Meet The Team
Miss Kirstie - Director Centre Stage Musical Theatre
Kirstie’s love of Musical Theatre has always been bordering on obsessive.
Her first ever role was as a 'Snow Flake" at the tender age of 4.
From an incredibly young age she has been involved in many dance modalities as well as singing and acting.
Kirstie came to Australia almost 20 years ago where she instantly fell in love with QLD.
Her professional training started with Exercise to Music in England where this launched a 10 year career in a leading private health chain as a manager. Her role focused on teaching a wide range of dance and exercise classes, running kids-clubs, training staff, teaching first aid classes. As well as being part of the display team for promotional events and adverts. She was also involved in new club start-ups and writing programmes for the centres kids clubs. Kirstie also studied theatrical make up as part course in England a skill she has honed and utilised over many years.
Kirstie first became involved in Centre Stage 8 years ago when she enrolled her (Then shy) preppie to help with confidence. Her passion and commitment to volunteering at Centre Stage led to her becoming a key member of the Team and a master of costumes, props, theatrical make up and glitter. Kirstie took the became the lead teacher of Centre Stage in May 2019 and went on to take over the company in January 2020.
Kirstie is also a qualified Teacher Aide and works at local schools on a casual basis.
Kirstie teaches, nurtures, motivates and brings out the best in all students through her enthusiasm and energetic approach to teaching.
Kirstie is extremely excited to take the Centre Stage students on a magical journey using song, dance, acting and a whole lot of fun.
The Team at Centre Stage are so excited to bring the magical world of musical theatre to all their students.
“There is NO such thing as too much glitter”
Miss Kirstie Centre Stage
I began performing at the tender age of 2. I was trained by the most prestigious Irish performing arts teacher Billie Barry. As part of the advanced theatre group I starred on RTE Irish National television and on Dublin's main theatre's the Gaiety and the Olympia. I continued to perform until I got itchy feet and decided to travel the world.
On returning to Ireland I became assistant choreographer at the Pamela Keeley Stage school. It was here that I gained all of my teaching experience. We had up to 1000 students at the school. Many students of ours also followed in our footsteps and were selected to perform on RTE Irish National Television and at the same theatres where we once had performed.
The ethos of Centre Stage is all about positive teaching and finding the hidden talent in every child. Not all children have a natural ability to perform but with lots of encouragement they can do it. We encourage the children to dance, sing, act, write songs, poems, speak publicly and simply tell a joke. It is about building confidence in each individual child and having fun along the way.
As artistic and business advisor to Centre Stage Pamela draws on her wealth of experience in the performing arts industry.
Pamela has won many awards as a comedian in Ireland and worked professionally in Musical theatre, Pantomimes, cabaret, TV and Radio for many years.
Later on Pamela turned her hand to teaching and ran her highly successful PKSS Stage School for 15 years in Ireland with over 1000 students coming through it's doors.
Pamela now lives in London and is currently working with her creative team to produce and stage MEN the musical in Londons West End in 2019.