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Hayley Franks Høier

Co-Founder
Tap and Musical Dance

Hayley's combination of dance, choreographer and audition leader experience means she can offer students a 360 degree perspective of what it really takes to succeed as a musical artist. In addition Hayley is considered by her peers to be warm, patient and giving but also firm enough to guide students to achieving their best results.

From being trained in England and working on many musicals in Denmark which also involved assisting other choreographers from the West End in London and Broadway in New York she has a lot of knowledge and connections to what is needed to make it in the musical theater world.

Hayley is trained at Elmhurst Ballet School as well as the English National Ballet School in London. After arriving in Copenhagen she started to perform in Phantom of the Opera at Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen. She continued to work for Det Ny Teater where she made a home for herself as a dancer and at the same time took on a dual role of choreographer's assistant in various shows including Cats, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Singing in the Rain and Crazy for You. Since then Hayley has now choreographed numerous musicals such as Annie, Les Misérables, La Cage Aux Folle, The Producers, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music and Jekyll and Hyde.

The latest Show Hayley is choreographing is Annie Get your Gun at the Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen 2017.

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Malin Astor

Co-Founder
Jazz and Musical Dance

Malin specialises in Jazz Dance as a performer and choreographer. It's this purism and complete dedication and devotion that epitomises her teaching style and belief. Malin has the deepest understanding of what it takes to develop and build a successful career as a professional dancer as well as cope with such a competitive and hard working environment.

She brings this professionalism to her classes complimented with an empathetic and encouraging attitude always reminding students of the sheer joy and personally transformational capabilities of dance and musical performance underpinning the very 'why' choose performance art as a career.

Malin was educated at Performing Art School in Sweden where she graduated 1997. She arrived in Copenhagen in 1998 where she started to work as a dancer and musical artist at Det Ny Teater in the show The Merry Widow. Malin continued working in Copenhagen as a dancer and musical performer in Another Brick in The Wall, Crazy For You, Fame, My Fair Lady, Cats, Evita & Beauty and the Beast performing at Det Ny Teater, Nørrebros Teater, Det Danske Teater, Bellevue and LandsTeatret.

Malin has many years of experience teaching in jazz technique and musical theatre dance at professional level and during 2012-2015 worked as the main jazz teacher at a 1 and 2-year diploma education in Copenhagen.

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Karina Nus

Singing and Voice

Karina is Central’s voice and singing teacher overseeing the academic syllabus. Karina works across a wide range of styles including classical, musical, jazz, pop, rock to heavy metal and many more, providing Central’s students with extensive vocal tools and techniques to meet the diverse requirements of the industry.

Since 2005, Karina has focused on helping singers and actors deal with stress, anxiety and stage fright via a combination of concrete exercises that affect the nervous system directly supported by metacognitive therapeutical practices and tools. Combined with her 12 years experience as a professional singer and actor demonstrating her versatility as a teacher and her ability to offer career essential performance tools, students will be provided with a relevant combination of techniques to achieve their highest potential when it counts - in auditions and on stage.

Education

  • Certified singer and singing teacher at Complete Vocal Institute 2005.

  • Bachelor in Media and Music Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013

  • Meditation Instructor, Essential Living 2014

  • Metacognitive Stresscoach, Neokognitive Institute 2017. 

teaching Experience

The Complete Vocal Institute - Den Danske Scenekunstskole Musicalakademiet Teaterskolen ved Aarhus Theater - Vocal Coach for The Royal Theatre - Nørrebro Theatre - Østre Gasværk - Mungo Park Theatre - Betty Nansen Theatre - Odense Theatre - AvenyT - Vocal Coach for X Factor - Dansk Melodi Grand Prix - MGP - Cirkus Summarum.

Karina has taught singing in the following countries: USA, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands and Denmark.

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Tina Mariager

Ballet

Tina is Central’s ballet instructor whose  professional career clearly demonstrates her intense educational investment and dedication to this core discipline. Tina’s teaching style focuses heavily on one side structure, form and detail complimented on the other side by nurturing students to feel comfortable with themselves resulting in the development of grounded and disciplined students prepared to progress onto the next stage of their career.

