Look who is working with us…..
We are delighted to announce that the Internationally renowned classically trained singer, Seán Ruane, has agreed to work with us at Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts. Seán will be coming along to some of our Musical Theatre classes a couple of times each month and will also teach some one to one singing lessons. If you’re interested in booking a lesson slot with Seán then please let us know.
International Opera singer Sean Ruane has not only graced the opera stages around the world, but also been involved heavily with sport singing the National Anthems from Manchester to Sydney. He has studied with some of the best teachers and vocal coaches in the world and would now like to offer his knowledge onto the young performers of Dansworks.
Seán has already been into Dansworks a couple of times and we have recently worked with Seán and his company, Chant Productions on a school’s educational project called ‘Suffrajitsu’.
Here is a little bit of Seán’s bio
Seán Ruane raised and educated in his native Lancashire completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music . His exceptional promise was recognised by the Peter Moores Foundation who supported Seán as a young professional. Through them he was able to study in Italy with Fernanda Puccini. Seán was subsequently awarded a place on the prestigious Academia di Puccini studying with the world renowned Magda Olivero and Rania Kabiavanski. Most recently Sean was a finalist in the ‘Concorso Lirico Internazionale’, Italy, working with Rolando Panerai, Ines Salazar and Vivien Hewitt.
Equally at home performing in front of the cognoscenti of Covent Garden or fervent football fans at Wembley, Seán has worked all over Europe, the United States, Russia, Australia and New Zealand since making his professional debut in 2001, Opera Holland Park was his very first professional engagement in Manon Lescaut in 2001 and he returned each summer for 10 years.
While opera remains at the heart of his work, Seán has become the voice of many of the national sporting events. Seán has performed at the Ashes for the last four series, he makes a special appearance at every Test during the Investec Ashes Series but his rendition of ‘Jerusalem’ is played before the start of every England Test. He has also sung ahead of England football internationals, the Irish Rugby Six Nations internationals and has also appeared on the bill of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, alongside the likes of Paul Weller, Jools Holland and comedian Johnny Vegas.
In 2011, Sean established CHANT Productions. Since then he has designed an innovative programme of opportunities for young people, giving them access to work alongside industry professionals in Arts, Media and Sport. CHANT believes that Stadiums are the theatres of the future for young people and hold the potential to unlock youth talent and challenge some of the Country’s greatest social problems. the past six years have been very exciting with programme’s developed with the BBC, The FA, The RFL and the Football League.
2013 began with CHANT delivering world class choirs for the Rugby League World Cup. Working with over 500 children based around the grounds of the RLWC Fixtures, CHANT taught a range of songs including the National Anthem’s for the playing Teams (which ranged from the English National Anthem to the Tongan National Anthem and many languages in between). CHANT has delivered all the performers and choirs before the Challenge Cup with over a 100 singing at the Final at Wembley.
The past four years has seen CHANT grow and grow to the stage where 450 young people and adults performed the National Anthems for the RFL Four Nations on pitch at both Olympic Park London and the final at Anfield, Liverpool.