Teachers & Staff
Gillian Page - 1935-2018
Cert. Ed., FISTD, CDE Ballet and National, LISTD Modern Theatre and Tap, AISTD, Historial Dance, Member of the Royal Academy of Dance (Inter.), MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy
Gillian trained at London College of Dance & Drama. She also studied at Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia. She represented the Royal Academy in the fact finding mission 'The People to People' Ambassador Program to China which is run by the US State Department). Gillian is the co-proprietor of Page Mason School of Dance & Drama. She is now semi-retired and teaches Ballet (Grades IV, VI, Intermediate, Advanced I and Advanced II), Russian and other National Dance genres. She also choreographs for performances and demonstrations and administer the whole of the business side of the School. Gillian is also the Principal Tutor and Administrator of the Trust for Education in Dance & Drama. This is the full-time course for post compulsory educational students, delivering training for the Theatrical profession and the I.S.T.D. Teaching qualifications. She is the qualified Approved Study Centre Tutor responsible to the I.S.T.D. for maintaining standards through assessments of contextual studies. She teaches and prepares students for the practical Intermediate, Advanced I, Advanced II, DDI module 4 and all DDE modules for examinations in Classical Ballet which includes monitoring student's teaching practice.
LISTD, DDE Modern Theatre Dance & Tap ISTD, Segundo Ano Estudiante SDS Spanish Dancing
Elizabeth started dancing at three years old and continued her studies at Page Mason on their full time course gaining her Advanced 2 in Tap and Modern Theatre Dance, Advanced 1 in Ballet, Segundo Ano Estudiante (Advanced 1) in Spanish Dance with the Spanish Dance Society and then her DDE and Licenciate in Tap and Modern Theatre Dance. Lizzie has danced professionally in Japan, Bahrein, Spain and Russia aswell as many shows, pantomimes, and fashion shows round the UK. Lizzie has taught at many dance schools and public schools including Kent University in Canterbury and of course Page Mason. She is also currently dancing with a Spanish guitar group called Andalus and has performed at venues including the Hilton Park Lane, a boat on the Thames, Ascot, Leeds Castle, Saga Cruise Ships travelling along the Mediterranean coast of Spain aswell as many other venues in the UK.
DDE Ballet, DDI Modern Theatre Dance & Tap
Laura trained at Page Mason up to the age of 17 when an eye accident unfortunately ended her training. When Laura heard about the full-time course she came back to train as a teacher 10 years later and gained DDI qualifications in Ballet, Modern and Tap, then DDE in Ballet. She has also completed all Modern & Tap grades with distinctions and a high Merit for the professional Advanced 1 & 2 examinations. Laura has performed and won in many festivals, performed in London for Mardi Gras and performed Russian dancing on the TV programme The Pier with the school. She has choreographed for many shows, festivals and pantomimes. Laura loves teaching and performing and believes a student can do anything they put their mind to.
Professional Singer/ Singing Teacher
Kelly is a classically trained Soprano who has been singing and performing since the age of 3. She has played numerous leading roles including Eliza in My Fair Lady, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Maria in West Side Story, Ida in Honk and Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick. Kelly is more recently part of Hotsy Totsy, a retro to contemporary female harmony group performing all over Thanet and beyond. We are very lucky to have Kelly working here with us at Page Mason teaching private Singing lessons as well as our main vocal coach in our Musical Theatre classes.
DDE Modern Theatre Dance.
Aimee started dancing at the age of 4 and after finishing her studies went to continue her Dance and Musical Theatre training at Reynolds Performing Arts College in Dartford. Aimee then went on to perform and sing in her band as lead vocalist as well as teaching in schools in the area including Stagecoach in Canterbury. We are very happy to have Aimee on board with us here at Page Masons and taking lead role as our Musical Theatre teacher alongside Kelly Richardson, our singing teacher.
HND/HNC in Dance, Dance Diploma Level 3, Acrobatic Arts Certificate AAC1.
Charlotte trained at Page Masons from the age of 11 then continued her studies at the School of Ballet Theatre UK where she spent 3 year training hard. She has performed in BTUS's version of Swan Lake as well as playing a key role in their adaptation of A Christmas Carol & Giselle of which she toured round the UK with. Charlotte has also been involved in many dance photography projects and music videos and aspires to share her dance knowledge and experience with her students and inspire them to achieve their highest potential.
Lisa started training at Page Masons at the age of 7 and gained her Intermediate level Ballet, Tap and Modern Thetare Dance. Lisa has performed in many pantomines and shows in the UK as well as choreographing and singing in performances such at those produced by Margate Operatic Society. Lisa gained her teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet at Page Masons and teaches Ballet and pur Progressive Ballet Technoque classes.
Intermedite Ballet / First Aider / NVQ Childcarer
Amy started training at Page Masons at the age of 7 and gained her Intermediate level Ballet, aswell as in Tap and Modern Theatre Dance. Amy also has her NVQ Child Care qualifcations and works as a professional child carer as well as teaching our lower level Ballet classes including our Butterflies class, Pre Primary and Primary Ballet. Amy also holds her First Aider qualifications as well as her KCC Chaperone licence so is an important part of our team during events and shows.