Susie Moore - Director/Musical Theatre
Susie started singing and dancing at the tender age of 3 with the Billie Barry Stage School. She took part in many Christmas pantomimes in the Gaiety Theatre, including Goldilocks and the three bears, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood & Mother Goose.
In 1980, Susie played 2 different orphans (Duffy & Tessie) in the Musical “Annie” in the Gaiety Theatre. This ran for 11 months alongside Maureen Potter, Jacinta Whyte & Angeline Ball.
Susie was no stranger to the Christmas toy shows with Gay Byrne, she also took part in the Tony Kenny & Twink Christmas shows on RTE.
After leaving Billie Barry, Susie began teaching Musical Theatre in Diggs Lane, to 3-14 year olds.
Susie became a member of the Rathmines and Rathgar musical society in 1993 and took part in many shows including, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, “A night with Gilbert and Sullivan" and The Pirates of Penance. She also joined the Rush Musical Society and was involved in “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Curtains” in the Mill Bank Theatre.
Michelle Moore - Director/Creative Drama
Michelle started singing and dancing at the age of 3 with the Billie Barry Stage School. She took part in five consecutive pantomimes in the Gaiety Theatre, alongside Maureen Potter including, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the three Bears, Hansel & Gretel, Aladdin & Cinderella. She also took part in Sunday night at the Olympia for 8 weeks.
Michelle appeared on The Late Late Toy Show, The Mike Murphy Show, The Tony Kenny Christmas shows and on a commercial for TV/Cinema.
During her teenage summer months, Michelle performed in Butlins alongside Jacinta Whyte in their Cabaret and also in the Shelling Hotel, Raheny.
After leaving Billie Barry, Michelle began teaching in Diggs Lane to 3-14 year olds and then at “The Factory” Burrow Street. Michelle took part in various courses with the Gaiety School of Acting & the Abbey School of Acting.
Michelle joined the Rush Musical Society in November 2006, where she took part in “Pirates of Penance”, "Hollywood Pinafore", “Fiddler on the Roof” , “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and "Jesus Christ Superstar.
Susan Moore - Musical Theatre
Susan, born into a theatrical family, started singing and dancing at the Billie Barry Stage School at the age of 3, where she was involved in a wide variety of professional work. She performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall on many occasions and appeared in numerous Christmas pantomimes & summer productions in both the Gaiety and Olympia theatres, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Babes in the Wood and Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.
Susan has also featured on various TV shows including the Late Late Toy Show, Bibi, Live at 3, Sunday Night at the Gaiety/Olympia, to name but a few, and has featured on a number of TV and radio commercials. She has also recorded singles accompanying some of Ireland’s leading artists such as the Dublin City Ramblers & Susan McCann.
Susan was later involved with the R&R Musical Society, where she took part in their production of Carousel at the Gaiety and also their 90th anniversary show in the National Concert Hall.
Susan was delighted to come on board as a Musical Theatre teacher with the MSPA in November 2006, where she teaches children from the age of 3 to 18.
Leah Meagher - Musical Theatre/SST/Adult/Advanced Jazz/Hip Hop
Musical Theatre has been a part of Leah’s life for as long as she can remember. She owes much of her confidence, friends and love of the theatre to MSPA. Leah graduated with a Diploma in Dance, Technique, Performance, and Choreography from BIFE, trained at DIT Consrvatory of Musica & Drama, is a certified Flexibility teacher under AlixaFlexibility and has a Bachelors Degree from UCD.
Leah also completed her Speech and Drama exams with The Royal Irish Academy of Music. Leah has been a dance teacher at T since the age of 16, teaching primarily at The Moore School of Performing Arts, as well as Cecilian Theatre Arts and The Independent Theatre Workshop & her own Adult Dance classes in Drumcondra.
Choreography Credits: "Aladdin Jr" (RnR Junior MS), "Oliver" (MSPA), "Spring Awakening" (Entr'Acte MS), "It's All That Variety Show" (Cecilian Theatre Arts), "9to5" (North East MS), "Rising Stars" (Co-choreographer/MSPA), "Cabaret" (UCD MS), "Our House" (MSPA) & "Chicago" (Inters piece with UCD MS), "Gotta Dance" (MSPA), "The Little Mermaid" and Beauty and the Beast" (Kamp Kohut USA), along with many annual summer camps, concerts & dance competitions.
