LSC EXPERIENCE DAY
LSC EXPERIENCE DAY
Friday 29 May 2020
London Studio Centre is hosting an exclusive Online Experience Day to provide a taster to all successful applicants for full-time programmes (2020 entry), LSC Senior Associates and members of the Emerging Talent Programme.
This day is a fantastic opportunity to get a feel for full-time training at London Studio Centre with a selection of classes and workshops taught by leading professionals and faculty.
LSC will be hosting another Experience Day in the summer open to everyone but particularly those looking to apply next year – details coming soon.
MALE SINGING CLASS with JAMIE ANDERSON (LSC Faculty)
Jamie teaches at London Studio Centre.
Jamie has appeared on BBC One and CBBC as a vocal coach, and has appeared in The Stage, Women’s Health Magazine and Metro talking about the voice. As well as creating a highly successful series of workshops in cabaret performance.
Jamie’s private clients and former students have worked on Broadway, in the West End, on UK and International tours, at National Theatre, as well as on film and TV.
Jamie worked as an actor/singer before finding his calling as a cabaret artist and has performed internationally and at top London venues such as Hippodrome, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, Pigalle, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Hackney Empire and RVT, as well as in the cabaret tent at Latitude Festival.
Some notable highlights include: being a soloist with LSSO, a featured backing vocalist for Our Lady J and having sung live on ITV, BBC Radio 2 and Resonance FM. In addition, Jamie was the inaugural host of the London Cabaret Awards and, for 9 years, hosted hugely successful cabaret showcase Cabaret Confidential at Pizza On The Park, Leicester Square Theatre and The Pheasantry. He performed his solo show at Bush Theatre and Barbican Centre.
ACTING with CLARE BLOOMER (LSC Faculty)
Clare trained at RADA and whilst there won the Lilian Baylis and the Verity Hudson Bursary Awards. Most recent acting credits include Margaret Thatcher in Maggie and Ted (White Bear), Gertrude in Hamlet (Iris Theatre), The International (Playground Theatre), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Silvano Toti Globe Theatre Rome/Duke of York’s) and Shadows of the Evening, Afterplay and The Glass House (all for Essential Stage).
Clare believes in a rigorous and investigative approach to training actors. The students are encouraged to ask questions and she believes that personal growth comes from confidence and joy. In terms of methodology, Clare aims to equip students with a personalised toolkit from which to draw upon.
MT LYRICAL JAZZ with AISLING DUFFY (LSC Alumna/Faculty)
MT JAZZ with REBECCA HOWELL (LSC Alumna/Faculty)
Current & upcoming projects include Cabaret (göteborg opera), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Broadway - UK associate).
Choreographer/Movement Director credits include: The Crown - season 4 (Netflix), The Louder We Get (theatre Calgary), Guilio Cesare (La Scala, Milan), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical (West End), The Man of La Mancha (London Coliseum), Wizard of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Die Tote Stadt (Komische Oper Berlin), The Beggars Opera (Paris & Tour), Ruthless! (West End), Barnum and She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mamma Mia! (Limassol, Cyprus), The Country Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre), Spamalot and the Glass Menagerie (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Life of The Party (Theatreworks, San Francisco), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East), Tommy: The Rock Opera (Blackpool Opera House), Blockbuster (UK Tour), Falstaff (Royal Opera House), The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Jest End (London), Billy Elliot (West End - Tap Tutor), La Cage aux Folles (Menier, West End – Tap Consultant).
Associate Theatre credits include: American Psycho (Almeida Theatre & Broadway), Funny Girl (West End & UK Tour), A Little Night Music, Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory & West End), Oh What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Viva Forever (West End), My Fair Lady (Lyric Opera Chicago, St. Petersberg & Théâtre du Châtelet), Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate factory), Assassins (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Bad Girls The Musical (Playhouse, Leeds), We Will Rock You (Netherlands).
Associate/Assistant Choreographer Film, Music & Commercial credits include:
Burberry Festive Event & Burberry Shanghai Event (2014), Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum Tour (2018), Pet Shop Boys: Electric Tour (2013), Pet Shop Boys: Pandemonium Tour (2010), Pet Shop Boys: Brit Awards 2009, Ellie Goulding: Starry Eyed (music video), Duffy: Well Well Well (music video), Fred Claus (warner bros).
Trained at London Studio Centre.
BALLET with CARRIE JOHNSON - BSc ARAD PDTD (LSC Faculty)
As a student Carrie gained Bronze at The Genee International Ballet Competition and Young British Dancer of the Year Competition 2003. She has danced worldwide with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ballett am Rhein (soloist), New Adventures (principal) Phantom of the Opera and the Mconie Company. With her freelance dance engagements including The Royal Variety Performance as a dancer for Andrea Bocelli and in Disney’s motion picture Nutcracker & The Four Realms.
