The College

MANDY ELLEN, PRINCIPAL (FDITA RSA)

Welcomes you to the Mandy Ellen Performing Arts College, here we aim to provide every performer with the knowledge, training and experience ready for a career in the performing arts industry.

We believe in the mantra, ‘Dance is Fun’ and with that offer a safe, fun learning environment where students can grow as people and performers. I hope you enjoy looking through our online prospectus and look forward to welcoming you to the college as a Mandy Ellen Performing Arts College student.

Good Luck, Mandy.

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Mandy
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Mandy Ellen is a member of the International Dance Teachers Association, where she holds her Associate / Licentiate and Fellowship Qualifications in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Theatrecraft and Freestyle. She is also a fully qualified RSA Exercise to Music Teacher, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is the Chief Examiner for the British Dance Arts Federation. From her first dance steps at the age of three, dance and musical theatre has always been a big part of Mandy’s life. She has danced and studied in all genres of musical theatre and dance. Mandy’s love and enthusiasm has seen her work professionally, however her true passion lied in teaching and management.

At the tender age of 21, Mandy was Dance Studio Manager at Tudor Park Sports and Leisure Club before moving to London where she was Gym and Studio Manager at Gold’s Gym, Ealing. She then went onto manage the Sports Centre Complex and Studios at Matthew Arnold School in Staines.

After successfully managing and opening studios for other company’s, Mandy found the confidence to finally open her
own studios. There was only one place Mandy ever wanted to have her studio and that was in her home town of Maidstone.

Mandy moved back to Maidstone where over the next couple of years she worked hard on developing, nurturing and
encouraging every student that attended her school.

Mandy’s belief that ‘Dance is Fun’ helped her grow the school big enough to move into her own premises. Her commitment
soon paid off when ‘The Mandy Ellen Performing Arts Studio’ opened in January 2005 and in the very same year the MEPA
College was founded. Mandy is proud to be a true Kentish maid being born and bred in Maidstone and so her dreams came
true the studios opened.

Mandy now celebrates over 20 years teaching students, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Mandy Ellen is co-director of ‘Class Act Entertainment Agency’ (representing performing arts talent in the South East).

In 2012 the ‘Mandy Ellen Kids Agency’ opened and within the the first year saw Callum Wilsher star in ‘Singing in the Rain’ West End and Allanah Martin Judge as Susan Parkes in ‘Billy Elliot’ West End. In 2013, Tilly Cook appeared alongside Robbie Williams in his new Christmas Music Video ‘Dream a Little Dream’.

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