Our Team

Stella Mann College is extremely proud of its team of tutors, many of whom are still active at the highest level in the profession, or have recently been so, and bring a wealth of first-hand knowledge to the College. Other tutors have many years of teaching experience and are able to bring invaluable perspectives on training from other academic, musical or theatrical backgrounds.

 

Guest teachers from hugely diverse fields, such as commercial dance and musical theatre, often visit the College. Additional workshops and lectures are arranged to broaden the students’ knowledge and experience.

Senior Management

FISTD, ARAD, Cert Ed (Performing Arts) PC
Mary trained initially at Laine Theatre Arts and then went to Stella Mann College for a further two years, and graduated at this College. After graduating, she became a full-time teacher at the College. Since 1989 Mary has been sole Principal. Mary teaches Ballet and is a fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Mary Breen

Principal

After graduating with a BA Hons degree in dance, Laura has worked with a number of professional organisations. In 2005 she became a founding member of Two Thirds Sky who perform at various theatre’s including the Place, London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Laura has worked with various choreographers throughout her career, including Kerry Nicholls, Shane Shambhu and since 2003, has worked with the Richard Alston Dance Company.

In 2013 Laura graduated with a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education.

Laura has had works performed at The Lowry, Salford, The 02 arena and the ExCel, London. Recently Laura was a performer and assistant choreographer for the site specific work, Eventide (2015).

Laura teaches contemporary technique and contact work at Stella Mann.

Laura Gibson

Welfare Officer / Contemporary + Contact

BA (hons), PG Dip (RCM), MA, PhD

Jonathan studied a Postgraduate Advanced Performance Diploma at the Royal College of Music in Repetiteur Studies and was awarded the Ricordi Prize for Opera Conducting. He completed an MA in Music with Distinction and a PhD in Musicology with the Open University. He has been Musical Director on a wide range of shows and operas, including Puccini’s Tosca with Capital Opera, Sweet Charity, Crazy for You and Footloose. He has taught singing at Cameron Mackintosh’s Saigon School, the Royal Academy of Music and has been MD on Stella Mann’s performances since 1997. He has a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, a Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy and a Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Studies.

Jon is head of singing, course leader and fitness instructor at the college.

Jonathan Rees

Course Leader
Tutors
Dance

Craig trained at Performers College under the direction of Brian Rogers. Craig’s theatre credits include, ‘Starlight Express’ (Apollo Victoria), ‘42nd Street’ (UK tour), ‘Chicago’ (Adelphi Theatre & Cambridge Theatre), ‘La Boheme’ (Royal Albert Hall), ‘Beautiful and Damned’ (Lyric Theatre), ‘Tap Dogs’ (World Tour), ‘On the Town’ (London Coliseum), ‘Sinatra’ (London Palladium), 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (Adelphi Theatre).

Craig’s music video credits include ‘Love Never Dies’ for Funeral for a Friend.

His film credits include ‘Beyond the Sea’ directed by Kevin Spacey. Craig was also featured in ITV’s ‘Fame School’.

Craig teaches jazz, tap, musical theatre and audition classes at the college.

Craig Scott

Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre

Matt trained at The Urdang Academy. His credits include: Dancing for One Direction, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole and Chris Brown. His performance and choreography, recent client list includes Disney, BBC2, Channel5, House of Frasier, Coca Cola, PacoRabanne, Budweiser, Quicksilver, FIFA World Cup, and Sky Sports.
Matt is also Artistic Director, Co-Founder and Head Choreographer for Ombrascura Dance Company.
Matt’s most recent Music Videos are for The Loveable Rogues, Guy Ivory & Roll Deep.
Matt’s most recent film appearances are Legacy and The Nutcracker: The Untold Story.

Matt is a commercial dance teacher at the college.

Matt Walker

Commercial Jazz

Michael has experienced success in the West End, as part of the original West End cast of Hairspray, Ghost the Musical, The Book of Mormon and a UK tour of A Chorus Line. He has also danced for X Factor UK, Take That, Little Mix and the Royal Variety Show. Michael also works as a model and actor, signed to W Model Management agency and is featured in Addidas campaigns/TV Commercials.

Michael Peters

Guest: Musical Theatre and Jazz

Ryan was a finalist of 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Sky’s Got to Dance. Theatre: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Grease’ UK and European tour, ‘Wicked’ (Apollo Victoria), ‘Kismet’ London Coliseum (English national Opera), Rudy in ‘Cabaret’ (Lyric theatre) and featured dancer in ‘Phantom of the Opera’. Most recently teaching kids from the hit US TV show Dance Moms for Abbi Lee Miller.
Assistant choreographer for Michael Flatley and Molly Molloy stadium tour ‘Celtic tiger’.
Ryan teaches Jazz and Pas de deux at the college.

