As well as our qualified and experienced staff listed below, students will also receive regular masterclasses from a range of industry experts, across a variety of performance skills and genres.
Kerree Bray |principal & Drama
Kerree Bray AIDTA
Principal of Masque Theatre School
Kerree has headed and developed Masque Theatre School for the last 27 years. Always with the vision of moving forwards, she is pleased to head up this pre vocational performing arts course. Having maintained a high standard for all pupils to benefit from during their time spent at Masque, she is confident that anyone joining this programme will profit from their time spent studying and making the next step towards their performing arts career.
Registered Member and Professional Teacher of the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association)
Registered teacher and centre for LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts)
Qualified First Aider
Melody Ashton | jazz & ballet
After completing her dance training, Melody's career took off when she was invited to Japan to be dance captain of the British Kumamoto Dance Team Shortly after she was invited to Vladimir, Russia to assist in dance displays and instruction at the local ballet and gymnastic schools. After dancing professionally at home and abroad Melody became an associate teacher with the ISTD but opted to advance her teacher training with the IDTA up to Fellowship level. Melody has been the Creative Director of Masque Theatre School for the last ten years, running both exam sessions and producing their annual show. Melody has been instrumental in training those who wish to pursue performing as a career helping many to move on to training in major performing arts colleges all over the country.
Registered Member & Professional Teacher of the IDTA & ISTD.
Teaches IDTA Grades and vocational grades
IDTA Fellowship Ballet
IDTA Fellowship Modern Jazz
IDTA Licentiate Tap
ISTD Associates in Tap & Modern
Alixa Flexibility level 2.
History of Western theatre dance Anatomy and physiology.
Health and safety in dance Child lifespan and development.
Qualified First Aider
Anne France | Ballet Specialist
Anne trained in the US and Hungary as well as her native Norway, where she was a member of the National Ballet for most of her career. She appeared in all of their classical repertoire, dancing as a soloist in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Cinderella, as well as performing in their contemporary pieces including the works of Jiri Kylian. She also toured with the Irish Ballet.
She has performed in TV and film productions in Norway, including Rome and Juliet with NRK and several outdoor concerts with the Oslo Philharmonic. In the UK she was part of a musical production for Discovery Channel and Channel 4, all about creatures in the wild, plus she was on the judging panel of BBC4's Dance Film Academy.
Anne works with students delivering repertoire and technique, including pointe work.
lawrence parsons | jazz/commercial & tap
Lawrence is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. His credits include
"Jupiter Ascending" Warner Bros film
UK and International Tour of "Jersey Nights" Spirit Productions
Carnival Cruise Lines "Dancing in the Streets" (Featured dancer) And other productions on board.
"Aladdin" Hull New Theatre QDOS Productions.
UK tour "Scherezade and 1001 Nights".
Dance Captain for "Potters Theatre Company".
TV credits include "Bet Fred". Advert.
Corporate work for Sally's Hair and Beauty, Make A wish Foundation and many more.
He now teaches full time at many vocational colleges, Elite dance programmes and schools across the country. He is currently part of the Dance faculty at Italia Conti teaching jazz performance and jazz technique audition. He has guest taught at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and Emil Daale. He is resident choreographer for Spirit YPC and theatre jazz teacher for Spirit Young Dance Company. He has also taught at Pineapple Studios and BASE dance studios London.
He has a strong passion for teaching and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience to get the very best out of each individual
lauren lovett | acro teacher
Lauren trained at Phil Winston's Theatre Works College, Blackpool. After leaving college she worked professionally in pantomimes and in the European tour of "Fame The Musical". After deciding to turn her attentions to teaching rather than performing she took the opportunity to train with Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility. She has very successfully developed the skills of the children in Masque's evening school for the last five years, dramatically improving their flexibility, contortion, aerial, balancing and tumbling.
She is very excited to be able to work with the students on this BTEC course to do the same.
Acrobatic Arts Level 2 teaching qualification.
Alixa Flexibilty Level 2 teaching qualification.
Qualified first aider.
lindsey preston | singing teacher
English soprano Lindsey Preston studied classical voice at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, under the tutelage of Professor Susan McCulloch and Susan Waters. Following her graduation, she was selected to perform as a vocal artist on board Silversea cruise lines. It was on here that she produced and sung in cabarets to a wide appreciation of audiences in theatres and intimate piano lounges. As a vocally versatile performer, she has performed in roles, such as ‘Dorothee’ in Massenets Cendrilon, ’Maria’ in Leonard Bernstein’s Westside Story and ‘The lady of the lake’ in Eric Idle’s Spamalot. She has had the privilege to sing and collaborate with well established jazz musicians throughout London and the south of England in a series of stylised cabaret performances
Lindsey has taught singing, using the Estille method, for several years at various theatre schools and has coached high level students at performing arts colleges and young industry professionals, as they break into London’s West End theatre scene. Lindsey has a huge passion for nurturing and correctly training young voices, as well as developing confidence and strengthening them, so they are at a high professional level and well prepared for auditions.