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Lipa Sixth Form College

Where Performance Matters

Nadeen Kemp - Programme Manager, Music & Sound technology

Nadeen came to LIPA Sixth Form College from her role as Curriculum Coordinator at Hugh Baird College, responsible for Music, Music Technology, Creative Media Production, Performing Arts and Dance. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Nadeen is an experienced teacher of Music and Sound Technology who has taught for several years at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. She is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed as a session musician with many national and international artists. She continues to work in the music industry while teaching, and uses the concept of the ‘live brief’ as a basis on which her students can develop professional working practices and subject-specific skills suitable for working in the music industry.

Steph Kirton - Programme Manager, Acting

Steph undertook her PGCE at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and has recently completed her Masters’ degree in Applied Theatre & Performance at the University of Manchester. She has worked in a range of secondary, Further and Higher Education settings, most recently at Hugh Baird College. Steph has presented youth work in theatres ranging from The Lowry to The Atkinson and non-traditional settings (such as parks and music venues). She has a track record of developing the curriculum to create opportunities for industry standard projects. Steph is keen to encourage her students out of their comfort zones to develop new ideas and take responsibility for their own skill set.

Andrea McDevitt - Programme Manager, Dance & production Arts

Andrea has a Masters’ degree in Dance Studies from Liverpool John Moores University, and extensive experience of teaching Dance in Further and Higher Education. Prior to full-time lecturing, she performed and taught freelance nationally and internationally with Gestures and Stark Dance Companies, working with choreographers such as David Massingham, Emlyn Claid and Earl Lloyd Hepburn. Andrea was an outreach dancer for Northern Ballet Theatre and Poetry in Motion and choreographed the opening ceremony for Manchester’s Olympic bid. Her television credits include both the BBC and Granada TV. Andrea believes that analysis and evaluation in Dance practice provides the depth of understanding that is vital to development as a dancer and for career longevity.