Pixie Lott has helped launch a new Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at The Boswells School in Chelmsford. The new school will open in January 2015.
The Pixie Lott Italia Conti theatre school teaches signing, dancing and acting to children from the age of three.
Pixie, 23, is setting the Italia Conti associate school up with the help of her sister Charlie-Ann. The school, which will run on Saturdays, has close ties with the London Performing Arts College.
Pixie attributes her own success to her time studying at an Italia Conti school which she started attending when was five years old. Pixie said: of the school: “It gave me the best foundation. I made friends there and it help build my self-confidence and I really loved it and was really passionate about it.”
Pixie’s real name is Victoria Louise Lott but her parents thought that she looked like a pixie when she was born and the nick-name has stuck.
Pixie moved to Brentwood when she was 13 years old. She grew up in Bromley and went to the nearby Italia Conti Associates Saturday school in Chislehurst, South London. When she was 11 she was awarded a place at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in the City of London.
She has appeared in the West End productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and played Louisa von Trapp in BBC One’s Celebrate the Sound of Music in 2005. She also performed vocals on Roger Waters’ opera Ça Ira.
Pixie Lott, who is one of the favourites to win this year’s Strict Come Dancing, performed her latest single “Break Up Song” at the special open day at Boswells. Pixie will be returning to meet students when lessons begin next January.
Boswells School is on Burnham Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 6LY. For more information about the Italia Conti school visit their website.
Photo by Christopher William Adach. CC BY-SA 2.0.