Ryan Jenkins

Guest: Jazz, Pas de Deux

Hannah graduated in 2009, and has worked as a model and commercial dancer. Hannah’s dance credits include: X Factor, Olly Murs, Kylie Minogue, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Britain’s Got Talent, The Kooks, JLS, Agent Provocateur and the NEC Clothes Show Live. Hannah’s modelling credits include: Adidas, Harvey Nichols, Sony, Very.co.uk, Nivea and more, recently being featured in the Marks & Spencer Christmas Advert. Hannah’s feature film credits: Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Daisy Ridley’s body double and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Music Video credits include: James Morrison, Katie Melua and Ellie Goulding. Hannah is currently a resident dancer on TV show Dance, Dance, Dance.

Hannah Levitt-Collins

Guest: Jazz, Commercial and Heels

Music Videos: Little Mix, Tulisa, Katy B, Conor Maynard and McBusted.

Commercials: Burberry, Sky Movies, Saracens, Tottenham Hotspur.

Events/Concerts: The Vamps Live at Wembley, Thriller Live Corporate Event, Hunter boots campaign, Addidas and Reebok Fashion Show.

Amy Cook

Commercial Jazz

Most recently Charlotte is in Thriller Live, UK/Europe and China Tours. Charlotte has worked as a commercial model, signed to BMA Model Management – examples of work include Alternative Hairshow at the Royal Albert Hall, Firetrap ‘Deadly Denim’, Stella McCartney Addidas Launch, Schwazkopf and Marks and Spencers. Dance contract at the The Venetian Resort in Macau, dancing for ‘Ventian’ events such as Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones and Gold Boxing Championships. Additionally, TV Commercials for MTV and Uniqlo.

Charlotte Bazeley

Guest: Jazz, Commercial Jazz and Tap

A member of American Jazz Company Scintilla Dance - training, performing with and teaching classes for them at Studio 68. Cruise contract onboard Royal Caribbean performing Mamma Mia. UK Tour of 40s and 50s inspired show ‘That’s Entertainment!”.

Adam Lewis

Guest: Contemporary, Jazz

Erna has been an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance for over 20 years as well as running her own dance school in London for over 10 years. After graduating from the College of the RAD, Erna pursued a career in dance. Travelling the world and performing in theatres all over Europe. After her career as a professional dancer she decided to concentrate on teaching and founded the Youth Dance Theatre and later started Jumpup, a dance school in Hampstead, London. She also found time to work towards her degree from Durham University as well as a PGCE from The Institute of Education.

Erna Kuenen

Ballet

Marina trained at London Studio Centre graduating with a BA Hons degree in Theatre Dance.
Marina’s theatre credits include Catwoman in ‘Batman Live’ World Tour, 1st cover Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ (Cambridge Theatre), ‘Mamma Mia!’ (Prince of Wales), the Princess in ‘Aladdin’ (The Old Vic), Castiza in ‘The Revengers Tragedy’ (Young Vic), Sita in ‘The Far Pavilions’ (Shaftesbury Theatre) and ‘Bombay Dreams’ (Apollo Victoria) as 1st cover Rani.
Marina’s Film and TV credits include Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' (2017) and Nasreen in ‘All About Me’ for BBC1.
She also appeared as a featured dancer in the music video ‘Rocket’ for Goldfrapp.

Marina teaches ballet, jazz and body conditioning at the college.

Marina Abdeen

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre

Our graduate Jaron has had success within the commercial dance industry, predominantly with Little Mix and creative director Beth Honan of Dancers Inc. Jaron has been featured in Little Mix music videos: Move and Salute. Toured with Little Mix in Australia, Japan, UK, USA and performed at V Festival, X Factor, Capital Summertime Ball, US Teen Choice Awards and Brit Awards. In addition, Jaron has commercial dance credits for X Factor and BGT (Brian Friedman), Diversity, Fleur East, Lethal B, Craig David and Kylie Minogue. Jaron also teaches at Studio 68.

Jaron Johnson

Commercial Jazz

Danced for various artists including Justin Bieber, Take That and Ed Sheeran. He was a permanent teacher at both Pineapple Studios and Studio 68 until moving out to LA, where he is greatly in demand as a teacher at Millenium Dance Complex and The Edge Performing Arts.

Hamilton Evans

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Montana graduated in 2011 and has found success as a commercial dancer and model, her credits include music videos for artists: Alexandra Burke, Skepta, Niki and the Dove, David Morales ftRoisin Murphy. Live performances and TV appearances for X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Ministry of Sound and E4’s series Party House. Modelling and promotional work for Barclaycard, Silverstone F1, Ikea, Samsung, Mercedes Benz, Bacardi and Stella Artois.

Montana Darby

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Dance credits: Take That, One Direction, Olly Murs, The Saturdays, Little Mix, Girls Aloud, Spice Girls, Clothes Show Live, Florence and the Machine, Duffy, Cheryl Cole, Kylie, Pixie Lott, Tom Jones, Anastasia, Shaka Khan and Lulu.

Film/TV Credits include Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Wonder Woman (2017), and BBC series Penny Dreadful. Dancing on TV shows: X Factor, BGT, Strictly Come Dancing, John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night, BBC’s Over the Rainbow and the Paul O’Grady Show.

TV Commercials: Schweppes, Virgin, VO5, Swatch, Sky, M&S, The Kooples, Smirnoff Vodka, Honda and HTC.