Education

The Scandinavian Ballet School v. Elsa Marianne von Rosen/Edel Pedersen DK. International Ballet Seminar v. Birger Bartholin, Toni Lander. DK. The Danish Ballet Theater Frank Schaufuss. American Ballet Theater School / JKO Leon Danilean, Michael Maule, Valentina Pereyslavec, Patricia Wilde USA. Ext. teachers David Howard, MD. Darvarsh, Finis Jhung. Classical Ballet EducatorRAD Girls and Boys Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1-4 Certificate. DIF Physical Trainer Certificate. Vaganova's Choreographic Institute of Classical Academic Dance, Skt. Petersburg Russia. Musicology 30 ECTS Kbh. University (European Music History). Mentee Edithe Pheiffere Frandsen

Teaching Experience

Corporal dir / teacher The Danish National School of Performing Arts. DK. Ballet teacher The Municipal Ballet School, Skt. Petersburg, Russia. Ballet Royale Washington, USA. Dance Educational, DK. Artistic Leader / Ballet Teacher Svenska Balettskolan Malmö. SEE. External Lecturer University of Copenhagen (TORS). Educational academics: H-F's after-school (music-Russian dance). DK. Copenhagen. University Theater and Performance Studies elective dance, competence to teach dance in high school. BA "Biomechanic - Vsevelod Meyerhold". No-MAds (MFA) Stockholm University (ongoing).

Professional Experience

Choreographer at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, DK. Malmø Symphony Orchestra, SE. Tivoli Concert Hall, DK. Municipal Ballet School Skt. Petersburg Russia. Odd Fellow Palace Events DK. Northern Night Festival DK. Nordens Dansteater DK. DR. Boat Theater, Kbh K.Awards: Balletmaster Albert Gaubiers Memorial Hall, Danish Actress Association Danserlegat. Mogens Kochs Mindes legat. Ministry of Culture's Scholarship. Gnossjø City. SEE.

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Charlotte Guldberg

Drama and Voice

With a professional career working in lead roles across theater, TV and film, Charlotte has a wealth of professional experience to share with Central’s students. Combining strong technique with a more humanistic approach Charlotte will provide a stable platform for students to feel comfortable coming out of their shells in a safe and well guided environment core to developing the necessary drama skills on the road to audition success.  

Education

Actress from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Aarhus

Professional Experience

”Dig og Mig” playing “Den unge kvinde” Folketeatret. ”Evita” playing Evita,  Det Ny Teater.”Valhalla”playing Hel.Folketeatret. ”Mary Poppins”, playing “Mary Poppins“. Det Ny Teater. ”Sigurd og Brynhilde”. Det Lille Turneteater. ”The King and I”playing Anna, Det Ny Teater. ”Oliver” playing Nancy, Koncertsalen i Tivoli.”Rottefælderevy”.”Beauty and the Beast”playing Belle, Det Ny Teater. ”Skibet skal sejle i nat”, Café Liva.”Rottefælderevy”.”Farlige Forbindelser”playing Cécile, Østre Gasværk.”The Sound of Music” playing  Maria, Det Ny Teater. ” Anna Sophie Hedvig”Det Kongelige Teater. Esther og Asta. ”The Black Rider”, Brudepigen/spøgelset .Aalborg Teater.

Film og TV

“Emma og Julemanden – Jagten på Elverdronningens hjerte”. Deluca Film.”Forbrydelsen 2”, DR TV-Drama.”Album”, instruktør Hella Joof, DR . Vibeke”Steppeulve” Den Danske Filmskole. Anja”Ørnen” afsnit 17 & 18, DR TV-DRAMA

Awards

Reumerts Talent Pris 2004,Arbets legat fra Prins Joakim og Prinsesse Alexandras Fond 2008, Halbertstads Æreslegat 2014

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Mette Nagel

Contemporary Dance

Mette is Central’s contemporary dance instructor offering classes balanced between disciplined technical work and freedom for students to explore their own unique movement and body language. Mette's approach is founded on her experience as a gymnast and dancer on both elite and national teams in Denmark. Mette pays close attention to detail complimented with the spaciousness she offers to those in her class. Students can expect to be taken out of their comfort zone in a safe environment to fully explore their individuality and creativity.

Education

In addition to have studied at  Danseuddannelsen by Sara Gaardbo and Stepz in Copenhagen and, Mette offers her international experience following multiple stays in London, New York, and Los Angeles providing her with further education and inspiration.

Working Experience

For the past 10 years Mette has taught contemporary dance and been a part of different dance initiatives around Denmark. As a performer Mette has a broad C.V including commercial work for TV2, dancer and assistant choreographer on projects at the University of Copenhagen, been a part of The National Danish Performance Team and for two years worked as a a dancer at Gerlev Performance Team, with whom she has performed as well as leading workshops across the globe including Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Mette brings an international mindset and influence to every class that students will benefit from.