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 (link to exams page)

Our Goals

  • 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 4+ into the Academy.

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

What people say about us:

Bring Mum to dance week

What a lovely idea! I really enjoyed learning the street dance moves and it was so nice to do an activity like this with my daughter who is growing up so fast. The teacher has a great energy and bond with the children which was also lovely to see. I can now fully understand why my daughter loves this class so much!

Lucinda

Happy Parents

Well what a performance, it was fantastic, we really enjoyed seeing all the cast. Showing what they can achieve with great guidance and support around them.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, seeing my daughter up on that stage speaking alone in front of all those people made me cry.
I thought I would never see her do anything like that, so, so proud

Lelia & Mick

Fabulous workshop!

My students had an amazing experience working with Laura and Steph on an LGBT workshop towards a production they are currently working on. All students thoroughly enjoyed themselves especially my Year 7 students who would have experienced this for the first time. They were all engaged, got to work with different people each time (as a mixed year 7&8 Drama Club) and developed their teamwork and effective communication skills. The ladies were really friendly and worked well with the students. Thank you ladies for the great experience and hope to work with you all again soon.

Tammy Jacobs

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