Rob Lane, Fine Arts Department Chair, St. Anne’s Belfield School

“I have had the pleasure of working with Ken Ellis the seven years I have been at St. Anne’s – Belfield School. During that time, Ken has been the choreographer for our musicals, taught a dance class and worked with many of our students as a voice teacher. Throughout it all, he has been a wonderful and supportive colleague who cares deeply about the students with whom he works. Not only is he a talented dancer and singer, but he has an amazing ability to connect with his students.

One of the qualities that sets Ken apart as an educator is his ability to connect with all his students regardless of age, gender, or ability level. I have seen him work with middle school students, high school students, and even adults with equal success. Students want to work with him, and he obviously takes great joy in teaching them. Ken brings a very nurturing and supportive attitude to all of his teaching. He is constantly providing positive feedback to his students even as he corrects mistakes. As a result, his students show not only remarkable growth but an increased passion for performance. It is not surprising to me that many of the leads in our shows have often worked closely with Ken.” -Rob Lane, Fine Arts Department Chair, St. Anne’s Belfield School

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