Staff information

DIRECTOR AND VOCAL COACH:
SEONAID CLARK B.Ed MUS HONS
Seonaid grew up in Scotland and has been singing and dancing since the age of five. She studied at Aberdeen University, where she gained a a B.Ed Music, with first class honours awarded in both performance (singing) and teaching. After graduating Seonaid moved to England where she was Head of Music in a Secondary School in County Durham and later Head of the faculty of Performing Arts in a High School in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where she taught music, dance and drama. Seonaid moved back to Scotland in 2001 and was Principal Teacher of Music at Keith Grammar School before leaving in 2004 to work full time on Stagestars Scotland. Outwith teaching, Seonaid has spent much of her time in the theatre whilst performing with three theatre companies in England, taking leading roles at Newcastle's Theatre Royal. Seonaid has been a musical director and producer for many years working with both youth and adult theatre companies. Seonaid has adjudicated at Gaelic Mods in Scotland and Music competitions in England and Scotland. Seonaid has worked on projects with companies such as: Mugenko (Japanese Taiko drumming group), Ordate Lampte (choreographer and drummer for the 'Adzido' African Dance Company), 'Northern Sinfonia' and up and coming groups in the Pop Industry. She also completed a course at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Qualified and experienced teachers

DRAMA TEACHER:
GED FARRELL B.Ed Primary
A native Dundonian , Ged came to Keith in 1988, via Edinburgh and London. His love of the stage, especially singing and acting were obvious early. While at school in Dundee, winning the prestigious Laing Gold medal for singing and taking part in many of Lawside Academys' Gilbert and Sulliven productions. At college in Edinburgh, he chose Music and Drama as specialisms, achieving his LAMDA Gold Medal for Acting in 1980. He performed in many productions with the title role in Scrooge being a favourite. Ged is currently a Primary School Headteacher and his commitment to developing his pupils' talents in the performing arts has continued throughout his teaching career. He was delighted to join the Stagestars cast of 'Annie' in 2004 and to continue his association with the youngsters as a member of staff in 2006. Ged has been a member of the Theatre Company since it's inception in 2008.

Committed, enthusiastic and fun!

DANCE TEACHERS:
LARISSA HANCOCK AND LEIGH-ANNE SMART
YOGA: ANN DAVIDSON
GYMNASTICS: LAURA ALLEN
NURSERY SPECIALIST AND CAFE MANAGER
DONNA EVANS
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