Danella Mercati – Founder
Danella trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. Shortly after graduating, a job offer took her to the Caribbean and the exclusive Parrot Cay resort where she worked alongside many well respected performers, one of whom gave her inspiring and career changing advice. It was Sir Paul McCartney! He planted the idea of opening her own Performing Arts School to use her skills to their full potential – teaching, choreography and directing. He shared a wealth of knowledge about his own school in Liverpool, LIPA, and in 2003, CAMEO Stage School was born. Another chance encounter with star judge and musical theatre expert Craig Revel Horwood lead to an inspiring collaboration to develop the ChiChi Programme. Danella has always been passionate about health, fitness and nutrition. She coaches people to be their own boss in creating healthy, fulfilling and financially secure lives. ChiChi Fit is a perfect model for this philosophy carrying its own message of fitness, fun and entrepreneurship to a new and eager market. Danella has 16 years’ experience teaching Drama & Musical Theatre at The Cheltenham Ladies College where she enjoyed an opportunity to train at the Moulin Rouge, Paris, for a BBC4 Documentary.