Keeping you entertained day or night
Anna Hallard - Entertainment Manager
Anna trained as an actress and singer at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where she graduated with a BA Hons in performance. Soon after graduating from drama school, and whilst working in professional theatre, a life changing opportunity arose to embark on a cruise ship, leading to a career with P & O Cruises.
At first, Anna joined P & O Cruises as an Entertainments Officer but promotion to Assistant Cruise Director followed when she demonstrated her sound management skills, enabling her to work on many of the cruise ships within the P & O fleet.
Five years later, back on dry land, Anna joined Mad Science as Atomic Anna, in the role of a Preschool Coordinator, setting up and launching an exciting preschool programme, involving wacky, but stimulating science based workshops.
Some years later, Anna became a Coordinator with a large touring pantomime company, utilising her exceptional organisational skills, arranging auditions and scheduling twenty-two teams on their tours.
Having worked with children over the years, Anna’s talent for children’s entertainment and performance abilities led her to Hartbeeps – the award winning musical soundplay classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Anna became the first Hartbeeps franchisee and now runs and owns two successful master franchises in the uk as a ‘Harbeeps Imaginator’.
As well as ‘Hartbeeping’ Anna, is a Director of Resort Entertainments Ltd, (partnered with husband Matt and parents-in-law, Diana and Brian Hallard), providing the entertainment at Searles Leisure Resort.
Until recently, Anna has been mainly involved in the Hartbeeps programme ‘Big Adventures for Little Holiday Makers’ for Searles, truly believing that ‘if the children are enlightened, entertained and inspired during their holiday, everyone is happy!’
Anna has now stepped into the role of Entertainments Manager, working with the Searles Superstars newly structured team. With her vibrant background in entertainment, PR and hospitality, she prides herself in recruiting the right people, resulting in a professional and polished team.
Anna says, ‘The new position at Searles is an exciting opportunity. I hope that my enthusiasm for entertainment and passion to bring something new to the resort will be welcomed by our holiday makers. Bringing together all my experiences and understanding of what makes Searles so special, there will be lots of NEW as well as a healthy mix of what’s traditional here at Searles. Our new production team will be enhancing the show offering for 2018 and we hope to surprise our guests with lots of FUN, creating happiness for all ages.
Rebecca is a new addition to the 'Superstars' this year. Since her very first ballet lesson at the age of three, Rebecca has strived to develop her skills and follow her dream of being a performer. Over the years Rebecca has had extensive training in many dance disciplines ranging from Ballet and Tap to Hip-Hop and Highland Dancing. In Summer 2013, Rebecca travelled to Alford Lake Camp; Maine, USA where she successfully ran the Camps' dance department.
In 2014 she graduated Buckinghamshire's New University gaining a BA (Hons) in Dance and Performance. Since graduating, Rebecca who lives in Peterborough, took a year out of performing to focus on Teaching. She taught after school clubs in local schools and returned to her old dancing school, Saldance Theatre Arts, to teach classes and prepare the students for their upcoming examinations and the end of year show. Alongside teaching, Rebecca also studied for her own examinations where she gained her teaching qualifications in Ballet, Freestyle and Highland Dancing and is now a credited member of the IDTA and BATD dancing organisations.
In 2016 Rebecca worked for Haven holidays as a Funstar and show cast Dancer; but having spent many years as a holiday maker at Searles Leisure Resort, Rebecca is excited to now be a member of the entertainment team which bought her so many good childhood memories.
Sidney is the leader of the Searles Superstars gang!
Born on June 16th Sidney loves to have fun and get sporty!
His best friend is Cherry and together they enjoy performing on stage here at Searles.
Sidney likes to go on Nature Walks around the park as well as playing on his new outdoor playpark or in his indoor play zone on the slides! Sidney also likes his cereal, so do look out for him at breakfast time in Smokey Jo’s!
If you see Sidney, do make sure you wave and say Hi!
Cherry is Sidney’s best friend here at Searles.
Born on April 21st Cherry is the practical one and looks after all of the gang!
Cherry loves cooking and will often be found baking tasty cakes with Mark or joining in the fun at the pizza parties making her favourite cheese pizza to eat!
Cherry has been performing ballet all her life and has been teaching children ballet for many years. Cherry is happiest when dancing on the stage or just hanging out with the rest of the gang..
If you see Cherry, do make sure you wave and say Hi!
Born on May 12th Leo is the mischievous member of the gang!
Leo loves performing circus tricks and magic and like Cherry he loves to dance but prefers Hip Hop to ballet!
Leo is a lion with a big roar and a big heart!
If you see Leo, do make sure you wave and say Hi!