About Natasha

Natasha is pursuing her dream of a career in Performing Arts and we’re hoping that as you are reading this, you may be able to help.

Singing on the BCC for Children in Need
Singing on the BBC for Children in Need (Natasha is front right – with red hairband)
It will cost £2,200 from September 2015 to July 2016 for Natasha to continue her training with a view to going to drama school or university full-time at 16 or 18. Our family is on a low income but we’re determined not to let that stop Natasha from achieving her dream. So we’re asking everyone we know (and some people we don’t) to chip in and help Natasha get the training she needs to pursue the career she dreams of. More about how you can help at the bottom of this page.

Natasha on stage - in red
Natasha on stage – in red

About the Training

Natasha started a Performing Arts course at the acclaimed Italia Conti Associates – the School for Performing Arts in Plymouth on 12th September 2015. Natasha has committed to be there every Saturday from 9am until 6pm. Italia Conti is the world’s longest established stage school founded in 1911. The Plymouth courses have been devised to correspond with the main Italia Conti Associate School in London. The courses are tried and tested with many pupils eventually progressing to full time training and becoming the professional performers we see on stage and screen today. Natasha is studying Singing, Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance (Jazz, Ballet and Modern) at Italia Conti to be the Triple Threat performer she needs to be to have the best chance of succeeding in this very tough industry.

The School for Stars

The story so far…

Natasha is 13 and has just started Year 9 and her GCSE’s including drama and music. She has been singing with the TVG – ‘The School Choir’ for two years. Chris Carter – Head of Music Honiton Community College has contributed to our Testimonials page.

Natasha singing in Exeter Cathedral
Natasha singing in Exeter Cathedral
Natasha sang with the outstanding Devon County Junior Choir (DCJC) for five years and you can read what her choir director Rachel Smith says about Natasha here. Natasha recently passed her Grade One in Piano and is now working on Grade Two with talented local musician Emily Miller. Natasha has singing lessons at school, passed her Grade Three Vocals in July and is now working towards Grade Five.

With the cast of 'Oh What a lovely war' - a school production
With the cast of ‘Oh What a lovely war’ – a school production
Natasha has been involved with school productions throughout all her school years. More recently Natasha had several parts in the acclaimed ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ musical. This was a collaboration between local theatre groups in the form of the Honiton Community Theatre Company. Read what talented young director Alex Jackson had to say about Natasha here. 

With The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe cast
Warming up with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe cast (2015)

How you can help

Performing Arts at Italia Conti, Singing lessons and Piano lessons costs a total of £733 per term – or £2,200 over the whole 2015-2016 academic year. We also have to pay for the petrol down to Plymouth each Saturday, Natasha’s piano and singing books and exam entry fees plus dance shoes, clothes etc. If there is any way you can help, thank you ever so much. We will be doing some fundraising activities throughout the year too, let us know if you have any other ideas as well, we’d love to hear from you.

    1. Drop us an email (sdpavey@gmail.com) and we can give you Natasha’s bank details so you can make a direct transfer.
    2. You can contribute to the fund immediately online via GoFundMe

Thank you for helping us help our little girl follow her dream.

Sharon & Dan Pavey xxx

On the way to ballet class - aged 3 !
Natasha on the way to ballet class – aged just 3 years old !