Graduate Showcase – Jak Allen Anderson
Recently finished Pricilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour), Other credits include Kinky Boots West End and UK Tour, CATS (International Tour), Beauty and The Beast (Walt Disney Films), Love Never Dies (Hamburg), Cool Rider (West End), Moulin Rouge (Paris).
Graduate Showcase – Blaise Colangelo
Credits include Mamma Mia, Lisa and 1st Cover/Played Sophie. Blaise’s credits also include: Annie (UK Tour), Shrek – The Musical (West End), Billy Elliot (West End), Les Miserables (West End).
Graduate Showcase – Katie Monks
Original London West End Cast of Pretty Woman. Previous credits include; The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Christ Superstar (Germany), The Rocky Horror Show (Hamburg), The Bodyguard (Cologne), We Will Rock You (Royal Caribbean), FAME (TSE Productions), Happy Days (UK Tour).
RPA offers three years of full-time training in either Dance, Musical Theatre or Acting. The course consists of our 2-year Elite Sixth Form (UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts) for students aged 16+ who want to pursue a career in the arts. Subsequently learners have the opportunity to progress onto our 1-year Bespoke course ‘The Verge Collective’, a third year of outstanding training that is also accessible through direct entry (UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance – equivalent to the first year of a degree).
Students cover all disciplines needed to build physical and mental strength, develop performance skills and expression, and improve their technique – in singing, acting, all genres of dance, as well as tutorials, workshops with leading professionals in the industry, audition technique, and more! There are also additional opportunities outside of college hours to enter into LAMDA exams, have private singing lessons or attend improvers dance classes and achieve vocational qualifications in Dance. RPA Students who complete the full 3-year course with us (including the top-up hours) are eligible to join Spotlight Casting on graduation. Spotlight is the leading casting directory in the UK.
All RPA tutors have worked or continue to work professionally and are exceptional mentors. Our college is small, meaning we can focus on each student as an individual – Be a name, not a number!
‘Reynolds Performing Arts is an amazing place to be! Every day, I get to train with industry professionals who teach me so much and help me to prepare for my future as a performer. As a 3rd year at RPA, I can say that it’s such a fresh and happy atmosphere that we all love to be a part of.’
Shannon Woodhouse (Reynolds Performing Arts Head Girl 2022-2023)
‘Reynolds Performing Arts has grown my confidence more than I could ever have imagined. The way the tutors encourage everyone to grow into someone amazing is something I could truly never be more thankful for. Coming to RPA is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.’
Hannah Besant (Reynolds Performing Arts Student Representative)
‘Training at Reynolds I have the fondest memories. Every day I was supported, pushed to be the best performer I could be. I was always encouraged to be my authentic, individual self and was very lucky to have some of the most outstanding and fabulous teachers in the industry, who I am still friends with today. I made best friends for life there, some who I have been lucky enough to work with. If it wasn’t for Reynolds, I honestly don’t think I’d have the commitment, drive and love I still have, nearly 17 years later.’
Emily Barnett-Salter (Reynolds Performing Arts Graduate & Guest Tutor – Credits Include: A Chorus Line, Rock of Ages, Only Fools and Horses)
‘Reynolds has given me exceptional training in the performing arts, it has provided all the tools needed for me to succeed in this career path as well as offering me constant support throughout my time here. The college is constantly finding new ways to improve itself and I think that’s why all the students here strive to better themselves too.’
Hayley Cann (2017 Graduate)
‘The progress and transformation I have made throughout my three years has been solely down to the incredible faculty at RPA. Having industry professionals teach you everyday and pass on their experience and knowledge is a massive privilege. As Head Boy, I had the pleasure of over seeing the involvement of the students, and representing my peers in college events. I’m excited for the opportunities that RPA will open up for me as a graduate.’
Cameron Shorter (2018 graduate)
‘I am extremely proud to have been a student at Reynolds Performing Arts. We had amazing, talented teachers who helped make me a more confident and better person. Auditioning for this college was the best decision I have ever made!’
Rachel Donnellan (2018 graduate)
As soon as I walk through the doors at Reynolds, I know it’s going to be a good teaching day – the staff are so friendly and the students are so co-operative and excited to learn and better themselves. Criticism shouldn’t always be taken as negative, and for me, it is so lovely to see the students take the notes and correct themselves, and want to improve. It is always such a great atmosphere when teaching at Reynolds, filled with positivity, great energy and a room full of hard workers. I have always felt very welcome, and would recommend Reynolds to any of my students, wishing to further their education.
Claire Brazier (Credits include: We Will Rock You, Sister Act, Moulin Rouge)
‘Walking in to RPA, you are instantly greeted with warmth and professionalism, both by the students and staff. Having run a 3rd year industry workshop, casting agents can be assured that it is the likes of RPA that are producing such a high calibre of performer, very impressive.’
Karis Pentecost, (guest tutor Reynolds Performing Arts - credits include: Voiceovers for Rimmel, Capital FM, British Airways)