Rachel Woodwards

Head of Jazz Tech
ISTD DDI Modern Jazz

Rachel Woodwards trained on the 3 Year Musical Theatre Diploma course at London Studio Centre studying Ballet, Jazz (incl. Matt Mattox Rock Jazz), Contemporary, Tap, Partner Work, Vocal Training, Drama and Body Control.

After college, Rachel went on to dance all over the world and in the UK.  Some of the highlights include Princess Cruises, working closely with renowned Choreographer and Director Karen Bruce (Choregographer of The Bodyguard, Footloose and Fame), Costa Cruises Dance Captain and Choreographer.  Rachel also danced in Disneyland California, and acted on many television shows and commercials.

After her professional career Rachel was a Musical Theatre Agent for 2 years.  She was  responsible for the audition and assessment of prospective talent for musical, commercial, television and film appointments primarily London based.

Rachel has been teaching for over 9 years firstly on the south coast of England and then moving up to Yorkshire.  She taught a variety of genres which include ISTD Modern and Tap, R.A.D Ballet, Free Jazz and Musical Theatre.

Rachel’s daughter, Charlotte, already attends Tom Ball Live and Rachel is very excited to be joining the Tom Ball Live Team now as a teacher.  After watching our recent show at the  Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, Rachel decided she would like to be able to work with the TBL Family and is thrilled to be part of such a talented, fun, friendly and inspiring school.