BETTY ANN NORTON
LGSM, LRAMD, ARIAM, GODA, ADA
Betty Ann opened her Theatre School in Harcourt Street in 1960, in the over 50 years since then she has taught many people who are now famous in various areas of the Arts and Business. She has adjudicated all over Ireland and Britain. She loves teaching and her passion shows in her work and the results achieved by her students.
CONOR ARMSTRONG SANFEY
Conor is an award winning filmmaker and theatre director. His recent feature film ‘LIFT’ has screened worldwide to standing ovations and five star reviews. Conor run’s our film and acting to camera classes, and also teaches on our drama courses. Conor trained in theatre at Betty Ann Norton Theatre School gaining his ALCM teaching diploma and in film at the National Film School gaining his BA in Film Production.
BA. Hons, ALCM, LLCM (TD), FLCM
Lisa is a Speech, Acting and Communications Facilitator. As an Actress, Voice-Over Artist and Theatre Maker, Lisa works professionally as a performer in each field she teaches. She holds a First Class Honours B.A. in Drama & Theatre Studies from the Samuel Becket Centre, TCD. She is a Fellow of Speech, Drama and Communications and has an L.L.C.M Teaching Dip. with London College of Music. She also trained at Lee Strasbourg Theatre & Film Institute, NYC and in Contemporary Irish Theatre and Practice at the Lir Academy. Lisa is a founding member of award winning theatre company Talking Shop Ensemble and runs her own interpersonal skills training company Little Engine Communications.
HELEN BURGESS (Consultant)
Helen Burgess Holds a Licentiate from the London College of Music and Drama, a Licentiate from Trinity Guildhall and a Dip.Sup.d’Etudes Francaise.
She has taught for many years at the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School.
PAULINE JOHNSON BA Hons.
MUSIC - Accompanist
Pauline Johnson is an Honors Music Graduate of U.C.D. She has directed many choral works including “Handel`s Messiah”. Her most recent engagement was Choral Director for the Betty Ann Norton`s School production of “An Elizabethan Fantasy”. Pauline also plays multiple instruments.
Grace Clancy (A.R.I.A.M) studied Speech & Drama throughout her youth. She has trained at The Betty Ann-Norton Theatre School and was awarded The Associate Teaching Diploma from The R.I.A.M. Grace has a keen interest in English Literature and organises Theatre visits for student groups.
Ciara Feely was a student at Betty Ann Norton Theatre School from 2007. She attained her ALCM Teaching Diploma from the London College of Music in 2014. She has been a team teacher with the school since 2013. She now teaches our Step 1 and Step 2 Kindergarten classes. She has also worked as a stage manager for performances in Dublin Castle, the Pearse Museum and annual Christmas performances in St. Louis High School Rathmines.
Shelley Calvin studied at KSA Academy of Performing Arts in Beckenham, London and has achieved her LTCL Higher Diploma in Musical Theatre. She has performed in many venues across London in musicals, cabaret nights and comedy gigs. She focuses on teaching performing through song and dance in a fun and friendly environment.
Grace began with the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School when she was 7 years old. After competing Grade 8 with Distinction, she continued her studies with the diploma course for ALCM in teaching speech and drama. She eagerly awaits the results from London for the written proportion of the exam. Grace was honoured to be accepted into The Lir where she will commence her studies in stage management and technical theatre in September ’17. Grace was named as Senior Winner of Poetry Aloud 2016 and has recently performed at Cruinniu na Cásca for RTÉ, as a guest speaker for UCD Drama Festival as well as in Betty Ann Norton Theatre School production’s ; ‘The Eternal Globe’, ‘The Secret Garden’, and many more.
Daniel was a student of the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School from 2006. He attained his ALCM from London College of Music in 2017. During his time as a student, he performed in many of the school’s performances including ‘Our Town’ and ‘Coram Boy’. As well as now teaching for the school, Daniel often appears as a guest actor in the current school shows such as ‘The Eternal Globe’.