As a graduate of the Professional Dancer's Teaching Diploma 2015 (Distinction), Carrie now teaches at London Studio Centre and Ballet Boost. She is a guest teacher for Yorkshire Ballet Seminars, New Adventures and Yorke Dance Project and has taught at the Royal Academy of Dance’s International Summer Schools and for their prestigious Phyllis Bedell’s Bursary.
She took on the role of Associate Artistic Director for National Youth Ballet’s 2019 season, nurturing young aspiring dancers of the future. In previous years she has staged ballets by Christopher Hampson, Director of Scottish Ballet, and Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie for the company.
Carrie is currently undertaking a Masters in Applied Sports Psychology in order to support dancers improve their well-being and performance and to inform her teaching.
CONTEMPORARY with HANNAH KIDD
Hannah began her training at Elmhurst Ballet School and then went onto London Contemporary Dance School where she completed her BA Hons and later her MA.
In 2007, Hannah joined Richard Alston Dance Company, with whom she performed for six years both nationally and internationally.
As a freelance dancer she has performed for many other leading companies and choreographer’s, notably Merce Cunningham Company, Russell Maliphant, New Movement Collective, Didy Veldman, Ashley Page, Wayne Parsons Dance, Darren Ellis Dance and Mark Bruce Company.
In late 2012 Hannah was nominated for the National Dance Award's Outstanding Female Performer. Hannah was part of the original cast for Bruce’s Dracula which was winner of the Sky Arts South Bank Award 2014 and was nominated for a Critics Circle award for her role as Penelope in Bruce’s Odyssey in 2016. Most recently she performed in A night of 100 solo’s, a centennial celebration for Merce Cunningham at the Barbican, London, the event was live streamed worldwide.
Alongside performing, Hannah has taught in many of the UK's dance conservatoire’s on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at London Contemporary Dance School, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, as well as for companies Richard Alston Dance Company, Matthew Bourne's New Adventure's and Mark Bruce Company.
BALLET with PAUL LIBURD (LSC Faculty)
Paul is teaching faculty at London Studio Centre.
Paul started dancing under the guidance of Nadine Senior MBE at the Harehills Middle School Leeds, then went on to study at the London School of Contemporary Dance, he was a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre 1987 to 1992, Irek Mukhamadov & Dancers 1994, Rambert Dance Company 1992 to 2004 and Scottish Ballet as a soloist in 2004 to 2010. In 2010 Paul danced as a guest artist with Phoenix Dance Theatre in the Declarations Tour and during 2011 Paul danced with David Hughes Dance Productions & Simon Rice's Abundance.
Paul has danced works by some of the world's most prominent contemporary-modern choreographers.
Amongst those are Christopher Bruce CBE, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Merce Cunningham, Wayne McGregor CBE, Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen, Paul Taylor, Ashley Page OBE, Stephen Petronio, William Forsythe, Richard Alston CBE, Rafael Bonachela, Ohad Naharin, Glenn Tetley, Javier de Frutos, Siobhan Davis CBE, Robert Cohan CBE, Robert North, Anthony Tudor, Karole Armitage, Trisha Brown, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Krzysztof Pastor, Lindsey Kemp, Ian Spink, Didy Veldman, Martha Clarke, Mark Baldwin.
He was awarded the Cosmopolitan/Scholl Award in 1985, represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Young Dancer of the Year 1987, and received the BBC Yorkshire Black Achievers Award 1992.
In 2005 received the Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Male Dancer 2004 (Contemporary) and in June 2009 he was awarded the MBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours for services to dance, he also received the Critic's Circle National Dance Award 2009 (The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer).
In 2011 Paul retrained with support from the Dancer's Career's Development for a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Dance). In 2014 Paul assisted on the re-staging of Ashley Page’s ‘Alice’ on HNK National Ballet of Croatia.
HIP-HOP with KAYLA LOMAS-KIRTON (LSC Alumna/Faculty)
Professional dance artist Kayla Lomas-Kirton is highly respected for her versatility. Kayla has trained in a multitude of dance styles, which has led her to become a leading member and choreographer for Birdgang Company. Kayla has also worked as an assistant choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance UK.
As a dancer Kayla’s theatre credits include: Into the Hoods, Some Like It Hip Hop, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, (Zoonation) Redd, The Five and the Prophecy of Prana (Boy Blue), Daughter Daughter (Joesph Toonga), Thriller Live (Westend), The Head Wrap Diaries Extract (Uchenna), SOHO, Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home, Blaze and Breaking Convention.
Her artist credits include Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Busted, Akon and Nile Rodgers.
Kayla has also performed at the London 2012 Olympics and Baku 2015 European Games.
Alongside her professional dance career Kayla also has a passion for teaching and working with the new generations of dancers aspiring them to follow their passion too. By leading workshops, teaching classes and judging competitions around the world, she hopes she can assist that journey for others and continue to spread the love of dance and performance.
