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.

LEA CARROLL- CHOREOGRAPHER

Lea started dancing at the age of 3, training in all styles. When she was 20, she was awarded a Full Scholarship to Bird College in London, where she studied professional musical theatre for 3 years.

 

Since graduating, Lea has worked as a Dancer and Choreographer all over Ireland. She has performed with June Rodgers for the past 7 years in her Christmas show and has had the privilege of choreographing it for the last 3 years. She also worked for 3 years as Dance captain on board the Oscar Wilde for Irish Ferries. TV credits include; Penny Dreadful season 2 and 3, Vikings, Republic of Telly, Holby City, Christmas with Daniel O Donnell, and The Man who invented Christmas. As a choreographer, Lea has worked with numerous Musical societies and Theatre Schools throughout Ireland. Shows include Joseph and the amazing technicolour Dreamcoat, Curtains, Chitty chitty bang bang, Chicago, All Shook Up, Ragtime, Me and my girl, The Addams Family, Jesus Christ Superstar and 9 to 5. Lea has also been nominated for a national AIMS “Best Choreography" award four times. Lea teaches children and young adults full time. She loves teaching and encouraging individual talents. She is very passionate about helping students pursue a career in the arts. She can’t wait to work with the students at Showstoppers Stage School.

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. 

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AOIFE DUNNE- DRAMA/MUSICAL THEATRE

AMY FIDGEON- SHOWCLASS/LAMDA 

Amy started her career at an early age and trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and Deirdre Smiths School of Ballet. Under the tutelage of playwright Grainne Jordan, she went on to finish her speech and drama exams, as well as an Acting Diploma with the Gaiety School Of Acting. 

Amy finished her LAMDA Exams with Showstoppers Stageschool and now teaches grades 1-5. 

Amy is no stranger to the stage, she understudied all major roles in the Cheerios Panto 2017/2018. Other experience includes Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar), Ms Darbus (High School Musical), Ariel (Footloose), Lola (Copacabana), Evil Queen (Panto Clontarf Castle), Ugly Sister (Dublin Panto). 

She has performed with Westlife, Gary Barlow, with west end stars David Shannon, Jacinta Whyte and John Owen Jones. 

Amy is not only a performer but has many directorial successes under her belt. Legally Blonde, Aladdin Jr, High School Musical, Mamma Mia, Lion King, Annie Jr, Back to the 80's, We will Rock you, Hairspray Jr, Beauty and the Beast Jr, Shrek Junior and much more. 

 

 

Aoife has a bachelor of arts degree in musical theatre with the American College Dublin. She has most recently signed with the Lee Morgan Managment Agency in London. 

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. She 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’.

DANIEL PROUDFOOT- DANCE CREW CHOREOGRAPHER

Daniel competed and trained in multiple hip hop styles with many famous faces all over Europe since he was a young boy. 

At present he runs a successful dance company. He has also choreographed for tv shows such as The Late Late Toy Show, Donnachas Two Talented, Irelands Got Talent, Britains got Talent and was involved in the RTE Panto. 

Daniel has choreographed and co-choreographed teams that went on to win the All Irelands multiple times and a team who came second in the world hip hop championships 2019.

ABBY DOHERTY- TOTS TRAINEE AND LAMDA TEACHER

Abby has been a part of Showstoppers Stage School for over ten years, going from being a student to being part of the team. She is currently in her second year of studying for an BFA in Musical Theatre in American College Dublin. She has LAMDA qualifications for both Musical Theatre and Solo Acting, earning distinctions in all of her exams. She has been involved in several shows with Showstoppers, including performances in the Mill, the Helix, and the Civic theatres. She has also played supporting roles in local productions such as Grease and Hairspray, and hopes to peruse acting as a career after finishing her training with ACD.

KAREN GUNN- TRAINEE TEACHER

Karen has been with Showstoppers Stageschool since a very young age. She is completing her final LAMDA Musical Theatre grade in Sept 2020.

 

She has been heavily involved in the school for years performing leads in most shows and showing huge potential. She plans to pursue a career in musical theatre/film. 

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