MEET OUR TEAM

We have an award-winning teachers from across the country to hear their stories and, hopefully, find out a bit about what it is exactly that makes them great. take a look at some of the Teacher Profiles below to learn a bit more about what can make a teacher great.

Our TeamStardust Team 2020/2021

ASEEL SHAHEEN

General Manager

Growing up Aseel was always a student of theatre and film, be it when she studied theatre in her school years or when she completed her studies in Film Making from the respected SAE in (2010). Her passion, enthusiasm and long years in this field have led her to Stardust Academy where she is greatly admired and known as "Ms Aseel". .

Most recently, Aseel was given the opportunity to teach MYP Drama at the Modern Montessori School (2019-present). She has worked in Shashat Multimedia Production as the Production Manager and with Atalla Casting as Casting Assistant on several international movies (including HBO and Netflix) (2014 -2019). More of Aseel's notable credits include: Primary Drama Teacher at the Aqaba International School (2012), Teacher of the After-School Drama program at the Modern Montessori School (2014-2015), Director of 'Annie' the musical (2015) with the same Montessori After-School program, Assistant Director with "Stardust Academy' in their production of 'Les Miserables' (2016) , Production Manager of the musical "Encore" (2017) with "Stardust Academy".

As for Stardust Academy, Aseel has been making this special place a priority in her heart since 2014. This unique opportunity to combine her love of the performing arts, with her management skills has been impeccable. .

Robyn Noftall

Creative Director - Dance/ Acting

A native of St. John's Newfoundland, Robyn Noftall is a singer-songwriter/dancer/actor and Arts Educator. She is overjoyed being back in Jordan to rekindle and build new relationships with the students of Stardust Academy. Since last here in 2017, Robyn has become a certified Barre Fitness and Yoga Instructor.

Recent artistic professional experience include: collaboration with Victoria Fuller (Echo Productions), Mosaic Dance Company, Mateo Galindo Torres (Guetcha Guaritcha), voice-over work with Paul Aitken (Murdoch Mysteries), and the humbling performance for HRH Queen Rania (Cultural Palace, 2016). Robyn co-choreographed and produced ‘Nullius in Verba’ (2018 Toronto Fringe Festival) and has released tracks of her original music (available on Soundcloud) under the production of Michael Olsen (Our Founders).

Robyn’s auspicious approach to life and holistic practices bring a unique style to her teaching and connecting with those around her. Robyn is a graduate of Randolph Academy ('14) and George Brown Dance ('12).

Elly Ball

Vocals

Elly Ball is a seasoned Canadian vocalist, songwriter, and performer. With clients around the globe and her next solo EP in the final stages of recording, she continues her education in music production through the Berklee School of Music, with the hopes of one day opening her own studio

After 8yrs of classical studies in voice and 5yrs in piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Ottawa, she is most proud of her yearly first-class with honors evaluations and top placements at the Kiwanis Music Festival. Elly then moved to Toronto, and under the mentorship of Elaine Overholt (Big Voice Studios) and Diana Yampolsky (Vocal Science), she found a harmony of classical and modern vocal techniques. Elly believes that every voice has something special, and began teaching privately in 2018. Her holistic approach balances the needs of the modern music world for both stage and studio, helping singers discover their inner voice and nurture it in its own unique way.

Pairing her creative career with music, Elly was also the lead production designer at onUP Productions (2017-2020). There she worked on various independent film projects for music videos, creative shorts and lifestyle commercials. She is excited to get back to the stage this year under the direction of Robyn & Aseel to continue nurturing her love of storytelling through performance.

ZAIN ABU NAMEH

Administration

Zain has always had a love of drama, and has been acting since she was young. She is a director's assistant for the Montessori after school drama program. Assistant Director credits include; Shrek the musical, and Wonder with Modern Montessori School.

Zain is a current student at the SAE Institute, studying digital media design and will graduate in 2020.