Jasmine sets off to America to become a Performing Arts Instructor

Former A Level Drama, Spanish and Sociology student Jasmine Webber will soon be setting off to start her new role as a Performing Arts Instructor in America.

Jasmine, who previously attended Looe Community Academy, will be flying out to Boston, Massachusetts to start her role at Camp Romaca in June for three and a half months.

Jasmine, shared: “I’m so excited to see what my time in America brings, now that I’ve been to the American embassy and picked up my visa, it’s all becoming real, I’m counting down the days!

“I applied for the Performing Arts Instructor role through a company called Camp Leaders, who set up a profile for me. I had to put in all my qualifications/skills and two weeks later Camp Romaca contacted me for an interview via zoom. The interview went really well and I was offered a job on the spot! I was so excited and couldn’t really believe that I would be working in America! The process has been long but I know it’ll be worth it, two trips to London to pick up my visa, lots of online training and paperwork.

“I’ve been employed by the Camp Romaca’s performing arts department, where I’ll be teaching girls aged 7-15 stage production and musical theatre. The main part of my role will be running daily drama classes and producing a musical (no idea which one yet!) to be performed at the end of the 3 months.

“After my contract ends, I’ll still have about 30 days left, so I can use that time to travel across America. I plan on spending some time in New York and then finally meeting up with my family in San Francisco before coming home.

“My Callywith Drama Lecturer, Clare, was a huge help and I can’t thank her enough for all that she’s done to help me, not only during my time at college, but also after I left. She’s kept in contact and is always happy to help with anything I need. Whether it be writing a huge glowing reference for me, or giving loads of resources to use for warm-ups, she’s been here to help with anything and everything and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. Again, I cannot thank her enough!

“A Level Drama at Callywith really did give my application that boost, but anyone can apply. Another thing that’s helped me is having my A Level Spanish qualification, although I grew up in spain and speak fluent Spanish, having the qualification is amazing and looks great when applying for a job anywhere, let alone somewhere with a lot of Spanish speakers. I’ll also be joined by a lot of staff from all across the world, so knowing about different cultures, really does help.

“Since Callywith, I’ve been working for Parkdean Resorts for the guest experience team which has boosted my confidence massively, and I’m really enjoying it. After America, I plan on coming back for work for a few more months, then I’ll be continuing my travels.”

Jasmine's former Drama Lecturer at Callywith, Clare Underwood, said: "We are over the moon and incredibly proud of Jasmine's hard work and determination. Jasmine, during your time at Callywith, it was a pleasure teaching you. Even when times were tough, you always tried your best. Your final performances were stunning and incredibly moving. We are ecstatic that you get to share your passion of drama with others. We know that you will be fantastic in your new role. All the very best and well done!"

Staff at Callywith are incredibly proud of Jasmine and wish her the best of luck in her new role.