Performers College

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Performers College
Performers College - Logo.png
Type Independent FE college
Directors Brian Rogers
Jan Rogers
Mike Stephens
Susan Stephens
Course Co-ordinator Tracey Lee
Location Southend Road
Corringham
Essex
SS17 8JT
United Kingdom United Kingdom Coordinates: 51°32′00″N 0°26′58″E / 51.5332°N 0.4495°E / 51.5332; 0.4495
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Website Website

Performers College is an independent, co-educational college specialising in performing arts. It is based in Corringham, Essex, England.

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Performers College is an independent college, providing vocational training in dance and musical theatre. Key areas of study include ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance, singing and drama. The college operates a three year professional vocational course leading to the National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre, a further education qualification validated by Trinity College, London[1] and placed at Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework.

Performers College has a history of feeding artists into West End theatre, dance companies and other areas of the entertainments industry. It is one of 21 schools selected to allocate Dance and Drama Awards, a government funded scholarship scheme to subsidise the cost of professional dance, drama and musical theatre training at leading institutions.[2][3]

The college is an approved centre for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing[4] and is authorised to offer nationally recognised qualifications in dance teaching. The college is accredited to the Council for Dance Education & Training[5] and is inspected by Ofsted as part of its role as a provider of Dance and Drama Awards.

Notable graduates[edit]

  • Clara Beuchamp, cast member of the West End production of The Sound of Music[6]
  • Aimee Lewis, cast member of the West End production of Wicked[7]
  • Gary Wood, the leading role of Paul in the West End revival of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium.

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  • Dominic Shaw, dance captain for the West End production of Hairspray[9]
  • Dougie Mills, cast member of Tap Dogs and founder of Tap Core
  • Grant Thresh, cast member of the touring company of Wicked
  • Kyle Seeley, original Westend cast member of The Bodyguard

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