Liz Brennan Director:
Liz has a BA in English from UCD and a Speech and Drama Licentiate from Trinity College, London. She worked for several years teaching drama in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and was a Senior Examiner with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. She has adjudicated at various Festivals throughout the country and has examined in numerous examination centres.
As a trained singer Liz has played many leading musical roles. For her endeavours she won Best Female Singer at the Waterford Festival of Light Opera and Best Leading Actress at the Bangor Festival of Light Opera. She has also directed many musicals for musical societies and schools.
Niamh was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated from Dublin Business School with an Honours Degree in Film, Literature & Drama and she has since graduated from ArtsEd in London with an MA in Acting. Niamh is represented by Red Door Management in the UK and First Call Management in Ireland.
In the past few years she has made her debut at The Gate Theatre for the last two years with the summer sell out run of Roddy Doyle’s “The Snapper” playing Yvonne Burgees. She has been a recurring character, “Blume”, on Ireland’s leading TV soap “Fair City”, and was a member of the cast of “Save + Quit” which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Oxford Playhouse, The Vaults Theatre Festival London and The New Theatre, Dublin Ireland.
Niamh was involved in countless musicals growing up and still sings and dances regularly. During lockdown she set up her own online dance fitness teaching called “NB Dance Fitness“. She is a qualified Zumba instructor and also teaches hiphop.
Amy is a well-versed actress who has played the role from the works of Arthur Miller to Simon Stevens. Recently she was nominated for Best Female Actor for her betrayal of Inner Ruby in A Blast that was performed in Short+Sweet Festival in Dublin 2019. Her next project will be bringing the beautiful play Lovely Head by Neil La Bute to Smock Alley November 1st, playing the role of Amber.
She began working on this project after her final year in Momentum Acting Studios studying the Advanced Meisner Technique in 2017 which gave her tools to be able to work more on her craft. Before this, her main training was in comedy improvisation which she learned from her mentor growing up, Mary Murray, in Visions drama school. Here she also learned how important it is to make your own work so Amy went and got a BA in Film and Media Studies in DBS. She got to produce two of her own scripts into shorts. Amy wanted to learn more on her skill set with acting so began studying in Bow Street.
During the last year, Amy had the chance to be part of the feature film, “Let the Wrong One In” by Conor McMahon as the part Amy, which will be in cinemas in October. Along with creating work, she also went back to study Drama Education with Griffith College and will graduate with a HDip. in November. Using this skill set to further her Drama Teaching career.
Allie graduated Dance & Performing Arts in Sallynoggin College in 2015. She has been a lead dancer of the Olympia Pantomime every year since 2010 and is also a champion Irish Dancer.
Allie danced in the famous Abby Lee Dance Company in LA with the cast of dance moms. She was a dancer for four years alongside our very own Irish twins Jedward. Allie is a regular guest dancer on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’, ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’, ‘The Nathan Cater Show’, ‘RTE’s Big Music Week’ & more. Allie also performed Irish dancing for the President Michael D. Higgins in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Allie has been featured in music videos for artists such as The Coronas, X-Faxtor’s Brendan Murray, Lisa McHuge, Jake Carter & more.
Allie is very excited to now be part of our Team & is excited to bring her skills to all our students in September 2022.
Elaine trained with Bull Alley Theatre Training Company from 2002-2006 graduating with an ATCL from Trinity Gulidhall ,London.
Credits include playing Mother Courage in ‘Mother Courage’ at Smock Alley, ‘Bride in Blood Wedding’ at The Project Arts Theatre , Various Characters in ‘Hamlet’ in Tallaght Theatre, Jane in ‘I Have Five Daughters’ at The Project Arts Theatre. Elaine has also starred in ‘West Side
Story’, ‘Chess’ and ‘City of Angels’ at the Driocht Theatre and the Dublin premiere of ‘Ragtime The Musical’ at the O’ Reilly Theatre. Elaine works extensively across Dublin as a singer, drama & musical theatre teacher and vocal coach. Elaine was musical director and assistant director on the Civic Theatre professional pantomime productions Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White. She was recently lead vocalist and musical director for Rob Murphy’s ‘Let Loose’ show in Vicar Street in 2022.
Elaine is delighted to become part of the Team at Platform Stage School and is very excited for the year ahead.