Wildcats is run by Caz Dolby, Kelly-Ann Soper and Darren Dolby who work together to provide weekly classes, holiday programmes, schools workshops and children's parties.
We opened our doors in September 2008 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Our first class had 3 children and was held in a local Primary School teaching local children a new LAMDA Musical Theatre Syllabus. Since then we have worked with 1000's of children locally and nationally.
Below are brief biographies of the people who make Wildcats what it is....a theatre school based on traditional family values, where each child is encouraged to reach his or her potential. We have an amazing staff team who are totally committed to helping children gain confidence in themselves and their performance abilities.
Caz Dolby - Partner, Creative Director
Caz opened Wildcats Theatre School in September 2008 following demand from parents throughout the local area. She completed her degree in Informal and Community Education at Canterbury Christs Church University and previously she worked as a Curriculum Specialist in arts and drama for a local authority where she gained experience in delivering high quality arts and music projects for children and young people aged 4-18 years. Equity/CRB/PLI
Caz is responsible for overall management including strategic development, partnerships, funding, communication and publicity.
Kelly-Ann Soper - Partner, Artistic Director
Kelly-Ann trained in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Liverpool Theatre School and College. Since then Kelly-Ann has had Professional experience in all aspects of TV and theatre (including being a finalist in YouSingUK 2008) and has also performed in the West End. Her strengths include devising advanced choreography and vocals for the Wildcat students, and she runs her own 'Master-classes' each month for intermediate and advanced Wildcats.
Kelly-Ann is responsible for the Post 16 Academy as well as the 4-16 weekly classes. She is also responsible for the selection of work for lessons.
Darren Dolby - Partner and Managing Director
Darren is in charge of developing Wildcats throughout the local area and further afield. His responsibilities also include finance, contracts, partnership development and corporate marketing. He has worked in both the private and public sector and developed a wealth of knowledge in business development.
Wildcats work with a number of freelance performing arts teachers - who teach at the many classes which take place throughout the local area. All those working with Wildcats have an enhanced CRB and all teachers, class assistants and some seniors have First Aid at Work. All staff are undergoing Safeguarding Children and Young People training through Educare (The Safe Network) including Child Protection Awareness and Preventing Bullying Behaviour. All teachers are covered under thier own Personal Liability Insurance. All teachers undergo a number of 'trial' classes where they are observed teaching, and also attend a teachers training event to ensure classes are run to the standard expected by the partners in the team.