Some information about the staff at the school
BA HonsED, QTS, PGC Psych, USASF, BCA, NCSSE
British Sign Language Levels 1,2,3 & 6
Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI)
Suzanne is a qualified teacher in Drama and the Performing Arts.
Suzanne has danced since the age of 6 and has had Training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, HipHop/Street. Suzanne is a classically trained Mezzo-Soprano and an accomplished performer.
Suzanne has been teaching for nearly 20 years including her experiences at mainstream schools and private performing arts schools and academies.
Suzanne is an experienced dancer and choreographer having created and performed in many stage productions.
Suzanne is also a qualified cheerleading coach.
Suzanne is an experienced Director and Producer, having directed numerous school performances and is a regular director for Dramatic Societies in Cardiff.
Shows directed include:
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
"Wizard of Oz"
any many more....
BA Hons Dance
Jade grew up in Cornwall and moved to Wales to study dance in Cardiff where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012. Jade has been working at the school for many years and has helped choreograph many shows such as The Witches, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Cats and Seussical Jr as well as helping to prepare the pupils for their grades. Jade has also had fun teaching at the Summer Schools which is where she first began teaching at the school back in 2012. As well as dance, Jade also has a passion for drama and is currently helping to direct and choreograph ‘Mary Poppins Jr’ at the secondary school she works at. Within the next year Jade will be hoping to study once again at Cardiff Metropolitan University to become a secondary school teacher. Jade enjoys teaching a range of dance styles such as musical theatre, jazz, commercial, contemporary and cheerleading and runs her own children’s dance classes in Bridgend.
Sarah began as a pupil at the school and worked her way up the ranks, from pupil at aged 11 and now a teacher and Assistant Manager of the school.
Sarah graduated from Cardiff University and continued her career as an accomplished teacher of Drama and Dance.
She also runs her own cheerleading and dance troop in Cardiff. Sarah has recently taken up the position of Assistant Manager alongside Jade and is a great asset to the school.
Rachel Louise Marsh
BMUS Hons, dip.ABRSM, MISM
Rachel studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained a first class honours Bmus Degree in voice under the tutelage of Janet Price, Catherine Roe-Williams and Ingrid Surgenor. In her first year, Rachel was entered for the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Junior Bursary award and was the first young singer from the college to win the competition. In 2009 she also won the title of Music in the Vale's Young Singer of the Year competition. She was also a finalist in The Thelma King Award for Singers at the Mid Somerset Festival in 2011. Previous operatic roles include Mrs Jaffett (Noye's fludde), the Countess from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Elisetta (Il matrimonio Segretto), Angelica (Orlando) and Dorthee from Massanet's Cendrillon. Rachel has also been the understudy soprano soloist to soprano Amanda Roocroft in the RWCMD college chorus performance of Brahms Requiem and has also been a participant in Masterclasses with Nathalie Dessay, James Gilcrest, Micheal Pollock and Elin Manahan Thomas. She has also performed with many choral societies and conductors as a soloist ranging from Crickhowell Choral (Maybel in Pirates of Penzance), Vivaldi's Gloria with The Harcoombe Singers and Mozart's Requiemconducted by Adrian Partington in Llandaff Cathedral with the RWCMD chamber choir and Adrian Lucas in Bristol Cathedral (Come and Sing Mozart) Aside from performing, Rachel also teaches singing around South Wales for Cardiff and the Vale Music Service and runs her own private music lesson business RLM Professional Singing Lessons and Vocal Coaching. She has taught for a variety of Stage schools across South Wales and was until recently resident singing teacher for the Forte School of Music. During March 2011, Rachel was chosen to travel to China as an ambassador for RWCMD and to teach singing at the Chongqing Arts School in Chongqing. She was also in China as a guest soloist for the Welsh Assembly Government office and also for the official Wales Week reception. Previous engagements with the Cardiff Bach Choir include ‘The Messiah’, Schubert’s ‘Mass in E flat’, Bach’s ‘Ascension Oratorio’ and Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ and ‘Vesperae solennes de confessore’ Rachel has also been guest soprano soloist for the Chepstow Male Voice Choir 2 and recently soprano soloist for the Llandaff and Crickhowell Choral Societies in their joint concert of Verdi’s Requiem. She has also worked as a choral leader for the Welsh National Opera Youth and Community Department. (www.rachellouisemarsh.com)
BA Hons ED Drama QTS
Drama Teacher and Early Performers teacher
Bethan Ford BA Hons ED Drama QTS
Bethan Ford is a qualified Drama Teacher and currently teaches in a High School as a Drama and English teacher. Her details are as follows:
BA Hons Education: Drama
Qualified Teacher Status
Drama Teacher - Brynmawr High School.
Drama and English Teacher - Hartridge High School.
Bethan teaches the Early Performer's classes and Drama to the Main School, and has been with the school since April 2005