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Our dance students are celebrating after a record number of them secured places at some of the industry’s leading dance and performing arts colleges.

The students who have just completed their Level 3 qualification are dancing on air after successfully gaining places to continue their studies at a range of different establishments including Ballet Rambert, Bird College and Urdang Academy from this September.

They will be travelling the length and breadth of the country from Swindon to London and Liverpool to Manchester to take up their places.

Finlay Murray auditioned and was thrilled to secure a place at the prestigious Ballet Rambert in London where he’ll take his dancing to a new level on their degree programme.

Finlay said: “I’ve absolutely loved my time at college and have had the opportunity to experience both contemporary and commercial dance as well as some musical theatre. This has helped me discover my passion for ballet and contemporary. The college staff are brilliant; they gave me the confidence to audition for Ballet Rambert and I’m thrilled to have been offered a place.”

Also heading to the capital are Ava Jones and Jennifer Davis who will continue their dancing at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire on their BA Hons programme. Whilst Paul Mathias will be studying at Urdang Academy. The prestigious academy based in Islington specialises in dance and musical theatre with many of their graduates going on to secure roles in the West End.

Mia Wyles auditioned at the world-renowned Bird College and secured a place on the BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre programme. She’ll be following in the shoes of Mel C and John Partridge who previously graduated from the performing arts academy.

Addict Academy in Leicester has proved popular for our dancers with Vegas Turnbull, Sinead Wynne and Amy Shute all successfully auditioning for their HND Musical Theatre programme. Whilst the Wilkes Academy in Swindon will welcome Stevie-Brooke Maddison and Mia Thompson on their BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre.

Staying in the North of England, Chloe Cameron and Tamara Thorpe are heading to Shockout Arts in Manchester, Georgia Leigh Baird is joining Jelli Studios in Liverpool and Simeon Corder will be studying at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds.

Even closer to home, Amelia Drape and Tilly Jobson will be studying for a degree in Professional Dance at Newcastle’s at Dance City while Alex Kelly has secured a place at Newcastle College.

Fiona Wyles, Curriculum Leader for Dance at the college is thrilled for her students: “I’ve been very lucky to teach a group of gifted and talented dancers over the last two years. The prestigious dance and performing art academies that they have secured places at are a testament to not only how truly talented they are but also the hard work, passion and commitment they have shown over the last two years. It’s been an absolute pleasure to teach them – huge congratulations to the class of 2022.”

Tue Dec 06 2022