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Kitty Langan Studio

 Performing Arts School

About Us

Do you aspire to sing on the London stage? Perhaps your dream is to perform in theatres and auditoriums across the globe? Waiting in the wings to help you achieve your dream is Swindon's newest singing & dancing school, Kitty Langan Studio. With a fully equipped singing & performance studio combined with excellent tuition by Katie Langan & staff you have access to fantastic coaching right on your doorstep in Swindon.

Katie Langan - Principal


Singing, dancing and acting since the age of 5, Katie Langan knows exactly how it feels to be young, talented and in search of stardom. A wealth of experience and invaluable knowledge of the industry makes Katie the perfect role model for any budding performer - from experienced sopranos and tenors, to karaoke queens and hairbrush hit performers.

 


With this in mind, Katie launched the Kitty Langan Studio in Greenmeadow, Swindon. Borne from a desire to give Swindon talent the national recognition it deserves, the school will take on any student from the age of 6 months upwards. If you’ve got the passion, dedication and are willing to learn, Katie has the experience (and patience!) to help reach your goal.


Katie’s diverse and exciting career has taken her from winning ‘Swindon’s Pop Idol’ at the age of 13, to centre stage performances such as Aladdin’s Genie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Veruca Salt, Chicago‘s Velma Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. Working with performers young and old, Katie is no stranger to rehearsing, choreographing and performing in high profile productions – with an enviable drive and determination to make anything and everything work. Having taken part in competitions and showcases both locally and nationally, Katie is passionate about bringing the same excitement of her experiences to her students at the Kitty Langan Studio. 


I want to see the school grow day by day, year by year, ultimately achieving enough members to be taking the school to local and national competitions, in order for our students to win awards and trophies for their excellence. Swindon is an exciting place to be for any performer – not just singers, but dancers and actors too." The Kitty Langan Studio has a lot to offer and with the help of our members, we can make people who are high up in the industry pay attention to the schools in Swindon. I'm so passionate about taking Swindon's talented young stars to the national arena. I learn from even the most challenging of students, it's the only way to grow as a teacher, performer and friend.”


Hollie Brown - Assistant Principal

Hollie started her passion and love for dancing at the age of 3, taking local dance classes. During this time she was lucky enough to perform in some of the best theatres and venues across Europe including; Saddlers Wells Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesties Theatre and Disney Land Paris.


At the age of 15 she started teaching her own dance classes and choreographing for Bobbies Academy of Dance and assisting the Swindon Town F.C Cheerleading club. It was then she realised she wanted to pursue a career in this industry so she auditioned and successfully gained a place at the YDA Urban course at Swindon Dance. It was here she trained and performed with some of the biggest names and pioneers of HIP HOP including: Banksy, Flawless and Plague.


After completing YDA and College she went on to train for 3 years at Liberatus School of Performing Arts where she gained a Foundation Degree in dance studies. Being at Liberatus made her into the performer and teacher she is today, this was owed to being trained by amazing teachers and top names in the industry with a wealth of experience, which has been passed onto her.


She then went onto choreographing and teaching in and around Swindon. She also spent 8 months as an Entertainer for Thomas Cook in Cyprus. Hollie always knew that her true passion was teaching so after a little bit of soul searching she returned home to become a teacher at Kitty Langan Studio.


“To perform and dance on the stage is insane and I can’t describe the feeling. To teach the skills and knowledge I have learnt throughout the years to children that have so much to learn is truly amazing. The best feeling in the world is to help children achieve their dreams and that’s the feeling I have during every class I teach at Kitty Langan Studio”.

Emily Gara - Teacher
Emily started dancing at the age of 2, partaking in ballet classes every Saturday. At the age of 4 she started performing in dance competitions and has since been in such competitions as the “All England Finals” gaining second place. At the age of 10, Emily was lucky enough to be in the west end musical “Billy Elliot” and had a year long contract as one of the ballet girls, this was a fabulous experience and this was then when Emily knew she had the bug for performing! Through her years at school she has been involved in school productions where she played the lead role Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”, she has also taken part in her dance schools shows at the wyvern theatre and worked in the pantomimes “Jack and the beanstalk” and “Dick Whittington” alongside Keith Chegwin and Nigel Havers. Emily was also lucky enough to work in turkey as part of the entertainment team performing shows every night and working throughout the day with the guests, this was an incredible experience and one she will never forget!

