New Drama Teacher:
After two terms launching the Drama department at Clifford Studios, Maggie has decided not to come back this academic year. This was a mutual + amicable decision and we wish Maggie all the best for the future.
Taking over will be JOANNA CROLL (pictured) - a teacher who comes highly recommended. We will ensure continuity of teaching through open communication between Maggie, Jo + myself. (Two Miss Jo's - how confusing!)
Jo has worked extensively as both a Movement and Acting Tutor at drama schools, including The Drama Centre, Rose Bruford College, Goldsmiths University and Italia Conti. She has also worked as a Movement Director and Choreographer for companies such as ATC, The Dukes (Lancaster), The Factory, Eastern Angles, Diorama Arts and Sprite Open Air Shakespeare (at Ripley Castle). Over the past twenty years she has led Drama workshops for children and adults of all ages and is currently resident as a LAMDA tutor at Falcons Boys School in Richmond.
At Jo's request, the timetable is changing slightly also - all classes will be 45 minutes as below. We will address LAMDA exams at half term once Jo has had the chance to bond with the pupils and I have asked her to focus more on group pieces, character development and increasing confidence for now. She has asked those with poems, prose + monologues already learned, to bring them along on Thursday.
4.45 - 5.30pm - Junior Voices
5.30 - 6.15pm - Intermediate Voices 1
6.15 - 7.00pm - Intermediate Voices 2