Principal & Singing Teacher
Originally from Co Cork Ireland, Cristín moved to London to complete her BMus in performance (voice) at the London College of Music. Cristín’s performing career began touring with Opera Cork in her native Ireland. At the age of 17 she was winner of the International Song Contest. Over the past number of years Cristín has performed in various musicals, operas and concerts both in the UK & Ireland. Credits include – “Ensemble” in HMS Pinafore (Chichester Festival Theatre), “Rosie” in Darling of the Day (Ondatje Wing Theatre – National Portrait Gallery) “Susan” in The Day Before Spring (Sadler’s Wells), “Niamh” on the Dream Weaver Cast Recording, “Amelia” in Faithful (RADA), “Soloist” in The Songbook Revue (Etcetera Theatre), “Aline” in The Sorcerer (Questors Theatre). Cristín has a real passion for teaching singing. She loves using all the skills she has learnt as a performer to help others improve and nurture their talent. Cristín is delighted to be teaching at her own school. As well as running Masquerade, Cristín is lecturer in voice on the musical theatre course at The London College of Music. Cristín also has a large private client base of private students who she coaches on a regular basis.
Drama and Dance Teacher
Frankie graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with a First on the BA Hons Musical Theatre course. She previously trained at SJ Academy of Dance for 14 years, learning many styles including Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Street and Greek. It was there that she also gained teaching experience in the arts for exams and stage. She has taught for many Performing Arts Schools across Surrey and London since graduating. At GSA she had many wonderful opportunities, including singing at the Olympic Relay Ceremony in Guildford as well as performing as part of the choir in the West End Gala Production of Children of Eden. Prior to GSA, Frankie performed in many productions in Southampton, leading to such events as performing live on Blue Peter. Frankie’s love for musical theatre is something she hopes to pass on through her teaching, along with good technique essential to stage work.