But she decided to pursue a professional stage career after returning from a trip to Australia and managed to gain a coveted place at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.
Zoe first discovered that she had a talent for acting at her primary school when cast in a school play and in recent years she has been regularly involved in amateur theatre, public speaking events and several musical productions.
The 32-year-old said: “I first performed when I was only five years old in a school play. I lost my confidence for a while, but managed to get it back and start performing again.
“Every time I was on stage, people would ask me why I wasn’t pursuing theatre. The truth is I love to entertain people and make them smile.
“The tutors are very good at preparing students for the industry. Through the training, you really get a feel of the discipline you need to be successful once you graduate.”
To apply for a place in The MGA Academy of Performing Arts’ 2022/23 intake for BA (Hons) Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting before the auditions on Sunday, August 7, go to www.themgaacademy.com/apply