FIONA SHEEHAN MA BA(Hons) LRAD FISTD
Fiona trained at the Royal Academy of Dance graduating with a first class honours degree in the Art and Teaching of Classical Ballet, before studying for a master’s degree at the Laban Centre, London. Former pupils have successfully auditioned for vocational schools including The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School and Elmhurst, and can be found working in all areas of the performing arts worldwide.
Fiona has been an Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance since 2003, a job which takes her all over the world. She is also a member of the ISTD Dance Research Committee & Classical Greek Committee and has lectured for the ISTD Classical Greek Faculty. She has taught for the RAD on their International Summer School in Italy and has worked as an External Examiner for the RAD's Faculty of Education.
LINDA KNIGHT LISTD
Linda has been teaching for many years and has a wealth of experience which she brings to the school. A former principal of the school, she has seen many pupils move on to further training and successful careers. She teaches all dance subjects specialising in National and Greek where she inspires a love of dance and a joy in movement and music.
Emma trained at Performers Performing Arts College from 2003 to 2006 under the direction of Brian Rogers, and graduated with a higher national diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre. Emma performed in cabarets at various prestigious London venues including the Grosvenor Hotel, the Dorchester and the Bloomsbury Theatre and as a backing dancer on the television show Top of the Pops. Emma has been teaching at the Mayhew School since September 2006 after gaining her ISTD teaching certificates in Modern Theatre and Tap.
Angela trained at Northern Ballet School on a scholarship, graduating with a Diploma in Professional Dance. Whilst at the school, she studied all genres of dance and gained performing experience, including a featured part in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
Upon graduation Angela worked as a dancer for over ten years, with her love of trav-el leading her to work on luxury cruise liners as both dancer and company performance manager. She feels very lucky to have travelled all over the world doing a job she loved! Angela worked in film and television for the BBC and Warner Brothers in productions such as Top Of The Pops and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
Angela’s passion for teaching eventually brought her back home and she recently completed her studies with The Royal Academy of Dance to successfully become a registered teacher with the organisation. She is also qualified to teach Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique and continually seeks courses to enhance and vary her teaching methods.
Angela is delighted to join Mayhew School of Dance & Performing Arts and is excited to work with her former teacher Fiona and the talented students of the school!
Helen graduated with a degree in Drama (performance) from Queen Mary University of London. Alongside her studies she began working for Sky TV as a reporter. This in turn led to work with two major television production companies.
With industry experience behind her, Helen began to realise a long held dream to teach and pass on her love of drama and theatre. She gained her teaching qualification and began to deliver classes for students aged 3 to adults. This included teaching and preparing students for LAMDA and ESB examinations in which she now has over 10 years of experience. Helen continued to teach as an independent practitioner alongside teaching drama at secondary school level for the past 7 years.