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Colette Puchalski

Colette Puchalski

Head of Performing Arts

I am committed for the continuation of raising the profile of Performing Arts within NAS and indeed the wider community while offering many new and exciting opportunities for your children whilst ensuring they reach and indeed exceed their true potential.

Previously to joining NAS I have been Faculty Leader of Expressive and Performing Arts as well as Head of Dance within the UK for the past fifteen years. I have also been fortunate enough to have had a long and fulfilling career as a professional dancer in the UK and also world- wide where my specialism has been in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap Dance and I also hold an ISTD teaching qualification with Distinction in the above disciplines. I graduated from De Monfort University in 1998 gaining a B.A. Hons Degree in Drama, Dance and English Literature.

It is my firm belief that the Performing Arts curriculum within a school should be nourished so it can enable all students to enhance and enrich their learning experiences by way of a broad and balanced range of performing arts activities and lessons. I strongly believe and advocate that Dance, Music and Drama develop children’s creativity, self- confidence, decision making and evaluative skills enabling them to become self-assured independent learners. I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe in inspiring students to take risks whilst enjoying the process of creativity as well as the end representation. Working with the Julliard is a truly amazing opportunity for both myself and for the delivery of an exceptional Performing Arts curriculum.

I am really excited to be moving to Dubai with my family which include two wonderful teenage girls who have a passion for the arts and who constantly keep me busy and entertained. We are all looking forward the amazing things that Dubai has to offer. Besides dancing I enjoy skiing and at the moment I am learning to play golf.