Principal & Drama Tutor
Hey everyone! I’m Haylie and I am the super proud Principal of Little Voices Blackburn, Darwen & Ribble Valley. I started my Little Voices journey around 3 and a half years ago as a tutor before becoming the sales & marketing assistant in Little Voices’ head office to now Principal – which I have been for 2 years!
I am also an actor/writer and am represented by the wonderful Urban Talent Actors Management. I started to act when I was just 11 years old and I am a real advocate for the importance of the arts for children and young people – it changed me as a person and my whole outlook on life. It is not just the performance skills you learn but the confidence it gives you and skills that you can carry with you through life. Resilience, dedication and communication skills being my top three favourites! It is not often that someone can say they love their job but I truly do and I feel blessed to be working with the most amazing team. You can read about them below…
Rachael is a shining light and has been teaching for us now for 12 years, making her the longest standing tutor in the company! Rachael loves her job and thrives on watching the children blossom into little performers. She is kind, generous, enthusiastic, super talented and just hilarious! We are blessed to have her.
Rachael found the creative bug when she was just 4 years old. She began studying ballet and modern and continued this for over 10 years. She then joined the Preston Youth Theatre at 10. She has always loved and lived through performance and there was no other area she was going to spend my life in other than creative arts.
After having her 2 boys, teaching seemed like the perfect avenue to continue to express herself and encourage children of all ages to find their confidence, potential and self belief whilst learning and honing new skills. And also making wonderful friendships along the way!
Rachael holds a BA Hons degree in ‘Acting’ after studying at The Royal Conservatiore of Scotland (formerly RSAMD).
She has a wide range of performance experience in TV, Film, Short Film, Theatre and Commercials. Her credits include, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Holby City’, ‘The Bay’ and many more. Rachael is super talented and we feel truly blessed to still have her on our team and part of the Little Voices family. Continuing to provide the best tutoring for our pupils!
Kirsty has been part of our Little Voices team now for 2 years and she is just fantastic! Her enthusiasm, energy, amazing talent and kindness is incredible and we are so lucky to have her. She lights up every room she walks into.
Kirsty Graduated from University Of Central Lancashire in 2019 gaining a First Class Hon’s degree in Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Kirsty has made her professional debut in Jerry Springer the Opera at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester (2019). This was following a recent performance of CATS at the Altrincham Garrick. Kirsty tells us that Musical Theatre is her greatest passion and her one aim is to be able to share this passion with others, whether that be through performing or teaching to ensure that other generations know the joy & magic that Theatre can bring. She aims to help our students realise that whatever their background, abilities or skill, theatre is for everybody!
Ceri is the newest member of our Little Voices team and is our new Drama tutor at our Mellor Brook centre. The children already adore her and we feel like she has been with us forever. She is already a wonderful part of our LV family and we are so blessed to have her.
Ceri always wanted to polish her craft in teaching and performing so she went to study at the University Of Central Lancashire and graduated in 2019 gaining an upper 2nd class degree in Music Theatre. While studying, Ceri continued to teach and worked in several schools across the North West. Ceri was very fortunate and gained experience teaching young people onboard P&O Cruises, creating and directing theatre pieces with children & young people!
Having grown up in the industry herself, Ceri is really excited to be able to pass on her knowledge and passion to the talent of the future and she is very excited to bring her joy and passion to Little Voices.