Awards: "Best Choreographer" (AIMS 2023 & 2019), "Best Choreography" (AIMS 2023 & 2019), "Scholarship to Menina Fortunato Dance Intensive in Hollywood" (2020), "BTEC Performing Arts Learner of The Year" (BIFE), "Best Choreography" (MT Intervarsities Competition 2018), "Best Female Performer" (MT Intervarsities Competition 2017).
Ellen Fitzpatrick - Hip Hop & Contemporary
Ellen is a professional dancer and teacher based in Dublin. She has been training as a dancer for over 15 years and has gained valuable experience working on various productions and also dancing professionally around Ireland. Growing up Ellen was in a stage school which laid the foundations of her career teaching her how to perform and learn to dance.
She then studied performing arts in bray institute of further education for two years where she gained skills in Contemporary and jazz. She has also trained with a hip hop dance company which enhanced her skills as a versatile dancer greatly. Her artist credits include Erica Cody & Rudimental. She has performed in some of the biggest venues in Ireland such as the 3arena Dublin and the SSE Arena Belfast. She has performed at all the main festivals in Ireland including Electric picnic, longitude, forbidden fruit, indiependence and beatyard.
Ellen has also been on the panel of choreographers for breast cancer Ireland prior to covid and placed 1st with her Charleston!
In her classes, Ellen’s main focus is to ensure all students have the correct technique & knowledge of the style they are learning, they understand how to be a versatile dancer and execute moves correctly to the music, they practice performance and most importantly have FUN!
Daniel Mahon - Exam, Creative Drama & Self Tape/Acting for Camera.
Daniel has been a member of MSPA since he was four and has played many solo parts with them, including Mr Thenardier from “Les Miserables”, Judah from “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”, Fagin and Bill Sykes from “Oliver”. Daniel has many wonderful memories at MSPA and has life long friends from his time there.
Daniel is a recent graduate of The Lir Academy. Graduating from the Three Year Bachelor in Acting in 2022.
Since leaving The Lir, he has performed in 'EXIT -PURSUED BY A PINT', a new play by Kat Ennis in the Scene and Heard Festival 2023 and as The Black O'Donnell with Quintessence Theatre in connection with An Tain in 'INTO THE DARK'.
He also played Patrick Hogan in ANU's, 'STAGING THE TREATY' at the National Concert Hall which was aired on RTE Culture (2023).
While at the Lir he played, Francois 'Franz/Frank' Lafayette in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 'APPROPRIATE' directed by Joy Nesbitt; Barnardine & Froth in Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE directed by Joe Dowling; John Morris in Kate O'Brien's DISTINGUISHED VILLA directed by Hilary Wood; Vladimir in Chekov's THREE SISTERS directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull and Dr Gibbs in Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN directed by Wayne Jordan.
He has also studied acting on camera with John Dawson, and Graham Cantwell and played the part of Paul in the short movie “LILY”, which won best Short Drama in the Galway Fleadh along with many more awards. Daniel went onto play the part of Paul in the full length movie "WHO WE LOVE".
Daniel loves teaching drama at MSPA along with Niamh.
Niamh McGowan - Drama
Niamh is a director/movement director with an MA in Theatre Practice from the Gaiety School of Acting. She began singing, dancing and acting at the age of 3 with the Moore School of Performing Arts where she attended for 15 years. Thanks to MSPA, Niamh fell in love with theatre performing in many shows such as Annie, Oliver and Fiddler on the Roof as a child.
In recent years Niamh has performed with UCD, Glencullen and Rush Musical Societies. Her favourite roles include ‘Olive’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, ‘Sarah’ in Our House and ‘Cecily’ in The Importance of Being Earnest. In 2020, she founded a new musical theatre group called Entr'acte and is delighted to be directing their first full scale musical in Smock Alley, Spring Awakening. Credits include: Evita in concert at the National Concert Hall (Irish Youth Musical Theatre & National Symphony Orchestra - Assistant Director), Come From Away extract (The Helix, the Moore School of Performing Arts - Director/Choreographer), Entr'acte: A Showcase of Musical Theatre (Liberty Hall - Producer/Director/Movement Director), Never Mind The Weather (Fizz & Chips Theatre - Movement Director) , Newsies (UCD Musical Society, Intervarsity entry winner - overall show & Choreographer), Curtains (UCD Musical Society - Choreographer / Assistant Director), Company (UCD Musical Society - Choreographer), Tír na nÓg workshop (Aon Scéal Theatre, Choreographer/Movement Director) .
