Since the age of three Kayte has embraced musical theatre and attended dance, drama and singing classes at her local theatre school. She was selected to compete in dance competitions, perform at festivals, pantomimes, musicals and various performance events in Swansea and surrounding areas.
It didn't take long for Kayte to realise her true passion for the arts and so, took every opportunity to perform and develop her skills. At Bishop Vaughan RC Comprehensive school, she took on the role of Dance and Drama Captain under the watchful eye of Jill Williams ( founder of CATS) as well as perform lead roles in many of their school productions; Annie, Babes in Arms, Grease, The Wizard of Oz and other dance and performance events.
As her passion and enthusiasm grew for the arts, so did the desire to develop her skills at a more academic level and so, Kayte opted for GCSE and A Level Drama and Dance; achieving top grades which allowed her to follow her dreams and study Drama and Performing Arts at university. It was at this point Kayte made a conscious decision to follow the teaching route and went to Aberystwyth University to complete her PGDE in Drama & English Secondary Education. Having such a role model in Jill Williams ,Kayte knew that teaching was exactly where she wanted to be. So much so, she is currently Head of Performing Arts at Ffynone House School, Swansea's leading Independent school as well as Principal of Neath CATS.
It was't long after graduating from her PGDE did Jill invite Kayte to become part of Class Act Theatre School to assist with teaching and supporting CATS events. Kayte knew that she wanted to share the CATS family ethos with others and so with the support of Jill launched CATS Neath; classes held at Nidum Arts Centre and Ysgol Bro Dur.
It is true to say, Kayte loves a challenge and always takes advantage of enriching opportunities. she somehow finds time to examine GCSE Drama and teach LAMDA exam classes to many students alongside raising her beautiful girls with her husband.
Becoming a member of CATS Neath will provide you with enriching experiences, quality teaching from a dedicated, enthusiastic team.