Mandy prides herself on being a very approachable principal, she always has time to listen and offer support where she can, whilst ensuring that her very high standards are maintained. Mandy has always instilled in both her students and her team that although she expects the very best ‘learning can be fun’.
Mandy Ellen founded her school of dance over 30 years ago, having successfully trained pupils in all aspects of dance. It wasn’t long before Mandy realised that the next step to supporting her pupils in their chosen field was to offer additional coaching and support to those who wanted to train professionally.
Mandy opened her studios in January 2005, and following an amazing first half year soon decided it was time to open the doors to her performing arts college, and so courses began in September of the same year offering pupils a local alternative to professional training without the need to travel to London.
Mandy has always felt that performing arts is fast becoming out of reach to a lot of very talented pupils, due not only to the cost involved but also the locations available. As such her main aim has always been to offer the very best training in musical theatre and dance, but at a price that is affordable, and so ensures that everyone has access to some of the very best training available.
With her knowledge of the world of performing arts, Mandy is also a realist and acknowledges that every student will need a resource to support themselves; as such Mandy ensures that all her students strive towards achievement of their teaching associates / diplomas.
Emma has been working at MEPA College since it was launched in September 2006, originally starting as a dance teacher before being promoted to Head of Dance where she was then appointed Deputy Principal of MEPA Training and continues to work closely with the teachers and Management Team.
As Deputy Principal, Emma believes in focusing on the individual potential of each student to achieve their highest level of attainment, underpinning their professional training with mutual respect, co-operation and understanding. Her objective is to inspire creativity and individuality in an atmosphere of support and encouragement to prepare each student for the diverse, complex and exciting industry of Musical Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts.
In her career Emma has been lucky enough to work with choreographers including Anthony Van Laast, Adrian Allsop, Chris Baldock and Alan Harding.
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