elegies for angels, punks & raging queens London drama school KSA academy of performing arts
elegies for angels, punks & raging queens London drama school KSA academy of performing arts

Alumni

Alexis Gerred

 

"American Idiot" (Arts Theatre, West End)

"Our House" (UK Tour)
"Dreamboats & Petticoats" (The Playhouse Theatre, West End)
"Plug In The Lead" (Leicester Square Theatre)
"Dirty White Boy" (Trafalgar Studios, West End)
"Your Country Needs You" (BBC TV)
“Fresher: The Musical" (Pleasance Theatre)
"Sleeping Beauty" (Cardiff New Theatre)
"Rooms: A Rock Romance" (Finborough Theatre)

 

"KSA was an incredible year and one I would recommend to all. The course pays individual attention to each student and provides care and guidance through its experienced tutors. Dance, Singing and Acting are all taught in an intimate, structured day that you can't wait to get back to the next morning! The course provides many public performances and mock-auditions and therefore prepares you for the industry whilst keeping your passion alive. I personally owe a lot to KSA and hope everyone else who attends has the same amazing experience as I did!"

Daniel Buckley

 

"Three Little Pigs" (Palace Theatre, West End)

"The Book Of Mormon" (Prince of Wales Theatre, West End)
"Loserville" (Garrick & West Yorkshire Playhouse)
"Lord of the Flies" (UK Tour)
"Fresher – The Musical" (Edinburgh Fringe)
"Spring Awakening" (UK tour)

 

"KSA helped to really make it clear that I wanted to be in the Performing Industry - With a course specifically dedicated to working with other people who are just as passionate about performing as you are, with staff who are dedicated to passing on their knowledge & experience and most of all, a supportive environment that allowed me to grow and gain the confidence I needed to audition. The showcase allowed me to gain interest from a top agent. None of this would have been possible without KSA Performing Arts"

Chloe Edwards-Wood

 

"Dreamboats & Miniskirts" (UK Tour)

"Dreamboats and Petticoats" (UK Tour)
"Carly Bond 'Ain't wasting no time" (Music Video)
"Harrods Christmas Parade" (Event)
"Missing" (Short Film) 
"Soul and Motown Show" (Cabaret)
"Music Industry Trust Awards" (Event)

 

"KSA was the best choice I ever made. The biggest thing it did for me was build my confidence alongside preparing me for the scary industry. The course is tailored to each student with individual attention, support and one on one sessions. There is such a great working atmosphere at KSA, where everyone pulls together and you want to work hard to succeed. The performance opportunities are brilliant and if it wasn't for the final showcase I would never have got an agent and therefore, would never have got that first professional job that brought me into the industry. Such a fantastic place to train, I would highly recommend it!"

Bethany Compson-Bradford

 

"Dreamboats & Petticoats" (Playhouse Theatre, West End)
"Dreamboats & Petticoats" (Savoy Theatre, West End & National Tour)
"Call the Midwife" (BBC)
"Holby City" (BBC)
"Aladdin" (Perth Theatre)
"Jack & The Beanstalk" (Perth Theatre)

"My time at KSA provided me with the drive and confidence to throw myself into the industry. With the three core subjects of Dance, Acting and Singing each day I saw myself improve tremendously in all three subjects. As the classes are small, individual attention is given to every pupil and all areas of performing are addressed in order to make you as rounded a performer as possible. I have no doubt that I would not be in the place I am today if it wasn't for KSA and its tutors"

Caroline Locke

 

"Pack Up Your Troubles" (TIE)
"Musical Wonderland" (Theatre Tour)
"Summer Wonder" (Theatre Tour)
"Once Upon a Fairytale (TIE)
"Old Time Music Hall" (Theatre Tour)
"The Best of Christmas" (Theatre Tour)
"The Swing Shift" (Theatre Tour)
"Peter Pan" (Theatre Tour)

"My time at KSA was the best year of my life. I couldn't have wished for a nicer and more professional place to train. The tutors have taught me so much and given me a good solid grounding for entering the industry. I wish I could do it all over again!!!"

Kirsty Chandler

 

"ABBA / Legends Production Shows" (Menorca)
"Gleeful - The Musical" (Menorca)
"80's Strike Back" (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough)
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"(London Panto Tour)
"Alice in Clubland" Music Video (Thought Juice Films)
"Grooveriders" Pilot for MTV/E4/Channel 4 (Bullseye Television Productions)

"KSA changed my life! I met some fabulous people and learnt so much in such a short space of time, and not just about the industry but also about myself. Training at KSA has equipped me with the skills and knowledge I need to be a successful and competent performer! Thank you for all your support and lasting memories!"

