Chrissy received her training from the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, where she enjoyed her role as Head Girl and graduated with the highest mark in her year.
She has enjoyed performing in London venues such as Sadler’s Wells, The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The New Wimbledon Theatre and has toured the UK, and worked abroad, with various theatrical productions.
Over the last fourteen years she has also gained extensive experience in teaching, directing, choreographing, and facilitating workshops for all age groups. Along the way, she has discovered that the pride that comes with helping a student develop their skills, is far greater than the thrill of being on stage.
The Kett School of Speech and Drama
2006 – Current
Chrissy is proud to run her own school, The Kett School of Speech and Drama, with her sister Laura, where she has been working with 4 to 19-year-olds for fourteen years. The School’s focus is on the LAMDA syllabus, working on subjects such as Verse & Prose, Reading for Performance, Public Speaking and Acting. The Kett School does not currently have any available places; however, if you would like to enquire about the waiting list, please use the contact form.
West End In Schools
2016 – Current
Chrissy has also enjoyed delivering “Bringing Books to Life” & “Poetry in Motion” workshops for West End In Schools. The company inspires children to connect with books and poetry through music, dance, and storytelling. The workshops are beautifully crafted by talented creatives, and Chrissy feels proud and privileged to work alongside them in their aim to introduce the magic of literature to young minds.
Directing & Choreography
For many years Chrissy has enjoyed working on various youth theatre projects, has worked for numerous years with Paul Holman Associates, and choreographed their production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Lowther Pavilion.
She is also experienced with creating movement sequences for actors, having choreographed for Arrows and Traps’ Production of “The Taming of The Shrew”, at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre.
Anti-Bullying & Mental Health
For anyone working with children and young people, mental health awareness is of the utmost importance, particularly with the challenges that the pandemic has brought, and is something that Chrissy feels very passionately about. In 2010 she worked for Ape Theatre Company, for a Theatre in Education tour delivering both performances and workshops for KS3 based on Road Safety and Anti-Bullying. She has also been the face of a CyberMentors campaign, “Don’t suffer in silence“. They do a wonderful job discussing online safety and nurturing young minds, and she is proud to have worked with them.
“Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice whether it’s through writing, drama or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self-worth.”Michael Morpurgo