TEACHING FACULTY

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 25 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.

Qualifications
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 started his professional dance career by training at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and has been working professionally ever since.

 

Credits include:

UK and International Tour of “New Jersey Nights”  - Spirit Productions.

Three contracts with Carnival Cruise Lines. Performing “Dancing in the Streets.” and other production shows onboard.

UK tour of “Scheherazade and 1001 nights”  - Company of Dreams

“Aladdin  - Hull New Theatre - QDOS Productions.

Dance Captain for Potters Theatre Company.

Corporate work for Sally’s Hair and Beauty, Make a Wish Foundation and many more.

As well as performing he has taught at various dance colleges and schools around the UK. He has a strong passion for teaching and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience to get the very best out of each individual. Lawrence brings his expertise to our classes in jazz, tap and hip hop/ commercial dance. He also works with students on partnering and audition technique

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.

katie levett | tap specialist

Katie started her professional work as a child winning the Le Haden trophy for best actress at the age of 10 after appearing in Jan Mark's film adaptation of 'Nothing To Be Afraid of' (Tim Jones). She continued working playing the title of 'Annie' opposite Lynda Baron, ' The Wizard of Oz' (Daryl Black), 'The Worst Witch' (National Tour) and 'Hello Europe' (Kent Television).  She then went on to study for 3 years at The Centre of Performing Arts.

She has now been teaching professionally and producing shows for the past 20 years for places such as Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden and University College London. She has specialised in Commercial Dance, writing vocal compositions for commercial choirs, teaching drama and coaching children for professional industry work, who have worked both in London's West End and national tours.

She reignited her passion for tap and has been training with American Rhythm Tap Master, Heather Cornell, who continues to mentor her.  We are excited to have such a specialism as part of this course taught by such an experienced teacher.

kristen Hoyle| musical theatre & singing

Kristen trained at at The Guildford School of Acting where, at the age of 17 she was offered a full scholarship.  Whilst there, as well as regularly performing with the GSA show choir, she was also selected to to co-write and star in Richard Stillgoe's world premiere of "Exit Allan" at the Sherman Theatre as part of the Musical Theatre Festival, Cardiff. 

Theatre credits include :

Sharon - 'A Slice of Saturday Night'-  GSA studio Theatre.

Magicians Assistant - Pippin - The Electric Theatre Guildford.

Peppermint Patty / Snoopy swing - Snoopy The Musical -  New Players, London.

Sally Brown - Snoopy The Musical -  Criterion Theatre, London.

The Ladies Who Lunch - Jermyn Street Theatre.

Miss Julie/Christine - Miss Julie - Manchester.

In addition performing she has also had a comprehensive teaching career spanning 20 years.  Kristen delivers Estill Voice Training (EVT), a training technique used world wide that allows you to break down, understand and ultimately improve your singing voice and vocal health.