noodlers for the past 2 years – they love her!
Lauren Carr – Performing Arts and Dance Teacher
Lauren has been dancing since she was three years old and has qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle and Theatre Craft. She has also trained in singing and acting as well as commercial and contemporary dance. She currently trains at the prestigious Phil Winston’s Theatreworks in Blackpool, where she is in her second year of a three year course.
She recently achieved a Distinction in her IDTA Modern Jazz Pre Associate examination and as well as achieving A* grades in both GCSE and A-level dance, she was awarded the Wickersley School Prize for Dance.
Lauren has always loved performing and is keen to pass on her passion for the creative arts. She loves teaching with Noodle and can be found at our Saturday classes in Stocksbridge.
Laura Knaggs – Dance & Performing Arts Teacher
Laura studied BA (Hons) Acting (elective in Dance) at the University of Leeds, graduating with a 2.1. She is passionate about dance and drama and has performed at a variety of events and venues. Laura is an actress who has also delivered Theatre in Education shows and workshops to schools throughout the UK. As well as her performance experience, Laura is also a qualified education trainer. She is thoroughly enjoying her Noodle classes and loves to share her own passion with the young people.
Danielle Morris – Class Assistant
Danielle has worked for a number of years as a Teaching Assistant in the Early Years sector, including working as an Au Pair in Australia. Danielle loves the performing arts and regularly attends the theatre! She is also involved with various acting groups, and supports the shows. She is passionate about working with children and is excited to join the Noodle team as a class assistant.
Daisy Barber – Class Assistant
Daisy is currently studying Production and Performance Arts at college and is working towards her Extended Level 3 Diploma. She has been involved in performing arts since a young age and believes this is what has made her the individual she is today.
She is involved with various acting groups, dance groups and is currently an official cheerleader for the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team! She wants to develop her skills, gaining as much experience as possible. She hopes that by working with the children she will be able to influence and help them discover their creativity.