Emily Barker

 

"Songs For a New World" (Charlie Morgan Jones)
"Going To The Flicks" (The British Music Hall Society)
"Boiled Beef & Burlesque" (The British Music Hall Society)
"Torchwood The Musical" (Workshop)
"Va-voom" (Cast Recording of Va-Voom - The Story of a Showgirl)
"Make Believe the Musical" (Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames)
"The Golden Years of Music Hall" (Tour)
"Rent Due" (Kings Head Theatre)
"Relentless" (Channel 4)

"My year's training at KSA helped me gain the skills to enable me to start a career in the performing arts industry. The tutors help you to create your portfolios, and gather the repertoire needed to audition, setting you up with the right tools. As well as preparation, the small nature of the course brings you all closer like a 'second home."

Jackie Tomes

 

Internet Campaign (Ben Roper Films) 
Short Film (Met Film School)
New Play (Etcetera Theatre, Camden - Part of BOGOF Mondays)
"26" Theatre Company (Festival at the Battersea Arts Centre)
Children's Theatre Tour (Tickled Pink Productions)
Grease Tribute Band (Formula Live Productions)

"KSA was the making of me - it helped me to learn to believe in myself and gave me the drive and determination I needed to succeed (no matter what the industry). The friends I made and what the tutors taught me will always be an invaluable asset. KSA has the support that aspiring performers need and I would recommend it without hesitation - especially to performers who have the talent but who’s confidence has been knocked by other individuals or institutions. I believe KSA has a long and successful future ahead."

Grace Maxted

 

The Birth Of Cabaret In The Weimar Republic (John Thaw Studios)
The Invention Cycle (Landor Theatre)
Journalist - Patient 17, Tuvet Le 
Singer/Dancer - Before Encore 3, 20th Century Theatre
Singer - Rent Due, King's Head Theatre 
Dancer - Cementry Junction, Ricky Gervais 
Idents for VO5 and Sunsilk (International) 

"KSA allowed me to grow in confidence in all three aspects of Musical Theatre. I was proud to be part of such a hardworking year and receive training in such a friendly and supportive environment. I have kept in touch with all my KSA tutors, who have continued to provide invaluable advice since I graduated. Thank you KSA."

Lowri-Ann Davies

 

"Just Another Love Story" (Battersea Barge)
"Wireless" (Independant)
"ReStyle Photo Shoot" (ReStyle Clothing)
"Employability" (Tinopolis Ltd)
"Popilolls" (VO - Sons of the City)
"Company" (Pleasence Theatre )
"Writing Marble Road" (Orpheos Productions)
"Company" (Baron's Court Theatre)
"The Pajama Game" (Rose and Crown Theatre)

"KSA set me up for a career in acting and musical theatre. My acting, singing and dancing all benefited from my time there, as did my knowledge of the industry. The master classes with working professionals were priceless, as was the support I received from the staff, support which continues long after you graduate!"

Tamsin Winstanley

 

"Songs from the Shows" (UK Tour)
"A Big Difference" (TIE)
"Sleeping Beauty"(The Grange Theatre)
"Aladdin" (Tour)
"Cinderella" (Tour)
"Bless 'Em All" (Tour)

"KSA is a great place to go if you are thinking of training in Musical Theatre. I did a 1 year intensive course, where the teachers are working professionals, so you get sound advice from people who are already in the industry. All together the teachers and course director are like a fountain of knowledge, with a great library of songs and monologues to equip you for when you enter the big wide world. They are also extremely supportive. I had previously worked professionally before starting the course, but I feel so grateful for everything that KSA has taught me that I would recommend doing this course to anyone! My only advice to future students would be, soak it up like a sponge, and I'm sure you will succeed."

Olivia Walmsley

 

"Sleeping Beauty" (Broxbourne Theatre)
Educational Recordings (Voice Over)
"Accor Compliments Card" (Corporate Film)
"Hewlett Packard Viral Advert" (Commercial)
"Bacardi Togetherness" (Animation)
"St George's Day Gala" (Magic Beans Productions)
"Jack & The Beanstalk" (Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks)

"I had a really great time at KSA. In just a year I learnt so much, and it gave me a great platform into the professional world, preparing me for auditions and building my confidence. With such a small group, it's impossible to go unnoticed, and so you get a lot of help and attention."

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