Why don’t you start by telling me a little about yourself?
Well, I’m 18 years old and have lived in Portsmouth all my life. I’ve been performing since I was about 4 but never really looked at is as something I wanted to do until the age of 11 when I had my first proper part in a show that a teacher had written, I was playing a character called ‘Gucci Bag’…which is horrendously cheesy now I come to think of it… From then on it was all I could think of! Haha
I’m at South Downs College in Hampshire studying a level three BTEC in Musical Theatre.
I’m hoping to start auditioning for professional Drama School’s in September, which is a massively scary thought, but something I’m really looking forward to.
What do you want to do eventually, what is your dream?
My dream is to be on the West End. Just somewhere, whether it be chorus or a lead. As long as I’m performing I don’t really mind, but I’d love to get there.
I’d also love to be able to inspire someone the way I’ve been inspired by performers. Even if I only ever make an impact on one person, I’ll have achieved something great.
Who are your inspirations?
I have so, so many, but the main ones that never cease to amaze me in anything they do are Gina Beck, Louise Dearman, Oliver Thornton, Curt Mega and Kimberly Whalen. I don’t think any of these phenomenal artists get half of the recognition they deserve, they’re all so talented and humble.I’m so luck to be able to say I’ve met all of these people; there aren’t many people that can say they’ve met the people that inspire them.
What has been your best experience so far?
Oh god. If this had been last week, I’d have said singing with Curt and Max Adler at G2, but I’m fairly sure it was topped this weekend when I got to sing with Curt (again) and Telly Leung. Seriously, who gets the chance to perform with their idol, and then a Broadway star? And to have them tell me that I’m good? Fairly sure half of the experience was me dreaming…
Here is Chloe singing at a karaoke night with Telly Leung.
Chloe was one of G2’s winners last year, have a look at this amazing performance of Popular from Wicked.
It was so surreal. I’d never performed the song for anyone else before, but I knew it well enough for that not to phase me too much. I was so nervous, I nearly pulled out at the last minute because I just didn’t think I could go out there in front of so many talented people and sing, but I did. I’m still so thankful to the guests for choosing me as a winner. It’s a day I’ll certainly never forget.
What would you say has been your biggest struggle so far?
Confidence. And self doubt. It’s a problem I think everyone that wants to go into performing has. When I left school, I didn’t go straight into training for musical theatre, which is ultimately what I wanted to do. I was too scared of failing, or letting people down. I did a levels so I had a back-up plan because I truly didn’t think I was good enough. Then I met a few people, and they gave me the courage to actually go for it, and here I am! I still struggle every day with my confidence, and there’ll be moment when I just want to give up because I look at other people and see how good they are, but then I remember how young I am and what I’ve already achieved, and I manage to pick myself back up again
You have done well, never forget it!
What is your dream role?
My dream role…Glinda in Wicked. She’s just so different from me and looks like so much fun to play and Popular really means a lot to me now, so it’d be great to sing that in a full production.