Meet Our Team

Pictured (left to right): Georgia Kellett and Tess Jamieson-Karaha


Tess Jamieson-Karaha – Director of Rātā Studios
Tess studied acting at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school and has over 12 years of experience working in the film, theatre, and Radio industry. She has been a drama teacher at Rātā for over 9 years and knows the powerful sparks that can ignite in people as they explore their creativity.

“I am thrilled to be guiding Rātā Studios to keep listening, growing, and adapting to provide vibrant opportunities for a more responsive, creative Wellington”. – Tess


Mark Bobb – Artistic Director of the Rāta Music School
Mark is Professional opera singer, jazz singer and violinist, Mark Bobb is also an accomplished teacher of voice, violin and theory.

He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, obtaining a performance diploma, AGSM (Merit), and teaching diploma. Prior to that, he obtained a degree in Performance Arts at Middlesex University, UK. He has sung with Opera North in the UK, as well as numerous smaller companies, and has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, and the far east.

Playing music with others is an important part of music education and enjoyment.  Mark loves bringing together great musicians and tutors to breathe excellence into the Rātā music school.

Georgia Kellett – Rātā Administrator & Drama Tutor
Working among a wide range of projects from small independent works to international festivals, Georgia Kellett is a Pōneke raised and based arts practitioner. Eager to absorb new experiences, she uses her knowledge of acting and production to hold ambitious projects from the ground up. Through her work, she has found a passion for teaching, developing a keen eye for finding what it is that a student might need to grow and devising dynamic classes that integrate all elements of performance. 


We, at Rātā Studios, share a love of the Arts and the vibrant community of creative people who contribute towards the diversity of this space.

Rātā Studios offers specialised courses in focused areas of drama, music, visual art, and creative technologies and seeks to discover and develop the creative potential in everyone. buildingnj

Rātā has strong links with the creative industry and many of Wellington’s most respected arts professionals share their knowledge and skills in our state-of-the-art, world class facilities.

Established in January 2013, Rātā Studios is situated in the Creative and Performing Arts Centre at Scots College, Strathmore, Wellington.  Rātā Studios is administrated by Scots College and shares the same core educational values of realising the potential of every student and fostering a life-long love of learning.

When the Creative & Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) was opened in 2012, the College realised that a world class facility such as CPAC needed to be shared beyond the school gates with the wider community, and with this, Scots launched Rātā, offering creative courses to the wider public. In a short time, the creative school has, much like Scots, become synonymous with quality and specialised teaching.  For more information about Scots College please go to the website

Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
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