Caller

ALYSSA

Caller, Singer, Dancer

Being from Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Alyssa grew up surrounded by ceilidhs and Scottish music.

She studied dance and theatre arts from a young age and trained at the prestigious Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow from the age of 16, gaining an A.T.C.L diploma in Musical Theatre from the Trinity College London. Alyssa was invited to audition for the first ever Andrew Lloyd Webber scholarship back in 2007 winning a place at the famous Arts Educational School in London, which she graduated from in 2010 with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.

Since graduating Alyssa has performed in a range of musical theatre shows both on and off West End, including: Liesl in “The Sound of Music” UK Tour & Jordan 2010 – 2011, Jordan Tour 2013 and International Tour 2015, Romemary in “How To Succeed In Buisness Without Really Trying” London 2014, “Betwixt!” Trafalgar Studios 2011 and more…

Alyssa brings great fun and energy to the ceilidhs she calls as well as clear instruction. In addition to this she is also a fantastic vocalist singing with our pop Covers band option, as well as performing as a dancer with Licence to Ceilidh on corporate and party bookings! Triple threat!

Photo: Ali Barnes

JENNIFER

Caller, Fiddle, Violin, Dancer

Jennifer grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland and began playing the violin at 8 years old. In her teens she played for the county orchestra and chamber group as well as playing for several years in both The National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland and The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

She then moved down to London to study Acting and Music at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, which she graduated from in 2010 with a BA (Hons) degree. Jennifer now works as an Actress and Violinist in a variety of genres, including playing for classical ensembles, folk/country bands & pop sessions for up and coming artists.

Her theatre credits include: 1st Violinist/Ensemble in “Love Story” (Bolton Octagon) 2014, The Fiddler in “Fiddler On The Roof” (UK Tour) 2013-2014, Violinist/Ensemble in “Chess The Musical” (UK Tour/Toronto) 2010-2011, Lead Violinist in “The Boyfriend” (Her Majesty’s Theatre) & Lead Violinist in “The Last Five Years” (London College of Music).

Her TV/Radio credits include: BBC1, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales & XFM.

Although music is her main passion Jen is a fantastic performer and an experienced dance caller with Licence to Ceilidh.

“Jennifer Douglas’ Fiddler is the real show stealer” – The Public Review, 5*

ROBYN

Caller, Dancer

Our Glasgow lass Robyn is a professional dancer and presenter as well as an expert ceilidh Caller with Licence to Ceilidh!

Her background is in musical theatre and she holds a 1st class honours degree from the London Studio centre. As a dancer and performer, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world entertaining people of all ages on cruise ships. She was a professional dancer on an 11 month world cruise (July 2015 – May 2016) and her other past performance work includes: Featured Ensemble in “Little Shop of Horrors” Pleasance Theatre 2014, Jane in “Tarzan” Criterion Theatre 2014 and Cover Lead / Ensemble in “Beauty and the Beast” 2015 and “Dick Whittington” 2016 pantomimes.

With her unique range of skills, in the last year Robyn has been a presenter at the Shell Eco Marathon at the Olympic Park in Stratford and appeared as a dancer for the Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum residency at the Royal Opera House among other work.

As well as calling with Licence to Ceilidh, Robyn is currently a presenter at Engage Sports Media and is busy filming her successful YouTube series “The Road to Inner Happiness”, where she puts life coaching, style tips and advice to the test!

LISA

Caller, Singer, Dancer

A Scottish lass from Dundee, Lisa started performing at a very young age getting entrenched in her local theatre scene. She started out at Rhythm, the theatre group in Monifieth at just six years old before moving on to Tread the Boards and the Thomson Leng Musical Society.

From there Lisa also studied on the Musical Theatre Course at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow alongside Francesca and Alyssa, before heading to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London where she graduated in 2010 with a BA 1st Class Hons degree. Whilst at Mountview Lisa was a finalist in the Sondheim performer of the year awards and took starring roles in many college performances including Maria in ‘West Side Story’ and Maggie in ‘A Chorus Line’.

Since graduating Lisa has performed in a number of West End shows and UK Tours including ‘Bugle Boy’ Uk Tour (the story of Glenn Miller’s life), playing Marjorie in ‘The Day Before Spring’ in Sadler’s Wells and most notably Lisa returned to her home town of Dundee in 2013 to appear as young Jackie in ‘Jackie the Musical’.

Lisa is an ethusiastic Caller that wont fail to get your guests on the dancefloor! She is also a dancer on corporate bookings with Licence to Ceilidh and a fantastic vocalist – watch a video of Lisa singing with Licence to Ceilidh on our covers page: Click here

Photo: Ali Barnes