"I will never be able to thank Razzamataz enough for all the experience and opportunities that they have provided me with but I am so grateful to them and also proud to say that Razzamataz is where I started off my training."

Megan Wharton, aged 16, has been a student at Razzamataz Carlisle for 11 years and has achieved phenomenal student success within that time.  Not only has Megan been award the ‘Rebecca Rennie Student of The Year Award,’ she also won ‘The Stage’ scholarship in 2014 after entering with a stunning contemporary solo dance routine.  Now a confident triple threat performer, Megan is now pursuing her career professionally and this year, is auditioning for a place at various top dance schools.  Megans successes do not end with her talent and awards.  She has been an active charity fundraiser for the past few years, and last year raised an astonishing £852 for Carlisle Mencap and the Razzamataz Future Fund.  Here, Megan tells us in her own words about her personal success, and how she came to be the inspiring young talent she is today.

‘’I have been a student at Razzamataz for over 10 years now. It has been a huge part of my life and now that I’m older I’ve realised it’s also had a big impact on how my life’s turned out. I have loved spending my weekends at Razzamataz because the atmosphere is always positive and you get treat like you’re family, on top of that learning a lot within the performing industry. I have been offered lots of opportunities within the 11 years I’ve been at razz, e.g;

Performing at charity events.
Performing at supermarkets to help raise money to go towards charities.
Being offered a performance on Her Majesty’s stage in London’s west end (which I have taken part in three times)
Being offered a 1 year scholarship with The Stage newspaper, through Razzamataz.
And many more opportunities like performing in the town for the Christmas lights switch on, meeting lots of guest celebrities and singing carols at Christmas time locally.

If it wasn’t for Razzamataz I doubt I would be going on to further my Performing Arts training, and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.

There have been so many successful people that started off at Razzamataz that are now successful in their career, e.g- One student works for Capital F.M radio station and another has been a dancer in “We Will rock you” in London’s west end, and that is only two of many that have succeeded in this industry from Razzamataz.

I will never be able to thank Razzamataz enough for all the experience and opportunities that they have provided me with but I am so grateful to them and also proud to say that Razzamataz is where I started off my training.”