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Singing and dancing on stage have been major aspects of my life for quite some time! 💃

Hey everyone, this is Jia Jia! 👋 

I’m the Academy Assistant for not one but TWO academies! What does that mean? Double the fun each week! You’ll find me at the Hedge End and Portsmouth sessions where I’ll be enthusiastically leading the physical warm-ups by encouraging the kids to flaunt their best disco moves. 💃 They do enjoy it, I promise.

My Background

Singing and dancing on stage have been major aspects of my life for quite some time. I am primarily a musician, having been classically trained in piano, violin, and voice, and have accumulated a wealth of experience in performing and competing on stage since the age of 6. What first began as a series of after-school extra-curricular hobbies then became a serious career consideration. I found myself becoming extremely passionate about music performance and learning about the diverse musical cultures around the world. I took my passions further by studying at King’s College London, where I recently attained my Bachelor’s Degree in Music.

During my time there, I created plenty of opportunities for me to continue singing (alongside playing the piano) by venturing into the wonderful world of a cappella – what Pitch Perfect is all about! I joined the university’s acclaimed all-female a cappella group, The Rolling Tones. Because of this, I was fortunate enough to experience the group’s best three years. We were invited to perform at prestigious events in the UK and abroad. We also earned national championship titles and represented the UK in a major a cappella competition in the United States. Do you remember the competition featured in the Pitch Perfect series? YES. That’s the one. It’s real. THE REAL DEAL! 😮

Sound Pop Academy

With the skills and experiences I racked up from all my years of performing on stage, I was super excited to join Sound Pop Academy and share my knowledge and expertise with everyone. Honestly, I can’t express how much fun it has been so far. Teaching the kids choreography to various songs has been a particular highlight. I’m able to get my dancing shoes on. This is something I’ve been wanting to do again ever since my hectic schedule has been invaded by endless hours of music rehearsals!

The rush I get every time from being on stage, whether it was from competing with my collegiate a cappella group, or wrapping up a dance show is always an incredible feeling. I’m hoping to instil the same sense of enthusiasm, pride, and joy in the members at Sound Pop Academy and encourage them to perform to the best of their abilities whilst having the time of their lives on stage.

Jia Jia Wu – Academy Assistant – Winchester & Hedge End


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