MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
"Having worked within professional dance for over 30 years, including teaching and being Head of Department on both Diploma and Degree courses in some of the most prestigious vocational dance colleges in the UK and creating examination syllabi and training examiners and teachers for the internationally recognised Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, teaching company class for professional dancers and teaching, choreographing and examining around the world, I am now incredibly excited to be able to work with a small select group of students and to help guide their careers.
At Morea Performing Arts, we desire extremely hard working, exceptionally motivated students, dedicated to achieving high standards in dance and performing arts. The faculty is in the position to enrich their skills and we relish the opportunity to work with students who are as excited and dedicated to dance and the performing arts as we are. Whether they want to work as a company dancer, in musical theatre, in commercial dance or as a teacher, together we will do our utmost to get them there.
Coming to study here, means learning with people that have trained many of today’s performers, choreographers and teachers. Our faculty have been delighted to be part of the training process of many people who have performed in dance companies such as the Cullberg Ballet, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Michael Clark Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Scottish Dance Theatre; Musicals such as Memphis, Cats, Motown, Saturday Night Fever, Sinatra and Mamma Mia; on television as dancers in the X Factor, actors in Eastenders and Waterloo Road and singers such as Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice and solo artist), as teachers and choreographers such as Jodie Clark (Head of Dance, Brit School), Nikki O’Hara (Head of Contemporary, Performers), Ben Tribe (Ballet Tutor, Bird College), Lucy Bennett (Artistic Director, Stop Gap Company) and as performers on cruise ships, television and in many other venues.
At Morea Performing Arts the college is small, the class groups are intimate and the training is individual and nurturing. The students work closely with their teachers who are there to guide and mentor them. All the knowledge and experience the teachers have gained throughout their careers is passed on to the students and we hope this will allow them to stay in the arts for a lifetime; that after their performing years they will become the next generation of teachers, choreographers, directors, management, lighting designers, dance movement therapists, the list goes on….
If this sounds like the place for you, we look forward to meeting you at the auditions!
Come, join us and do what you love”