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Success Stories

 

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NEVILLE BRADLEY JR

– recently worked as a dancer on Alan Carr’s ‘Grease’ special, alongside Jonathan Ross and ‘Didi Conn’(Frenchy) who

originally starred in Grease the movie. He will be starring in Channel 4

Stage School this autumn. ‘Stage School’ follows the lives of the students and teachers at the prestigious D&B Academy of Performing Arts, London, UK.

Neville has recently graduated from this Academy.

 

 

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JESSICA CERVI

 

– after graduating from HJSS, Jessica went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK. Her theatre roles -The Commitments  (The Palace Theatre,

London, 2015), Serena Katz in Fame (Ireland Tour, 2010) Cinderella in Cinderella (The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 2010), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (The Olympia Theatre, Dublin,

2010), Star to be/ Boylan Sister in Annie (The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 2009) Television Roles: (Winner of National televised search), Fame – The Musical (RTE Television, 2010)

 
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AARON COLLIER (pictured with Hometown)

One of our young stars has recently appeared in a Bank of Ireland commercial, well done Aaron!

 

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STEVE GARRIGAN

– has had huge success as lead singer of Kodaline,  (student with HJSS from 1998-2004) made his first CD in HJSS with 4 other students called ‘Children are

doing it for themselves’. It was released on The Late Late Show for National Children’s Day, 2000.

 

 

 

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CAROL HEFFERNAN

 

– since graduating from HJSS, Carol has gone on to complete a degree in Musical Theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK.

She has starred in many theatre productions- Zanna Don’t (The Landor Theatre, London, 2014) High Society (UK and Ireland Tour, 2013) The Wedding Sing and The Secret Garden

(Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, 2012). Recently she has starred as ‘Little Bo Peep’ in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (The Gaiety Panto, 2015).

 

 

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CLARE IVORY-

 

After graduating from HJSS, Clare completed a degree in Professional Musical Theatre, Performers College, Corringham, England. Clare has starred in many musical

theatre productions; The World Of Musicals (German tour, 2014), Jesus Christ Superstar (Live Arena Tour, 2012), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour 2011/ 2012), Dreamboats

and Petticoats (UK Tour, 2010). Clare has featured in the Miramax Films production of Becoming Jane, 2009. She was also in the Sony/ Columbia Pictures movie The General, 1998.

 

 

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CLODAGH LONG

 

attended HJSS from 8- 17 years and has since been awarded The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship for her training at Royal Welsh College of Music

and Drama, Cardiff, Wales. She has starred in theatre productions- The Commitments (The Palace Theatre, London, 2014), The Sound of Music (QNCC Theatre, Qatar, 2014).

She was lead vocalist in ‘Bond Girls’ (UK Tour 2016, Elite Artists Group) and Soloist ‘Till I go Home’ (The Landers Theatre, London 2016).

 

 

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KATHERYN MC KIERNAN

– has appeared in many theatre productions and has worked as a TV presenter from 2005 – 2010, on such shows as Satitude and the Den (RTE).

Katheryn has also appeared in many Operas/ Musicals/ Panto’s including Grease, Me and My Girl, Robin Hood, with her most recent role in “Freezin” Panto 2015, in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

 

 

 

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LAUREN NEVIN

 

Lauren studied Musical Theatre and Drama with the Royal Academy of Music, London,UK and the College of Dance, Monkstown, Dublin. She has had

successful lead roles in ‘Personals’ the musical (The Landers Theatre, London, 2015), Beauty And The Beast (The Helix, Dublin, 2013), Sleeping Beauty (Tivoli Variety Theatre, Dublin,

2012), Grease, (The Gaiety, Dublin, 2015). Lauren won the role of Sandy in Grease through a nationwide search on RTE’s John Murray Show. Appearances on screen include The

Tudors; Fair City & The Late Late Show.

 

 

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BRIAN ORMOND

– T.V/ radio presenter and host. His work includes National Lottery Draw (RTE, 2014), The Big Money Game (RTE 2012- 2013) and You’re a Star (RTE 2006-

2008).  He has worked on movie soundtracks including Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and leading drama series Show Bands (2005).

 

 

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SHARON SEXTON

 

– Sharon has enjoyed a diverse career as a musical theatre performer, concert singer and cabaret artist. Most notably recognised for her award winning portrayal

of Liza Minnelli in the highly acclaimed one-woman show, Somewhere Under The Rainbow (Olympia Theatre, Irish National Tour and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015/ 2016) Other

theatre credits to date nclude Anglo The Musical (Irish Premiere, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 2013), Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (The Gaiety, 2012), Nancy in Oliver! (The National

Concert Hall, Dublin, 2012) and I-Keano (The Olympia Theatre, National Tour, 2008)

 

 

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JOHNNY WARD

 

– currently stars as Ciaran Connolly in Fair City (2016). Most notably he played Paulie in Love/Hate (2014). He has featured in many Films from 1999-

2015 e.g. Mammal, Doll  House, Primeval and Two Hearts. T.V. Commercials from 2003- 2016- Lyons Tea, Axa Insurance, Mc Donald’s and many more.  He has had many stage roles

from 1999- 2015 most recently playing Peter Pan in Peter Pan (The Gaiety Pantomime (2014-2015). He was part of the Disney Channel productions The Sock Monster (2000) and Fear

(2001) while attending HJSS.

 

 

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EMMA WARREN

 

– attended HJSS for 10 years. Recently she’s become a lead dancer with Heartbeat of Home touring China and North America to great acclaim. Highlights of her

career to date include touring as a dancer and lead vocalist with Riverdance (2014- 2016) and appearing in Prodijig’s Irish and UK tour of Footstorm, 2013. Emma was a finalist on

BBC’s Over the Rainbow – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy

 

 

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REBECCA STORM

http://www.rebeccastorm.com/

Rebecca has a wealth of experience and now teaches Masterclasses here at the school.

 

 

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KENNETH FARRELLY

Trained:
Helen Jordan Stage School, Dublin.

Theatre:
Sleeping Beauty Sort Of, Show Boat, Rockin’ Hood, Puss In Boots, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Mama Mia – Londons West End.

Concerts/Cabaret:
European and international tours with The Celtic Tenors, The Three Irish Tenors; Christmas From Dublin, Dublin’s Traditional Irish Cabaret, Magical Rhythms of Ireland; Westlife’s World of Our Own tour; four seasons with Normandy Cruise Lines.

Television:
Appearances on Open House, Den TV, Off the Rails and on CNN and ABC in America.

Film:
Magnificent Ambersons; Mad About Mambo.