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Lucy Ashenden

After leaving Laton Ash with all the knowledge, skills and preparation a young dancer could wish for, I moved to London to further my professional training and obtained a BA Honours degree in Theatre Dance from the prestigious London Studio Centre. Since graduating in 2008, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a hugely successful career in Musical Theatre. I have performed in London's West End in shows such as CHICAGO and GUYS & DOLLS as well as in numerous UK and International touring productions (TOP HAT, 42nd STREET, HAIRSPRAY, WHITE CHRISTMAS and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN).

After nearly a decade performing myself, I moved into helping other young, aspiring performers achieve their dreams by becoming a tutor at Reynolds Performing Arts Academy in Kent before making the move to Hillview School for Girls where I most recently taught Musical Theatre BTEC, Dance and Drama to students aged 11-18yrs.

This Autumn brings a new adventure as I move to Atlanta, Georgia with my new husband. I am looking forward to seeing what Musical Theatre talent America has to offer and delivering some wonderful West End workshops whilst enjoying the sunshine!

I will forever be grateful for the expert guidance, training and discipline I received as a young dancer from all my teachers at Laton Ash Dance Centre and cannot recommend it highly enough. The very best dance school in Hastings and the surrounding area!

Entry to the 2024 Festival

Entries for 2024 Festival are now closed