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The Team

Who are we?

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Kate Paxton 


Martha Wingfield 

Voice Coach 

Jasmine Marie 

Dance Coach 

Kate was born and raised in the UK.  She has a bachelor of arts in drama from Liverpool John Moores University and studied classical acting at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in the UK. She worked as a professional actress in London, in theatre and tv, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Kate also sang in the band, The Nod.  She began her 15 year teaching career as an elementary school teacher in London before moving to Singapore and then here to Panama City.

Kate continues to act in shows here in Panama City and has directed a number of children's shows including 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', 'Peace Child', 'Oz', 'Twelfth Night' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream’.

Kate is excited to be heading up Spotlight and Stars, bringing this amazing, creative team together here in Panama City! 

Martha Wingfield was born and raised in Iowa.  She has since been blessed with a wide range of artistic opportunities as she has traveled with her husband serving in the US Airforce.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance, and has spent her professional life developing and practicing the performing arts around the world.  She has served in a variety of capacities, including chapel choir directing, musical directing of musical theater, directing vocal ensembles, and owning and running her own vocal studio, both nationally and internally.  She also loves performance opportunities, participating in local theater, and vocal performance showcases.  She is excited for her next adventure in serving Spotlight and Stars as musical director.

Jasmine was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She kickstarted her performance career at the 2014 New York City Music Festival and hasn't stopped since. Throughout her career, she has had the pleasure of playing lead roles in shows like Hairspray, Heathers, All Shook Up, and In The Heights. She also choreographed Hairspray, Heathers, Cinderella, and All Shook Up. She loves performance opportunities with musical theater, open mic nights, and a good karaoke night. She is thrilled to get back into teaching and doing what she loves with Spotlight and Stars. 

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