DIRECTOR

DANIELLE BRIDSON

have been fortunate enough to experience many different types of tuition and coaching during my time as a student, performer and teacher working within the Creative Arts field; from my first dance class and piano lessons at the tender age of 5, to my first professional role out of Performing Arts College.  I learnt my craft from many specialists within the Creative Arts Industry and it is my passion to pass on my skills, knowledge and experience to students of all ages on the Isle of Man. The Educational Specialist, Ken Robinson states that ‘creativity is putting your imagination to work’. I whole heartedly believe that everyone possesses the ability to be creative and imaginative and at ‘The Arts Hub’ we endeavour to explore this creativity to its full potential, allowing you to realise your artistic aspirations as performers and practitioners in the world of the Creative Arts.

I am certain that we have the perfect class waiting to help you unlock your creativity and imagination and I look forward to welcoming you to The Arts Hub soon!

Danielle Bridson


BIOGRAPHY

The Arts Hub Founder and Director, Danielle, moved to the Isle of Man with her family in 1997. During her time as a student at Ballakermeen High School, Danielle was heavily involved in many aspects of the Arts in the Manx community. At the age of 19, Danielle embarked on a three year Performing Arts Degree at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. On completion of her degree, Danielle worked professionally in a number of fringe and touring productions in the United Kingdom and internationally. Danielle’s passion for teaching developed during this time when she worked as a singing, drama and music teacher delivering private lessons to both amateur enthusiasts, as well as professional actors and dancers whilst working for well established Performing Arts Schools in London and the home counties.

Danielle completed a PGCE at Middlesex University in 2009 and started a career in Secondary Education in London as Head of Music. In 2012, Danielle returned to the Isle of Man to take up the role as Faculty Leader for Arts at Ballakermeen High School.  Danielle left Ballakermeen High School in July 2018 to run The Arts Hub full time.

Since returning to the Isle of Man, Danielle hasn’t been able to resist the opportunity to work with the many talented performer’s on the Island at the Gaiety, initially in ‘The Full Monty’ with JT Production and more recently as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the Douglas Choral Union’s production of ‘Sister Act’.  Danielle is kept busy teaching these days, but can be seen performing in concerts and shows on the island when time allows!


  • EXPERIENCE
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • VOCATIONAL QUALS
  • 2007 – Graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
  • 2008 – Commenced Teaching Career as Head of Music at Villiers Highschool in London
  • 2012 – Began working at Ballakermeen as Acting Head of Performing Arts Faculty
  • 2013 – Promoted to Head of Arts Faculty – Ballakermeen
  • 2015 – Founded The Arts Hub
  • 2018 – Became fulltime Director of The Arts Hub
  • BA (Hons) – Performing Arts & Musical Theatre (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts)
  • PGCE – Middlesex University
  • First Aid: Qualified First Aider
  • DBS / Police Check:  Holder of current DBS Certificate