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Of course we're confident that our training and 25 years of experience makes us one of the leading providers of arts education in the West Midlands, but we wouldn't want you to take our word for it. Below are just a small selection of some of the people we've worked with and a number of our alumni with their thoughts on what makes Academy Theatre Arts an industry leader. 
George Williamson

International Choreographer / Alumni

English National Ballet / Dutch National Ballet

"My experience at Academy Theatre Arts was unforgettable and invaluable. I learned so much in an environment that encourages creativity and individuality, and had so much fun during my time there. Thank you for everything."


Keely Taylor-Hall

London Studio Centre Pupil / Alumni

"Academy Theatre Arts has given me a strong technical base in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary as well as the opportunity to explore other techniques such as Classical Greek dance. The drama training I received has prepared me for life in general as well as in the performing arts industry. It has helped to to grow as not just a performer but also as a person and for this I will always be thankful. The opportunities that I received whilst at the school were endless, including my first professional job. Academy Theatre Arts will always be a special place to me and I love returning any opportunity I get!"

Oliver Brooks

West End Star (Currently appearing in Matilda the Musical)

"I have worked on four professional productions with the young performers of Academy Theatre Arts and their commitment, professionalism and talent is truly inspiring. Always disciplined, during the long working hours, always focused and always a joy to work with. I am currently performing in Matilda the Musical, in the West End and have been for nearly two years and the skills and ability of Academy Theatre Arts performers certainly match that of my current young cast mates. If you want the best training in dancing, singing and acting, then go to Academy Theatre Arts. Number one in three counties.

Helen Soraya

TV & Film Actor / Alumni

Mama Mia!, The Golden Compass, Doomsday

"Academy Theatre Arts was creatively inspiring to me, whether it was the musicality and detailed movement found within Miss Helen's choreography or discipline and high standard in the technique taught, I was always pushed to a new level and to do my best. I danced alongside my peers every week who were all at a fantastic standard thanks to Academy Theatre Arts, which set me up well for dancing professionally and working with other dancers. I loved my time with Academy Theatre Arts and loved the community that comes part of the school."

Freya Melling

Laine Theatre Arts Pupil / Alumni

"I was a proud student of Academy Theatre Arts from 2009-2016 until leaving to further my training at Laine Theatre Arts. My time there was filled with laughter, hard work and excitement. Every step of the way, I had support from the incredible faculty and the life-long friends I made there. Academy Theatre Arts helped me tremendously with getting into professional musical theatre schools and I feel the training and support has set me up for life, teaching me life lessons including dedication, punctuality and most of all helping me realise my love and passion for musical theatre. I was given countless opportunities by going to this wonderful theatre school, including professional pantomimes, dance gigs and competitions and I couldn't have imagined a better, more loving and nurturing place to spend my adolescence years"

Chris Jaeger MBE

Artistic Director - Worcester Repertory Company

"I have worked with Academy Theatre Arts for many years. The teaching is brilliant, the discipline of the performers is outstanding, the standards achieved are incredibly high and the professionalism is second to none. It is a wonderful school."