Student Success


James Revell

James trained at the Liphook Academy of Dance and Bird College of Performing Arts. He graduated from the Academy with a distinction in Grade 6 Ballet having only started ballet training at the age of 12. Whilst at the academy he performed multiple times with the English Youth Ballet, Laine Theatre Arts Junior Squad and Urdang Academy. James was awarded a full scholarship to Bird College in 2007 from where he graduated with some of the highest grades ever achieved. He was chosen to demonstrate the new Advanced 2 ballet syllabus to the examiners at the ISTD.

Credits include:
Ensemble and Dance Captain in Guys and Dolls (Savoy and Phoenix)
Sinatra (London Palladium)
McQueen (St James’ Theatre)
Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour)
We Will Rock You (World Arena Tour)
Vampirette (Manchester Opera House)
Aladdin (Bristol Hippodrome and Milton Keynes)
Hairspray playing Brad on board the Oasis of the Seas.
So You Think You can Dance? - Sky TV semi-finalist
Dance Captain UK tour Hairspray
Mary Poppins Returns (upcoming feature film)

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Jessica Paris

While at the academy Jessica performed with the English Youth Ballet four times and with Urdang Associates in the Move It exhibition. She graduated with a high merit in Intermediate Ballet. She was awarded a scholarship to Italia Conti where she gained distinctions in Advanced 2 Ballet, Tap and Modern. She was further awarded best Year 2 student for ballet and best student teacher and graduated from Italia Conti with her ISTD teaching qualifications.

Credits include:
Dance captain for Warner Leisure Hotels,Thorsby Hall Nottingham
Dancer for Explosive Productions
Fred Olsen contract on board The Braemar
Dance captain Saga Cruises

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Charlie Day

During his time at the academy Charlie performed many times with the English Youth Ballet & the London Children’s Ballet Company. He won the Hampshire County Council Bursary for Dance and gained a scholarship to Tring Park Associates. He graduated with a high merit in Intermediate Ballet. Charlie was awarded a scholarship to Italia Conti where he gained Distinctions in Advanced 2 Ballet, Tap and Modern.

Credits include:
Costa Cruise Line contract
Princess Cruise contract
P & O Cruise contract

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Hayden Davey

Hayden Davey has been accepted into the Royal Ballet School Associates Junior for 2017-18

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Kirsty Foreman

Kirsty performed in 2019 as part of the National Youth Musical Theatre tour, in their production of Growl.
She has been accepted into GSA juniors, and has been awarded a scholarship for Bird summer school 2020.

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