Kelly Brassington - Singing
Kelley Has been singing and dancing from the ripe age of 3 years old with the Moore School of Performing Arts, playing parts such as Mother Superior (Sister Act), Jan (Grease) and Fiona (Shrek the Musical). Kelley won 1st place in Wesley College singing competition in the U17's category in 2015. Thanks to her time in MSPA, she fell in love with performing and specifically singing.
Kelley was an assistant teacher at MSPA from 2015-2017 and became MSPA's singing teacher in 2021, teaching students in solo, duo and group classes. Kelley is vocally trained in Jazz, Musical Theatre, Classical voice and Commercial vocals and is currently atttending the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) where she is studying commercial modern music (vocals) and music production. Since starting at MSPA some of Kelley's students have taken part in the Feis Ceoil at the RDS, Dublin (2023) where they were awarded 1st place in the U14's and 2nd place in U12's catagory. Kelley took on the role of 'Musical Director' for MSPA's production of "Oliver Jr" in the Millbank Theatre, Rush (2023) which was a huge success.
Kelley also creates her own music, writing and performing under her stage name 'K E L' with her band, performing in live music venues around Dublin City.
Kelley is passionate about singing and focuses on creating a fun, challenging and welcoming environment for the students to flourish and explore their voices to become the best they can be.
Niamh Carroll - Drama Teacher - Exam Class
Niamh trained with the Audrey Behan School of Speech & Drama from the tender age of 5 years old and successfully completed grade exams with the Guildhall of London and the Royal Irish Academy where she achieved an Associated Speech & Drama Teachers Diploma. Niamh established her own Speech & Drama School in her home town of Drimnagh and four years ago established Speech & Drama classes in Rush. She has experience in preparing students for the RIAM grade exams to senior certificate and annually prepares students for competitions in Feis Maitiu. She is a member of the Rush Dramatic Society and the Rush Musical Society and has performed in a number of their recent productions.
More recently Niamh has trained with the Lir Academy and Filmbase and works with the Blackthorn Arts Entertainment Agency. She appeared in Coolmine Musical Society’s “All Shook Up” in the Draiocht Theatre in Blanchardstown. Niamh is really looking forward to working with the Moore School during Michelle’s maternity leave. Michelle went on to study drama with The Gaiety School of Acting, graduating in 2007. She received vocal training from Frank Merriman at the Belcanto School of Music in North Great Georges Street. She toured Belgium with the Christchurch Youth Choir.
Doireann McAuley - Creative Drama & Tap
Doireann has been performing since the age of 4 and trained in acting, dancing and performance with MSPA between the ages of 4 and 19. Doireann is beyond thrilled to join the teaching staff at this fabulous stageschool, which was a crucial part in nurturing and developing her performance skills and love of Theatre.
Doireann's show credits include Molly (Annie, Chris Marino Productions, Gaeity Theatre, 2011), Martha, The Sound of Music, Festival Productions, NCH, 2013/2017), Tessie and Pepper (Annie, Festival Productions, NCH, 2013/2017).
Doireann trained in singing with Fiona Mullaney (Skerries Music Studio) between the ages of 9 and 18 and took part in various Feis Ceoil competitions.
In 2016 Doireann took home first prize in the Wesley
Inter-schools singing competition for the under-14 category. In 2021 Doireann completed her Senior Cert Drama theory exam which was completed alongside other grades in MSPA, with Niamh Carroll, her Drama teacher.
Doireann trained at the College of Dance in 2019/2020 for her Transition year and received dail, professional training in tap, ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Doireann graduated from the College with a Foundation Certificate in Dance. Doireann is very excited to begin the new teaching term with MSPA!
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