About Us

Fixation is a multi-award-winning Performing Arts Academy based in North London & Hertfordshire.

Fixation Performing Arts Academy is run by Academy Directors Laura Davitt & Carly Pryke.

Fixation was founded in 2012 by Laura Davitt, who created an artistic company of trained performing arts professionals and youth workers to create opportunities for young people and adults to participate in the performing arts and develop new skills in a safe and collaborative environment.

In 2014 now Academy Director Carly joined the team that Laura had created and together with over 30 years of combined teaching and performing experience, they formed what we now know as Fixation Academy of Performing Arts.

Fixation Academy is a welcoming place for all to flourish, learn and grow. Our team of professionals use their extensive knowledge of the performance industry to provide quality training in disciplines acting, singing, dance, drama and musical theatre for ages 4-18 and adults.

Our aim for each person that comes through our doors is to have fun, build confidence, make new friends, learn new skills and express themselves through the arts. Whether you see the performing arts as a fun hobby or potential career path, Fixation Academy is a place for students to discover and shine. We aim to give each child the skills and training necessary to turn their own dreams into a reality.

At our Academy students benefit from weekly term time classes that work towards annual full-scale productions, in house shows and other public performances such as community festivals and competitions throughout the year. Fixation Academy of Performing Arts also gives students the opportunity to progress through their exam grades with LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance.

For more information regarding exams please click here.

Our Goal
Igniting young performers passion for the stage
Our Mission
Unlocking students full potential by developing skills in confidence, independence, creativity and imagination
Our Focus
Passing our teachers extensive training and knowledge onto our students, giving them the tools necessary to turn their dreams into reality
Our Work
Creating a safe space to allow students to explore, imagine, express, create and thrive

Laura and Carly have created a safe and powerful space for students, blending their love and knowledge of the performing arts with their passion for teaching and working with young people.

Fixation welcomes all abilities and ages 3+ into the Academy.

Academy Directors Laura & Carly at Londons New Years Day 2020 Parade

What people say about us:

Awesome party

Laura ran the most incredible party for our daughter.

The two hours flew by with games, dancing and music: the children loved it!

I can not recommend her highly enough and we will certainly booking another Fixation party next year.

Malcolm Kaplan

Great Parties

“I hired Fixation Theatre for my daughter’s birthday party and they were brilliant! They played lots of games and kept the children entertained. I highly recommend them!”

Parent, 2016

Mother’s Day Streetdance session

I joined my daughter in the Mother’s Day Streetdance session. I usually do not get to see her do the class due to commitments at work, but took time off for this occasion.

We both really enjoyed dancing together! I was very impressed with what my daughter has learned so far and she herself was very proud to help me get through the warming up and choreography!

It really was a quality time bonding “session” for me and I am looking forward to future parent/child sessions!

Thank you!


Award Winners

Fixation offers many young people, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so, access to positive stimulating projects in their local community.

Pro-Active Hertfordshire