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Lynn Cassidy

Lynn has a BSC in Management from Trinity College Dublin, and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Techniques from Dublin Institute of Technology, graduating with first class honours that placed her at the top of her year. Lynn is also a qualified Special Needs Assistant having completed the QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting Course with Portobello Institute, for which she was awarded a distinction.

Lynn has been singing and performing since the age of four. She was an integral member of the prestigious Irish female choir Cantairi Óga Átha Cliath (The Young Dublin Singers) for over 30 years where she was trained and coached under the outstanding instruction of the choir’s renowned Musical Director, Brian O’ Dubhghaill (R.I.P.). During her time with Cantairi Óga Átha Cliath, the choir achieved outstanding success, winning many prizes in international competitions throughout Europe as well as at home in Ireland. The choir was prominent in the field of contemporary music winning, amongst others, first prize at the Bela Bartok Contemporary Choral Music Festival in Debrecen, Hungary.

Cantairi Óga Átha Cliath were also the first Irish choir to win first prize in the International Trophy Competition at the Cork International Choral Festival and won ‘Choir of the Year’ at the Navan Choral Festival on numerous occasions. Lynn performed with the choir at the National Concert Hall many times as well as at concerts in the Pro Cathedral, the Pepper Canister Church, and the Mansion House, giving many solo performances.  As a senior member of the choir, Lynn was involved in coaching and mentoring the children in the Junior section of the choir and accompanied them for performances at home and abroad.

Lynn has performed in numerous amateur dramatic productions and has played the role of Nancy in ‘Oliver’, Adelaide Adams in ‘Calamity Jane’ and Mrs Gogan in a production of Sean O’Casey’s ‘The Plough and the Stars’.

Lynn had a successful career in marketing and business development with a multi-national company for 15 years before taking a career break to look after her four children.

Since joining Power Drama School in May 2015, Lynn has been involved in five big productions, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty & the Beast’ ‘Together We Shine’, ‘Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ as well as many class productions. Lynn’s students have also had fantastic success in the Musical Theatre category at the Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Festival in 2017 and 2019.

Lynn is also a volunteer committee member of a charitable organisation providing support services for families and is an active member of Lusk Community Choir under the direction of Annalisa Monticelli