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Victoria Chamberlain

Director of Performing Arts and Dance

 

Mrs Chamberlain trained at the British Theatre Dance Association and gained teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Cabaret Dance. Further to this, she studied at Christchurch University and gained her BA Honours degree in Education and Professional Studies.

 

She has over 10 years of teaching experience in a  range of Key Stages from reception class through to higher education, where she lectured at Canterbury College, delivering the B-Tec National Diploma in Performing Arts. Victoria also has accreditation from the Trinity Laban where she studied Safe and Effective Dance Practice.

 

Mrs Chamberlain is an qualified GCSE Dance moderator and is currently working for the exam board AQA

Michael Hornsey

Director of Drama

 

Mr Hornsey trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and later at RADA. Over the past decade he has worked professionally as an actor in Theatre, TV & Radio, as a theatre director and stage combat instructor.

 

Credits include Taming of the Shrew, Hobson’s Choice, Under Milk Wood & Romeo & Juliet for RADA Enterprises / Royal Court Theatre, Hamlet & The Tempest for S4K, Table Manners for the Torch Theatre, West Side Story for the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Macbeth for Box Clever & Union Theatre and A Soldier’s Tale for the Brewery Arts Centre, with new writing work at Theatre 503, Finborough Theatre and the Drill Hall, London.

 

Mr Hornsey is a member of Equity, an instructor under the British Academy of Dramatic Combat and an Associate Member of the Director’s Guild of Great Britain. He has strong links to higher educational establishments across the UK and continues to work within the industry around his teaching commitments.

Stacey Cloke

Key stage 3 Dance co-ordinator and Director of Year 7

 

Miss Cloke initially trained as a Dance Teacher with the British Theatre Dance Association focusing on a wide range of styles which include Modern Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Cabaret Dance and Cheer. After completing this 3 Year course, Miss Cloke gained a First Class BA Honours degree at Canterbury Christ Church University, which led to her achieving her QTS in Dance. In addition to this she has also trained in Safe and Effective Dance Practice at Trinity Laban.

 

She has a variety of teaching experiences ranging from short dance courses, workshops and classes. In addition to experience in private dance establishments Miss Cloke has taught a range of dance disciplines at Primary School and Secondary school level.

Kirsty Innes

Dance Study Support Advisor

 

Miss Innes trained with the British Theatre Dance Association, gaining experience in a variety of styles, such as Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Lyrical. Further to this, she achieved A-Levels in both Dance and Performance studies here at Astor College. This led her on to study a full time degree in Dance Studies at Middlesex University, graduating in 2011 with a First Class BA Honours Degree.

 

Since graduating, Miss Innes has gone on to work within the dance department for a number of local schools, in both teaching and supportive roles.

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