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Mary Ann Tear

Part-Time Lecturer

Theatre

Qualification

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages,
Trinity College London

Licentiate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Diploma in Education,
University of Nottingham, UK

Licentiate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Hons), UK

Diploma,
London College of Dance and Drama, UK
(with Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in 7 branches)

Biography

Mary Ann is a senior examiner and trainer for Trinity College London, as well as a British Federation adjudicator, choreographer, director and performing arts lecturer and practitioner. She is now based in Singapore as the SEA Drama and Performance Consultant for Trinity College London whilst still pursuing her examining, lecturing, and adjudicating roles. Her work has taken her to Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Bermuda, as well as Europe and the UK.

Mary Ann was a lecturer in performing arts at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Middlesex whilst pursuing her professional theatrical career in performance, choreography and direction in drama, musical theatre, pantomime and physical theatre. During her time at the universities, she was part of the panel who designed the performing arts courses at both the Diploma and Degree levels.

She particularly enjoys working on devised works, including all aspects of theatre, and has created works that have been performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK; The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage, UK; The Northbrook Theatre in Worthing, UK; as well as the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts among others in Singapore. She has always had an interest in teaching and she ran her own schools in Hertfordshire, UK for several years, working with students of all ages in drama and dance. She has also led a Youth Theatre and was involved with many community arts projects in the UK.

Recently, she has conducted many workshops and seminars for teachers all over the world and has returned to performing, choreographing and lecturing at NAFA, School of the Arts Singapore and LASALLE College of the Arts. Whilst enjoying the various roles she assumes (training, examining, adjudicating, directing, choreographing, performing and lecturing), Mary Ann also finds time to read, debate, listen to music, go to theatres, visit art galleries and watch the latest movies, believing that it is important to be up to date with current movements in the arts scene as well as new initiatives in education and training in the workplace.