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Lucy-Jane Georghiou
Course Director
BEd, MA (University of Cambridge)
Qualified RAD Ballet & IDTA Modern, Tap and Gym Teacher & Ex West End performer

Lucy-Jane hails from Lancashire and trained full time for a brief period at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and then part time at the Lupino School of Dance, Bury as well as the Northern Ballet School, Manchester. She worked extensively as a child in theatre, television and radio. She made her west end debut at the age of six, playing Marta in The 'Sound of Music' and notable credits include: the title role in the hit musical 'Annie' which toured the UK and with the National Youth Music Theatre, lead roles in 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Taking time out from her performing, Lucy-Jane undertook her undergraduate studies at Cambridge University, which gave her the opportunity to perform with the Footlights company as well as train on a professional level in Latin and Ballroom Dance.

She returned to the west end to join the cast of 'Cats' and went on to play a lead role in 'Fame'. TV appearances include: A Touch of Frost, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Casualty and Coronation Street.

Sue Ioannides

Sue went to The Birmingham School of Dramatic Art and obtained an A.L.A.M teaching diploma before taking a post graduate course at Trinity Guildhall specializing in Elizabethan Studies and taking a course in Directing.

After her studies she worked as a professional actress for eight years in pantomime, theatre in education, musical theatre and repertory theatre as well as touring in the productions of 'The Secretary Bird' 'Abigail's Party' and Noel Coward's 'Hay fever'.

In Cyprus she has concentrated on teaching and directing. She teaches drama at L.T.A.S and has directed productions including The Sound of Music, Midsummer Night's Dream, Abigail's Party, Stepping Out and recently Ladies' Day.

Maria Outram, AVCM (Hons.)

Maria has been performing as a professional vocalist, musician and entertainer since 1990 as a solo performer and in various bands and as leading lady in several stage productions (such as The Sound Of Music playing "Maria VonTrapp", Guys & Dolls playing "Sarah Brown" & The Hot Mikado playing "Yum-Yum")

Maria has performed on UK National Television alongside Cilla Black, Jimmy Saville, Noel Edmonds, Michael Barrymore & Enrique Inglesias as well as on National and local radio in Wales, UK.

Maria learned to play keyboard and organ and had vocal training which enabled her to perform as a soloist at many venues around Pembrokeshire. Maria gained an Associate diploma for performance from the Victoria College of Music London.

Maria was managing director of Haverfordwest Music Academy (Wales, UK) with over 100 students (keyboard, piano and singing) from 1993 until 2007. During this period she assisted many students through examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College & Rock-school and I had a 100% pass rate.

Maria provided support for students entering GCSE Music Practical Examinations as well as for students entering local festivals and competitions.

As part of Haverfordwest Music Academy Maria arranged fundraising events and concerts for charities such as the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Help the Aged, Cancer Research Wales & Children In Need.

In 2007 Maria moved to Paphos (Cyprus) with her husband, and fellow musician, Jim to continue their careers as professional musicians.

Maria has been the vocal coach for Limassol Theatre Arts School (LTAS) since January 2011 and has worked at Foley's Grammar School since November 2011 teaching primary music and as a teaching assistant.

Maxine Norcott

Trained as a gymnast and competed at regional level. After retiring she qualified as a gymnastic coach under the guidance of a British National Coach and went on to work at a UK club which produced a British Champion and an Olympian.

After raising her four children she qualified as a Learning Support Assistant ( LSA ) giving her knowledge and understanding of the many different ways in which children learn. Before moving to Cyprus, Maxine worked in the UK as an LSA and she also taught gymnastics in primary schools to children of varying abilities.

Maxine has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in tap dancing, performing as a child and an adult in amateur shows.

She enjoys the challenge of preparing students for the tap syllabus and exam work as well as teaching gymnastics in an independent day school in Limassol.

Dawn Hubble

Dawn is from Glasgow and trained at GAMTA for 6 years in Musical Theatre in her hometown and went on to further her training at Lillian McNeill School of Dance, where she was accepted and trained for 4 years to degree standard in R.A.D Ballet & Character, I.S.T.D Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz , National & S.D.T.A Ballet. After leaving Lillian McNeill’s she went on to complete her A.B.A.T.D in Rock N Roll.

Dawn has also trained and worked along side Chris Marques & Jaclyn Spencer (Cuban Groove), 3 times World Salsa Champions & coaches on the BBC’ 1s hit Show Strictly Come Dancing & Strictly Dance Fever. Dawn has also worked with many top celebrities : Take That, Cheeky Girls, Jamelia, Girls Aloud, Toby Ansitis, Kelly Bryan (Eternal) & Many More.

Dawn’s time as a dancer has seen her travel the world and work in both Theatre & TV notable credits include: Disneyland Paris (Dancer/Tinkerbell), Atrium Hotel Greece (Choreographer/Dancer), Sol Hotels Majorca (Choreographer/Dancer), BBC 1 Strictly Dance Fever (Dancer), Ch’5 All Star Talent Show (FT Dancer), BBC 1 Children in Need (Dancer), STV Idents (Dancer), Peter Pan Glasgow (Dancer).

Taking time out from performing to concentrate more on teaching and Choreography, Dawn started her own company Dance2Gether UK, Choreographing performance pieces for Cheerleading Squads in Scotland and more recently was teaching at the prestigious UK Theatre School in Glasgow.