Originally from Birmingham, Loula trained at Guildford School of Acting and Bretton Hall, Leeds University.
Loula’s credits include: Angel and cover for Kerry Ellis in ‘Heaven on Earth the Musical’, lead vocalist in UK Tour of ‘That’s Entertainment’ singing alongside Jane McDonald, Ruthie Henshall and The Overtones, featured ensemble/Understudy Beggar Woman in ‘Sweeney Todd’ with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall London, Helena Landless in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Landor/Arts Theatre, Two seasons at ‘The Thursford Christmas Spectacular’, UK Tour of ‘Mad About the Musicals’, Fairy Light in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at Kenton Theatre, Spirit of the Ring in ‘Aladdin’ at Bath Theatre Royal and The Radlett Centre, Fairy One in Mendelssohn’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, CBSO/Symphony Hall, BBC PROMS at the Royal Albert Hall and featured singer with Emma Bunton for Channel Five’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ series, Shine TV.
She has had international exposure singing at sea as a lead vocalist on board the Luxury Yachts of Seabourn and Holland America Line vessels, travelling the world twice over.
You may have also spotted Loula on TV last year in BBC’s Saturday night exclusive, ‘Pitch Battle’ and BBC’s ‘The One Show’.
Since moving back to Birmingham, Loula is in demand for her vocal coaching and professional Musical Theatre workshop delivery and classes taught to both children and adults throughout the midlands. With a focus on fun and a strong desire to encourage vocal dreams into reality, she is absolutely delighted to be fully onboard with the sensational CAT Academy as ‘Head of Singing'!
Ashley originates from Central Scotland and began performing at a young age under the direction of Caroline Newlands and also McKechnie School of Dance and Performing Arts. This strong foundation lead her to perform professionally with The Scottish Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. She then gained a BA in Acting at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh and furthered her training with an MA in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London under the prestigious Dame Judy Dench Scholarship.
Since professional training, credits include;
Theatre credits include: THE WAITING ROOM (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), WE WILL ROCK YOU as Teacher/Lily Allen/1st cover Killer Queen (UK Tour), SISTER ACT as Nun and 1st cover KT (London Palladium), SISTER ACT LAUNCH (American Church Broadway USA), WE WILL ROCK YOU as Killer Queen (UK and European Tour) JESTEND, Leicester Square Theatre, SHREK THE MUSICAL playing Mama Bear and 1st cover Dragon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, MAMMA MIA! (International Tour) cover Donna/Tanya/Rosie. TOMMY THE ROCK OPERA, (Blackpool Winter Gardens) Mrs Walker.
Television credits include: I'D DO ANYTHING for BBC1, THE ONE SHOW for BBC Scotland, THE HOUR, CHILDREN IN NEED for BBC1, KB TV ,Korea.
Workshops/Concerts include: LOVE NEVER DIES (Sydmonton Festival), 20TH CENTURY BOY (Battersea Arts Centre, London), A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS (RSNO, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), A SPOTLIGHT ON GEORGE URE (The Landor Theatre, London), A NIGHT OF QUEEN with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, (Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool), 2012 OLIVIER AWARDS, Royal Opera house, Covent Garden.
Film credits include: Vocalist on animated Feature Film, SIR BILLI, Produced by Sir Billy Connelly.