In 2010 Rhiannon embarked on a Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School London, Rhiannon went on to graduate in Musical Theatre from Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford. During this time Rhiannon also took her ATCL exam in Teaching Musical Theatre and was awarded a Distinction. Rhiannon has over 14 years experience in teaching musical theatre to young children including being an Early Stages teacher at Stagecoach Theatre Arts. As well as being Presto's Principal and Founder, Rhiannon teaches many classes at Presto, including Drama, Dance, Singing, LAMDA and Audition Prep.

 

In 2019, Rhiannon won the Business Entrepreneur award at the 'Sutton Women Mean Business' Awards and a few months later won the 'South London Business Award'. Prior to this, in 2017, Presto won an award for 'Best Business for Marketing & Social Media' and in 2016, Rhiannon was 'Highly Commended' for 'Best New Business' and 'Commended' as 'Entrepreneur of the Year' at the Sutton Business Awards. Rhiannon is a qualified paediatric first aider, a registered chaperone with the London Borough of Sutton and a qualified Early Years Educator.

Rhiannon Ray

Principal & Founder

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Favourite Musical: Rent

Dream Role: 'Glinda' from Wicked

Charles Hazell

Manager

Charles manages the Wallington branch of Presto Performing Arts, working closely alongside the Teachers and Teaching Assistants. Charles is responsible for a lot of things "behind the scenes" at Presto, having been involved in the growth and direction from the beginning.

 

Charles enjoys running the Wallington branch, alongside his full time career in finance. He is also a trained paediatric first aider, a registered chaperone with the London Borough of Sutton.

 

Favourite Musical: Miss Saigon

Dream Role: 'Fagin' from Oliver

Natalia MacMillan

Dance Teacher

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Natalia trained at Laine Theatre Arts on the 4 year course in Drama, Dance and Singing. After graduating, she went on to perform as a professional dancer. In 2016, Natalia performed in the Epsom Pantomime, and from there she went on to travel the world as a cruise ship performer for Carnival Vista and Carnival Elation 2017/18.

 

Since returning to the UK, Natalia has joined the team at Presto and she teaches a variety of classes including Dance, Ballet, Tap and Street.

 

Natalia also assisted as a chaperone on our most recent trip to Disneyland Paris in 2019.

Favourite Musical: Chicago

Dream Role: 'Anita' from West Side Story

Dannika Dudfield

Dannika graduated from Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) in Guildford on the BA(Hons) in Performance in Musical Theatre course.  She attended Stagecoach for 12 years and took LAMDA exams for half of this time. She received a Distinction in her Grade 8 Acting exam and holds up to Grade 6 in Musical Theatre, which she also passed with Distinction - she now thoroughly enjoys teaching LAMDA from Introductory to Grade 8 level to children between the ages of 5 and 18.

 

Dannika also enjoys being an Agent at Presto, submitting students for a variety of professional work through Spotlight UK. Dannika is also a registered chaperone and most recently chaperoned on our 2019 trip to Disneyland Paris.

Dannika

Drama & LAMDA Teacher, Agent

Favourite Musical: Dreamgirls

Dream Role: 'Ti Moune' from Once On This Island