Choreographer: CBBC’s The 4 O’Clock Club and The Voice of Ireland.

Johnny White

Guest: Jazz

Gianni started his full time dance training at Liberatus School of Performing Arts in Swindon and went on to further his training at Bird College, gaining a National Diploma in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Gianni’s credits include: Thriller Live UK and European Tour (Swing/Dance Captain), Cinderella (ensemble), Rae Morris ‘Cold’ Music Video (Dancer), Puma Fashion Show (Dancer), John Barrowman ‘You Raise Me Up' UK Tour (Dancer).

Gianni Arancio

Guest: Jazz, Commercial Jazz

Tobias was a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent (2010) and winner of Sky’s ‘Got to Dance’ as part of duo ‘Duplic8’. Tobias has also been a commercial backing dancer at the Brit Awards and for Cheryl Cole, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Lou Lou, Take That, Tinie Tempah, Anastasia, Chaka Chan, Lily Allen. Tobias has been a featured performer on the Ellen De’generas show.

Tobias Mead

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Credits: Little Mix, Esprit, Rita Ora, Take That, Ellie Goulding, Coca-Cola, Nike, Red magazine, Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, Pixie Lott, Rihanna, Adidas and Renault.

Wolfgang Mwanje

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Performing: Royal Ballet Apprentice: 1995 – 1997, Birmingham Royal Ballet: 1997 – 2016
Principal Roles in Apollo, The Nutcracker, Giselle, The Two Pigeons and The Firebird.
Teaching: Ballet Workshops or Summer Schools for Royal Academy of Dance, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Elmhurst School of Dance and Tring Park.

Angela Paul

Ballet

Danced with So Solid Crew, Basement Jaxx, Beverley Knight and Misteeq. Theatre credits include Daddy Cool and Thriller Live. Page is also an official member of Flawless.

Page Barrington

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Events: Redbull and Puma F1 Launch 2016, Brit Awards Lee Cooper Fashion Show, Polo Live, Umbro Fashion Show and Step Up 3D.

TV Commercials: Huawei, Argos, the Trainline Company, EasyJet and Blackberry.

Shows: Zoonation 10 Year Anniversary, Into the Hoods, X Factor - Alexandra Burke.

Music Videos: Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, Paloma Faith and Whitney Houston.

Kieron Providence

Guest: Commercial Jazz

West End credits include: The Scotsborough Boys, Hairspray, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Riverdance, Mary Poppins and Some Like It Hot. Other credits include: Hair (European tour, Brit Awards and Beverley Knight.

Rohan Pinnock Hamilton

Guest: Commercial Jazz

Simeon has danced on X Factor performing for Whitney Houston and Alexandra Burke, on The Jonathan Ross Show with Rita Ora and as part of the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Simeon has also performed with Beyonce at the 02 during the ‘I am Sasha Fierce’ tour.

Simeon Campbell

Guest: Commercial Jazz
Singing / Acting

Credits include:
Julius Caesar, Barbican, Royal Shakespeare Company
Punk Rock, UK Tour
Law and Order, ITV
Pramface, BBC
Kingsman Secret Service, Film, 20th Century Fox
Synced, Film, Sony Pictures
The Shawshank Redemption, UK Tour

Nicholas Banks

Acting

Born in Norway, Lottie studied Music at Cambridge University and Opera at the Associated Studios in Hammersmith. She performs extensively as an opera, concert and choral singer and has appeared as a soloist across the world including at Buxton Opera House, the Chateau de Panloy (Westminster Opera), Westminster Abbey, the O2 Arena and the Liverpool Echo Arena and as far afield as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Lottie is a member of the professional church choir of St Magnus-the-Martyr in London and also works as a freelance conductor.

Lottie Greenhow

Singing
Physio / Health Advisors

Jackie Pelly has been the physiotherapist to English National Ballet since 1999. She has developed the medical department and is now head of the medical team.
Jackie has worked at many dance schools and has advised on medical care for other dance companies.
She is on the medical advisory panel to Dance UK and is a long standing member of the International association of dance medicine.
Jackie regularly lectures on anatomy, preventive medicine and dance related injuries.

Jackie Pelly

Anatomy and Physiotherapy

Currently working in Eating Disorders, Mental Health, general Dietetics and Sports Dietetics. Sports work mainly with dancers - students in full time vocational training and professionals. I have run workshops, given lectures and provided 1:1 sessions at many colleges and dance schools in the UK, and national and international dance companies. Member of the Dance UK medical advisory committee.

Jasmine Challis

Nutritionist

Rudi has been working at Stella Mann College since 2008, providing Injury Treatment and Sports Massage. Rudi offers treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation programmes to provide a speedy recovery from injury. Rudi also offer Sports Massage to help with injury prevention.
Rudi graduated from Middlesex University in 2003 with BSc (hons) Sports Rehabilitation and also work at a Sports Injury Clinic and with a Rugby Team.

Rudi Chaplin

Sports Massage
Admin

Pauline Bowers

Administrator

Andrew Wildman

Financial Director