Founder/Director - Matt Newman
Matt, from Portsmouth, began dancing at the age of just two. He then went on to further his professional training at the renowned Performers College under the direction of Brian Rogers. Matt has extensive experience on both the stage and television and has performed worldwide alongside many well known faces. Matt became a qualified dance teacher at 20 and has since taught and choreographed for a number of dance societies, schools, drama companies and holiday parks. His style and originality has been an inspiration to many and he has been recognised with several local award nominations. Matt is currently studying for his certificate in education and teaches all styles of dance to students at South Downs College.
Manic Stage Productions was founded in 2005 by Nicole Louise & Matt Newman. Having both trained and worked together as professional dancers their joint love of the performing arts compelled them to start up a company that would provide the South Coast with the same high class entertainment and levels of teaching as they had both been so lucky to have experienced over the years
Their ethos is to offer opportunities to South Coast, self employed, trained and working performers outside of London. This ensures that top quality highly trained individuals can share their talents with the people of Hampshire and beyond. .
Founder/Director - Nicole Louise
Originally from the North, Nicole is now based in Southsea Hampshire. Since graduating with Honors from the acclaimed Performers College under the direction of Brian Rogers, Nicole has had an extensive performance career on stage and screen. Her talents have taken her throughout the country and abroad as both a singer and dancer. She eventually turned her hand to choreography and her passion and creativity took her to LA and New York. A qualified ISTD teacher (Imperial Society of Teachers in Dance) many local and National schools, societies and Theatre Companies have benefited from her knowledge and choreographic expertise. Nicole has recently worked hard to gain a BA Honours degree in Performing Arts Management which she is using to develop Manic Stage Productions even further.
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