Young Manchester entrepreneur cites childhood hobby as inspiration for new business.
Razzamataz Theatre School is now in Manchester South . Attending a part-time theatre school from the ages of eleven through to eighteen transformed the life of Ross Thompson, age 26, and now he wants to bring the same experience to children and young people in Manchester. Ross joined Razzamataz Theatre Schools where he was guided to develop a love for performing arts and given the knowhow to grow his love for the performing arts from a hobby to a career.
After finishing his time at Razzamataz, Ross attended Salford University and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance Practice and went on to work professionally as a performer, acting in theatres across the UK, in film and music videos, and running his own theatre company. Now, he is the new Principal of Razzamataz Manchester South and will be opening his doors to local children on September 16 2023.
“I know the Razzamataz brand well and know what a friendly, supportive environment it is, and I love the ethos and how community driven they are, which is very similar to my own values,” says Ross. “Even when I was a student, I always thought that I would love to run my own theatre school but at that age, it just seemed like a pipe dream really.
“I want to help children meet like-minded people, have fun, build confidence and try new things. Manchester is a thriving hub of opportunities, so I plan to use my experience and connections to give students prospects within the performing arts industry. I know through my own experience that amazing things can happen when you are a student at Razzamataz.”
Ross has built his team of teachers and staff around the school’s ethos that each student is guaranteed the best experience possible as he explains: “I want to create a work environment where everyone feels supported, nurtured and has the opportunity to be creative. I know from working in schools that children face a whole host of different challenges, and I’m excited to lead a team responsible for building our student’s confidence and transforming their belief in themselves.”
Razzamataz Manchester South will be offering a free taster session for prospective students on September 16th at UTC Media City, Salford, M50 2UW.
The free taster session will offer classes in dance, acting and singing which will cover a wide range of popular genres including classic West End and Broadway musical theatre and will touch on the commercial elements of street dance, pop singing, and screen acting. Sessions will run every Saturday during school term time and are available for children aged 4-18.
Razzamataz Manchester South will aim to create opportunities for budding young performers to head to stage both locally and on a West End stage amongst many exclusive workshops with performing arts professionals.
To secure your child’s free taster session contact Ross Thompson on 07795677022 or
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