Our student of the week this week is Kelsie-Rae Marshall. She attended The Hammond from 2006-2008, as a dance student, and from 2008-2011 as a senior student on the Musical Theatre Diploma course.

What is your favourite memory from The Hammond?
The Christmas carol concert at the Chester Cathedral and working with Kevin Williams to make a classic, professional performance.

Production 2007, Theatre Clwyd The Hammond Lower School Stacey Mcguire, rye-Llewelyn Carpenter, Sharif Afifi and Kelsie-Rae Marshall
End of year production at Theatre Clwyd, 2007.
We Will Rock You playing Meat The Hammond 2010
End of year production, We Will Rock You, 2010.

What did you go on to do?
I’ve currently finished performing in the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, before that I played Demeter in CATS and was a lead singer for spirit productions travelling China with the show Red Hot Broadway.  My first job was working for Carnival Cruise lines as a dancer. After five months I successfully auditioned to be in the inaugural cast for Carnivals Playlist Productions, working with the Broadway director Peter Flynn and commercial choreographer Paul Roberts.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK tour Toot sweets
Performing Toot Sweets on The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK tour.

What do you do now?
I’m going to be teaching dance around London whilst auditioning for musical theatre.

Kelsie-Rae Marshall.

Thank-you so much for your memories and best of luck from The Hammond!