ELAINE HEARTY -DIRECTOR- DRAMA/SINGING TEACHER
Elaine graduated with distinction from D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama, having studied Speech and Drama from 1996-1999. Since then her roles have included Chava/Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Gaiety), Ado Annie in "Oklahoma" (Gaiety/Cork Opera House/Civic Theatre Tallaght), Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" (St. Anthony's Theatre), The Merrow in "Quest 2- The Good People Try Harder (Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire), The Pianist in " Death of Cabaret" (Dublin Fringe Festival), Lucy in the Irish Premiere of the RSC's production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (Cork Opera House), Sharon in "A Slice of Saturday Night" (Spirit), Alice in "Alice the Musical" (Marketplace Theatre Armagh/Pavillion Dun Laoghaire) Sharon in Shay Healy's new musical "Santa's Magical Mystery" (Irish Tour), Kirsty in Seagulls Dance for two Irish workshops and the world premiere in the Draoicht, Pam in "The Vagina Monologues" alongside Fenella Fielding(Dublin/Clonmel Tour) Maureen in "Rent" (Cork Opera House/Wexford Opera House), Listen to my Heart- National Concert Hall and Irish Tour, Elvis is my Daddy- Olympia Theatre and Irish Tour. Nora in Angelas Ashes the musical- Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Limetree in Limerick, and Belfast Opera House. She most recently performed with Northern Ireland Opera, in Sweeney Todd at the Lyric Theatre.
TV Credits Damo and Ivor, Fair City, she played Maeve for an Eircom Phonewatch Ad, a DID electrical ad (singing to a dishwasher!), and Electric Ireland Ad. Her film credits include City of Ember, The Exorcism Diaries, Princess Rehab, and Perspectives. Her voice credits include American Cartoon Series "Dad the Impaler", AIB, Permanent TSB, Munster v's All Blacks, Fruice, Renault, Supervalu, Meteor, VHI Dentalcare, Trocaire, Cinderella (Overdub), Annbrook house hotel, Cafe En Seine, Kerrygold and she is currently recording for Folens Primary School syllabus. She plays 3 characters in "Joe and Jack" a cartoon series currently showing on RTE and Tinypop.
Elaine is an accomplished singer/songwriter and won the 2fm Song contest in 1998 with her own composition. She has made several appearances on programmes such as The Late Late Show, 2TV, The Den, Echo Island, TX, Popscene, PM Live and various radio programmes. She recorded a single for Telethon with Irish artists such as Linda Martin, Paul Harrington, Frances Black and Gavin Friday and reached number one in the Irish charts. Elaine has been a soloist in the National Concert Hall in shows such as "A Celebration of Song", "Joe Conlan and Friends" "A Century of Song" and the AIMS Concert. Most recently Elaine played Elphaba from Wicked in "One Voice" - a variety show held in the Gaiety Theatre. Elaine was also a backing vocalist for the talented Josh Groban at the Point Depot. She is currently a member of an ABBA tribute band, a sixties tribute band and plays in piano bars etc.
Elaine set up a production company- "Smart Blondes Productions" with Sorcha Furlong (Fair City), Sarah Flood (Fair City) and Caroline Grace Cassidy (Novelist). Their first short and second shorts "Princess Rehab" and "I am Jesus" were accepted into the Galway Film Fleadh, the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and the Underground Film Festival.
Elaine has 16 years teaching experience. She taught drama in Our Lady's School Templeogue for four years, and also taught for many stageschools such as Starstruck, Claire Tighe Theatreworx, Visions Stageschool, Tenters Youth group, St. Vincent De Paul Youth Group and Music for fun Workshops.
ELAINE O' DONOGHUE- CHOREOGRAPHER
Theatre credits includes: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Cork opera House), Bonne Boylan Anne (Cork Opera House) Google Engage Rudimental (3 Arena), Cinderella (Cork Opera House), Oscar Wilde Cabaret (Irish Ferries), Beauty and the Beast Cork Opera House, Laochra Centenary Celebration (Croke Park), An evening for Earl (Gaeity Theatre), Singing in the Rain (Cork Opera House), Taylors Three Rock Cabaret (Taylors Three Rock) Peter Pan (Gaiety Theatre), Grease (Gaiety Theatre), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Gaiety Theatre), Celtic Rhythm (Netherlands Tour), Cheerios Childline Concert (3 Arena), London 2012 Olympics, (Hyde Park).
TV/Film/Voiceover Credits Includes: KBC BANK (Model), Carrs Crackers Advert, Tesco Food Stores (Model) The Late Late Show, Sing Street, Vodafone Advert, The One Show.
MOLLIE MOLUMBY- DRAMA TEACHER
Mollie Molumby, Artistic Director
Mollie is a theatre director, writer and producer based in Dublin. She directed Bombinate Theatre's debut production Half Light (Dublin Fringe 2016, First Fortnight 2017, National Tour 2018), which she devised with the ensemble and creative team. She is the director and co-writer of Bombinate's second production Susie and the Story Shredder (Dublin Fringe 2018). Other directing credits include Disney World (Abbey Theatre, 24 Hour Plays) and Vaudeville! (Dublin Youth Theatre, Teacher's Club 2018). Credits as an assistant director include The Snapper (Gate Theatre 2018 and 2019) and Peep (Bewley's Cafe Theatre 2018). Mollie is supported by The Artist's Office at FRINGE LAB initiative (2018- 2019) and is a member of Dublin City Council's Artist Panel. She holds a BA in Drama Studies from Trinity College Dublin and is currently studying for an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy at UCD supported by the Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholarship. She is a trained drama facilitator with Youth Theatre Ireland.
RACHEL MCNAMEE - DANCE TEACHER
Training and Qualifications:
2008-2010 Sallynoggin College, Dublin
FETAC Dance and Theatre Studies - Level 5 Distinction
2010-2013 Stella Mann College, Bedford
Stella Mann College Performance Diploma
Stella Mann College Teaching Diploma
Trinity College London Diploma in Professional Dance Level 6 NQF
ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) Imperial Ballet and Modern Theatre
AOIFE DUNNE- TOTS DRAMA TEACHER
Aoife has been performing since the age of 4 on some of the biggest stages in Dublin that include The Olympia, The Gaiety, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The National Concert Hall. While she lives to be on the stage, she has appeared on RTE’s tv show ‘Elev8’ and was also a featured vocalist in Joyce Murphys ‘Dream Baby Dream’ music video and single. She played Hollahan in '16 & Rising' which most notably performed at Ireland's largest music and theatre festival 'Electric Picnic' and in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Aoife is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre with American College Dublin and had the amazing opportunity to be a featured vocalist in Rogers and Hammerstein’s `A Grand Night for Singing’ in The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Florida. She has not only had the chance to join Russel Watson on his international ‘Songs from the Heart’ tour but was also featured in the number one single ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’. Recently, she has travelled across seas as a performer on ‘The Oscar Wilde’ and ‘The W.B Yeats”, was a featured vocalist in the ‘Diamond Jubilee Concert’ in the National Concert Hall and appeared as a featured vocalist in ‘The Greatest Showman Live’.