Shelley Lowry Speech & Drama Teacher and Adjudicator | Professional Profile
Shelley Lowry Speech and Drama teacher Portadown Northern Ireland
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

WHO WE ARE

Principal/Director:

Shelley Lowry

BA (Hons) LLCM (TD) ALCM (Speech & Drama) ALCM (Verse-Speaking)

Shelley has been teaching in Northern Ireland since establishing her school in 2002. Upon graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) degree, Shelley was employed by the BBC in London and worked in entertainment and music production, mostly on Top Of The Pops as International Production Executive. Shelley also worked with director Farren Blackburn (The Fades, Daredevil, The Innocents, Shut In, Luther, Doctor Who) whilst living in London, and assisted with the production of his short film ‘Going For Broke’ Sky Movie Max Short film of the year in 1999. Having studied Speech, Drama and Communication Skills for many years prior to completing her degree, Shelley returned to Northern Ireland with the intention of developing a school that would deliver the highest standard of teaching and opportunities for young people across Ireland.  Shelley is a Speech and Drama adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals and runs Shelley Lowry Talent Management. Shelley is very proud of all the exam and professional success that her pupils have achieved over the years, and is honoured that Trinity College London have awarded the school ‘Champion’ status for two consecutive years.

Artistic Director/Casting Associate

Aimee McVeigh

Aimee McVeigh has studied dance since the age of 3, initially under the guidance and tutelage of Donna Whitten, and then with Rachel Scott of Portadown Dance College (PDC.)
Aimee participated in RTE’s Pump Up My Dance, and has completed level 1 in Estill Music Theatre Vocal Training. Aimee appeared twice in the Birmingham Stage Company Production of ‘Gangsta Granny’ at The Grand Opera House in Belfast. Before leaving to study in London, Aimee studied acting and theatre classes with the Shelley Lowry School of Speech and Drama.
Aimee then went on to complete 6 months dance training with the world renowned Bird College. Whilst in London, Aimee participated in the Guinness World Record for the largest disco dance to celebrate the release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Aimee is also registered with the Associated Board of Dance and holds a certificate to enter students for accredited GQAL & OFQUAL examinations in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary.
Aimee is fully trained in first aid, insured and DBS checked. Aimee will continue to further her own teacher training whilst teaching at the Shelley Lowry School.
She is also working with the Talent Management department of the school.

Artistic Director:

Jill Dixon Monte

Jill Dixon Monte is an ISTD dance teacher with a mission to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms. Today the ISTD strives to advance excellence in dance teaching and education. They promote knowledge in each specialty and provide up-to-date techniques in the ever-changing world of dance. The ISTD work hard to maintain and improve teaching standards in schools, academies and performing arts settings across the world.

Content Director:

Neil Frazer

NURTURING TALENT

A great number of my students have gone on to enjoy professional success within the creative and media industries.
However, the skills acquired through studying Speech & Drama classes have also given my other students a competitive edge in their many other chosen professions.

TAILORED TEACHING

I deliver drama workshops in primary schools that are tailored to the Northern Ireland curriculum.
I work with community groups using theatre in education as a tool to deal with issues that impact young people.
I have delivered drama workshops for adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BA Hons, LLCM (TD), ALCM (Speech & Drama), ALCM (Verse Speaking).
Fully insured with DBS clearance.

Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.

Aristotle