Previous Guest Tutors

Chryssie Whitehead is an American actress, singer and dancer on Broadway, film and television.  Her most recent performance on Broadway was as Velma Kelly in Chicago in 2016/17.  Highlights of her television career include shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Mentalist and Castle.  In addition to performing, Whitehead is a career coach and choreographer. She also has her own one woman intensive teaching masterclasses across the globe in musical theatre performance, acting for camera and all styles of dance to the next generation through DASI: Dance, Act, Sing Intensive with Chryssie Whitehead. She is also co-founder of Broadway Arts camp with Alexis Carra.  We were lucky enough to host a workshop with her in 2017.

Robert Foley joined us from a busy schedule as an instructor at the Institute for the Arts Barcelona, as well as being a guest teacher at Urdang Academy, Mandy Ellen Performing Arts and Trinity Laban in London, where he taught Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Conditioning, Active isolated flexibility (Stretch and injury prevention), Choreography, Partner Work (Jazz Pas De Deux).  Robert´s talents as a teacher have been employed by stage schools in UK, Ireland, Dubai and Italy. His choreography has included Oliver, Our House, Sussical, Coca Cola Olympic Torch and Fame.  As a professional performer Robert has appeared in Our House, Chicago, Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Fame, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, Best Foot Forward, Look Before You Leap, Life in the Fast Lane, and TV shows — It´s Now or Never, Saturday Night Fever, ISTD, Go For It.  On top of all this Robert was Irish National Gymnastics Champion for 3 years running.

Lee Barrett studied dance at Leicester College of Performing Arts and currently works at the Love Rudeye Dance Agency and Mass Movement management.  He has performed with Royal Caribbean International on their cruise ships in various Musical roles, as well Extravaganza Productions Ltd and Imagine Theatre.  He has taught several sell out dance workshops at Centre Stage and he is a firm favourite amongst our students.  

Testimonials

Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes (Arts Educational School London)