Marina Lawrence-Mahrra

Teacher - Dance / Drama / Singing

Marina graduated in 2016 with a BA(Hons) degree in Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting. As a child, she performed in many LAMDA drama festivals and achieved certificates in Verse and Prose and Acting. At the age of fourteen, she performed in the opera Albert Herring and as part of the Ripieno for Bach’s Choir in St Matthew’s Passion at the Royal Festival Hall. Marina is also a musician, having played the clarinet since she was eight years old and the recorder since she was four. When aged sixteen, she recorded a single and shot a music video with the rapper Mike G.L.C.

Marina’s theatre credits, whilst training, include Rapunzel in 'Into the Woods' at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford, 'Angie in Our House' at the Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, female ensemble in 'Peter Pan' – A Musical Adventure (concert) at the Adelphi Theatre, London, and singer in 'The Oliviers' in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

After graduating, Marina was thrilled to make her professional debut as Tiger Lily in Qdos Entertainment’s production of Peter Pan at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, December 2016-January 2017.

Stage One took Marina on board in September 2016 as a musical theatre teacher. She now teaches dance, singing and drama at a couple of our locations, and is one of our party hosts. Marina loves to sing and make appearances as Disney princesses like Belle, Princess Jasmine and Pocahontas!