When she left school Emily chose to further her education at Judith Hockaday school of Dance and Drama and gain her teaching qualifications. In the 2 years of being at college she has gained all of her DDI qualifications with fantastic marks and is in the process of working for her DDE’s whilst having already taken one in modern theatre. Emily enjoys teaching as it allows her to pass on her knowledge and experience that she has gained over her years of training to those wanting to pursue a career in performing arts.

“Performing isn’t just something you do, it’s a passion, a way of life, and without it I don’t know what path I would have taken. Teaching the students at Kitty Langan Studio gives me such joy to see the determination and happiness that it brings them. If I could give them any of my knowledge or passion it would make me a very happy dance teacher”

Megan Wiliamson - Teacher

Megan started dancing at the age of 7, at a Theatre school in Liverpool where she was fully trained in Ballet, Tap, modern and a Musical Theatre.  At the age of 10, she was an associate at the Royal Ballet School and later became the North West International Dance Champion, for tap and Jazz, at the IDTA awards. 


Her professional career started when she was 12 when she began dancing as a juvenile in pantomimes, throughout the North West, and as a principal soloist in the Liverpool Proscenium Youth ballet. It was during her GCSEs that I realised I wanted to pursue dance and theatre as a professional career and therefore furthered her training at London Studio Centre where by she gained a BA (Hons) in Theatre and Dance Performance. Megan was thankful to be given such an amazing opportunity - working and training alongside the West End Directors and choreographers for three years. The opportunity taught Megan every style of dance from Ballet and Contemporary to Street and the Jive, as well as having regular singing and acting lessons. After graduation, she toured the UK with a company and had an amazing experience as a dancer in the West End, before joining Cruise ships. 


"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to put my dancing shoes back on and share my knowledge and love for performing with the students at Kitty Langan Studio. I'm hoping with all the experience I have accumulated in the last 15 years I can show all the students I teach a thing or two to help them gain success in the path they wish to take."

Becky Ludlow - Teacher

Becky started Ballet classes at the age of 3 gaining a distinction level at her very first exam. Soon after, Becky started taking Jazz classes at Swindon Dance. Becky soon got the Jazz bug and never looked back. Performing her first show at the Wyvern made all the dreams seem real. Becky began taking Tap and Jazz classes at ‘Sullivan School of Dance’ whilst also dancing at school & performing in pantomimes and shows. Alongside all of her showcases, Becky continued to achieve distinctions in Tap and Jazz exams which then led her to play the lead role in the show ‘Grease’ at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. Becky then auditioned for the ‘Youth Talent Programme’ at Swindon Dance and was later awarded a place where she continued to learn Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet, whilst also performing solos in her school shows.


Becky then moved away to continue 5 years at the ‘Youth Dance Academy, Centre of Advanced Training’ , professionally progressing in Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. Becky excelled herself which allowed her to pursue working with top choreographers such as Tim Noble (MTV), Bawren (Tavaziva) and teachers from the Royal Ballet and London Studios. Becky loved performing centre stage at the London palladium, Sadler’s Wells and the O2 Arena, representing the UK in the ‘World Skills’ event.


At the age of 19 Becky decided to share her love for Dance and became a qualified ‘Zumba’ and Exercise to Music instructor. Becky is thrilled to now be sharing her knowledge and passion with, not just adults, but aspiring young people, oozing talent that wish to take to the stage.


“Students at Kitty Langan Studio are full of talent and enthusiasm and I love that! I love that I have the chance to help them perfect their skills and energy, assisting them on their way to becoming whatever they dream! Dance is all about technique, poise and positive attitude…but most importantly FUN! I hope I can spread my energy across the board, assisting the students side by side. I eat, breath and live dance!”

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