Meet The Team

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Kirstie Pickerill

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.

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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.

 

"There is NO such thing as too much glitter”

- Miss Kirstie Centre Stage

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Michelle

Michelle - Assistant Teacher Singing, Acting and Dancing (Triple Threat)
 

Michelle entered the world of performance at the tender age of 4 at a local weekly ballet classes, this continued as she worked her way up through the RAD dance grades and certification in tap, modern and Jazz studying at the Jeanine Greville school of music and dance.

 

At the age of 13 Michelle won a place at the Italia Conti Academy of performing arts at the Barbican centre in London studying all things dance, drama and singing completing her RAD and LAMBDA certifications.  In case Michelle didn’t become a star, her mother advised her to go on to complete a BA Hons in theatre media drama, at which time Michelle co-wrote and performed a small piece at the Edinburgh fringe theatre and stared in several productions at the Welsh college of Music and Theatre.  

 

Michelle has performed in numerous professional and amateur productions in the UK when young and currently performs in a community choir and improvisation group since moving to the sunshine coast.

 

Michelle now has a 4-year-old daughter who already loves to sing along to musical theatre which has added to Michelle’s excitement in joining the Centre stage team this year and passing on her knowledge and passion for all things singing, acting, and dancing!                                            Razzle Dazzle!’