Guest Teachers

We are delighted to have a number of guest teachers who alongside our own teachers will inspire and ignite a passion for performing in all our students. 

 

PHOEBE DIPPLE 

Phoebe Dipple is a 22 Year Old Vocalist, Musical Theatre Performer and Vocal Coach from Dungarvan, Ireland. She has just finished her final year at Cork School of Music where she was studying for her BA in Popular Music (Voice). She spent most of her childhood in the wonderful David Hennessy Stage School, and has been lucky enough to have performed in some stunning venues both in Ireland and abroad, including Cork Opera House, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3Arena Dublin, Theatre Royal Brighton (UK), John Hancock Theatre Boston USA and Symphony Space Broadway NYC.  In January 2020, she finished her run at Cork Opera House playing Wendy in their 2019/20 Pantomime 'Peter Pan', and has spent lockdown delving into her studies and completing the BAST 20 Hour Intensive Vocal Coaching Certification and been involved in a few recording projects with the wonderful David Hayes. Most excitingly, she had the opportunity to sing/record for the role of Maria, opposite Killian Donnelly for "Inside West Side", an exploration of the music of West Side Story- a project by David Hayes and Nick Bailey, and worked as a session vocalist recording Backing Vocals for The Olympia Panto and The Helix Panto. In recent years, she have been lucky enough to have played the title role Snow White in Cork Opera House's 2017-18 Pantomime, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', performed as lead vocalist with the Cork Pops Orchestra for their 2018/19 Season, performed as the lead vocalist with The Irish Philharmonic Orchestra as part of "The Snowman Live" in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and performed as lead vocalist for "Brown Thomas Christmas Window Launch" in both Dublin (2018) and Cork (2019). She is so excited to be working with Montfort College of Performing Arts this Summer!

 

SINEAD O' DONOVAN 

Sinéad O’Donovan is a 23 year old vocalist/vocal coach from Tipperary. She has just completed her final year in the Popular Music degree in The Cork School of Music. Standout musical theatre roles that Sinéad has played over the years include Johanna in Sweeney Todd , Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Dinah in Starlight Express, and Sarah in Ragtime (Best Singer Nominee; AIMS Awards 2020).Sinéad was fortunate enough to be part of the original cast of “Find Your Way Home”, an Irish musical that premiered in Albany NY, Boston, and Off Broadway in New York City in July 2017.As a backing vocalist, Sinead has recorded for the Olympia Pantomime and Helix Pantomime in 2018/2019/2020.  Sinéad is a BAST ( Be A Singing Teacher) certified vocal coach and teaches voice and musical theatre in Bellvue Academy Of Performing Arts in her hometown of Clonmel. On completion of her degree, Sinead is hoping to do a masters in Vocal Performance.

 

KATE O' DONOGHUE

Kate started her dance training at the age of four. Kate studied jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and Irish dance. She has performed in dance and musical theatre shows in the Everyman Palace, the Cork Opera House and the Firkin Crane. From the ages of 4 to 20 she performed in various professional pantomime and musical productions at Cork Opera House including Hairspray and Beauty and the Beast. Over the years Kate has also competed in dance competitions in Manchester from 2015 to 2018 winning various awards. 

Kate studied dance in Colaiste Stiofain Naofa from 2016-2018 where she studied jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary and commercial dance, in addition to also studying drama. During her time at CSN she had the opportunity to teach in many primary and secondary schools across Cork. She graduated from CSN with distinction. Kate also holds ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) qualifcations in jazz and ballet. 

Kate continued her studies with her acceptance into various colleges in England including Bodyworks in Cambridge and also receiving a scholarship to Leicester College of Performing Arts (LCPA). She studied ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, singing, drama and musical theatre in LCPA. 

Here at home in Cork Kate was given the opportunity to be a dance teacher with Footdreams Performing Arts where she taught ballet and jazz.

She looks forward to sharing her passion and love of the performing arts to a new generation of stars! 

SINEAD O’ FLAHERTY 

Sinead started performing as a teenager and soon after took part and won various dance competitions. She trained at CSN for two years where she also choreographed numbers in their graduation show. She was then offered a place at Stella Mann in the UK where she graduated with a performing arts degree. She has performed in the musical ‘Chicago’ and aIso choreographed and performed in a group piece - ‘Eggstavagansa’. Sinead has also performed in a live show called ‘Ascend’ in St Albans Theatre in Milton Keynes in the UK. She has trained in many different styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial, acting and musical theatre.