CONTEMPORARY with EDD MITTON (LSC Alumnus/Faculty)
Edd trained at London Studio Centre, as part of INTOTO Dance Company. His performing experience includes Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (UK and International Tour), Cabaret (Savoy Theatre), and The Pet Shop Boys/Javier de Frutos’ The Most Incredible Thing (Sadlers Wells), for which he is also associate choreographer.
He is the rehearsal director for Yorke Dance Project, a company with whom he has worked for a number of years, dancing works by Robert Cohan and Kenneth MacMillan among others.
Other performing work includes projects with Darren Ellis Dance, Lynne Page, The Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Opera de Lille.
Edd also works as a choreographer and movement director and is a regular collaborator with Dumbshow Theatre. He teaches contemporary dance at London Studio Centre and has delivered workshops and intensives for many schools and institutes across the UK.
TAP with CRIS PENFOLD (LSC Alumnus/Faculty)
Training: London Studio Centre
Theatre: Guys and Dolls (Royal Albert Hall), Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais, Paris), Kiss Me Kate (UK Tour), Toad in Wind in the Willows (Vaudeville Theatre & Royal Opera House.), Top Hat (Kilworth House Theatre), Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum (Royal Opera House), Soho Cinders (Queen’s Theatre), Snowboy and A-rab in West Side Story - original version (UK Tour), We Will Rock You (Vienna/Zurich), West Side Story (The Sage, Gateshead), English National Opera’s On The Town (London Coliseum), Death In Venice (London Coliseum), Dance soloist in Body of People’s A Journey of Jazz (Sadler’s Wells, London), Oliver! (London Palladium).
Workshops: Will Tuckett’s The Bohemians (Union Theatre), Will Tuckett’s The Nutcracker, Sirius in Drew McOnie’s The Star Child (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Film/TV: Emma (2020), The Spanish Princess (Starz), Allied, Black Mirror (Netflix), Doctor Thorne (ITV), Through the Looking Glass, London Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Muppets Most Wanted, Rush, Great Expectations, Hugo, Bo Selecta, Teachers and various commercials and music videos.
Other: Tap soloist in Ashley Wallen’s Let The Shoe Begin (Dubai Mall).
Choreography: Cinderella (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Anything Goes (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Wizard of Oz (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Fame (Orchard Theatre, Dartford).
As Assistant Choreographer: LazyTown Live! The Pirate Adventure (UK Tour), Dick Whittington (Milton Keynes Theatre), Qdos’ Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Plymouth).
Cris has also choreographed various shows for London Studio Centre and the MTA shows.
Cris also set up and manages the professional Saturday Programmes at London Studio Centre which includes the LSC Associates and LSC Juniors. Both of which train talented and gifted young performers.
As well as performing, Cris is also currently teaches jazz and tap classes for London Studio Centre, Italia Conti, The MTA, Central School of Speech & Drama, BBO and guest teaches at various other venues nationally and internationally.
Cris is also an adjudicator and masterclass teacher for the Dance World Cup international dance competition.
COMMERCIAL CLASS with NIKKI TROW (LSC Alumna/Faculty)
FEMALE SINGING CLASS with SARAH VAUGHAN (LSC Faculty)
Sarah studied at the National University of Ireland graduating with a BA (hons) in Music and Performance, whilst training under some of the top vocal coaches in the US, UK & Ireland.
Having taught in some of Ireland’s top schools and performing arts centres, Sarah now teaches across London & the midlands in a variety of styles (musical theatre, opera, jazz, pop) with a great interest in vocal anatomy & physiology of the voice.
One quarter of international classical crossover group ‘Ida Girls London’, Sarah performs regularly both at home and abroad, highlights including: Noosa Alive Festival (Australia), Windsor Castle, The Other Palace (London), Andrew Neil Show (BBC), West End Live (London).
Other credits include: Cinderella in Cinderella (Plymouth Theatre Royal, Wycombe Swan & Venue Cymru); Ripper Street (BBC), Princess Apricot/Jill in Jack & the Beanstalk (Alhambra Theatre & Wolverhampton Grand), Wom in Exceptional Wom (Josh Nolan), Anne Shelton in The Code (Little Glass Pictures), Women of Ireland (lead singer, US/Canada Tour), Young Sally in Follies, Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Whiskey in the Jar – the Musical (World Premiere), Helen in Here Comes Love (World Premiere), Brenda Blossom in Hollywood Pinafore, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Yum-Yum in Hot Mikado, Belle in A Christmas Carol, Cunegonde in Candide, The Magic Flute, Norma, L’elisir d’Amore and La Traviata.
Recordings include: Pass on the Rainbow-NHS (The Rainbow Collective), The Forget Me Not Song (Alzheimer’s Society), Believe (Ida), Eileen (New World Records), Molly Bloom in Songs of Rejoicing (East Coast FM) and The Hero (Help for Heroes).