Charlotte Olivares, franchisee of Razzamataz Maidstone, shares how a part-time role as a teaching assistant helped in finding her passion
“I’ve always had a passion for working with young people to encourage the next generation to become confident, happy and well rounded young people, so I felt the natural career path would be teaching.
“After graduating, I started my teacher training exams, alongside being a full-time Early Years key worker and also juggling a part-time role as a teaching assistant with a local Razzamataz theatre school.
“As my role within Razzamataz grew, I soon realised that this franchise was something special. It also encompassed my love for teaching and my passion for both Early Years and the performing arts.
“In 2015, I made the scary but exhilarating decision to leave my full-time job as an Early Years key worker and invest in my own Razzamataz. Five years later and I’m still loving being my own boss and choosing the people I work with is so rewarding. Seeing our students grow in confidence each week and achieve things they thought they could only dream of, such as dancing down Main St USA in Disneyland Paris as part of the pre-parade ... is just magical!”